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Old 11-22-2010, 10:43 PM   #31 (permalink)
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You'd let off the gas, end result being using the same amount of throttle restriction as pre-mod. Only thing it might do is screw up any tps readings to the ecu.

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Old 11-23-2010, 09:58 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:18 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:45 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I guess I could fall into the category of someone trying to sell their idea, so that may make it easier to understand some of the reactions. On the other side of that coin I am not trying to sell anything but a better understanding of the means to make cars more efficient so inefficient drivers can benefit from better design.

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Old 12-13-2010, 08:10 PM   #40 (permalink)
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This mod is more or less documented on how to do it without spending any money.

I don't see any HARM in grooving the throttle body or for that matter the heads of the engine.

And I do know some manufacturers have put in their own grooves for one reason or another.

I would estimate that this would have some affect on fuel atomization but I doubt it would be enough to effect FE to the point that we can remove variability.

But if someone here wants to be a guinny pig Why not?

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