Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Yorkshire, England
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Slight stutter / hesitation at low revs
I have noticed that there can be a slight stutter/hesitation in higher gears at low revs (1500 - 2500rpm). It is most apparent when going up hills in 2nd /3rd / 4th gear when the engine/oil is cold. If the car revs a little higher through the gears it doesn't falter at all. It also doesn't seem to happen when the engine oil has come up to temp on the gauge.
I have been doing a bit of research and am lead to believe that the ignition system is under a fair bit of load in these sorts of circumstances, is that true?
The spark plugs were changed roughly 3 years/4,000 miles ago, so I would imagine they shouldn't be knackered yet? What else would be the first port of call to check?
You will have to bear with me as I am a bit of noob when it comes to working on engines, but anything I can swap/clean myself without too much mechanical knowledge I'm happy to try.
I should add that the car drives pretty faultless apart from this, and no warning lights have been showing.
Thanks in advance,
Last edited by lukai; 12th February 2019 at 11:56 PM.