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How fast should the motor respond to the gas pedal?

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by Dobiwallah, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. Dobiwallah

    Dobiwallah Zorg Legend
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    Hi, when I push my gas pedal down, the engine is responding a bit delayed, like a half a second or a second or so. I thought that that was a Zed thing, because the Nissan I had before was responding much faster. The engine is running fine for the rest. If I need to take over a truck in the ranges uphill here, it revs easily up to 7000 rpm, but with a bit delay... I can't realy compare with another Zed, because there aren't a lot of them here in Napier, NZ...

    Since I have it, it always has done it. it is a 2 liter automatic. Any suggestions? I was thinking about remapping to get it responding a bit faster, but you pay big money for remapping here, so I try to avoid that (like a true Dutchie :))
     
  2. Cooper

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    Hi, first of all I love the colour of the car and the hard top. I have a 2.2 auto and the engine is quiet responsive. I mean if I put my foot down it does what I expect it to and revs climb pretty quick. There is a very short delay as it kicks down to a lower gear but there is nothing to complain about.

    You are welcome to come over and have a try in my car if you bring the HT! :)

    ps: get the rubber antenna grommet from the dealer for about $5, get the magnetic stone guards from a guy off this site [from England] at a great price and look search on this site for the stainless steel door handles ans somewhere there is a thread with some really good ones at a great price too!
     
  3. Dobiwallah

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    Thats a fast responce! I was lucky with the hardtop. Only a search command on trademe.co.nz for a year.... I will see if I can make a video clip tomorrow, depence when I wake up, I am on nightshift at the moment. I like to try your zed, but you're on the wrong side of the ditch :)
     
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    Haha. I am on the right side of the ditch!

    I am also on night shift and finish at 12 which is 1h 20m away.
     
  5. Dobiwallah

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    :dead: I have to do another 5+ hours untill 6.00am
     
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    Turbo lag?.......;)
    As for the stainless steel door handles, have a chat with @t-tony.
     
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    Mine responds 2 seconds before I press for gas, I guess it's got used to my style of driving and pre- empts manouvers
     
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    That's a long time, compared to Bad ///Boy..................
     
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  10. Dobiwallah

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    I have placed a short video on youtube, maybe anybody can check it out and compare it with your Zed please?

     
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    Can hear a sucking sound as the throttle is pressed? Have you checked the induction pipes for splits?
     

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