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Throttle Body Gasket mod?. 01 Tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by oneguyonetaco, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. Jun 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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    oneguyonetaco

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    I pulled my intake and throttle body and cleaned them the other day. When I pulled my throttle body I noticed the Stock metal gasket covered a good portion of the hole. I decided I would grind the metal gasket to a complete circle and it seemed to really help.
    Now I have looked on the forum for anything like it but found nothing. Does anyone do this to theirs?
     
  2. Jun 10, 2013 at 11:02 AM
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    In all seriousness though, good idea!
     
  3. Jun 10, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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    I like taking things apart one time if possible. It was there I did it. Just thought I would share.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2013 at 4:22 PM
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    I cut mine out and didn't notice a difference other than the intake whistles more. Which maybe why its there in the first place.
     
  6. Jun 11, 2013 at 8:29 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    They sell "O" gaskets. I think they're for the supercharged motors.

    I think they're $4 at the dealer.

    Scroll 3/4 of the way down. http://www.top4runners.com/ja/cleantb.html

    Edit: nevermind... I should always read the thread before posting.
     
  7. Jun 12, 2013 at 6:18 AM
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    I also have a sheet of gasket I could cut to size. I could also spend $4 on a "TRD" gasket and wait a week for it to get to my house but I didn't. The point is , I didn't know it was there as do some others like myself. My point in this thread was to allow people like me to know these things. There is no thread that I found talking about this gasket. As you can see in the pic of my truck, I like to leave my truck as stock as possible. This is a great thread in my opinion because its so easy to miss and it really helped my throttle response.
    BTW I love TW.
     
  8. Jun 12, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Check the slack in your throttle cable also. When I did my MAF, TB cleaning and plugs/wires, it was the tightening of the slack in the throttle cable that made the world of difference to me.

    Welcome to TW, btw
     
  9. Jun 12, 2013 at 1:39 PM
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    Yeah this has come up before, and people have swapped in the non-D-shaped supercharger gasket and not noticed a difference.

    I would not change the gasket material, and would stick with the OEM metal crush gasket, which is very thin and not reusable. You don't want a leak there that could screw up your air-fuel ratio.
     
  10. Jun 12, 2013 at 3:55 PM
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    Oh ya, I pulled the slack out on the cables. All the little things ad up in my opinion. My truck gets pretty damn good gas mileage.
    Anyways, I personally am glad I did that to my gasket. A: It was fun B: Yes, It helped my throttle response, No Doubt. Mostly from a stop to go. Unfortunately I wish I could say I gained Ponies but I didn't, lol.
     
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    I can get 340-350 miles per tank on my 31s

    :anonymous:
     
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    How in the world do you get that!!? :eek:
     
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  13. Mar 13, 2014 at 1:02 PM
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    That metal TB gasket is not reusable. It is a crush gasket with a small impressed ridge around the circumference. If you want to do this, just the the supercharger gasket .

    IIRC, no one has achieved a demonstrable benefit (dyno data) from doing this.
     
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    Downhill both ways in 5th at 45 mph on non-ethanol gas and 100 psi in tires and interior stripped out and no battery.

    You dick. I need to change my fuel filter and then run several gallons of Techron through.
     
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    ^:rofl: that last comment
     
  16. Mar 13, 2014 at 5:56 PM
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    I did it for the lols... No difference what so ever
     
  17. Mar 13, 2014 at 7:24 PM
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    Not much is to be had with this mod on a na setup and likely more for sound reduction. With forced induction this will become more of a restriction and more power can be made with the "o" gasket vs the "d" gasket.
     
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    i dunno. I've never run my tank to the very bottom, but when the needle hits the 1/4 tank notch, I am usually around 260 or 270 miles. So I think I could go over 300 miles on a full tank.

    also rollin on 31s
     
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