After a while searching, i've finally bough a 54 plate 2.4 m-jet 2.4 lusso. 2 owners (last owning it for 6 years), FSH with some big bills, 120k.
Picked it up in Southsea yesterday and drove it home. Trying the power on M27 & M3 and the car picked up from low revs with ease.
After stopping to refuel before joining A34, I set the cruise at 70 mph and all seemed good. That was until I tried to accelerate passed a lorry driving uphill. Planting my foot on the throttle produced buggar all response. The only way I could draw enough power was to drop the 'box into 4th
Cutting a long story short, anything below 3000rpm was flat. Over 3000rpm and the car flew. On the M4, keeping the revs above 3000rpm in 6th wasn't ideal as it meant the car was cruising at 100mph
Most of the journey home was done in 5th gear
I stopped at one of the services andchecked under the bonnet, but couldn't hear or see anything obvious
After crossing the Severn bridge, the power seemed to return at low revs and continued fine all the way home
I rang the trader and he said he'd pay for it to be looked at. Before buying the car, he had a new EGR valve fitted, so I'm wondering if something wasn't put back properly
I'm going to ring a few places today to get the car checked out (Wwaterfall in Bridgend seem to be well liked amongst the S Wales fraternity
), but was wondering if anyone could shed some light on this