Go Back   Scionlife.com » Scion xB 2nd Gen » Scion xB 2nd-Gen Owners Lounge » Scion xB 2nd-Gen Drivetrain & Power
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Scion xB 2nd-Gen Drivetrain & Power Engine and transmission discussions...

Reply
 
 
 
Old 10-09-2007, 01:17 AM   #1
Senior Member
SL Member
 
whitebreadbox's Avatar
whitebreadbox 37/M
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mount Laurel NJ
iTrader: (0)
Default throttle body...

i was peeking under the hood and traced a few lines back the the throttle body... it was only a quick glance, but i believe there is a line connected to a radiator line piped into the throttle body. if this is true, i understand that it helps with emmisions... but, has anyone rerouted it to allow for a cooler, more dense air charge going into the engine? if it is coolant going into it to warm the body, which warms the air, wouldn't it be the cheapest mod, assuming it doesn't trip a fault? just wondering
__________________
08 SW, Tanabe DF's, Strut Brace and Under Brace, Tokico, AEM CAI, NST cr/wp pulley's, SS exhaust , Strup CC Header, Hotchkis Sways, TRD short throw, MSW Type 12's (18X, FIG Flat Black Grille with White xB Emblem, MobileHID 4300k's, Rumion vent shades, NST shift bushings

and 2 sweet rock chips in the window!
whitebreadbox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2007, 01:33 AM   #2
Junior Member
5 Year Member
 
JerseyTech's Avatar
JerseyTech 31/M
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Oak Ridge, NJ
iTrader: (0)
Send a message via AIM to JerseyTech
Default

look up coolant by-pass mod
__________________
2006 Cobalt SS/SC G85 ...the fun car
JerseyTech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2007, 05:48 AM   #3
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
ScionFred's Avatar
ScionFred 54/M
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
iTrader: (1)
Default

I was just thinking about that tonight. I've done the bypass mod before in the past but this time I'd like to do it better. I'm thinking of using a 'y' valve on either side so I can bypass the TB during the warmer months but allow coolant to warm the TB during the colder months.
__________________
14.12 @ 97.6 mph
ScionFred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2007, 02:41 PM   #4
Senior Member
SL Member
 
uberspeed's Avatar
uberspeed 37/M
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SouthFlorida
iTrader: (0)
Send a message via Yahoo to uberspeed
Default

Sounds interesting, searching now...
__________________
Audio setup
I love my sunroof
MPG
New Scion xB
uberspeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2007, 03:23 PM   #5
Senior Member
SL Member
 
uberspeed's Avatar
uberspeed 37/M
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SouthFlorida
iTrader: (0)
Send a message via Yahoo to uberspeed
Default

Well, seems like I won't be doing this one, rather pointless.
__________________
Audio setup
I love my sunroof
MPG
New Scion xB
uberspeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2007, 11:20 PM   #6
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
matt311 36/M
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Houston, Tx
iTrader: (0)
Send a message via Yahoo to matt311
Default

you mean this? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/04-08...spagenameZWDVW
matt311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 02:43 AM   #7
Senior Member
SL Member
 
uberspeed's Avatar
uberspeed 37/M
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SouthFlorida
iTrader: (0)
Send a message via Yahoo to uberspeed
Default

6-8 WHP!?
Riiight.
__________________
Audio setup
I love my sunroof
MPG
New Scion xB
uberspeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 04:06 AM   #8
Junior Member
kezz 34/M
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Las Vegas NV
iTrader: (0)
Default

similar question...Whats up with the magnets you put around a fuel line? Ive seen a couple products similar to this
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Scion...spagenameZWDVW
that look more performance oriented...cool looking part or valid technology?
Obviously the link above isnt "cool looking"
kezz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 05:19 PM   #9
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
ScionFred's Avatar
ScionFred 54/M
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Baltimore, MD, USA
iTrader: (1)
Default

I doubt that a TB bypass alone would show any measurable HP gain on the dyno but it should cause the ECU to advance the timing curve a bit which could result in a small improvement in response/acceleration.

In any case, a TB bypass will surely do more than that Turbomag crapola.
__________________
14.12 @ 97.6 mph
ScionFred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 09:55 PM   #10
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
matt311 36/M
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Houston, Tx
iTrader: (0)
Send a message via Yahoo to matt311
Default

magnet is stupid... the TB bypass is only slightly better... in Texas im going to probably do it... ill let you know if anything is improved at all... which I doubt will.... but it cant really hurt... it dosnt get under 50 degrees here! lol...
matt311 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 09:55 PM
Scionlife.com
Scion TC



Paid Advertisement
 
 
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 09:48 AM.
Advertising - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Jobs
vBulletin® v3.8.7, Copyright ©2000-2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.


Forums Backup with Admin Control Panel