Hi boys and girls,
this is my first official post here
I've had my 3.0 V6 for about a year now with all the 'usual' small and not-so-small hiccups and malfunctions, including a failed timingbelt...
After that little financial disaster, the engine rebuild that is, I've now finally started upgrading her to 'new' condition!
the problems at hand are as follows:
-when cold, the engine can run quite uneven at low rpms, giving a juddery ride
-when warm, the engine sometimes stalls/cuts-out when braking (clutch depressed) just before coming to a full stop. Also, the occurance of this increases if the car is turning at the same time, f.ex if braking down and turning to do a 90degree turn, like in citydriving.
Note that this only happens when the clutch is pressed in.
-when starting from cold, the idle rpm dips noticeably when turning the steeringwheel, to the extent that the instrument-lights 'dims' somewhat.
-after the rebuild, I have a feeling the belts doesn't sound as they should. I know this is vague, and I may be exaggerating, but they seem to make more noise than they should which leads me to think they're not trensioned properly.
Also, I believe the aux-belt drives the servo and dynamo; could this have to do with the above?
If I do a vid/audio of it, would anyone take the time to listen in and comment?
Some supporting info:
-Engine does about 1100rpm idle when cold.
-Engine does about 750rpm idle when warm.
-I have an exhaust leak in the flexis (soon to be fixed).
-I suspect the thermostat isn't working (soon to be fixed).
-Engine feels sluggish up to about 3000rpm, above that it feels fine, probably has to do with the exhaustleak?
Any takers on these issues?
I've had some horrifying experiences with the engine cutting out in the worst of circumstances, and with servo and brakes gone it's been some near-hits recently so I've got to get this fixed asap.
Any and all help greatly appreciated!!!!