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post #5 of (permalink) Old 11th December 2007
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Forgot to say hello to everybody being a newbie, HI.

Hmm thanks for the advice but i think i may have confused you by using the wrong terminoligy calling it a "throttle damper", i am not sure if we are talking about the same thing? Sounds like damper is a buterfly valve to stop the engine by choking it?

This is a small hydraulic damper about 6" long which bolts on to the swinging mechanism on the throttle where the throttle cable attaches, (looks like a short tailgate damper strut thing) as far as i can see all it does is restrict how quickly the throttle snaps back in to position when you take your foot off the accelerator pedal.

All i can think is it is to stop you jerking or kangarooing the car, but it makes the pedal feel horrible and unresponsive, when you lifted off for a bend the car would momenterilly continue pulling whilst it slowly released which is not a good feeling.
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