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C30 1.8 feels slow.!!

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C30 1.8 feels slow.!!

Post by Liason » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:27 am

I picked up a 2007 c30 1.8. It’s a good little car. Anyway coming from an Audi S4 everything feels slow now but this c30 feels really slow. My brother in law mechanic checked it over and gave it a scan and said no stored fault codes. Got a full service spark plugs, air filter the lot. It has 100,000 miles and full service history etc but I notice that it seems very slow to rev down and not to quick to rev up either. It’s a Mazda/ford engine in this thing right? I sort of expect it to be more responsive. Feels a little like a non turbo diesel to me. If I park up and give the throttle a quick blip it pretty much does nothing until I am already combing off the power. Then it seems to rev down really slow. I thought most modern cars use fuel cut off these days so I would expect revs to drop quicker. I don’t have another c30 to compare it too. Maybe it’s all in my head but not sure how test if the car is ok. Guess I could try a 0-60 and see how close it is to it’s reviewed time back in the day.uc browser shareit appvn
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Re: C30 1.8 feels slow.!!

Post by RickHaleParker » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:26 am

It is a Mazda L engine (B4184S11). Output is only 125hp @ 6000 RPM, 122 lb⋅ft of torque at 4250 rpm.


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Re: C30 1.8 feels slow.!!

Post by erikv11 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:40 am

As per the google search, it is a low output non-turbo gasoline engine. Since there are no codes it sounds like it may be just performing normally. I also don't know what's going on with the revs, I would try the forum page here that is devoted to the C30 viewforum.php?f=25.


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Re: C30 1.8 feels slow.!!

Post by theWIFES_S70 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:51 am

I just picked up an 07 S40, 2.4i and I feel the same way (I'm coming from a 98 S70, N/A). I suppose if it's more efficient that's all that matters... (I wish I didn't have a check engine light though...)


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Re: C30 1.8 feels slow.!!

Post by erikv11 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:29 am

At lest yours has a 5th cylinder!


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Re: C30 1.8 feels slow.!!

Post by abscate » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:43 am

At least it isn't an R - those come with see - through mirrors so you can watch the traffic in front of you Recede...


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