Throttle cable spring - bye bye.
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    Thumbs up Throttle cable spring - bye bye.

    Ever since I fitted the larger throttle plate to my car it's been a bit of beatch to drive round town. It's very sensitive on throttle - a tiny bit takes it from nothing to something. It's very annoying in slow moving traffic - I start to press the throttle and nothing happens, nothing happens, nothing happens, nothing.....jerk.

    So tonight I took a closer look.
    There's a flippin bodge spring on the connection to the accelerator pedal! A sort of bodge that means the first bit of pedal travel is sort of lost in this spring. So I whipped it out.
    Seems better now.
    Worth considering if you like your throttle action smooooth.
    Do you want to install and run "Adobe Flash Player 9"?
    No, now f*** ***.

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    mine has that, its standard. Kind of like this yeh




    So when you press the pedal, the spring compresses first then the calbe pulls, sort of 10mm before the cable pulls.

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    That's it exactly.
    You try removing the spring mind!
    In the end I clamped it the vice and used a pair of pliers to unwind it so that the cable could be despiralled through it.
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    does it actually compress the spring before moving the cable ?

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    Ah I forgot to tell you about the benefits of not having a dash. I can watch what happens. The first bit of throttle press starts to compress the cable, then the cable starts to pull and there's a vague crossover period when the spring is half compressed until finally it's completely compressed.
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    ok, i can see that.

    I expect mine just compresses first, really stiff acc pedal on mine, as you know.

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    The reason that I'm doing all this is because my throttle reacts so quickly and the vague period when the spring is part compressed makes control difficult.
    I'm also going to wap up the idle fuelling a bit to see if I can make things better.
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    you could put a bigger lever on the throttle spindle coudlnt you ? If i remember rightly you could get WOT before the pedal was to the floor.

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    Yes. I get WOT at just past halfway.
    I'm doing a fair bit of fiddling around.
    I do have a two lever mechanism in mind that would give me fine control of small angle.
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    Woo hoo! The difference is noticeable. Like I can actually drive it now without it bucking and kangarooing.

    Nice.
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