Accelerator Question - E46Fanatics E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > E46 Convertible

E46 Convertible
The E46 vert forum. Talk about dropping your E46 top here.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-07-2011, 01:18 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Harvest, AL
Posts: 15
My Ride: 2005 BMW 325Ci
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.
mtwalsh922 is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE membership to remove this ad.
Old 10-10-2011, 07:53 PM   #2
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Odenton, MD
Posts: 24
My Ride: 330Cic
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....
ICEMANBU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 07:59 PM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,344
My Ride: E46
How many miles? May need a nice little tune up.
Blueandwhite85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2011, 08:13 PM   #4
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Odenton, MD
Posts: 24
My Ride: 330Cic
Check out page 78....
ICEMANBU is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.