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    Swinging gate Bosch AFMs

    Do they have to be mounted upright as per OEM or will they work tuned through 90 degrees so the gate is vertical rather than horizontal ?

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    Hi Kev,

    I assume you mean the mechanical system, like the K-jetronic etc.

    They are pretty finely balanced, and I suspect that the unit will have to be vertical, as you may find that it does not sit properly at the idle position, and that there may be more friction affecting the movement.

    You will have no doubt gone through the same thought process as me and I think that the only way to find out would be to lay a unit on it's side and see if the paddle changes position.

    Not a lot of help really, but I thought someone should have a go at answering the question.

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    I did go through that thought process and actually tried it this morning

    It's Bosch system on a Pinto EFI .

    There is a spring that appears to hold it shut so my plan is to fire it up in the correct position and then shift to the alternative and see if there is any difference as failing anyone else having tried it it'll be the only way for me to find out .

    It's just that it gains me valuable space if it will work .

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    I think that system will be a lot more forgiving, as I do not think that gravity plays a part in it's operation.

    The K-jetronic system, had counter weights in it, and was slow to respond, and difficult to adapt to anything other than a standard setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    I did go through that thought process and actually tried it this morning

    It's Bosch system on a Pinto EFI .

    There is a spring that appears to hold it shut so my plan is to fire it up in the correct position and then shift to the alternative and see if there is any difference as failing anyone else having tried it it'll be the only way for me to find out .

    It's just that it gains me valuable space if it will work .
    It makes no difference to the operation which way they're mounted.
    Fit vertically if fits better that way, it will work fine.

    Did that on one of the installs I've done.

    Nick

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    Cheers Nick, I've since found some pictures of instals like that as well. It'll certainly make life easier

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