FS: R53 Throttle Body

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  1. AliceCooper

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    #1 AliceCooper, Dec 2, 2012
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    Excellent shape approx. 35k been on a shelf for backup. Weeding out the garage. $90 delivered any where in the lower 48. Paypal only. You wont find it cheaper on Ebay ! :wink: offers are welcome.

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    Apologies if this is a stupid question, but what can go wrong with the throttle body that would need replacement? Is there a spring that breaks or something else brittle in there?
     
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    :cornut: No stupid questions on MA(I do understand why you said that, politeness). This is an R53 type question so if I err(i'm R56)...............on R53's one of the performance up grades includes increasing the inside diameter of the throttle body to increase fuel/air delivery to the engine thereby leaving an old OEM throttle body on one's work bench. Many MINIacs are very thrifty and want to recover costs by selling old parts. Conversely many MINIacs keep the old parts to convert the MINI back to OEM prior to selling the MINI and then also selling the used performance parts. This is WAY too much trouble for me. I will give old parts to the needy and as I'm never:)fingerscrossed:)going to sell Margi(08 R56 MCS/JCWm), I will just keep her repaired and replace worn out performance parts as required.:Thumbsup:

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    on the R53 throttle body the throttle position sensor is part of it (all one unit) so if the TPS goes bad you need a new throttle body.

    I had this happen to my R53 there's a write up somewhere on here on how to measure the potentiometers to see if they are sweeping properly. I know when mine broke both pots were going open (they aren't supposed to) at roughly the same spot. Being a comparator circuit (if one pot was good it most likely would never had worked) If I were cruising with the throttle in just the right spot my car would go into limp mode.

    long story short he may have thought he had a bad throttle body but wasn't the case or like mentioned above he bought a bored out one.
     
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    Or he purchased a box of R53 parts from a totaled Mini as possible back up items and is now weeding out the garage. :rolleyes:
     
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    Or that :Thumbsup:
     
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    Bumped to add offers considered.
     
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    :cornut: Your 1st Post. Welcome to MA. What MINI or Mini do you have?:Thumbsup:

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