Wondered if anyone could offer advice.. I have a GT JTD which is 3 years 1 month old (Typical that the waranty's just expired!) and has 30k miles on the clock. About a month ago, as I was pulling away from static, something happened and the rev counter started to go up and down between 2 and 3 thousand revs and the car wouldn't go above 10/15 mph. This was despite me putting my foot down. Even when I changed up gears, it stayed the same. However, on slipping into neutral and pressing the accellerator a few times, it returned to normal. At the time I thought it may have been something to do with the bluetooth as at the exact moment I pulled away, the phone rang. Anyways, about a month later, the exact same thing only this time, the car was already moving. Problem resolved again by giving it a few revs in neutral. However... tonight, it happened again a few miles from home and this time it didn't get better. The car limped home and even when in neutral, and I put my foot to the floor, it only goes to about 3-3.5 thousand revs and very slowly at that!
I see a lot of posts on here about timing belts and water pumps etc but I have to admit to being the least technically minded person on the planet and they don't mean anything to me and I wouldn't know any signs and symptoms even if it were something like that. Another thing that may be relevent.. even when I'm cruising on the motorway, at a steady speed, the engine sometimes feels like it loses a little power. This is esspecially the case when the rev counter is just below 2 thousand revs for some reason. Oh, one last thing..It recently had a service and MOT but seemed fine before that!
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.