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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
>To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
>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,
><< 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...
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