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  1. JonnyRotten

    JonnyRotten Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure I'm not the only one who has noticed a pause in the engine when accelerating hard just around or before 4000 rpm, way before :vtec: kicks in.
    So my question is, does anyone know what that is? :confuzzled:
    I noticed it on my stock 2012 Si and now I have a stock 2014 Si and they both do it.
     
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    Vit would probably call that the bad stock tune
     
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    [​IMG] for answers
     
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    I am also in, my hesitates as well from time to time, I have always just chalked it up to a difference in humidity, or the air temps. But what to I know haha but vit is still tuning me so that may be it
     
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    Try turning the traction control off and see if it does it.
     
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    ^^ hmm mine is always on, I am gonna try that
     
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    Th TC is quite finicky. I have just made it a habit to turn it off unless it is or has been raining. The TC light is usually covered by the steering wheel or your arm/hand and it is hard to notice when it comes on, but you would be surprised at how often it does if you are driving/accelerating fast.
     
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    Interesting...I will be doing that from now on then
     
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    I've never thought that's what would cause the "pause" but I'm going to try turning that off and see if that helps.
     
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    What gear are you in?
     
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    2nd and I'm pretty sure I've felt it in 3rd
     
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    I've been driving around with my TC off. Still feel the pause once and awhile buy the car drives much better when it's off. It feels a little more lively.
     
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    I've encountered the same. Can't remember if the TC was on or not but it has done it when I'm rolling and Not losing traction
     
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    Felt it in 1st, 2nd and 3rd. I thought I wasnt't stepping on the gas as much. Its like a split second pause.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    I actually noticed this last night in my 15 Si and I did take the traction control off and it seemed to fix my issue. I noticed when getting on it, it was almost like the throttle cut out on me. I turn the TC off and went light to light again and it felt to me that the issue is gone. Glad to hear I wasn't the only one. Would like to know if turning the TC off has helped anyone else
     
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    Every time I get in my car I turn the TC off. It seems way to sensitive. I have had It kick on in 3rd going 35 when I punched it to move out in traffic. Another thing I noticed is that if it is off/on and you hit a bump or crack in the road it kills power to. But if your tc is on you should notice the TC light flashes when it is engaged.
     
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    I also noticed when I had a bad tune for some reason my car would lose power when I was from a dead stop. And lag on acceleration even if I was barely hitting the gas.(It would feel like I took my MAF sensor out). But since Vit has been helping me with a custom tune it has not done it anymore. And it would do it even with TC off.
     
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    I notice this in my 2013 si sedan. neither my 2006 or 2011 had the issue. damn i miss those engines. def going to try taking TC off though to see if it helps.
     
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    I will agree that the traction control is very touchy in my Si. It does seem to accelerate better with it off, and I think there are times it kicks on without turning the little notification light on, like when you hit a bump going around a corner.
     

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