While I wait on my part: Couple questions, please.
1) Got the TP sensor out (hacksaw blade...piece of cake, actually,
just remove obstructions in advance). Popped it off clean from the TB
and there was clearly fuel remaining behind in the TB where I removed
the TPS. No gush, pour, or spurt, just some funky/dirty fuel lying at
the bottom of the aluminum curvature after removal. Normal???
Stay with me here, please.
2) Similarly, I proceded to do a complete AUTOPSY on the TP Sensor
itself, drilling through the outer casing with an Xacto and expanding
the hole and then breaking the "top" wide open to the point of being
exposed so I could see the contact points and circuit board and the
whole guts. Clearly, gas had been everywhere whether by liquid or by
vapor, I dunno. Not "wet" or drippy or sloppy, but guts of the sensor
reeked of fuel too. Normal???
Just wanted your input before I go slapping things together
pematurely. Yes, I own the HELMS manual and will break it out to look
for seals and gaskets on th TB tomorrow. Thanks.