My 156 2litre TS is behaving a bit strangely....
A few weeks ago, I started getting 400 miles before the fuel light comes on. This is much more than I used to get. Working out about 37mpg and I drive the car likes it's stolen most of the time on motorways and A-roads.
I've also noticed that the car seems to feel a little "flat" sometimes when booting it.
On top of this, the engine when warm constantly chatters, but not like the diesel rattle you'd expect from a gubbed variator. But it's tending to sound a bit diesely if you know what I mean. It also doesn't do the diesel thing at startup.
I've cured the diesel startup clatter before using engine flush at the oil change, even though this car isn't suffering the same symptoms, I'm wondering if the variator may be a bit sticky.
It's due another oil change (it's 5th in 12 months ~24000miles in a year
), so plan to use flush this time.
The car also very occasionally drops it's revs to 600rpm when idling if I do a small blip of the throttle. It hardly ever does this though, but I feel it's connected to the "flat" feeling the car sometimes has.
Any ideas/help ???