Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 13:33:57 -0400
From: Malt_Hound <""Malt_Hound\"nospamm-me not*">
Subject: Re: "Throttle body" on 9-5 -- why!?

John B wrote: > On Wed, 24 Aug 2005 17:52:08 -0400, Malt_Hound wrote: > >>Yes, definitely. Mine was a '00 9-3SE convertible, which has a FPT (the >>H.O.T. engine) 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... >> > > > On that point I totally agree with you. The HOT packs more than enough torque > to launch you into outer space if you're not careful. The TCS sort of helps, > but the torque steer is still a killer. > > John There was no TCS on mine. That may have helped, but based on my experience with SAAB TCS on '92 and '93 9000s, it is also very annoying. Of course neither of those cars had TCS on/off switches which would have been immeasurably better. -- -Fred W Toys for sale, Hey get your toys here: <>

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