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"I notice when accelerating hard, like on a freeway onramp, that the engine bogs down a little bit around 3800 RPM (regardless of what gear its in), then bursts with power right at 4000 RPM. ... Anyone else experience this? "
Yes ... this is the characteristic of the Beta engine. There is a "flat spot" around that area of the torque curve.
2013 Civic SI, 2009 Outback Sport 5-spd (stick)
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