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Hair trigger.
« on: July 13, 2018, 06:30:25 PM »
I don't know if my car has an issue or not, but the throttle seems to be on a hair trigger. It is fine during normal driving. But you just have to breath on the throttle pedal, in neutral, for it to rev up to 2000 rpm. It is controllable, so I do not think there is a fault with the throttle position sensor, but it requires more control than I can give it. This leads to pulling away with loads of revs, or stalling due to not enough. The clutch is also quite fierce, which exacerbates the problem.
I sometimes think people must be looking for the car with L Plates! I don't play music in the car, while driving in town, to try and give me a better clue as to what the engine is doing.
After 25 years of driving automatics I thought it was just me, but I have had no problems jumping in and out of various works vans, and after 2 years, I thought I would have gotten used to it.


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Re: Hair trigger.
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 07:38:53 PM »
I had the same issue with my previous mk3 it was much more sensitive than my previous car I had it for 2 years and never got used to it. It was one of the main reasons for switching to a cvt

John Ratsey

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Re: Hair trigger.
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 11:05:43 PM »
I use thin soled footwear when driving in order to get more feedback from the pedals as these days the pedals are largely  a means to signal to the car whether to go faster or slower rather than directly controlling the car.

sparky Paul

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Re: Hair trigger.
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2018, 08:47:54 PM »
I find there is very little feedback through the clutch pedal, and the fact that you can hardly hear the engine doesn't help.

What made things really difficult was when the EGR was playing up.


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