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Old 03-04-2016, 06:59 PM   #1
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Default New vTPS aka drosselventil for my 1.6L

I spent some time contacting local salvage yards trying to scavenge a BMW throttle position sensor vTPS (ref:) without any luck.

I ended up buying one online. It is a BMW replacement part. (#13 63 1 402 143). As it turned out it needed some fabrication and modification to fit..



first things first:
-The intake valve half moon rod fits in the sensor, but since there's no hole for the rod through the sensor (the hole for the rod is just a socket, it wont feed all the way through), it now sits at a distance from the throttle body, where its hard to fasten it.
-The stock TPS harness fits the new sensor connector, but the wires to the pins needed to be changed.
-The vTPS operates on 5 volts (as it should with megasquirt)

I checked with a ohm-meter what pin in the vTPS outputed the TPS signal.
Measuring resistance between the different pins while adjusting the variable resistor, revealed that pin 2 relays the tps signal.

The miata '91 wiring diagram shows that pin 2 in the harness is ground.


I cut up the wiring going into the harness and switched LT GRN-WHT and BLK-LT GRN.

RED still provides power



I resoldered my jumpers in the MS DIYPNP, per the wiring diagram and the online instructions. VREF to 1N, TPS SIG to 4N.


Here is how the new TPS sits with a new plate with threaded (4mm) holes for the new sensor.

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What's the benefit over the stock sensor?
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This one is actually a throttle position sensor. Aftermarket ecu thing.
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no offense but that looks like a **** poor solder connection and i would not trust it.
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no offense but that looks like a **** poor solder connection and i would not trust it.
This is NASA solder standard
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This one is actually a throttle position sensor. Aftermarket ecu thing.
As opposed to the On/Off stock one correct?
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