[urq] Re: 10V FWIW dept

Buchholz, Steven Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Fri Jan 6 14:35:24 EST 2006

... no BTDT, but I'm finding it hard to correlate lightening the flywheel with maintaining a constant speed on the freeway ... certainly the amount of inertia the transmission adds should wash out any loss of rotating mass in the flywheel.  

If your car is having problems maintaining speed under cruise control I'd recommend looking for something else wrong ... like sticking in the speedo cable or a slight vacuum leak in the cruise control plumbing.  

Steve B
San José, CA (USA)
> Yeah...cruise control won't work.  I have a 15ish pound flywheel and a
> K24.  The cruise control can't react quickly enough, and it's always on
> and off boost even on level ground.
> >
> > I've had two vehicles in the past that I've done this to.  Both had
> > noticeably better throttle response.  The only thing I didn't like,
> > after removing so much weight from the flywheel, was the vehicles
> > became difficult to drive at a constant speed on the highway.  The
> > ability to maintain a constant speed became a never-ending battle to
> > either let off, or get back on the throttle.
> >
> > Neither of the vehicles I did this to had cruise control.  I have no
> > idea if removing that much weight from the flywheel would cause the
> > cruise control to 'hunt' the same way if did for me manually.

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