Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 17:27:47 -0400
From: Malt_Hound <""Malt_Hound\"nospamm-me not*yahoo.com">
Subject: Re: "Throttle body" on 9-5 -- why!?


Colin Stamp wrote: > On Wed, 24 Aug 2005 17:52:08 -0400, Malt_Hound > <Malt_Houndnospamm*yahoo.com> wrote: > > >>Colin Stamp wrote: >> >>>Are you sure your 9-3 had an electronic throttle? In the UK at least, >>>the 2000 9-3 LPT had a cable throttle. I had one for about a year >>>before getting a 2001 Aero (which does have an electronic throttle). >>>Both are manual and I didn't notice that problem on either car. >> >>Yes, definitely. Mine was a '00 9-3SE convertible, which has a FPT (the >>H.O.T. engine) > > > Ah, all the SEs I've come across have had LPT engines. I don't think > the HOT engine option sold at-all well on the SE. In the US all SEs had the HOT engine. Different market rules I guess... > > >>Perhaps the LPT was a better bet in that regard. I have >>a feeling the HOT engine (at least that year) would have been better >>paired up with an automatic as it had that terrible trailing throttle >>delay and also a tendency to break loose the drive wheels in 1st through >>3rd gear under heavy acceleration. Then you get into the whole torque >>steer thing... > > > I haven't noticed the trailing throttle problem on mine. You're > definitely right about the traction problems though. I always thought > it was mad to fit an open diff on a 210 BHP FWD car! The other problem > on the HOT engine is the turbo lag. It was hardly noticeable on the > LPT, but it's quite annoying on the Aero. > > >>I currently own 2 1998 900's. An SE with a 5 speed and an S with Auto. >> Neither has the annoying tendency. I'm sure it was somehow related to >>the programming for that engine. > > > Could still be. Perhaps there is some emissions requirement there that > we don't have here or something. There might even have been something > wrong with it. > Good point. Maybe the ECU programming is different for UK vs. US export even on the same engines. After all, we have the EPA looking out for us over here... ;-) -- -Fred W Toys for sale, Hey get your toys here: <http://users.adelphia.net/~fredwills/>

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