After having my X19 serviced, I have noticed that it feels more sluggish in
response to the throttle. I could be imagining this, but, I also feel at
times now the speed has dropped slightly in relation to where the revs are -
ie. 5000 revs in 2nd gear takes me to 40mph say, compared to 45mph
pre-service. It's an 1985 1500cc model.
Anyone had any similar experiences?
I would guess they altered the timing, or messed around with the
fuel/air mixture to get it to comply with MOT emissions regulations.
Yep, you *are* imagining it, unless the service involved changing the
gear ratios. ; )
Get the timing (I'm guessing it's the timing) set up properly and your
car will feel normal again.
As a side point, are you a member of the UK x1/9 Owners-club?
They are an amazingly dedicated bunch of people who are devoted to the
X1/9 cause. And what's more, they are nice people too! I joined a
couple of months ago and would definitely recommend it, especially if
you have technical questions about your X1/9 (between them all they
have an encyclopaedic knowledge of all things X1/9). On my first
club-meet my X1/9 broke (in a fairly major way) and a group of them
fixed it on the spot! I am in their debt.
Thanks for your input :) I think the carburettor mixture is a bit out of
tune from what I gather...
I have been looking into joining the club as it does seem handy (regarding
parts, knowledge etc). I liked the story you tell of them fixing your X19
on the spot :)
They probably adjusted the CO emission. When my car needs to be tested I
adjust the idle mixture screw so it runs a little leaner. Good for less CO,
bad for power. After the test I set it richer again and back is the power.
PS revs to speed ratio cannot be changed, except by a slipping clutch or
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