I thought I made it clear but just in case, you don't actually have to remove it but I chose to just to free up some room to work cause I have big hands. If you have hobbit hands by all means leave it on.Thanks for the help guys, another question, in the DIY thread, you take off the TB, bypass the coolant lines, and then put the TB back on? Is that correct? I was having trouble understanding it.
have you noticed any difference in throttle response, hp, torque, or sustained power?^ Chaos your "How To" was very helpful and even though I don't have hobbit hands I was able to perform the mod without removing the throttle body. However, by you removing the throttle body you were able to take some very good pictures that by themselves were very informative. Props dude.
OrangeCrush, I live in central Indiana and I did the mod about a week ago and since then the car has seen 33-35 degree temps and all is well so far. But to the point that Chaos made earlier, it's such a quick and easy mod that it can be reversed in minutes if issues arise. Just for the sake of my own information I'm going to leave the mod in place until I have issues (if I even do) just to know where the temperature/issue point occurs.
I believe it keeps the coolant around the butterfly to keep it from getting too cold and allowing it to freeze. When cold I think it acts more asIf the throttles frozen before starting the cold coolant isn't going to do anything...it's not even going to flow if the car isn't already started...that theory doesn't make too much sense...