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Old 16 July 2005, 03:28   #21
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So "Wide Open Throttle" is just as it says, butterfly valves at 90 deg to bore. It's a setting at the Carbs/fuel injection...Right?
Exactly. It's an "Americanism" that seems to be taking hold over here. It just means "full throttle"

Try reading your original post, substituting "full throttle" for "WOT" and see if you still reckon it makes sense!

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Try reading your original post, substituting "full throttle" for "WOT" and see if you still reckon it makes sense!

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I have.... Yes it does make sense!

Isn't WOT the same as Full throttle? I think it is!
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I have.... Yes it does make sense!
Isn't WOT the same as Full throttle? I think it is!
Me too !
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Old 17 July 2005, 02:13   #24
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however to run constantly above WOT can only be asking for trouble.
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will exceed the WOT
OK, before I give up and go bang my head against the wall, please could one of you explain how it is possible to exceed "full throttle"? I'm sure some racers would pay loads for your secret!

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Jon, I think what Andy and I are talking about is having the wrong size prop and reving the nuts off it.

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Yeah, that and confusing people by talking utter balls!

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you feel its not possible to exceed the manufacturers maximum recommended revs then ?

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you feel its not possible to exceed the manufacturers maximum recommended revs then ?
Of course it's possible. Nothing I have written suggests otherwise.

Full throttle (aka Wide Open Throttle or WOT) is a throttle setting NOT a measure of engine revs.

By definition it's not possible to exceed full throttle - otherwise it wouldn't be "full" (or "wide open") throttle! It's certainly possible that the revs achieved at full throttle may be above or below the manufacturer's recommended figure though.

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Oh okay, I see were you are coming from, now what was the original question ? never mind I think we have done this one to death.

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You 3 need more sleep.

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