I got rid of it on the blue x.
"I don't Off-Road often, but when I do, I drive a slow Xterra. "But where you're going... You still don't need roads!
Mine has the wax pellet as well, which is activated by the coolant temp. I've already decided to strip the coolant off the manifold along with the 2 solenoids under it, as well as the air and vacuum hoses. The TB will not be getting coolant anymore, so I may need to adjust my wax pellet or remove it altogether. It's not in good shape and I don't need a new leak after doing all this work.Looks similar to the wax pellet on my 2000, but vac-operated. Seems to adjust idle in any case (I don't think it's EGR???)
I've seen images here on CX where someone asked for help finding a particular hose. In their image, there was a hole in the heat shield but none in the manifold, and that throttle kicker was also missing.Mine has been gone for years. The US throttle body had it but my Japanese throttle body does not.
Does your howling keep your wife awake nights when the moon is full?When I bypassed the coolant lines to my intake I left everything else in place, including the wax pellet. I did remove the portion of the throttle that the wax pellet engages to keep it from causing issues. I put it in a baggie, labelled it, and it now sits in my toolbox of parts. I did that in 2018 and have had no issues. Keep in mind that my X never gets colder than about 68F, maaaayyyyybe 65F in December... at night... in the rain... with a heavy wind... and a full moon...