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Old 06-Nov-2005, 01:13 PM
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throttle respsonse time

hey guys, does anyone know how to or if there is a way to increase the throttle response time on my 96 civic hatch dx?


purpose you may ask? well, mainyly for double-clutching speed cause i noticed the other day on my dad's 2004 si that the throttle response is almost immediate and with a tap of the gas in neutral i could redline it in less than a second.. it takes mine like 2 seconds... anyone have any ideas?
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Old 06-Nov-2005, 01:19 PM
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Tighten the throttle cable.
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Old 06-Nov-2005, 02:45 PM
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get a lightweight flywheel
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u can buy a throttle rotor for d series engines and it completely tightens up the throttle response
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Old 06-Nov-2005, 07:28 PM
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lighten flywheel, i got a 7lb and love it its like driving a go kart
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what price range am i looking at for lightening my flywheel? also, sometimes under hard acceleration when i rev up my gear before letting the clutch out, sometimes my clutch cathes... i think its cause it might be getting worn or something. any ideas?
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Old 06-Nov-2005, 11:44 PM
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flywheel is around 200ish to lighten and balance. i would only do this when your clutch is toast because its not worth the money jus to lighten the flywheel. I got a new fidanza one for 180, thats because i couldnt afford the downtime of sending it into a shop.
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Old 07-Nov-2005, 04:42 PM
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tighten cable... they get loose over time... otherwise light fly, a complete tuneup including a seafoam cleaning and a huge *** "high responsive" ricey tac on the dash!
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Re: throttle respsonse time

Originally posted by mikepasini
hey guys, does anyone know how to or if there is a way to increase the throttle response time on my 96 civic hatch dx?


purpose you may ask? well, mainyly for double-clutching speed cause i noticed the other day on my dad's 2004 si that the throttle response is almost immediate and with a tap of the gas in neutral i could redline it in less than a second.. it takes mine like 2 seconds... anyone have any ideas?
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Probably just needs a tune up. Could be poor conditioned plugs/wires/air filter or your ignition timing could be out.

Unlikeley to be related to your throttle cable & with a lightened flywheel, you will only get quicker response whilst the engine is under load, not @ idle.

I have a shop located in Ajax (10 mins east of scarb) if you do not already have a trustworthy mechanic. I can take a look at it for you and get you going at a good price.

In any event, good luck with your civic.
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Originally posted by mswoboda
Unlikeley to be related to your throttle cable & with a lightened flywheel, you will only get quicker response whilst the engine is under load, not @ idle.
wrong. what makes you think that the quicker resonse will only be under load? is it a dynamicly light flywheel that can sense when it is under load and there for will reduce its weight as you accelerate? no. its light all the time and will be light at idle and will
improve response time at idle. common sense people.
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wrong. what makes you think that the quicker resonse will only be under load? is it a dynamicly light flywheel that can sense when it is under load and there for will reduce its weight as you accelerate? no. its light all the time and will be light at idle and will
improve response time at idle. common sense people.
If the clutch is not engaged and the vehicle is not under load, the throttle response difference @ idle will be unrecognizeable. The inertial force generated by the spinning flywheel will not have an affect on the engines ability to accelerate unless there is force applied to the output side of the crankshaft. In other words, no load, no affect. Aslong as the flywheel is balanced properly the engines ability to accelerate will not be vastly improved. With a lightened flywheel you may have an engine acceleration increase of about 0.01 seconds. However when under load the engines ability to accelerate will be greatly improved.

Regardless of this fact, the problems described have nothing to do with the weight of a flywheel. If he gets poor throttle response at idle, the flywheel is not the issue, ignition is.
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so if i put on a 30lb flywheel it will make no difference compared to a 20lb flywheel at idle? i think you have been misinformed. it is easier to spin less weight period. it is common sense. though i agree that this problem has nothing to do with his flywheel.
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Originally posted by LEITNER
so if i put on a 30lb flywheel it will make no difference compared to a 20lb flywheel at idle? i think you have been misinformed. it is easier to spin less weight period. it is common sense. though i agree that this problem has nothing to do with his flywheel.
totaly with you on this one, theres a huge difference at idle. Like you said common sence...well maybe not common sence for someone lacking grade 10 physics.

plus Ive seen the difference first hand and im sure you have 100x more than me!
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Originally posted by LEITNER
so if i put on a 30lb flywheel it will make no difference compared to a 20lb flywheel at idle? i think you have been misinformed. it is easier to spin less weight period. it is common sense. though i agree that this problem has nothing to do with his flywheel.
I agree with you, my main point was that the weight differences between stock and most lightened flywheels wont me noticeable.

If you load a super heavy flywheel, it will be noticeable.
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