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    Drive By Wire?
    From what Ive sorta picked up, this technology replaces the use of a throttle body? And uses varial valve timing in the engine?
    This is a sort of toned down VTEC type thing is it?

    Which of the 1.8T engines use this?

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    Give me my old fashioned cable. DBW always feels indirect and deadened.

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    The engine still needs a throttle body!
    Mo power, mo problems

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    instead of having a throttle cable the ecu transmits electronic signals from the foot pedal to the motor on the throttle. this is drive by wire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_Thunder View Post
    The engine still needs a throttle body!
    I did wonder

    Quote Originally Posted by sitrials View Post
    instead of having a throttle cable the ecu transmits electronic signals from the foot pedal to the motor on the throttle. this is drive by wire
    Makes a bit more sense, cheers

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    ...nothing like VTEC.
    VTEC is a system that controls the opening of the valves, to give more lift at high RPM and make more power.


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