So, here's the problem. I have this old truck, a 1995 Ford F150, 5.0 V8
. It's old, rusty, but it helps a lot with all the stuff we do around the house. Of course, sometimes it comes up with some non-pleasant surprises. I just got rid of one today - replaced the rusted-trough front brake lines and when I started the truck to take a test drive, coolant started to spray from the throttle body heater fluid intake. The fitting eventually broke off completely. The fitting is pressed into the aluminium throttle body, so when it breaks, you have to replace the whole thing. I'm really not in the mood to spend money on new throttle body and I'm not sure if I can find one at the wreckers, so I just bypassed it. So, fellow petrol heads, have you ever heard about it? Will the engine really miss it? Why is it there at the first place?
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