Issues with newly bought GT JTD -04
Just bought my second GT, a diesel this time since I needed better fuel economy than my previous 2.0 JTS -05 could offer.
However, there are a few gripes I am a bit concerned with. Searching these forums were a lot of help in some cases, but there are a few things I didn't find out. Apologies if this HAS been adressed in earlier threads.
Firstly, there's a lot of vibration and a lot of sound coming from the engine while idling.
I'm used to driving diesels, and none of them has been this bad. Unfortunately, this is my first time with this particular engine, so I don't know what it's supposed to be like.
There's a lot of engine noise at speed as well, compared to other diesels I've driven.
Other GT JTD drivers out there, what are your thoughts about the noise and vibration levels compared to other diesels? Explaining exact levels is a difficult matter, of course.
I've also noticed that the gear lever moves about quite a bit on it's own when I push down or lift off the gas pedal. Is this normal?
The yellow air bag lamp flashes for a few seconds when you start the engine. It's not a red lamp, and it's not on all the time. I've checked the cables under both seats, to no avail. Any ideas?
Temperature never reaches 90 C, varies between 70 and 80 C on motorways, so may have to change the thermostat. Some clutch slip on full throttle at higher gears as well, hopefully I won't have to change both clutch and fly wheel.
Radio in the car turns itself on, thinking I'm trying to put a CD in when I'm actually inside my house, sleeping. Having a CD in there at all times does fix it though, as explained by other people on this forum.
Bought the car cheap, so I knew there would be some problems - but irritating none the less.
Last edited by kiyosaru; 19-05-12 at 23:08.