[DML] Re: Minor Annoyance: Throttle lag prob.
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[DML] Re: Minor Annoyance: Throttle lag prob.

What it could be is that you are staying in too low a gear for too
long. Before slowing down try upshiftng to the next gear and use the
brakes to slow down. At 30 MPH you should be in 2nd or 3rd, not 1st.
Of course your technique can vary quite a lot depending on traffic and
hills. This is not a "Delorean Thing". Next time listen to your wife!
Another thing you can try is to let someone you trust and knows how to
drive a stick ride with you and ask him how it rides and let him drive
the car too. Everyone drives a manual transmission a little
differently, you should try shifting at different speeds. For economy
you always try to get into the highest gear the motor is happy with.
For performance you try to stay in the lowest gear for as long as you
can to keep the motor RPM's high. These are just general tips. Another
thing you can try is to just step on the clutch as you remove your
foot from the accelerator, shift to neutral, and use the brakes to
slow down.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "alex morgan" <mauibarber@xxxx> wrote:
> Sorry, its a 5-speed.  Is it possible I am not the ace driver I
think I am?  
> My wife said it was probably my driving technique as well but I
needed David 
> to make me believe.  LOL
> -Alex
> Quote:
> A fact you did not mention is if your car is a 5-speed or an
> automatic. This could be a big part of the solution. If it is an
> automatic it could be a malfunctioning shift computer. If it is a
> 5-speed it could be your shifting technique.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757

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