WOT potentiometer measurements

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Wed Aug 6 22:19:11 EDT 2003

At 12:00 AM -0400 8/5/03, Phil Rose wrote:
>I've never been sure how to interpret the resistance that is
>specified (between terminals 2 & 3) for when the throttle is opened
>fully. Bentley states that when the throttle is slowly opened wide,
>that "resistance must increase to a maximum of 3600 ohms."
>So, what does the Bentley's statement (i.e., "resistance must
>increase to a maximum of 3600 ohms.") really  mean?
>(1) The resistance increases to some (any?) value that is not more
>than 3600 ohms?
>  or
>(2) Resistance must actually reach a value of 3600 ohms (and no higher)?
>I've been assuming it's (1).
>Anyone have authoritative info about whether (or not) a value of 2800
>ohm is OK?

Doesn't anyone on the list have a BTDT concerning this
throttle-potentiometer spec?
Please don't take the "authoritative" part too seriously. ;-)
I can't imagine that I'm the only one who's done resistance
measurements on the throttle potentiometer.


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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