It is what it is
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: I would rather not say
Second, Third in fact any opinions
She's playing up and I have some initial thoughts and would be grateful for any input your experiences can offer.
Car - 2003 2.0 Selespeed 80K, all belts, services and ancillaries up to date
Car is on a one year old clutch but has not had a calibration or rod length check since last then - this is first most in my thinking as root cause but happy to hear alternative theories based on experiences
Occasional throbbing vibration when idling - increasing
MCF warning when changing up past third - both when manually done and auto, these are coming and going as gears are changed up but not down
Newest - Burning smell this morning (assumption clutch is now lunching itself?)
All levels - Selespeed, Gearbox and power steering etc good and no loss noticed
Ruled out - slave collapse as gearing still available
Clutch rod - not correct or calibrating and as such causing clutch issue and has now moved to creating greater problems
Clutch faulty / wearing out - although the fact it's one year old makes me feel this is unlikely, but a consequence of the clutch rod being out
Possibly Gearbox gone - not really thinking this as she functions in all gears with or without MCF
Get her on Alfa Diag and check clutch rod length
Remove gearbox and check clutch condition - Can I do this with a scope? or will it have to be stripped down just to see?
Replace gearbox, clutch as absolutely last resort - and anticipate cost at £500 / 650 which is not something I'm wanting to do on a whim.
Alfa diag on PC - Anyone local to Norbury South London who can do a diag in the next few days (I'll be seeking to do this regardless before anything else but don't have a PC (Mac User) to run it easily at hand)
Any other items I should be checking before I start dismantling or calling in the cavalry? ideally seeking to limit cost exposure and the easiest elimination checks known would be of great benefit.
Local recommendations for if heavy work is going to needed?
Cheers and thanks in advance