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I took my car to the track this weekend, and had some bad results. My car is a 96 SE w/ a 98 ITR engine in it, and a 98 GSR transmission. When I launch my car, the RPMS drop down at least 3000 rpm, and the car bogs down. I would accelerate, but the car would reach about 60, and the RPMS would rise, but the car wouldn't accelerate. The clutch is engaging fine. My timing is fine, I verified it w/ a gun, and I haven't advanced it or anything.

Some things that helped a little bit for me were:
-swapping plugs from BOSCH plat to Denzo iridiums
- Using ITR spark plug wires, I had accidently installed my LS Engines wires on there, and they are slightly shorter and don't connect right on the plugs
- Loosened my power steering and alternator belts. This was on accident, my alternator belt flew off while I was driving after the tensioner on the AC belt flew off and ripped it. But I noticed I had my belts too tight.

I'm still having a some issues with this problem. Just seeing if anyone else had some suggestions. I'm doing a dist cap and rotor this weekend, although the ones on the engine are clean and corrosion free. I'd like to not run 21's and 23's w/ my ITR swap :)
 

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You say clutch is engaging fine, but if your RPMs are rising and your car isn't accelerating, theres nothin else it can be. You mean your clutch engages fine at launch, right? It could still be slipping...
 

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That was what I was going to say was check for the clutch to be slipping. Happened to me, I was going down a road and gave it a lil gas to get in front of a car and thought I wasn't getting traction but it was the clutch slipping, and bad... Held up for almost 8 months after words though, then the springs and the whole clutch imploded in the tranny and pieces were everywhere. 144k on a stock clutch though....
 

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Firing order is right. As soon as I drop the clutch, the engine RPM's drop down, and the engine power is really weak.The clutch is fairly new. The reason I don't think it is the clutch, is because when the engine is warmed up, and I have it in idle and hit the gas, it will hesitate for a little bit, and then accelerate. Its made worse when put in gear.
I did a check today, I had the car in 2nd gear and started it at from a dead stop, which means the clutch probably isn't slipping right?
 

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That 2nd gear test may prove the clutch isn't at fault, but I can't for the life of me think of anything else it would be that could let the RPMs rise without acceleration. If the clutch is properly engaged, then your speed should always be the same at a certain RPM in a certain gear. Meaning if the RPMs are rising, your speedo should be rising at the same rate every time.
 

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I guess I'll check it this weekend. only fix for a slipping clutch would be a new clutch right... This one on here was new about 3 months ago. I finally got enough miles on it for it to be broken in.
 

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The real problem is RPM bogging down after I release the clutch pedal. Its now affecting my driving around town. I'm heading to the honda specialists tomm to have them look.
 
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