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Throttle hesitation

Matty317

New member
Location
Surrey
I'm in the process of buying a tcr and I love the car but test driving a brand new one with 29miles on the clock when u put your foot down from stationary or slow speed there is a second or do when nothing happens . It didnt hapoen on the test drive r or gti . Anyone any ideas?
 

imthanick_a

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Ohio
What does that have to do with a hesitation? That's not lugging the engine.
OP said "when I put my foot down from a stop". Putting your foot down at a stop is literally the definition of lugging. The car hesitates to keep you from blowing it up because you don't know how to drive. feather your throttle and you won't get hesitation.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Newbie
Location
Phoenix
Ride
2018 SE DSG
OP said "when I put my foot down from a stop". Putting your foot down at a stop is literally the definition of lugging. The car hesitates to keep you from blowing it up because you don't know how to drive. feather your throttle and you won't get hesitation.
Well if putting his foot down means flooring it from a stop I would assume since he's stopped it's in first gear so he can't be lugging the engine. What would happen to drag racing if you couldn't put your foot down from a stop?
 

Carlosfandang0

Drag Race Newbie
Location
UK
Ride
2016 3Dr GTi DSG CSG
As the the OP was test driving the car, they probably didn’t have the seat set quite right for them and we’re sat a little too far from the peddles, I find a difference in pedal feel just from wearing different footwear.
 
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