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Which brand of throttle body cleaner?

(I posted this in the W202 forum and thought that this might be best asked in the General Forum. Thanks in advance!)

I am getting ready to do some regular maintenance on the 97 C230 and I realized that I cannot remember EVER having cleaned the throttle body. I searched the forum, found a great deal of information including not to use carburetor cleaner, but never a mention of a brand for this cleaning.

Does anyone have a recommendation as to which brand of throttle body cleaner to use?
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I don't think you will find independent research on those cleaners, so buy the well known brand.
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Doesn't really matter what brand you use...spray onto a rag then wipe, don't just spray into the throttle body. Buy MAF cleaner and clean too, and replace air filter. I replace my air filter every 10k and have racked 80k and the throttle body is BARELYdirty.
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Brake cleaner works, you could also use a seafoam product..

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