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Old 12-05-2008, 09:19 AM   #9 (permalink)
MazdaMatt
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That is entirely caused by bad software. Do you know if the gas pedal is cabled to the throttle plate? I would think that a truely perfect CVT system would use a computer controlled ratio AND throttle plate, making the pedal only a "speed setting" pedal... keep your foot where it is and the control system should align its throttle position and RPM on the best BSFC location for cruising.
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