I was just preparing to open a new thread, but stumbled upon this one.
My Alfa is a 2.4 20v SW, m.y. 10/2003, 150.500 km, original clutch (as far as I can tell), no remaps I know of. Two days ago, when on my way to work, I was doing about 90 km/h in 5th when I hit the part of open road I enjoy. Floored it, engine note went higher, speed didn't. Thought I did something wrong, did it again, this time watching the RPM meter - it jumped one line, from 2000 to 2200, then dropped back to 2000, while the speed was staying constant. No need to tell the mood I went into work that day...
I suspect the clutch is on its way out, as:
1. It's only obvious (for now) in upper gears and upon sudden acceleration. When accelerating gradually in higher gears or suddenly in lower ones, seems to be working fine.
2. There aren't any errors stored in the computer (checked yesterday with FiatECUScan).
Am I right to hope the flywheel is still OK and won't need a replacement?
Looks like my mechanic is going to have a busy week and me an empty wallet:
- timing belt + water pump replacement
- possibly some idler/tensioner/aux belt, as I've got a loud rattle/knocking come from that area (stronger when A/C is on)
- various other bits and bobs