Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 17:52:08 -0400
From: Malt_Hound <Malt_Houndnospamm*>
Subject: Re: "Throttle body" on 9-5 -- why!?

Colin Stamp wrote: > On Wed, 24 Aug 2005 16:06:47 -0400, Malt_Hound > <Malt_Houndnospamm*> wrote: > > >>John B wrote: >> >>>On Wed, 24 Aug 2005 18:58:52 +0100, Colin Stamp wrote: >>> >>> >>>>>personally, i hate throttle-by-wire. >>>> >>>>No. You hate some cars which have throttle-by-wire. Unless you've >>>>tried the same car both with and without it, you can't tell if it's >>>>the throttle-by-wire you hate. >>>> >>> >>> >>>I must agree. I regularly drive a c900 and a 2001 9-3, and I find them to be >>>equally responsive to the throttle. >>> >>>John >> >> >>Is the 2001 9-3 a standard transmission, John? Probably not or you >>would not say that. When you release the accelerator it there is a >>delay before the throttle closes. It is extremely annoying and one of >>the main reasons I ditched my 2000 9-3SE. On an automatic trans car you >>would hardly be able to notice it. >> >>-Fred W > > > 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) 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 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. -Fred W

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