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Old 06-23-2004, 21:22   #1 (permalink)
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Throttle Cable

The other day I got my mate to sit in the car and put his foot flat on the throttle while I was looking at the throttle body, and I found that I could manually push the throttle down a little bit more, say about nearlly a centimetre. Does this make any performance difference or is it negligable??? Where do I get a new throttle cable from? Does repco have them??
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Old 06-23-2004, 22:09   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Throttle Cable

not too sure about Repco but Ford still carry them for sure...A stretched cable is not going to give WOT, no matter hard hard you jam the pedal to the floor.. More so than pushing on the linkages you should see if the butterfly is 100% open
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Re: Throttle Cable

mine had a streatched cable and it was ... i was going on the freeway with a fully loaded trailer and it wouldnt pull a hair out of your arse...

i got the cable replaced and it was awesome!!!
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Old 06-24-2004, 01:17   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, Got the throttle cable replaced on my XF... It's amazing howmuch throttle I was missing out on.
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Re: Throttle Cable

New cables from Ford cost around $40.
i got one the other week.
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Re: Throttle Cable

me too, I had an MPFI cable on my CFI lol...
made a pretty big difference putting the proper one on.... lol
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Mine seemed to respond a bit better, it felt more spritely.
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