Heavy Duty Carb & Throttle Body Cleaner (13 oz.)
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Valvoline Heavy Duty Carb & Throttle Body Cleaner (13 oz.)

Part No. 602333 Warranty Details  
Works to dissolve gum, varnish, sludge, grease, dirt and carbon deposits from carburetor throats, chokes and PCV valves to help improve gas mileage and eliminate hesitation and rough idle.
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Aerosol:Yes
Color:Clear
Flash Point :-4 deg F
Oxygen Sensor Safe:Yes
Volume :13 oz

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ValvolineHeavy Duty Carb & Throttle Body Cleaner (13 oz.)
 
4.8

(based on 33 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (24)
  • Reliable (19)
  • Can withstand use (8)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home garage (23)
  • Upkeep (18)
  • Automotive repair shop (15)
  • Roadside repairs (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (17), Casual driver (11), Mechanic (10), Truck enthusiast (5)

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5.0

TB Cleaner

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from Tennessee

About Me Mechanic

Verified Buyer
3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Garage

    Comments about Valvoline Heavy Duty Carb & Throttle Body Cleaner (13 oz.):

    Great price and product when I needed it ! The store just didn't have it in stock.

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    4.0

    Good value

    By 

    from Duluth

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Valvoline Heavy Duty Carb & Throttle Body Cleaner (13 oz.):

    Cleaned out the throttle body on a Honda Accord for the first time at 150k miles and it was horrible with gunk and took all of one can and part of the other. Car seems to run better and has a better response. Great benefits for the cost.

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    5.0

    Great Cleaner

    By 

    from Waco, Tx

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    Pros

    • Can Withstand Use
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Automotive Repair Shop
      • Roadside Repairs
      • Upkeep

      Comments about Valvoline Heavy Duty Carb & Throttle Body Cleaner (13 oz.):

      Love it, Works well and last long time because of the volume in the can.

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      5.0

      Works perfect for throttle body service

      By 

      from Vienna va

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Comments about Valvoline Heavy Duty Carb & Throttle Body Cleaner (13 oz.):

      Works great for throttle body service. I usually clean mine every 30K, and this product gets your throttle body nice and clean. Also a good care cleaner for your motorcycle.

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      5.0

      Better than carb cleaner

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      from Amarillo, TX

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Truck Enthusiast

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      3 or more reviews submitted

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Automotive Repair Shop
        • Home Garage
        • Upkeep

        Comments about Valvoline Heavy Duty Carb & Throttle Body Cleaner (13 oz.):

        Seems much better than standard carb cleaner. Works very well removing carbon and gunk from throttle bodies. Removes and softens crud right away. If you have any stubborn stuff, just put a little on a rag or use and old tooth toothbrush to completely clean the part up

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        5.0

        Works exactly for what it's for.

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        from Stamford, NY

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        Pros

        • Can Withstand Use
        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Automotive Repair Shop
        • Home Garage
        • Roadside Repairs
        • Upkeep

        Comments about Valvoline Heavy Duty Carb & Throttle Body Cleaner (13 oz.):

        Does exactly what it's meant to do, cleans well, dries quickly.

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        5.0

        HOLY COW!!!!

        By 

        from Somewhere, CT

        About Me Auto Enthusiast

        Comments about Valvoline Heavy Duty Carb & Throttle Body Cleaner (13 oz.):

        Used this to clean the intake manifold runners on a 2008 Jeep Compass. Used the CRC stuff, maybe because it was running low on pressure but didn't do much when also cleaned with a rag & air compressor. Used the Valvoine strait from can & it blew away ALL THE CARBON!!! Used a rag and compressed air just to wipe it down...done.

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        5.0

        good one

        By 

        from herndon, va

        About Me Casual Driver

        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Can Withstand Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Automotive Repair Shop
          • Home Garage

          Comments about Valvoline Heavy Duty Carb & Throttle Body Cleaner (13 oz.):

          excellent product, it best works for throttable body cleaner

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          works as advertised...

          By 

          from Somewhere, US

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          Level 3

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Automotive Repair Shop
            • Home Garage
            • Upkeep

            Comments about Valvoline Heavy Duty Carb & Throttle Body Cleaner (13 oz.):

            Works like its suppose to...

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            (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            WIll buy again

            By 

            from Fitzgerald, GA

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Garage
              • Upkeep

              Comments about Valvoline Heavy Duty Carb & Throttle Body Cleaner (13 oz.):

              Let me tell you, that throttle body cleaner is the bomb, it works real good on my 97 ford f150, I sprayed it in the throttle body and use a toothbrush and rag to clean it out, and boy was it sure dirty, hadnt cleaned it in about 2 years since of owning the truck, and when I went to crank it up...it made a huge difference as far as the rough idle, stumble, and hesitation, it now rides so much better, smoother idle, no more sounding like it wanna cut off at a stop light or sign and as I am slowing down neither, smoother idle, better, smoother riding, feel like it is ready for the nascar track lol.

