Hesitant acceleration in 1st and 2nd?
Got in my car to go to work and when accelerating I felt a dip/hesitation in power for maybe a second, then kicked in and I accelerated, same in 2nd. It's not consistent and accelerating is normal sometimes. While in the dip it does feel bumpy as if somthing is trying to grab... I thought it may be the clutch slipping as now and then I get a scream when letting the clutch up, told it was probably release bearing. Having read lots of other posts could this hesitation be due to something else, spark plugs or maf...Or is it most likely related to the deteriorating state of the clutch and should I just get that replaced. I did notice when I replaced the rocker gasket that the some of the plugs had oil in, could this be part of the issue. What's the best way to clean these as I did try to sop up what I could but it wasn't that successful.
I'm no mechanic but I like to have a go at jobs within my reach, (like the rocker gasket) any help really appreciated.