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Old 07-31-2015, 07:21 PM   #1
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BBK Throttle Body issues

I bought the 95mm version about a year ago and installed it. After I installed it I took it for a test drive and my CEL came on and I got reduced engine power. Had about zero acceleration and the car was shaking alot. Put the stock one back on which stopped the shaking and with about 20 miles of driving the CEL turned off. Then I had to leave the country for a year and forgot about it.

Got back and figured I would give it another go. Same exact thing happened. Does anyone have any idea what is happening or did I get a bad throttle body and am screwed since I bought it over a year ago.

Edit: This is the same issue mine has. If I had to do it again I would just do a VMAX ported one instead of BBK.

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Old 07-31-2015, 10:12 PM   #2
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you've got the BBK curse : requires replacing the offending part with one that is not a PITA. GEE I never heard yet of anyone liking it when they got a BBK..... only troubles...do a search with BBK in it... good luck it seems they almost always have calibration issues and some tried addressing it in tunes and some just gave up even after doing everything they could.
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Old 08-01-2015, 07:38 AM   #3
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you've got the BBK curse : requires replacing the offending part with one that is not a PITA. GEE I never heard yet of anyone liking it when they got a BBK..... only troubles...do a search with BBK in it... good luck it seems they almost always have calibration issues and some tried addressing it in tunes and some just gave up even after doing everything they could.
Unfortunately, this is correct. We had one of our local guys go thru this saga even after we told him he did not want a BBK throttle body. After months of headaches he ended up putting a VMAX ported throttle body on like we recommended from the get go.
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:15 AM   #4
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Figured out that the issue is that the blade scrapes really hard against the bottom causing it to stick. Now I get to hear them say there is nothing I can do because I was deployed for a year.
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Old 08-01-2015, 10:40 AM   #5
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You didnt check it before you put it on?
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Old 08-01-2015, 12:14 PM   #6
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You didnt check it before you put it on?
Didn't know that this was a know issue or that BBK had bad quality control. I guess I shouldn't put my faith in companies to send me working parts out of the box. But thanks for the comment.
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Old 08-01-2015, 01:19 PM   #7
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Common. Have never had luck with any BBK TB's on any applications.
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Old 08-01-2015, 04:11 PM   #8
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Common. Have never had luck with any BBK TB's on any applications.
Thank you. Hindsight is 20/20.
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:03 PM   #9
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Cannot the blade be adjusted by loosening the screws so that it does not bind or rub. I have seen where people have done this to get the TB to work correctly. It would be worth a shot.
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:04 PM   #10
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Cannot the blade be adjusted by loosening the screws so that it does not bind or rub. I have seen where people have done this to get the TB to work correctly. It would be worth a shot.
All the screws do for me is strip and not the fun kind.
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Once you swap parts over from one TB to another I would think people would cycle the blade by hand to make sure everything was good.
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Old 08-01-2015, 05:58 PM   #12
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Once you swap parts over from one TB to another I would think people would cycle the blade by hand to make sure everything was good.
Thank you for the same comment.
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It's an expensive paper weight.
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Old 08-01-2015, 07:07 PM   #14
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It's an expensive paper weight.
Might be able to get a couple of bucks for it at a scrap yard.
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Its fixable by what Ive seen. Loosen the screws and center the blade then retighten. If you want you can send it to me and I can do it. Sometimes those screws can be aggrevating.
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Old 08-02-2015, 07:33 AM   #16
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Its fixable by what Ive seen. Loosen the screws and center the blade then retighten. If you want you can send it to me and I can do it. Sometimes those screws can be aggrevating.
Seems like they use loctite or something similar or I'm not using enough muscle.
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Old 08-02-2015, 10:30 AM   #17
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The stock TB is thread locked too.
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Bo can fix it. He fixed my tb too. I damn near stripped the heads off the screws before giving up. Bo had no problems taken care of it.
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Old 08-04-2015, 06:30 AM   #19
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Its fixable by what Ive seen. Loosen the screws and center the blade then retighten. If you want you can send it to me and I can do it. Sometimes those screws can be aggrevating.
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Bo can fix it. He fixed my tb too. I damn near stripped the heads off the screws before giving up. Bo had no problems taken care of it.
How much does that usually run?
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