I'm having juddering problems and need some help with diagnosis.
Basically I had a juddering problem in all gears, from what I can tell. It felt like a grinding sensation that I can feel coming through the throttle pedal. The clutch was also slipping in 4th and 5th.
So I had a SMF conversion done - flywheel and clutch - and a recon'd passenger-side driveshaft fitted, but the juddering persists, except now the problem now *only* happens when accelerating, but not when at a constant speed as it was before. So it's still there, very clearly noticable but not as bad as it was.
The Alfa specialist mechanic who fitted all the kit identified the driveshaft and showed me it when he took it off, yes the spider joint bearings were knackered and the clutch was worn.
Thing is, the mechanic took it for a test drive after doing the work and he thought it was ok to hand back to me, which I find odd.
Is the SMF conversion a bit harsh under acceleration? Is there anyone local to me who has had a conversion SMF done who could test drive my car and give me their opinion or something?
Could it be the drivers-side driveshaft has gone too or something else? All the suspension arms and bushes *seemed* ok. Old but ok from what I could tell.
Other things that may have a bearing are that the car has been lowered on springs I can't identify.