Intake Flap Delete and Stage 3.5 vs Stage 3 Malone Tune MPGs

CleverUserName

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Hi. I searched and couldn't find an answer here.

Is there anybody who went from stage 3 to 3.5 and can tell me how the intake flap delete on the 3.5 effected their average fuel economy?

If its a big difference then I don't see the reason to do it for a few extra HP.

TIA.
 

Nero Morg

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If you're referring to your ALH, I'd leave it. I have a stage 4 Malone with the ASV in place. If I were to hop on the freeway, I average 42mpg.
 

CleverUserName

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Intake flap AKA swirl valve. NO, the ALH doesn't have an intake flap. I sold both my ALH cars and now have a 2014 Cruze CTD and 2010 JSW.

The swirl valve is on the 2010 JSW TDI and that is the one I'm asking about.
 

Nero Morg

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You might want to update your vehicle info then, or list your car in the title or body bud, good luck on your search.
 

CleverUserName

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You might want to update your vehicle info then, or list your car in the title or body bud, good luck on your search.
I think most people on here know there is no intake flap on an ALH. That is your first clue that this is a 2.0.

The second clue is that there is no Malone 3.5 tune on an ALH.
 

Nero Morg

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Some have referred to the asv as an intake flap by mistake. I guess that's what I get for assuming with your outdated info.
 

jmodge

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Hi. I searched and couldn't find an answer here.

Is there anybody who went from stage 3 to 3.5 and can tell me how the intake flap delete on the 3.5 effected their average fuel economy?

If its a big difference then I don't see the reason to do it for a few extra HP.

TIA.
You may want to try that question under the model specific thread or put the year and model on your thread title. I thought the same thing Nero did and almost didn't bother opening the thread.
 
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