...yes, I know what you're thinking, same old questions.
Ive owned a few Selespeeds in my time, and Im used to the niggles, common faults etc.
But this morning, while the car was warming up and idling, the engine died (cut out) and "Selespeed Failure" appeared on the display. Ive never seen this before. The car will start every time, but cuts out after a few seconds and "Selespeed failure" appears. The pump doesnt seem to pressurising, as it coughs and splutters for a couple of seconds when you open the drivers door, and nothing more.
The first thing I did was check the hydraulic fluid in the reservoir, and it does seem to be low, but the car is parked on an incline, so the level Im seeing maybe slightly misleading.
Having driven the car a couple of thousand miles, the Selespeed has never given me any trouble. The pump has always pressurised for about 5 seconds when the door is open, the gears always select perfectly etc.
So, will a slight drop in hydraulic fluid be enough to give a "Selespeed failure"? Possibly coupled with the fact that the car is parked on an inlcine, and temperatures of -7 this morning?