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Old 05-19-2009, 04:43 PM   #1
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1st gear doesn't seem to pull hard enough.

Stupid thread but I feel as if my car has no pull in 1st gear unless I rev to about 3000+RPM. It's always been there but now it is bothering me. Is it just the engine, transmission, electronics combo or is there another problem? It pulls quite well in all other gears.
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:48 PM   #2
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your power band most likely isn't kicking in ti'll 3000rpm. you've gotten used to the car.
This is what happens when your thirst for more power gets the better of you. :-)
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:09 PM   #3
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I was hoping there would be a bit more push from a 6 banger. I am not looking to leave skid marks (or should I say skid mark since there's no LSD) but I would like it to take off faster than a Honda Accord next to me without having the pummel the throttle.
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:12 PM   #4
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get a 330ci. :-)
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:52 PM   #5
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New accord v6 will walk all over you...

on a serious note though, you might have clogged cats, bad injectors, old spark plugs, fuel filter, etc...

one or more of the above...

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Old 05-19-2009, 10:35 PM   #6
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Yes I know the V6 Accord will hammer me. There aren't many 6 bangers on the road that I can take on.

But that's besides the point. And I searched but what you mention will affect the pull at all gears, am I right? Not just first.
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:26 PM   #7
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Unplug the battery and let the ECU relearn to see if that helps. In the meantime, due diligence... oil, plugs, cats, filters, codes...
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:31 PM   #8
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its because you have a 325 hahah jokes.
Its probably because your used to it man
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:10 PM   #9
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Yeah I think I'll go with what your suggestions oil, plugs, filters etc. They are due in another 5000km but I'll get them done in the next 2.

My last car was an '05 RSX Type S. That thing was lighter, had VTEC and kept pulling all the way to its 8600 rev limit. So yeah I'm probably used to it....
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Get a new diff??
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:53 PM   #11
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You want to pull in all gears, in any range, on demand? 135/335/535 with the TT
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:51 PM   #12
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Nah I don't want the diff, it revs at 3000+ at 120km/h already. Frankly speaking I'll just take care of what's already there. Most likely it's all in my head since I'm used to driving a lighter car with a rising power curve. Modding this car is pointless. Once I'm done grad school I'll just get another high revving motor based on my needs then. S2k, E46 M3 etc.
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Your MAF could also be dirty... try cleaning it out.

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Old 05-22-2009, 01:11 AM   #14
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if you've been driving like a granny, your throttle will adapt to that. you can do like Qube said and unhook the battery or IIRC you can do it as well by turning the key to position 2 for 10 seconds, then turn it off for 10 seconds, then actually start the car.
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if you've been driving like a granny, your throttle will adapt to that. you can do like Qube said and unhook the battery or IIRC you can do it as well by turning the key to position 2 for 10 seconds, then turn it off for 10 seconds, then actually start the car.
Is this only on E46s? Explain?
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