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Has anyone experienced an issue with a heavy throttle pedal? I recently purchased a new SLC 180 - really please with it but when travelling long distance (30 miles) I get an ache in the bottom of my right foot. I tried an SLC 250 whilst waiting for. Mine and it was fine. Throttle pedal has been replaced by MB but still the same! Car has done 3000 miles.
Any info much appreciated.

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Tim....is your wallet in your back pocket?

The problem starts when your sciatic nerve, which is right behind your hip joint, gets pinched between the wallet and your hip itself, and can sometimes be diagnosed as sciatica. ... Stuffing a wallet in your back pocket also tilts your pelvis to one side, which puts more stress on your spine.
 

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Has anyone experienced an issue with a heavy throttle pedal?
Thanks

Tim
Welcome from Canada :smile:

Sounds like you need a

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I have a leadfoot...does that count? :D

LeadFoot
A curious medical condition of the right pedal extremity that afflicts millions of drivers worldwide. While the disease is much more prevalent among males, females have also been known to contract it.

Symptoms include tailgating, jackrabbit starts, burnouts, clutch dumps with advanced cases often leading to modding, nos usage, turbocharging and an addiction to motor sports or even street racing.

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=LeadFoot
 

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PHP:
With all due respect to my most learned colleague, I doubt that will do anything for his heavy pedal. I freely admit I know very little about a lot of things (Lorraine will attest to that :wink: but:

A lot of people (other forums) ask the same question (vettes, impalas, etc) and it seems that since this is a "gas-by-wire" setup and not the old physical linkage type, won't a computer sw adjustment solve his perceived problem?

This won't solve the issue but doesn't the "Pedal Commander" work in a similar fashion to a computer sw adjustment (albeit only while it's connected and not permanent)?
 
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I know Len, hence the 'giggle' comment
Plus, he just got the car
Maybe granny had it before him :D
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Hi Tim, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)

Sorry, but I can offer no input to your heavy throttle pedal issue... but still wanted to welcome you to the forum anyway...

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Hi Tim,


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Are you used to being in sports cars?
I ask, because initially folk sit far too upright and close to the wheel.
Have a little play with a lower position and legs stretched out a little more.
You may also need to adjust the steering wheel.


Getting this wrong makes legs ache in a car that you think at first is comfortable.
 
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