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Question How do I... Fit a 52mm Alloy Throttle Body to a K Series Engine?

In the second of his How-do-I articles, Steve takes us through installing an alloy 52mm Throttle body to his Rover 216. Although the same procedure applies to any K Series engine.



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I think that i point should be made steve that the trophy throttle bodie will only fit cars fitted with either the plastic inlet manifold or the VVC one as it wont fit the earlier alloy type.
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Yeah good point, thx....you see SteveC isn't a spannerman at heart
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you definitly need to fit the induction kit to get the most from the throttle body 8)

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Hey there,

How come the Trophy throttle body wont fit to the plastic inlet manifold. I do have an older model 200, so what can I do?
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It does fit the plastic inlet manifold.
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Does the ECU need to be reset when installing a larger throttle body (I've read it does on some sites), or is it clever enough to learn about the new throttle body ?
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The ECU does not require resetting.

There is talk of a need to reset the stepper motor (ignition @ position 2, accelerator floored 5 times then a 20 second wait) but I doubt this would be of much benefit.

MEMS should fully adapt to the changes within 500 miles, although the performance benefits are instantly noticeable!
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May have to go for the upgrade at some point then, puerly to avoid the sticking throttle body problem with the plastic one of course :P
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Hey there,

How come the Trophy throttle body wont fit to the plastic inlet manifold. I do have an older model 200, so what can I do?

I know I made a mistake here, I meant to say that I have the alloy inlet manifold, sorry.

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There is talk of a need to reset the stepper motor (ignition @ position 2, accelerator floored 5 times then a 20 second wait) but I doubt this would be of much benefit.
I have heard of this before, does this really do anything?

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I have never tried it, so I am not sure...

Better ask Dave
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All it does is reset the closed throttle postition; there is only a need to do this if the engine won't idle correctly after fitting the TB

Simple, innit?
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Having just been paid I'm thinking about getting the Trophy 160 throttle body, am I really going to notice the difference if I fit it to my BRM, which is pretty much completly standard apart from the ITG panel filter I fitted last week?

I haven't experienced the sticking throttle body problem yet but may just get one as a preventitive measure
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Being a perfectionist, I would fit it right away as my first mod.......don't buy it elsewhere....we have them at the cheapest price anywhere...

Our 218vi is well quick with the 160 TB and PiperX filter element, but I think this car may well have been played with beforehand as it was a factory development car for the vi
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In that case, off to the online shop I go :P
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What kind of throttle bodies are on the ZS180? and is there any room for improvement?
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The 180 uses a different body, Nick

It is quite big internally, but I can report it is NO bigger than the ZT190 body....been there tried that, got the T Shirt!

1st mod for a '180? Induction kit - oh that noise! You'll love it Nick
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I always wondered about that, thats an excellent how-to, very good job, thanks!!

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