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Re: Installed TH fix - thanks Lance! new
#204566 (Re: Sadeeq) 03/04/03 06:10 AM

Welcome to the TH fix club, Sadeeq!

Does anyone else think that they lost a little oomph at small throttle openings?

It seems to me that throttle tip-in is a little weaker than before. I actually like it, but the car feels a little more Audi-like (sluggish) at low rpms in 1st gear.

I'm still running the 3/16" hole. May be time to go a little bigger to get the cold idle up a bit.

- Kerry

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Re: Installed TH fix - thanks Lance!
#205217 (Re: Sadeeq) 03/04/03 07:52 PM

Well, I dont feel like driving to Tumwater right now...perhaps at the next meet?

Right now, my number 1 priority is finding the opportunity to drop my tank to clean out that damn fuel blockage device....

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Sadeeq
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Re: Installed TH fix - thanks Lance! new
#205235 (Re: kerrychin) 03/04/03 08:11 PM

I drilled a larger hole and have not noticed any loss of power anywhere.

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Lance KinleyAdministrator
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Re: Installed TH fix - thanks Lance! new
#205462 (Re: kerrychin) 03/04/03 10:59 PM

Some, but not a lot, have reported part throttle power loss on SVT's. Try a larger hole.

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Sadeeq
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Re: Installed TH fix - thanks Lance! new
#206982 (Re: Sadeeq) 03/06/03 02:05 AM

Originally posted by Sadeeq:
I drilled a larger hole and have not noticed any loss of power anywhere.




I have now witnessed the RPMs dropping during cold starts twice. It seems to last about 1 minute. Not too bad.
Still well worth it.
Next stop... DMD

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kerrychinModerator
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Re: Installed TH fix - thanks Lance! new
#219317 (Re: Sadeeq) 03/17/03 05:36 AM

I was concerned about the low cold idle (1000 rpm) so today I yanked the pipe cap out (was surprised...but maybe it shouldn't surprise...it got sucked to the other end of the tube near the EGR valve) and drilled the hole out from 3/16 to 15/64ths.

Perfect. Now the semi-cold idle is up at 1250 rpm (good compromise), and the revs drop properly still. Maybe they drop a tad slower, but I don't care. Maybe I'm making this up, but I also think throttle-tip in is a bit more responsive.

I'll see what the cold idle is for real tomorrow morning. Happy as heck. Great mod, and essentially free too.

Kerry


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98 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro Tiptronic, 30V -- SOLD!
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