GTA on the road
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: Dumfries and Galloway
So got a bit of work to do on the SW.
Unfortunately the car has developed a horrible vibration when pulling up the clutch. It doesn't alwasy do it. It is also very dependant on how quick you pull up the clutch. Sometimes the car tries to cut out and die but then manages to surge back into life.
To me, its almost as if the clutch is not engaging smoothly. It is not slipping at all no matter how hard i push it, even when towing a big 800kg trailer!
It may just well be the clutch. If it is, i not too bothered, it just means i got to take it off the road and fit a 6 speed at same time and new shifter unit.
Question... Is the clutch cylinder the same on the 2.4 & 1.9 Diesel models? If so, i may just try replacing it first, just in case i am not getting a smooth operation of slave cylinder.
Another thing i have noticed is that the coolant temp rises very quickly when you give the car a good thrashing. But as soon as you come off the throttle the temp drops quickly. Physically watch the temp needle rise and fall within seconds or so.
Any ideas? My thoughts are Rad could be gunking up, Waterpump could be on way out. I may try giving it a good flush and refill with coolant. It does seem to be filled with only water as there is no colour to the coolant at all!