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Thread: Yo! Kris - put one of these on your throttle cables

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    Default Yo! Kris - put one of these on your throttle cables



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    purpose?
    95 E34 530I V2.31
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    Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

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    Default When you're drinking beer and

    want to reach for the throttle body & blip it when the motors running, hood open and all your drunk honda driving buddies are standing around...you don't want the cable to stick and embarass you.


    Vee ave vays of dealing vid your kind...........

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    Prevents throttle cables from detaching, which can cause dangerous unintended acceleration.
    Can be bought from Gale or from the dealer. Especially dangerous when driving on cruise control.
    http://www.nmia.com/~dgnrg/page_2.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzkrieg Bob
    want to reach for the throttle body & blip it when the motors running, hood open and all your drunk honda driving buddies are standing around...you don't want the cable to stick and embarass you.
    Way more than that. My throttle cable sheath would pop out all the damn time - usually in the most awful places. Once it happened while I was the first in a left turn lane at a busy intersection. The engine revved andheld at about 3,500 and I couldn't do a damn thing about it. God the clutch smelled bad when I pulled off the road.

    Finally figured out I could get that stupid paperclip thing and all my troubles were solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobius
    The engine revved andheld at about 3,500 and I couldn't do a damn thing about it.
    There is a foolproof device to take command of the situation. It's called the ignition key. You turn it off and the engine stops, even with the throttle cable incapacitated.

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    I really need those !! I hate this gap on my accelarator step !!

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    Always something else to buy.
    1990 BMW 535i 5 speed - Black on Grey, LSD

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    thats why we need 500 bucks always standing buy for a new upgrade ... this car is a drain ( money drain )
    Last edited by grave77; 04-15-2005 at 07:55 AM. Reason: typo

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    is there a ETK number for one of these?

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