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              8 Questions | 9 Answers
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              • Q:

                Will this product cause damage to the air duct since it is plastic/rubber?
                Asked on 5/20/2016 by Joe from Palm Beach

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Yes, Joe! I'd recommend you to disconnect the air duct from the throttle body while the engine off. Then, spray the throttle plate and inside throttle body with Valvoline Heavy Duty Carb & Throttle Body Cleaner - Part No. 602333. Open throttle plate and clean sealing area. Wipe dry with a soft cloth. Reattach air duct. For large open areas, simply hold can upright 4-6 inches from part to be cleaned and spray.

                  Answered on 5/22/2016 by Solomon from AAP
              • Q:

                How safe is this, I am cleaning my throttle body. The ownwers manuel says not to use aditives, so I'm lost!!
                Asked on 5/12/2016 by Me from Littleton CO

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hi Me, glad to assist you! Valvoline Carb & Throttle Body Cleaner is a premium formula which contains a blend of effective cleaners to help restore engine efficiency and reduce gasoline consumption by quickly dissolving gum, varnish, sludge, grease, dirt and carbon deposits from carburetor throats, chokes and PCV valves. This fast action formula also quickly removes deposits from throttle plates and its sealing area. Its quick penetrating formula will clean hard to reach clogged passages and surfaces. Meets current low VOC regulations. Safe for oxygen sensors and catalytic converters. For more information, please copy and paste this link. URL - http://www.valvolinechemicals.com/sites/default/files/VALVOLINE%20Carb%20%26%20Throttle%20Body%20Cleaner.pdf

                  Answered on 5/15/2016 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                IS THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS MEK (METHYL ETHYL KETONES)?
                ACCORDING TO GM MEK IS NOT SAFE FOR SOME PLASTICS. IS THIS PRODUCT IS SAFE FOR 2004-2005 CADILLAC DEVILLE AND DTS?
                THANK YOU
                MAJID
                Asked on 11/13/2013 by MAJID from MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ 08831

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  I completely understand your concern with the chemicals in the product causing damage to your vehicle. The composition of this product, taken directly from the Material Safety Data Sheet, is Acetone >=50-=20-=20-=5-=5-<10%.

                  Answered on 11/13/2013 by Heath from AAP
              • Q:

                is the Valvoline Carb and Throttle Body Cleaner (Part No. 602333)safe to use on a 2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE? How do you use it?
                Asked on 12/20/2012 by Rick

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Yes, this Valvoline Carb and Throttle Body Cleaner - part# 602333 should work fine on your 2005 Ford Focus ZX3 SE. With the engine off, disconnect the air duct from the throttle body. Spray the throttle plate and inside throttle body with Valvoline Carb and Throttle Body Cleaner. Open throttle plate and clean sealing area. Wipe dry with a soft cloth. Reattach air duct. For large open areas, simply hold can upright 4-6 inches from part to be cleaned and spray. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

                  Answered on 12/20/2012 by Vincent from AAP
              • Q:

                Can this be used in carboratours on an outboard mercury motor? If So, how do you do it?
                Asked on 8/27/2012 by a365hunter from Brookhaven, MS

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This Valvoline Carb and Throttle Body Cleaner (Part No. 602333) quickly dissolves gum, varnish, sludge, grease, dirt and carbon deposits from carburetor throats, chokes and PCV valves to improve gas mileage. Effectively cleans throttle plates on fuel injected engines. Eliminates hesitation and rough idle. Restores maximum power. Contains no chlorinated solvents. Meets current low VOC regulations. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                  Answered on 8/28/2012 by Steve from AAP
              • Q:

                is this safe if sprayed on the iac?
                Asked on 2/6/2012 by dannydgk from CA

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  This Valvoline Carb and Throttle Body Cleaner (Part No. 602333) is safe to use only in carburetor throats, chokes and PCV valves, not in IAC valve.

                  Answered on 2/6/2012 by Dennis from AAP
              • Q:

                I presume this can be used on a 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid. How do you use it? I am not a mechanic but tired of paying 88 + for dealer service.
                Asked on 7/3/2011 by Bob from Spring Hill, Fl

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  With the engine off, disconnect the air duct from the throttle body. Spray the throttle plate and inside throttle body with Valvoline Carb & Throttle Body Cleaner. Open throttle plate and clean sealing area. Wipe dry with a soft cloth. Reattach air duct. For large open areas, simply hold can upright 4-6 inches from part to be cleaned and spray.

                  Answered on 7/11/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
              • Q:

                Is this product good for protective coating in the Throttle body?
                Asked on 5/4/2010 by CD Zee from Kissimmee, FL

                2 answers

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                  A:

                  This just cleans throttle bodies. It does not leave a protective coating.

                  Answered on 5/12/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                • A:

                  I think the question refers to some TB's having a protective coating from the manufacturer and whether this harms that coating. I'd go with the CRC brand as I have never had issues with their product (specifically TB cleaner) and my G35 coupe. Good stuff, just go easy on the amount used.

                  Answered on 7/24/2010 by skidzilla from vienna va
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