2.0 Selespeed engine worries.
I'm definitely booking her in for a service ASAP, but as I'm a little tight with money at the moment I thought I could share some issues to get an idea of what I'll be dealing with.
In low gears, as in taking off from stationary, the car stutters and sometimes even makes a slight crunch as if it's working hard to get going. In all gears except 5th, the engine sounds like it's running rough - a constant rumble instead of it's usual purr.
This is a new issue, has only started doing this this week. Today after a drive I noticed a bitter smell coming from the engine.
The car is well overdue for a cambelt replacement which will be done at the next service, but is there any clues as to what this could be? I'd guess it would be something related to the selespeed.
The car is a 2000 2.0 TS Selespeed.
Thanks in advance