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Old 02-19-2013, 10:42 PM   #1
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M42 hoses delete

Anybody delete all the hoses connected to the throttle body warming plate
on the M42 and use their car all year long and don't regret it ??
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:38 AM   #2
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This is a super mod. No regrests here.
I've done it as soon as got my '91 318i....less headaches with idle and coolant pressure.
I can't comment on the cold weather engine start, as I do not drive my car in the winter time.
2004 BMW 325i, sedan, 5spd.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:40 PM   #3
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My aunt was complaining about the throttle sticking open in the winter when she first got the car (my current car). I think it was '92 or '93 when the dealer recalled her car to install the throttle body heating plate and she never had the issue again. When I got the car from her I replaced all of the hoses related to that system and it solved my idle issues.

If you do delete the system, keep the hoses handy for a while to make sure it's not needed.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:15 PM   #4
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Drove mine for 4 years 3 of them in winters. No issues.

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