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      02-16-2016, 02:22 AM   #331
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So after my wife having this car since December I decided to have a go at the golf tee mod. I thought the exhaust already sounded throaty and I was interested to see what difference this made.

Now I see why it sounded so deep, the hose was already disconnected, just lying there without any golf tee or plug. I added a golf tee and tucked it away.

Does anyone know of the knock on effect of not plugging the hose?

The reason I ask is I have been having a problem where upon releasing the brake after a long stop (at a light), instead of the car rolling forward it was as if the brakes were still on for a second or two then suddenly they release and the car does a little jump forward (this is an automatic). It happens randomly about 5 times a day but sometimes not at all.

I was taking it in for this to be checked in a few weeks. If this fixes it I will be so happy.

Could this be related?
Reading through this thread for info on the mod and I find this. The exact problem I have! I have searched for hours trying to find someone else with that same problem. Inactive since 2012. If you ever come back please let me know what it was
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      02-16-2016, 01:16 PM   #332
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Tee mod has nothing to do with the brakes. What you are experiencing is the hill holder effect.
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      02-16-2016, 08:13 PM   #333
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Tee mod has nothing to do with the brakes. What you are experiencing is the hill holder effect.
On an auto?

Nevermind, Chris has actually replied and said he got the transmission software flashed to latest. So time to call the dealer and see if we can get that software updated. Champion!
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      02-18-2016, 06:26 PM   #334
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On an auto?

Nevermind, Chris has actually replied and said he got the transmission software flashed to latest. So time to call the dealer and see if we can get that software updated. Champion!
Yep. AT's have them. I own one.
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      07-30-2016, 04:22 PM   #335
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Just did this a few minutes ago! Went to advance auto parts and bought the fitting and plugs. It does sound a little louder especially when starting and at idle. I am happy with this mod! 10/10
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I did this a few weeks ago. It was funny. I reached into my golf bag to pull out a random tee to use and just so happened to pick this one out. Very apt.



As for the mod itself, I didn't notice much difference to be honest. It is marginally louder at idle and low revs but not really all that noticeable. The biggest difference I experienced is that the car now burbles and pops when I lift off the throttle in any gear. It used to only happen in 1st and 2nd and occasionally third. It now consistently happens in 4th, 5th and 6th also. It's subtle but it's certainly there. My opinion - it's worth doing but don't expect significant results.
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      08-09-2016, 02:41 PM   #337
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I was bored so I pulled the hose plugged it with a tee and put some electrical tape over and around the actuator so dirt would not get in. While I hear a difference it doesn't seem that major to me.
While thinking about this mod and the best way to do it, I thought about putting a plastic or brass shut off valve in the line. That way you could reach under and turn it on and off at will. You would need to get a couple of plastic vacuum line transitions from 1/4 to 3/16 but you could do the whole thing for about $10. If I decide to keep it active I might try it.

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