Hi again all,
Basically following on from having the EGR deleted, blanked and new manifold inlet the car had been running great, however today I was doing 90mph in 5th gear and I lost alot of revs and it dropped down to 70, no matter with the pedal to the metal, it was stuck at 70, the revs wouldn't go above 3000, there was also a slight tinge of the smell of something burning. When I pulled into work I revved the engine in neutral and the gears and it would not go above 3000, it sound a bit dodgy on idle as well, with a few very faint hiccups.
However after lunch I returned to the car, plugged in an ECU reader to see if there where any error messages, none to be found, but I cleared the errors anyhow. Started the car up, let it idle a while whilst I looked under the bonnet, then got back in and revved the engine. Managed to get it up to 7k and above revs, back to normal. However I'm starting to feel very slighly losses in power / over revving as described like a slipping clutch.
I have nothing to compare it to in terms of having driven other 159s, but like this morning driving to work, I was coming out of a 50mph traffic calming area on the A414, was in 5th from 55mph and I could not pull away from the Volvo that was on my tail, I was starring at him in the rear view mirror as I was flooring it, I did not realise I was still in 5th when it dropped from 90mph to 70 very quickly due to loss of revs. I feel like the car is lacking power at the moment.
Its weird because this is slightly like how the car felt before I took it in for the EGR delete, and after that was done, the car felt great, smoother, more responsive. But After the incident this morning I'm beginning to think the route cause of my problems is a slipping clutch / fly wheel. Either that or a Turbo on the way out, but then why would the car suddenly seem like its back to normal?
Autolusso did mention excess engine noises on the invoice sheet relating to a Dual Mass Flywheel, however at the time I checked recent service receipts and saw that a previous owner had clutch and DMF replaced no more than 1.5 years ago so I thought it would not need replacing so soon.
Any advice would be appreciated.
I've only done 7000 miles since I bought it, keep it between 1.5 and 2.5k revs mostly, don't ride the clutch either. I believe the Clutch and DMF was done about 1.5 years ago by the previous owner after he remapped it, but he returned it to stock map before I bought it and has done 40k miles between new clutch and now.
I was going to be getting a proper service by Autolusso this month but I think I might have to come to terms with having to get a new Clutch and Flywheel now. I really hope the bills stop soon I'm literally going to work to pay for the car in order to take me to work again to pay for the car
Shame as I can't afford to do anything cosmetic as any spare cash is going to the running of the motor, which is except able however the cars need things doing externally or it will end up looking a bit weathered.