Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 13:11:56 -0400
From: "Fred W." <Fred.Willsnospampam>
Subject: 2000 9-3 deceleration programing?

I have a 2000 9-3 SE (5 speed) Convertible that I picked up during the past winter. I've been doing a bunch of work on it during the dark months getting it ready for some sporty top-down cruising. One thing that I've noticed while driving this car that annoys me greatly is that there is a big delay from when the accelerator pedal is released to when the electronic throttle control (fly by wire) releases the throttle. It's probably about a half a second, maybe even longer. This is really bothersome when accelerating and shifting briskly. It makes me feel "disconnected" from the engine control and to me it detracts greatly from the overall driving experience. Does anyone know what the purpose of this delay is? Also is it possible to program the ECU to eliminate it? If not, I may end up sellling this car off and finding a different ragtop that I can better "connect with". Thanks in advance, Fred W

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