Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Joy of Selespeed
So, I'm a week in with my '99 TS Selespeed. Been loving it and thinking 'what's all the Selespeed fuss about?' and then tonight it began to play with me.
On the drive across town to meet mates I had trouble with the gear change. Whether in city or manual the gear would change but the clutch wouldn't disengage so I'd get a huge grrrrrrr of revs unless I left my foot off the accelerator for a good three seconds or so.
I thought that was pretty terminal. But - in the mantra of computers - I turned it off and on again (eg, I left it for an hour while I was eating with my pals) and upon the restart the gearchange was fine.
On the way home it was relatively ok except that it changed from send to neutral for no reason as I was driving along (I was at a steady pace, definitely not slowing down) so I had to pull over and get it into first.
The other thing of note was that the number of the selected gear, on the dash, kept flashing. Not to any detriment, it just did.
As I'm after help there are a couple of other things...
There is a knocking noise from behind me and to the left (it's a RHD car) which I've been assuming is a loose exhaust, but the noise is definitely more apparent during a gear change.
Finally, the passenger seat squeeks like buggery where the leather meets the centre console. It was like that on two other 156s I tested, so I'm willing to live with it, unless any of you guys have a red hot tip on how to sort it out.
Sorry for the long post... but thanks so much for wading through.
All the best,