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RE: Cheap (free!!!) power
Did that last week on my 91 200Q 75k mi - adjusted out a little slack
and feels like more power..
>From: Chris Newbold[SMTP:email@example.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 1996 1:01 PM
>Subject: Cheap (free!!!) power
>I was mucking around under the hood of my 1993 90CS the other
>day when I got to thinking about the recent threads on
>throttle position, WOT and those little switches.
>I figured I'd check to see if mine was closing (opening?) as
>appropriate and I made an interesting discovery. Apparently,no one has ever
>adjusted the throttle *cable* in 43k miles
>of dealer service... There was enough slack in it that even
>with the pedal mashed to the floor the throttles weren't
>completely open (and presumably the WOT switch inoperative).
>A little fiddling with the adjuster and, WOW!!! Power! The
>V6 used to run out of steam over 5000 RPM, but now it surges
>forward at 5000 just like at 4000 when the intake system
>opens up on the wide runners.
>Granted, the overall effect is small, but it added 10MPH
>to my speed at the end of the back straight at Watkins Glen...
>Check those cables!