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Just picked up my civic ES 2.2 diesel with 74000 miles on the clock on Monday. I'm returning it to the garage for repair of a rear door not opening from inside or out!

Anyways I have the infamous clutch squeaking noise from the get go but the car seems to have self healed and that's has gone away (maybe because it was sat on the garage for court for a few months????)

I notice a slight delay in acceleration, I panicked thinking this could be the clutch but when I Rev the engine the Revs don't climb with no car movement. My question is: has the civic got a slow throttle response? And what is the response time of the digital speedometer?

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There shouldn't be any delay in acceleration. Although the standard OEM map isn't as responsive and doesn't have the urge of a remap.

What did you drive previously? Might that be throwing you a bit?

Could your delay be due to turbo lag? Are you accelerating from low rpm in a high gear?
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There shouldn't be any delay in acceleration. Although the standard OEM map isn't as responsive and doesn't have the urge of a remap.

What did you drive previously? Might that be throwing you a bit?

Could your delay be due to turbo lag? Are you accelerating from low rpm in a high gear?
Hey thanks for the reply!

I have come from a fiat grande punto 1.4! And it's a 1 second (ish) delay in gears above third, first diesel car I've owned so I think it may be turbo lag??
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You should appreciated the torque of the derv then.

The turbo needs a fair few rpm to give boost.

It could be, have a drive and play around with rpm and gears to find what works best for you.
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Hi all, I'm new here!

Just picked up my civic ES 2.2 diesel with 74000 miles on the clock on Monday. I'm returning it to the garage for repair of a rear door not opening from inside or out!

Anyways I have the infamous clutch squeaking noise from the get go but the car seems to have self healed and that's has gone away (maybe because it was sat on the garage for court for a few months????)

I notice a slight delay in acceleration, I panicked thinking this could be the clutch but when I Rev the engine the Revs don't climb with no car movement. My question is: has the civic got a slow throttle response? And what is the response time of the digital speedometer?

Many thanks!
Might sound like a Div saying this but did you check to see if it had been serviced by the dealer? I know when I picked mine up the first thing I checked was to see if it had been serviced.. Fair play to them the Oil had been changed (don't know what grade they used?) but they hadn't done the Oil, Air and Cabin filter as they were really manky.... The Air filter may contribute to a slow response added to the slight Turbo Lag these things have?......
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Good point about filters.

The fuel filter has been known to cause acceleration issues - always use an OEM filter, book service interval = 2 years but many run them until issues occur (if at all).

Sticky EGR valves too, but lets not scare you too much eh!
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Coming from a 2003 130TDCi Mondeo Estate, the Civic throttle feeds a tad laggy, especially in lower gears. Pretty sure its down to the Civic limiting the torque to avoid yobbish wheelspin and over-intrusive traction control as despite having the 2.2 CDTi, I have to be pretty rough with the clutch to provoke any noticeable wheelspin.

The Mondeo felt much sharper, but then it only needed a moderate prod on the throttle before all hell breaks loose as it briefly scrabbles for grip and then just attempts to shred the squealing tyres whilst the wife gets angry (it can't have had traction control on that...)
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