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



Hi Alex,

Being that I am new to a manual car, and only had about 2 hours of 
experience driving before getting in my D and completing the 4 hour 
trip home, I think I have a good understanding of what you mean. When 
driving to work there is one street that has stop and go traffic, and 
when in second around 25mph I sometimes let off the gas quick and the 
car feels like its breaking. From how I understand a manual 
transmission, it basically is. When your at the upper range of a gear 
and let off the gas, since the gas pedal is tied exactly to engine 
speed and rotation, you are cutting the power to the car. In essence 
this would be the same if you were slowing down and downshifting. The 
car does the slowing for you. If you hop into 3rd earlier, the car 
will not give your wife a jolt when you let off the gas at 25mph. 
Although I have found if you let off the pedal gradually in second 
around 20-25mph, you cut that jolt feeling to where it is barely 
noticeable. Or as others have stated, just pop the car into neutral 
and coast. Its all up to you, eventually you will get a good feel for 
the car and find your own way to drive it. Best of luck!

-Derek #10084 

--- 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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