Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tunbridge Wells
Difficulty pulling away smoothly in 1st gear
yet another post from me, this time with a slightly more serious issue.
I've driven my recently acquired '54 GT for about 1000 miles now and I've started to find it difficult to pull away smoothly in 1st gear from a stop. No matter how smoothly I try to let the clutch pedal up and dip the accelerator gently to move off, the car starts to shudder and there is an embarassing lurch forward making me look like a learner driver rather than someone who happily drives around 25K a year. It is very frustrating and I am beginning to hate it.
The problem seems to be persistent now and occurs regardless of whether it is used first thing in the morning or after the car has been driven for a while e.g. an hour on the motorway and I'm stop/starting on the M25 jams.
Any ideas what might be causing this?
Alfa Romeo GT Cloverleaf Q2 170bhp
Alfa Romeo 159 Sportwagon TI Q4 210bhp