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I took out the intake rubber hose on my 2.0L that runs to the throttle body today and it was NASTY!!!!!!!!! It has a layer of what looks like a mixture of gunk and grease. Is this normal? My car has 107000 miles on it and I don't think I have ever cleaned it out. I gues I just answered my own question. Has anyone ever had this happen and what will clean it out safely?

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Re: i got a dirty pipe (jmvar)

I use a paper clip.

your problem is common on '96 and some other year VWs. "Normal" so don't be too alarmed. I used a rag and patience to mop out the goo. Get a re-breather kit for ~$150 or just mop it out. While you're getting dirty check your throttle body. I bet it could stand a cleaning.
Biggest downside is it could eventually mess your MAF.
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