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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 2012, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Just for the hell of it, I drove in "sport" mode. Loved the tighter steering and the better throttle response BUT when letting off the gas when engine revved high and down shifting, the car backfires. Only in sport mode. Decided to see if anyone else has this issue
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Just for the hell of it, I drove in "sport" mode. Loved the tighter steering and the better throttle response BUT when letting off the gas when engine revved high and down shifting, the car backfires. Only in sport mode. Decided to see if anyone else has this issue
This is quite normal, it will backfire especially if you lift your foot off the throttle. Don't do it under a bridge !!!!!
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And you can only get little pops - I always liked the story (no idea if it's true) of the Scandinavian motorcycle club that would get together to buy a sheet of glass and set it on the side of the road. Bikes have ignition kill switches and, with carburettors, if you operate the kill switch on the move, it fills the exhaust system with unburnt fuel - switch the kill switch back on and you can get a really big backfire, sometimes big enough to split open your exhaust system as well as waking the dead. So the idea was everyone got a turn at riding past the sheet of glass and using their kill switch to try to get a backfire big enough to shatter the glass. Better than beating folk up, I guess.
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And you can only get little pops - I always liked the story (no idea if it's true) of the Scandinavian motorcycle club that would get together to buy a sheet of glass and set it on the side of the road. Bikes have ignition kill switches and, with carburettors, if you operate the kill switch on the move, it fills the exhaust system with unburnt fuel - switch the kill switch back on and you can get a really big backfire, sometimes big enough to split open your exhaust system as well as waking the dead. So the idea was everyone got a turn at riding past the sheet of glass and using their kill switch to try to get a backfire big enough to shatter the glass. Better than beating folk up, I guess.
Cant see them buying a sheet of glass these days, more likely to do it outside a shop window
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Thats very normal. Drive the car hard in sport mode and I can usually get a nice double tap pop.
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