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Old 20 Oct 2007, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Engine probs.

When driving my car this morning from cold, i put my foot on the accelerater, but the car didn't pick up speed straight away, although the engine still reved up.

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Old 20 Oct 2007, 11:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This is only a suggestion Scotty I think its worth a try. Put the original dump valve back on your car & see if its makes any difference with the pick up.
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Old 20 Oct 2007, 11:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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This is only a suggestion Scotty I think its worth a try. Put the original dump valve back on your car & see if its makes any difference with the pick up.

what you think pete, dump valve stuck open?
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Old 20 Oct 2007, 11:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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what you think pete, dump valve stuck open?
Not sure mate. Scotty has just put this new bailey dump valve on his car & I don't think he had problems with the engine before he changed the dump valve.

Could be crap fuel.
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Not sure mate. Scotty has just put this new bailey dump valve on his car & I don't think he had problems with the engine before he changed the dump valve.

Could be crap fuel.
if its a problem with the dump valve it might be worth revving the motor and checking to see if its releasing?
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if its a problem with the dump valve it might be worth revving the motor and checking to see if its releasing?
Worth a try.
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Old 20 Oct 2007, 01:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Clutch slipping?
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Old 20 Oct 2007, 01:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Clutch slipping?
yeah i thought that as possibility too
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Old 20 Oct 2007, 01:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I think the best way to check the clutch is to put your car into 3rd gear when at a standstill and then try to pull away. If the clutch is fine the engine will try to stall.
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the prob i had with the clutch was the slave cylinder wasnt releasing the pedal fully so it was effectively riding the clutch. would only do it during cold weather but by the time i realised, the damage was done
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Thanks for the info all. The dump valve seems to be working okay, and I've just given the car a run and all seems okay.
Got a feeling, its only doing it when the engines warming up from cold.

I will try pulling away in 3rd gear and see what happens.

Pete, do you know how much it will cost if the clutch goes?

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the prob i had with the clutch was the slave cylinder wasnt releasing the pedal fully so it was effectively riding the clutch. would only do it during cold weather but by the time i realised, the damage was done
Funny you should say that as mine used to do that from time to time.

An easy fix until its properly fixed is to drop the clutch pedal while in neutral a couple of times to free the slave cylinder off.

Did you not find that the clutch pedal bite point moves now and again?
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Thanks for the info all. The dump valve seems to be working okay, and I've just given the car a run and all seems okay.
Got a feeling, its only doing it when the engines warming up from cold.

I will try pulling away in 3rd gear and see what happens.

Pete, do you know how much it will cost if the clutch goes?

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i was quoted between 400 to 800 quid mate. i ended up paying about 900 because i had a lightened flywheel and uprated plate put in

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Funny you should say that as mine used to do that from time to time.

An easy fix until its properly fixed is to drop the clutch pedal while in neutral a couple of times to free the slave cylinder off.

Did you not find that the clutch pedal bite point moves now and again?
when i first noticed it, i would stamp on the pedal to try to build the pressure (had experience of this when i used to run around in a metro!) but then i realised i could lift the pedal back up when it did it. cant say i've noticed different biting points tho mate
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The dump valve seems to be working okay, and I've just given the car a run and all seems okay.


Great!


Nic, had his clutch fitted last christmas. He had a ap organic twin plate clutch fitted it was just over £450.00 inc release bearing, re-face, fluid etc..

You could ask Alyn for a price. http://www.asperformance.com/
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Great!


Nic, had his clutch fitted last christmas. He had a ap organic twin plate clutch fitted it was just over £450.00 inc release bearing, re-face, fluid etc..

You could ask Alyn for a price. http://www.asperformance.com/
As always, your a star Pete. .

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