Originally Posted by David C
The change to fly-by-wire Euro3 spec was in Sept 2000.
Selespeeds and V6 156 were always fly-by-wire.
David, was doing a search on FBW throttle, and came across your post on this thread. I read an interesting letter in this month's evo magazine about the relative disadvantages of a FBW throttle compared to a normal cable throttle. After reading this article, it got me thinking about throttle response in my JTS, which can be a little unengaging.
In my 2.5 V6 in order to get a bit of extra poke at low speeds, I used to be able to dip the clutch slightly below biting point, press the accelerator to get the revs rising, and then depress clutch to biting point......and whoooosh, I used to get a great surge of power (probably not good for the clutch, but gave a great buzz).
When I try to do the same in my JTS, as soon as I depress clutch to biting point, the revs decrease again......I am unable to maintain them where I want to. But both the V6 and JTS are FBW throttle (according to your post).
Do you know if this is a possible problem in my car, or something symptomatic of the JTS. Or is it just the fact that the JTS powerplant is not as powerful as the V6 one.
I find it annoying I can't get that instant throttle response I used to on my V6.
Your feedback (and that of others) appreciated.