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Throttle body alignment

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Keefy, May 13, 2010.

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    [May 13, 2010]
    Planning on cleaning my S3's throttle body this weekend, following the thread on UK-MkIVs:

    http://uk-mkivs.net/forums/t/127279.aspx

    A little confused though when it comes to alignment. Having a DBW throttle but no VAGCOM to hand to align it, am I right in thinking that it will align itself after a few miles of driving?
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    [May 13, 2010]
    "Switch on the ignition and leave it on for 30 seconds.
    (You should hear some clicking in the engine bay, always after a battery disconnect)
    This is not guaranteed to happen as the ecu decides if it needs doing"

    Thanks - sounds pretty straightforward! One question though; why would you go through the hassle of fiddling around with VAGCOM if it realigns itself by leaving the ignition on for 30secs?
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    Doing it with VAGCOM guarantees it will go through the motions, ignition method is less predictable... and connecting your computer to your car is cool :thumbsup:

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