3 Nov 2014

I recieved my new throttle position sensor (TPS) from K-Tuned. I’ve used a number of their products on the Honda drivetrain and this one will take care of a problem common with Honda K-series engine swaps, which is that the factory TPS tends to fail fairly often. Unfortunately the TPS isn’t sold separately, so owners are forced to buy a complete throttle body assembly from Honda. K-tuned developed a Hall Effect type TPS, which is a solid state device that changes its output based upon a magnetic field. The huge advantage is that because it’s a magnetic field, there’s no contacts to wear out, no potentiometer substraight to crack. While my TPS hasn’t failed yet, when it starts to go, this unit’s going right in and I never expect to have to replace it again.

I have a solution about the dry sump being labelled as an unnecessary addition. I want everyone who says that to send me a check for $6000. I’ll pin the checks to my wall and promise to tear them up the day I sell the car – unless the engine fails, then I’ll cash one of those checks in order to repair the car. How many people do you suppose will send in checks? About zero, because everyone’s very free with advice when it’s not their money on the line…