Hesitation & Smoke
I just got back from a little spin which reminded me to post a little problem of mine (actually, 2):
When coming out of turns in 2nd gear, I get a "hesitation". It feels like the engine is losing all of its power until I open the throttle a little more - then the hesitation kicks off and it accelerates fine. Sometimes from stoplights, etc, I get hesitation in 2nd & even 3rd. It doesn't always happen. I searched under the seat for this brown wire but found no such thing anywhere in the region unless it's hidden VERY well. I use 89 oct (silver/midgrade) since that's what the gas compartment cover says - intermediate 91.
Also, when I open her up really hard, which is not very often [I swear], at 7-8k rpms I get a considerable puff of smoke. I don't know if the 2 problems are in kahoots with each other.
I just had the 12k service so I know all the fluids are full & clean (I checked them out too) - what's the problem?