Following Cambiare’s development at the end of last year, the range saw the introduction of two products which are vital for the functionality of the vehicle’s air supply system: the throttle body and the idle air control valve.
Both products maintain driving performance by either controlling the air supply at all engine speeds or by preventing the vehicle from stalling while idling.
Increasing the air flow into the engine, increases engine speed which in turn prevents a stationary vehicle from stalling. Over the past decade, throttle bodies have increasingly been controlled by the Engine Control Unit (ECU) which is responsible for determining whether the vehicle should maintain and idling state or not.
System failure can occur when air flow is restricted, either when carbon/oil contaminated parts cause a build-up of carbon deposits within the throttle body, or in more extreme cases, when the flap sticks, preventing air from reaching the engine.
As the throttle body and idle air control valve are not serviceable items, they are usually only replaced once a failure is detected. Diagnosis can only be made by visual inspection, or through analysis of fault codes. If wear or damage is detected, they should be replaced accordingly in order to prevent unnecessary failure in the future.
When replacing the throttle body or idle control valve, it is important to choose a good quality replacement. Cambiare’s OEM range includes 67 idle air control valves and 19 throttle bodies, all of which are available for same-day or next-day delivery.
Cambiare’s growing range allows customers to purchase engine components from one, simple source.
Contact your FPS Representative today for more information.