Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 21:14:33 GMT
From: Johannes <>
Subject: Re: Idling at 450rpm wrote: > > I bought a used throttle body housing and went to fit it, but it didn't > fit. On mine, there is a moulded channel in the actual housing that > fits over an opening in the inlet manifold, but on the one I bought, > the housing has no opening, but instead has a pipe protruding from the > side. > > What is the purpose of this air channel, or can I simply block it off? Don't know. It could be anything, e.g. a smaller pipe leading to a sensor. The air channel is probably there for a specific reason. > I found out how the limp home throttle is actioned, and put it back, > but as soon as I switched on the ignition, it put the limp home thing > one again. I suppose either the fault needs to be reset or the > throttle body housing is just downright faulty. Is it difficult to > take the electronic gubbins off the end and swap just swap that part > over? > > Thanks, > Steve :) But have you pin-pointed the original fault, or is it just trial and error? The limp mode is triggered because of incompatible sensor data. As soon as the problem is fixed, the fault code will reset after a couple of starts.

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