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Re: Throttle body modification

Yes you are right, the screws holding the wedge are braized.  I also snapped 
one off while attempting to remove it.

I ended up buying a new plate for $1 at the junkyard and replaced.

Was probably the most times I've heard "Why would you want to do that?" in 
one day.

>From: JShadzi@aol.com
>To: cgharibo@usa.net, audi-20v@boldfish.com
>CC: quattro@audifans.com
>Subject: Re: Throttle body modification
>Date: Thu, 23 Sep 1999 00:17:59 EDT
>In a message dated 9/22/99 10:05:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>cgharibo@usa.net writes:
><< There is a wedge like restrictor on the throttle body intake valve.  
>  certainly restricts the air flow at a certain throttle range.
>  What kind of improvement can I expect if I remove this piece?
>  What are the recomendations in going about removing this piece?
>   >>
>     I have my serious doubts about how much more power you could expect 
>this modification.  Frankly, I think there are much better ways to improve
>power in a turbo charged motor, such as increasing boost.  In fact, I was
>playing around with a throttle body off an 84-85 turbo, and attempted to
>unscrew the wedge while cleaning it, and to my surprise, the bugger's head
>just twisted off!  To my knowledge, the screws are crimped on the back side
>so they do not fall off (imagine having one of those screws go through your
>motor, much less that wedge!)  I ended up filing the holes with JB weld and
>am done with it.  I would say leave it, and increase boost another 2 PSI to
>more than make up for what you hoped to gain...
>Javad Shadzi
>88 80Q

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