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Old 04-24-2003, 05:22 PM   #1
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My car hits 5000 rpms queit easy lately when giving heavy acceleration. (hiting 0-60 in 8.9 secs) what i would like to know from anyone driving an oldschool bonnie is if this is normal or if im having some kind of problems. I suspect minor tranny probs anyone got any info it would help alot.

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I rarely floor my Bonneville, but 4500RPM under hard acceleration is about right for me, no transmission problems with mine at all, I find it shifts nicely at abot 3900RPM under the occasional lead foot.

I can unofficially do 0-100 kph...(0-60) in less then 9 seconds....but I have never been officially clocked, I'd like to, but I want to get my cam magnet fixed before I try any quarter mile runs or 0-60'*.

I have to do the intake as well, before I "officially" do anything.

BTW, I have yet to hit 5000RPM at all....ever.
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yeah i thought mine was running a little high does anyone know what would cause this?

Could I just have to much of a lead foot or a real problem?

hmmmmmm i wonder !
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Ya...just ease off a bit and see what happens. Or you have a wacky tach...maybe
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tach? whats that?? clue me in buddy
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The tachometer is the gage that measures your RPM...its to the right of the speedo
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The tachometer is the gage that measures your RPM...its to the right of the speedo
If your lucky enough to have a fancy bonneville with a tachometer you mean. :(
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Ya, its kinda nice. The LE should have a tach...whats in its place...the cluster is so big..there must be something
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yeah yeah thanks I can't believe I even asked that question and of course I have a tach how else would I know im hitting 5000 rpms.

Thanks for the info but I think I found the problem ......

MY LEAD FOOT !!!!!!!

I took it easy yesterday and everything is just fine thanks for the posts guys
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Cool...I'm glad its all back to normal...

I tried last night to hit 5000....didn't happen, shifted at 4100. :( prolly better that way
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