I took my spagetti strainer out last night. It took about 15 min.
I took her out for a hard test drive, and I didn't notice a power difference.
If there is an increase it's very slight, but hey these little mods add up.
Throttle response did seem slightly better though.
Of coarse only real way to see it's effects are on a dyno.
As far as one cylinder running lean it makes very little sense to me and I find it very doubtful that removing this will make your pistons crack.
Anyone else give this a shot?