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Old 10-07-2011, 02:18 PM   #1
mtwalsh922
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Accelerator Question

I have a 2005 325Ci that I bought a couple months ago. Loving the car (my first BMW) and other that having the coolant expansion tank replaced, she's in awesome shape and runs great.

I've noticed something about the accelerator pedal that I don't think is a problem, just curious about it. When driving if I need to accelerate hard for whatever reason (merging, or just for fun), I press down on the pedal and the car takes off, but seemingly not quite as quickly as I would have expected. Having come from a 3.0 liter Acura coupe, and this being 2.5, I thought maybe my perceptions were just a little off. No big deal.

Then one day I floored it and must have angled my foot a little differently such that when the accelerator reached the point where it felt like it would go no further I rocked my foot forward a bit. Suddenly the accelerator traveled a little bit further, and the car took off like a rocket...much to my surprise and pleasure.

I'm not sure if I'm making sense? I tried searching for this first on this forum and elsewhere, but don't think I was describing it well enough to hit on anything.

I'm wondering if this is an issue with my big size 12 foot not being positioned properly on the pedal, or is the accelerator sticking a bit near the end of it's travel, or am I just an idiot? I don't know.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:53 PM   #2
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Probably the "kickdown" feature, it'll drop it down a gear so you can shoot away....

You should probably be able to feel the 'click' when you engage it....

I think I remember reading about it in the manual....
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:59 PM   #3
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How many miles? May need a nice little tune up.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:13 PM   #4
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Check out page 78....

http://www.linquist.net/system/files/E462005Cic.pdf
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