So if I put it all back together with slackish cables and start it up and let it idle for a while, shut it off and go back and adjust the cables with normal amount of slack? I would imagine the idle position of the throttle butterfly would be close to fully closed and you would only need enough slack for safety if the stepper motor cycles to the fully closed (zero) position at some stage.
I just pulled the throttle bodies off to do the valve clearence and threw a rag over them so havent really studied the whole assembly procedure yet.
Do you think this will suffice? There is no diagnostic tools for about 700km