- 6 November 2006
Yesterday, after meeting up with a local Lambo owner for a car chat he took off in his 350z, up a 45-50 degree steep paved road. I followed in my '91 with a new clutch (as of last year) and the car just bogged on me when i made an upshift around 5000 rpm from first to second gear. the traction light blinked for a second and i downshifted back to first and slowed down, making the peak of the street. Upon making the right turn to continue a street with less angle but heading uphill nonetheless the car bogged again in second gear and the TCS light actually stayed on until i quickly pulled over and re-started the car. I only use the best gas (94 octane here) and had the car recently tunde up. I haven't seen the problem arise since yesterday and am tempted to do the same thing again today to see if the problem only exists when climibing a hill with a 30-35 degree plus slope. I am a new owner and haven't seen this before. I'll re-post an update after taking the same route today and driving the same speed, etc. If anyone has any comments i'd love to hear them...