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slimjim
03-19-2009, 02:25 AM
so i did a little expirement today and i bipassed the coolant chamber in the throtle. The car is now running noticably cooler, and either my minds playing tricks on me, or the car is even a bit faster.

does anyone know anything about this? bad idea?

e30_kid89
03-19-2009, 02:28 AM
Go get some rest and drive it tommrow.:D

richie_s999
03-19-2009, 02:50 AM
hook it back up when the cold weather hits, icey throttles no good when its freezing out!!

InfiniteDice
03-19-2009, 10:52 AM
Yes I can attest to that. At or below -15 on the highway your TB will freeze open and you won't be able to slow down, I had to turn the engine off, coast to the side of the highway, and let the radiant heat from the engine slowly come up and thaw the TB out.

If you wanna do this, make some kind of bypass valve that you can turn on and off... or at least be prepared to re-connect it in the fall.

Axxe
03-19-2009, 10:53 AM
Free power = remove weight. No other free power available on e30's.