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WAs it hesitation? (archive)

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Posted by Vladimir Vooss on August 24, 1999 at 01:14:54:

It occurred to me that the problem that's getting a tad bit worse with time may or may not be hesitation. When accelerating my '85 528e, it usually accelerates as nicely as these cars do. Then after a second or so, while my gas foot is still increasing pressure for more gas and continued acceleration, then some big hand, or something checks the acceleration - meaning, more gas is being given, the engine is trying to rev, but something is bleeding the strength of the acceleration. On short accelerations, the car will jerk backwards from the forwards "jolt" of the initial acceleration. After a very unpleasant couple of seconds, the bleeding acceleration effect lessens as the car reaches a shifting point, let's say, but it's definitely not accelerating freely. Is this what's called hesitation? And whatever it is, does anyone recognize this effect and what can I do about it?

Thanks for any tips, and give me something to do this weekend.

Vladimir Vooss


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