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Info: Does bypassing the throttle body's coolant hoses make a difference?

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[gti-vr6] Throttle coolant bypass mod Ryun Pavlicek [mailto:RPavlicek@CrownAuto]
RE: [gti-vr6] Throttle coolant bypass mod peter.jolles@ps.ge Thu, 7 Feb 2002 12:23:03 -0500
Re: [gti-vr6] Throttle coolant bypass mod aaron jongbloedt <jungle@mnic> Thu, 07 Feb 2002 11:31:57 -0600
RE: [gti-vr6] Throttle coolant bypass mod "Shant Hotoyan" <shotoyan@rogers> Thu, 7 Feb 2002 19:36:35 -0500



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From: Ryun Pavlicek [mailto:RPavlicek@CrownAuto]
To: 'list@gti-vr6'
Subject: [gti-vr6] Throttle coolant bypass mod
 
I know this isn't nearly as fancy as all the s/c talk but:

A while back people were talking about picking up a couple hp by
disconnecting the coolant lines from the throttle body. They would
essentially link the two hoses together and just bypass the TB. Someone,
(Anthony D. I believe0 picked up a couple of hp on the dyno for free. I
think he eventually went to running ice water on thru there for drags.

Anyone on the list done this? Any detrimental effects? I know it isn't a
huge gain but if its free, I am all for it.

The theorizing was that VW did this to help keep the throttle butterfly from
freezing perhaps.
Thoughts

Ryun
Needs a vr6




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From: peter.jolles@ps.ge
To: list@gti-vr6
Subject: RE: [gti-vr6] Throttle coolant bypass mod
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 12:23:03 -0500
 
I have had mine bypassed for a good while now. I didn't do it for
performance, I tried a different throttle body that didn't have the coolant
flowing through it. The throttle body didn't work out, but I was lazy and
never re-connected the coolant hoses.

No problems here, although I don't notice a difference.

Peter J.



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From: aaron jongbloedt <jungle@mnic>
To: GTI vw <list@gti-vr6>, David Smishek <dsmishek@mctcnet>
Subject: Re: [gti-vr6] Throttle coolant bypass mod
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2002 11:31:57 -0600
 
[...]
I am slightly confused....why would vw run coolant lines along the tb? 
for cold weather, and for running cold?  is there a valve that shuts the
flow of coolant once the motor reaches operating temp?  because this
would heat up the tb and the air, making the car more fuel efficent. 
perhaps a good mod for the summer months?
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From: "Shant Hotoyan" <shotoyan@rogers>
To: "'GTI vw'" <list@gti-vr6>
Subject: RE: [gti-vr6] Throttle coolant bypass mod
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 19:36:35 -0500
 
It's there to keep the TB from freezing in the winter months...I ran
back to back dyno runs with it in place and then bypassed...difference
wasn't big enough to measure on the dyno...

A few others on this list have found the same thing...in theory it would
help when the weather's hot, but the gain was so small it couldn't be
measured...

Thank you,
Shant Hotoyan
95 Flash Red GTI VR6
www.gtikrap.com




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