Need opinions: manual or stock AAV?
My Spider has a bad AAV, the previous owner put a manual valve on there but no cable going into the dash....so to adjust it I have to pop the hood. While doing other work on the car, I thought it would be a good time to get some aviation throttle cable or something and run it to the dash (I've switched to after-market non-electric mirrors so I could put the AAV control in the center console where the mirror switch used to be).
I've heard a manual AAV provides better results (more precise control) than the factory Bosch temperature-activated one. But from a practical standpoint....how much difference does it really make? How many of you have switched to a manual AAV? I'm concerned about performance, but aside from Magnaflow exhaust (which I'll probably change, not crazy about the sound), the engine is stock for now....if the performance "gain" from a manual AAV is something I won't even notice, then I'd rather just get another automatic AAV and not have to worry about messing with it right after startup.
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