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1999 V70R Slow throttle resonce

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1999 V70R Slow throttle resonce

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Since I've had this car (1 year) the throttle response is not snappy. I stomp then gas pedal and it will take a couple of seconds before it really lights up. When it does, it's great. This is not a bad problem other than I'd like it some times to just go band when some punk in a tuner gives me the opportunity to 'surprise' them !!

Is there any wisdom and experience out there around this dilemma ??

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Re: 1999 V70R Slow throttle resonce

Post by Sommerfeldt »

Check to see if your wastegate is set correctly. Your model is sensitive to wrong adjustments of it, so don't mess around - get a pump with a gauge, and check your numbers to see that it's opening at the right pressure.

Other than that, you have to remember that these are high pressure turbos - they don't spool up immediately, like a low pressure turbo. The bigger the turbo, the longer it takes for it to spool up. What you can do, of course, is switch to a larger downpipe, ported manifold, 3" exhaust, etc... but that means an ECU tune as well.

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Re: 1999 V70R Slow throttle resonce

Post by abscate »

Check your wastegate clearance ,, Clarence
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