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Old 02-05-2014, 05:10 PM   #1
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Throttle spacer revs up engine.

At my work I'm at free will to do whatever I want so I decided to make my own throttle spacer. It's made out of aluminum, is 1 1/2 inches tall with a 2 1/2 opening. So decided to install it today and it fit beautifully. New bolts and gaskets. When I started it up it instantly rev up, tried it a few more times and the same thing. I took it off and put it back to normal and the car runs fine. I understand I maybe messing with something I shouldn't so that's why I'm here, you guys on here know your shit and have helped me out a few times.


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First, a spacer will do absolutely nothing . Second, it's probably leaking allowing too much air ( vacuum leak ).
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First, a spacer will do absolutely nothing . Second, it's probably leaking allowing too much air ( vacuum leak ).
Recommendations? Daily 80 mile commute, looking for mpg and performance. Already have cold air intake. Also want to keep it quiet. Thanks for the reply.
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Browse through the MK1 section and the Tech section. All kinds of info available.
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FWIW - You posted in the Zetec performance section by accident, with an '05 you'd have a Duratec engine - so check that section for performance suggestions.

Run an extra 5psi. in the tires for a long hwy commute, that'll help with MPG and it's free.
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