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Old 03-20-2008, 11:37 PM   #21
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I actually found an auto 1.6 Miata last weekend and snagged the throttle body. I only grabbed it because I have seen many of you talkin about it. Can someone tell me why its better?
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:48 PM   #22
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variable throttle position sensor (if it has one) and if your engine management can use the signal
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Old 03-22-2008, 10:25 AM   #23
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Here's the BMW TPS bolted up to the stock throttle body on my car:




Nothing to mod at all except for the wiring!
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Old 03-23-2008, 01:02 AM   #24
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I actually found an auto 1.6 Miata last weekend and snagged the throttle body. I only grabbed it because I have seen many of you talkin about it. Can someone tell me why its better?

Its better because the TPS moves in a linear fashion rather than a on-off. Someone feel free to correct me if im wrong.

I hope you snaged the pigtail too..
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:57 PM   #25
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Its better because the TPS moves in a linear fashion rather than a on-off. Someone feel free to correct me if im wrong.

I hope you snaged the pigtail too..
Yes I did.
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:04 AM   #26
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Back from the dead. I went to the u-pull-it today. I pulled this from an Escort GT with an auto trans. I tried looking for pictures of the 1.6 5 speed Miata TB to compare, but no luck. Hopefully someone who has pulled one apart can figure out if it will work.

Here is how the TB plate connects.
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Here is the sensor connection for the above.


The part#. This is a 4 wire sensor.
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Old 04-07-2008, 02:16 AM   #27
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Looks very similar to my auto TB and VTPS ill take a snap of it tomorrow if i remember to.
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miataspeed; you'll need to swap over the whole TB assembly to use that vtps. That's what people do with the automativ miata TB/TPS.
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Old 04-07-2008, 04:28 PM   #29
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miataspeed; you'll need to swap over the whole TB assembly to use that vtps. That's what people do with the automativ miata TB/TPS.
And because the 1.8 and 1.6 TB are different it's a no go? At least that confirms it won't work.
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I bought a Wells TPS thinking its the simplest route, guess what, its not. That was before I knew about the u-pull-it down in Detroit. But I still went ahead with the Wells and I'll post some pics later when I have the chance.
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