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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 337185 posted 05/10/06 11:26 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I would like to share with you the experience that I have had with Steve at throttlebodys.com. Well, about a week ago I decide to pressure test my intercooler pipes because of a suspected leak. To my surprise, it would not hold 25 psi for long than about 2 seconds . All of the air was leaking straight out the t.b. I got some soapy water in a spray bottle, wet the entire t.b., and filled the pipes back up with air to see exactly where it was leaking from. There were bubbles everywhere!!! Both of the shaft seals were leaking horribly along with the biss o-ring. So I decided to search for a shop that could replace these seals for I good price. I ran across a post by Terry Posten giving throttlebodys.com a good review CLICKY , so I decided to try this place. I shipped my dirty, non functional t.b. out last Thursday and received it back today. I does not even look like the same part. I looks awesome!!! I got it bored to 63mm with the half shaft mod, all of the seals replaced, new biss screw and bead blasted for $125. You cant beat that price, the workmanship is top notch and Steve is a very pleasant guy to do business with. I am very satisfied and would recommend this to anyone that is going to stick with a mitsu t.b., because your old seals are 15+ years old and are probably shot. Take a look at the pics (I wish I would have taken some before shots so that you could see how bad it really looked). Also, if anyone else has had there t.b. serviced by Steve, please add your comments. Thanks.
Ryan

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 337195 posted 05/10/06 11:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
lookin good



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 337197 posted 05/10/06 11:44 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I know my TB leaks and I will be sending it to him as well, what was the turn around like?

edit: re-read your post and it looks like 1 day shy of a week, thanks.



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Edited by stealthtt24 (05/10/06 11:45 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 337204 posted 05/10/06 12:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Same here. Turn-around was less than a week. Let him know it's coming first.

I was having drivablity issues with mine and "thought" it was the TB job until I found out that my BOV was messing up. Now with the BOV correct, it idles smoother than it ever has.

+A guy.

The price is so cheap, why even try to do the seals yourself. First class all the way.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 337205 posted 05/10/06 12:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I did the seals myself. It's easy as pie. I also put in a new BISS and O-ring for next to nothing. While it was off I used a 1$ can of brakleen to make mine look all shiny and new also. Saved around 100 bucks and no turn around time.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 337210 posted 05/10/06 12:13 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That looks fucking AWESOME!!! I'll definitly have to get this done ASAP. Thanks for the information.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 337216 posted 05/10/06 12:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
This is exactly what I did recently too after getting a leaky TB around the shaft and reading Terry's post. Turnaround time was amazing and Steve was very easy to deal with. Idle has been significantly better.

Thumbs up from me.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 337221 posted 05/10/06 12:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Give him a good guy thread!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 337287 posted 05/10/06 02:19 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quote:

I got it bored to 63mm with the half shaft mod, all of the seals replaced, new biss screw and bead blasted for $125.
Ryan




Have you noticed a difference since this mod? Do you have a larger TB elbow to match? Is the half shaft really worth it; ie, why did you do it?

Thanks! Looks great!

~j~

ps- dremel down the backs of those screws, yo!

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 337359 posted 05/10/06 05:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Excellent work! Nice to hear feedback from a job like that.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 337391 posted 05/10/06 07:43 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Dang, that looks incredible. Thats where my next $125 is going... or is it going to a 90 cooler... or a turbo timer... i need money.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 337396 posted 05/10/06 07:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That is exactly how mine looked, except I had him do a n/t throttle body. He really does amazing work for the price of it.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 529859 posted 09/04/07 12:36 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What's this guys shipping addy ?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 529862 posted 09/04/07 01:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quote:

I did the seals myself. It's easy as pie. I also put in a new BISS and O-ring for next to nothing. While it was off I used a 1$ can of brakleen to make mine look all shiny and new also. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Saved around 100 bucks and no turn around time. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />




+1 I recently did the same thing, orderd the new seals from Mach V, cleaned it while it was off, and $18 later I had no leaks and a clean throttle body.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 529892 posted 09/04/07 02:32 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quote:

That is exactly how mine looked, except I had him do a n/t throttle body. He really does amazing work for the price of it.



+1 but i figured this would just get moved to the good guy forum



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 529994 posted 09/04/07 07:30 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Haha, I was going to ask about getting it bored out, and farther up in the thread I asked it like two years ago. What all does he do to bore it out? Do you get a new 63mm throttle plate to match, or is just the outside tapered down to a stock throttle plate? I've already replaced all my seals, cost me a couple bucks and an hour, but I'd be interested in a bigger throttle if it actually makes a difference.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 530000 posted 09/04/07 07:37 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The unit is bored all the way through. The plate is new. So is all the seals and gaskets. He also sets the throttle closed switch.

If you ask, you can also have a FAIV/ISC block-off plate made and sent with it. He even included new stainless screws the correct length for the blockoff.

He does awesome work.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 551558 posted 10/20/07 02:46 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
+1 for Throttlebodys.com

Just sent mine in for servicing - I could barely believe that it was the same one; The "before" picture makes it look a lot better than it was. (It's not a core exchange, a few of the marks I noted before I sent it are still sort of visible) Steve does awesome work!

Before:



After:


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 552219 posted 10/22/07 05:02 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
man thats cool can you give me the seal number/ part number so I can get seals from Mark V and try to do my own TB



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 552230 posted 10/22/07 05:25 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
i go through throttlebodypower.com / o2induction.com same place same guy. he's my neighbor, quality work.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 552348 posted 10/22/07 09:50 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
A post for curiousities sake:
Here is the actual dimensions and construction of the TB seals we use 90 or 91+ style.
1990 style seals you would use both links.
1991 style use the 3930 style x2; the larger seal.
I was searching all day for these parts locally.
click
click



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Edited by FlyingEagle (09/13/10 07:40 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 552403 posted 10/23/07 03:01 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Ben you rich cheap ass. I just picked up a turbo throttle body and I'll come over, put it on your car then you can send yours in to have it bored + 1/2 shaft mod and cleaned for above stated $125. Let me know, I'll come down and make a day of it... oh yeah we can go over and bug Conrad when we're done



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