A few days ago, I was driving at 100 kilometers per hour and the car jolted, lost a bit of power, than jolted again and seemed ok. Took it for a long drive and didn't happen again.
The next morning driving on the highway to work, at the same speed, the car repeated this jolting, though lost any guts. I was driving at 80 kilometers in 3rd gear but was sluggishly accelerating but didn't help with change of gears. Every time I was at a stand still, the car would idle vigorously, feeling like it was going to cut out. Than I gave it a good rev at the lights and it jolted again back to normal. I took it to the mechanic and the Knock Sensor was melted, they replaced it although this has not solved the problem. Same thing happened at 40 kilometers.
This after noon I turned the car on in the driveway and waited for it to happen again, without actually driving it. After about 6 minutes, the engine was shutting down (though did not cut out), vibrated when acceloration, it struggled to gain power. Very deep sounding rev's and strong smell of fuel out of exhaust. When car is started, RPM's sit around 2000.
Replaced Knock Sensor. Spark Plugs and fuel filter apparently ok. Fan Belt replaced 2 months ago. Battery repaced. Minor service 2 months ago. Getting clutch replaced this week, though problem seems to be within the engine!
Monday, August 13th, 2012 AT 6:09 AM