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Car jerks on gear change

JamesBryan

ClioSport Club Member
#45
Engine. I remember pulling the engine forward a while back and it did improve gear change etc but then soon went back to how it was.
Loosen the mounts, let the car idle for a bit and it should find it's own settling point.

Tighten back up.
 

bloke

ClioSport Club Member
#48
Lambda isn't bad. You don't need to graph the map, just reading with ignition on and then idle.

Line the engine up, don't just pull it one way or the other.
 

Louis

ClioSport Club Member
#49
Lambda isn't bad. You don't need to graph the map, just reading with ignition on and then idle.

Line the engine up, don't just pull it one way or the other.
I'll swap the lambda over as I have one and will be jacking up the car anyway and then can compare. Will have a look at the map sensor reading in a bit!

Thanks all
 

Louis

ClioSport Club Member
#50
Map sensor 14.2 PSI Ignition on
5.5 Idle (relatively cold engine, 1/4 on dial) does jump around ever so slightly 5.3-5.7
 

JamesBryan

ClioSport Club Member
#60
You could check and see what that reads, but I'm guessing it'll be around the same.

You are well above sea level being up int' hills.
 

Simon998

ClioSport Club Member
#63
Mine does the same but I think it's just one of the mounts that I haven't changed yet, either the gearbox side or the other little dicky one.

I changed the belt side mount and dogbone mount for new items with powerflex bushes in both and the sloppyness on gearchange still exists. I was told to loosen off the bolts on the engine mount and run the engine for a few minutes to let it 'settle' in a natural spot as there's a few mil of adjustment on them, but when I tried this, the mount didn't move at all unless I engauged gear and rocked the engine that way.
 

Louis

ClioSport Club Member
#64
Also noticed today when the engine was cold if I was moving off in slow moving traffic then came to a stop. After pressing in the clutch the revs would sit at around 1300 and fluctuate then drop down to 1000.
They also seem to bounce up when pressing the clutch down in slow traffic more than they used to. Almost like it's trying to stop the car stalling which is odd.
 

Touring_Rob

ClioSport Club Member
#67
Just get on with it.

I replaced everything with new at 125k miles in August.

Injectors, coil pack, plugs, HT leads, Lambda`s, air & pollen filter, oil & filter.

Has run faultlessly since, and I am now on 133k, same as you.

Another oil change planned for this week.
My lambda didn't throw an eml for quite a while and intermittently even then. The lambda had totally failed and rattled. The car would (several mins after start) hesitate, missfire and bog down with throttle, would then drive fine but use quite a bit of fuel. Was doing 20 mpg where it now runs fine and averages over 30 on the same journey.

Also read of people having air leaks etc.
 

Touring_Rob

ClioSport Club Member
#68
Swapped the map sensor, no change.

Got a video of the slight popping at idle, this just normal with a non res decat milltek system?


I'll change the lambda when it's not pissing it down! It's on and off which is really annoying
tbf, that sounds no different to mine... if i make a slightly off gearchange the car will jerk nastily, slow changes fine, quick changes fine. Seems to stumble getting back onto the throttle which cases a jerk.

I've only ever noticed this on cars which I've been mapping with the thottle enrichments turned off - they go lean as you get back on the throttle for a short amount of time, missfire (sometimes quite badly) and then return to normal with steady/slow throttle, the jerk feels pretty much the same in mine as that.
 

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