David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
3/13/12 11:45 a.m.

Our 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera uses a somewhat complicated throttle linkage. Unlike many cars of the era, the 911 doesn't connect the throttle body to the gas pedal with a throttle cable.

On the Porsche, the cable terminates just aft of the passenger compartment. Then a series of bellcranks and rods transfer that motion to the throttle body.

Our bellcranks were a bit dirty, so first they visited the dunk tank. Then we straightened a tweaked arm.

Finally, everything was regreased and reassembled. Our throttle action wasn't totally smooth before all of this work, so hopefully this extra fiddling will deliver a better experience. We also cleaned the throttle body; that should help the throttle action, too.

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