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    Hello guys, just a quick one...
    I'm pretty new here and I've been told there's nothing forum members hate more than quick one-stop-shoppers that use forums for nothing but to suck information out of members like leeches without so much as an introduction, so in case you didn't catch my previous post about tuning my M3 E46 to the nad-sack; I'm 20, brand new to the BMW world, and completely clueless about any car manufactured after the year 1990. Give me a Capri/Bluebird/Granada and I'll get my extendable teacher stick out and explain every part of it. Give me an M3 however... I'm afraid the lads on bimmerforum are gonna have to take it from there.
    I've posted this thread in the Tuning section because I'm not sure if it's a problem with the car or wether it's just a minor imperfection that needs tweaking up to impeccability. (I use a thesaurus a lot).
    Basically, from a stand-still or a low speed (<15 mph) when I pin the throttle there's more of a delay in pick-up than most other cars I've driven. The engine seems to sort of whinge at me a little bit then says ok ok let's go. It's not a ridiculous lag, and don't get me wrong, when the car finally registers that that the accelerator is flat to the floor it's like something from back to the future, but from a car that rolled off the forecourt at £50,000 under a decade ago you'd expect it to be pretty sharp in that department... Wouldn't you? Despite the SMG's sport mode with the -/+ button which allows you to crank up or down accordingly. This 'problem' occurs even on the highest setting, and one of the features main focuses is exactly that. Lag elimination. My aunty Sharon's P6 Rover never had this feature, but would still thrash my M3 off the line and stay ahead for a good couple of acutely embarrassing seconds...
    The tyres are brand spanking new so it can't be that. Has anybody else noticed this or do you think there may be something wrong? If it does happen to be just one of those things on an otherwise perfect car, can you guys think of anything I can do to get a sharper throttle response?
    Thanks legends
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    Sounds normal to me
     
     

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    Do you find this in your 330? Do u think wheel size has an impact?
     
     

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    Yes, all down to the clever german's stopping us destroying clutches and damaging the drivetrain.
     
     

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    Reset the throttle adaptations (if possible on M3) that sharpens mine up a bit from time to time
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhyd330i View Post
    Yes, all down to the clever german's stopping us destroying clutches and damaging the drivetrain.
    I suppose so didn't think of that, maybe I'll keep it how it is then the Germans know better than me ha
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhyd330i View Post
    Reset the throttle adaptations (if possible on M3) that sharpens mine up a bit from time to time
    I'm gonna take it in for an ecu remap in April, is that something they can look at?
     
     

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    Yep, that's normal. Stops you destroying clutches and allows you to pull away without steering out of the passenger window.

    There's been talk that it can be stopped by disconnecting a switch on the gearbox but I'm of the school of thought it prevents damage to the car.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian S View Post
    Yep, that's normal. Stops you destroying clutches and allows you to pull away without steering out of the passenger window.

    There's been talk that it can be stopped by disconnecting a switch on the gearbox but I'm of the school of thought it prevents damage to the car.
    Yeah thinking about it I'm probably just gonna put up with it. You're right, they wouldn't have built it this way for no reason. It's not too much of a problem really, I'm just glad it's not a fault on this specific car. Thanks for reply
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam_M3 View Post
    I'm gonna take it in for an ecu remap in April, is that something they can look at?
    Turn key to position 1 and wait 10 seconds then turn to position 0 wait 10 seconds then start the car. That's how to reset it
     
     

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