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Hi everyone

Please can you help.
I was messing under the hood today and pulled off the Sensor on top of the throttle body. A bit of the plastic fell in as it snapped off the sensor.

I have had the car running since and after a few times running lumpy, its running ok again.

Would this small bit of plastic cause any major harm?

I wanted to change my air filter on my lunch break but saw that it is a massive mission to get out so will do it at home.

I think the car is down on power for a 1.8, thats why i am changing the air filter and why i was messing with the thottle sensor. Im assuming its the throttle sensor anyway, its the cable that plugs in the top of the body.

any help is much appreciated.

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Dean
 
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It's pretty straightforward to remove the inlet manifold and shake it out, but being plastic it has probably been sucked through and melted already!
 

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When you say easy? is it just a case of un screwing and taking off?

i have Carb cleaner and things at home so will give it a good clean also.

If it has been sucked though and burt up, that would be ok right?

also, the sensor only has 2 parts of the plastic on it now, but it still sits in the hole snug. is it under pressure? will it shoot out the hole?

reason i am panicing is i need to drive from Leicester to Bournemouth in the morning :(
 
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I'm purely guessing it's the K4M engine you have, so there is 6 or so E12 bolts to undo from the plastic cover, a couple of E8 on the air box, and a couple of 10mm's holding the throttle body on (from memory).
The plastic manifold won't come off until the throttle body is removed.

I doubt it will cause too much grief. A few hundred degrees celcius of flame against a bit of plastic!

As for the sensor, maybe some gaffer tape or cable ties to be sure.

I do have a spare throttle body with sensor here if you get stuck in the future.
 
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