Z06 C7 "Too Much Power?"

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Okay just turned 800 kms but no oil change (service) yet, maybe tomorrow. Tach still shows yellow around 3,500 rpms.....gave it a good shot in first tonight, shifted into second, hit throttle and no power.........This has happened a few times.......am I going too deep in second and the car is applying traction control (I'm not feeling wheel slip) or is the computer shutting off my fuel/electronics because I don't have that 800 km service yet and I'm demanding more than the car will provide during this break in period?

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This is normal. The yellow line at 3500 RPM will still be there a little bit passed 800kms. I think it goes off at 500 miles. It will also still be there at any mileage if your engine is not warmed up. You'll see the line slowly going back towards 6500 mark as the engine warms up. And for your lack of power, as Derek stated it shouldn't happen unless you see the traction control light coming up. This is unusual. Personally I wouldn't punch it before the first oil change is done not to get too much of that dirty metal-filled oil through the engine at high temp & pressure, but that's just me.
 

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This is normal. The yellow line at 3500 RPM will still be there a little bit passed 800kms. I think it goes off at 500 miles. It will also still be there at any mileage if your engine is not warmed up. You'll see the line slowly going back towards 6500 mark as the engine warms up. And for your lack of power, as Derek stated it shouldn't happen unless you see the traction control light coming up. This is unusual. Personally I wouldn't punch it before the first oil change is done not to get too much of that dirty metal-filled oil through the engine at high temp & pressure, but that's just me.
Ha ha.....well on my way this morning to get my 800km service.......prior to leaving I reset my oil % from 87% back to 100%. The dealer is about six miles from my home and near the outskirts of the city. I took the bypass and couldn't resist the temptation of seeing if the resetting of the oil % would free up the computer. I had my suspicions that it would because when I reset it, my red line moved directly to 6,500. Well I powered pretty excitedly through first, just to two green circles though, so not near red line, shifted and voila.......second gear was pretty exciteful and demanding of my respect......wow!

My fear is that I'm going to have a difficult time driving that car maturely!!!!!!!
 

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