running a bit gruff !
Hi everyone from Clive, new member (and to Steve, member 134, I've finally refurbished the wheels, the rivets were a pain in the arse, but they look great!)
I've got a 155 2.0 TS 16V, 6 years old, 65K on the clock. Lately she's been sounding a little gruff/farty when accelerating hard and lacking in oomph, no pick-up in the midrange..most uncharacteristic! The exhaust is new, no blowing. I hit the sump a couple of months ago and lost all the oil in a catastrophic fashion. However I feel this is unrelated as I immediately realised, pulled over and stopped the engine (within 30 seconds). The Timing Variator has been suggested to me as a possible cause and maybe the hydraulic tappets. Nothing nasty coming out of the exhaust pipe. Any thoughts on this?