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Unhappy CTR 2007 ~3000rpm problem

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Bare with me here. My english isn't the best but I will try to describe best as possible.

I own a 2007 CTR GT and sometime mid winter I started to get a fault that didn't really bother me much at the time but the more I've been thinking about it, the more I feel that I need to find out IF its a problem for starters.
I've asked some co-workers and such and have not recieved any clear suggestions about it.

First thing first. I'm pretty sure this only happens, atleast shows itself the most, when I drive off from a cold start (eg. car been standing unused for atleast 10 hours).

When I rev to roughly 3000 rpm, usually in second gear, I can't maintain the throttle at this rev and instead the car starts acting like a kangaroo or something and i have to press down the clutch, or rev higher to get rid of it.
Revving the engine from zero and all the way up close to the red line with no gear is no problem at all, but when you actually drive with gear in, this happens.
And it seems to go away minutes later when the engine is warm, but it feels overall, like it doesn't rev even and smooth from 0-8000 at all times.

Thing is, I dont remember this behaviour before this winter and it's really bugging me cause I have fallen in love with this car.
I wasn't interested in cars at all, and then I took a ctr for a test drive and the rest is history.
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she needs warmth mate ..... mine can be bouncy straight from cold, warm her up though and she's smooth as silk.
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have you done any mods to the car?
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Yea this sounds like the normal type r engine when stone cold. personally I find it is quite jerky if you apply anything apart from very light throttle when stone cold, after say about 30seconds-1minute of driving it is fine. and it would be from 2000-3000 rpm this jerkyness. I found it was nearly cured with using 97octane fuel (I was using 95 before).
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have you done any mods to the car?
hey.

No mods that I'm aware of. I bought it second hand from a big honda dealer. It was close to three years old with only one previous owner when i bought it.
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Yea this sounds like the normal type r engine when stone cold. personally I find it is quite jerky if you apply anything apart from very light throttle when stone cold, after say about 30seconds-1minute of driving it is fine. and it would be from 2000-3000 rpm this jerkyness. I found it was nearly cured with using 97octane fuel (I was using 95 before).
Thanks for the quick replies. Good to see it's not just me

I was afraid the harsch winter did something to the car seeing as it's not really suited for that kind of weather. It never happened on my previous car which was a small Toyota Yaris '07. A totally different car then my CTR for sure, but it fullfilled its, at that time purposes with no problems
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Do you drive with like half to full throttle when your car is stone cold?

If I were you and if you are still worried that this is a problem then; the next day you are starting your car from stone cold, drive really granny like with very light throttle to around the rev range where you said this jerkiness was happening, if there is no jerk or very slight jerk/engine stutter then I would 99% say that this is just the nature of the highly tuned honda engine. when I first got my car I thought the exact same as you, thought there was a problem and eventually realised this is just the nature of the beast!
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My 2007 FN2 and 2003 EP3 does exactly the same, I think the engines just dont like being cold, so I always take it easy on the throttle till the car is warm
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My 2007 FN2 and 2003 EP3 does exactly the same, I think the engines just dont like being cold, so I always take it easy on the throttle till the car is warm
there you go gloom, a man speaking from experience
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I use Shell 99 octane fuel, it does make a slight difference but its costly.
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not really had this happenned to me when i had my ep3.
as a general rule to any cars really... dont rev hard until the car is warm, even if its a 1000cc or 9000cc engine.

but then i must have rev'd to 3000rpm as thats the limit i set myself before its warm. the car does feel bit more juddery when its cold, but its smooth when warm.

i would get it checked if worried
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