Join Date: 30th June 2014
Location: Norwich, UK
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Slight movement changing into gear with clutch down
Wondering if this is normal on an FN2:-
When sat still in neutral, on flat ground, there's a tiny pull from the driven wheels when changing from neutral to any forward gear. I.e. clutch in, move gearstick to first and the car will make the smallest of movements forward but not enough to actually travel any distance if that makes sense. In my head this could be one of 2 things:
1) Clutch not fully disengaging - however all gears select fine both static and on the move.
2) General transmission drag - I know for example that the wheels of a car with its driven wheels in the air will still turn due to the various frictional forces going through the transmission, so wondered if this was just a case of the same but I'm just being overly sensitive in noticing it and/or the FN2 transmission has this to a more noticeable degree than other cars.
I've owned an E46 which suffered from clutch drag but the symptoms of that were a much more prominent thud/jerk when selecting a gear from neutral.
Worth noting that if I have the clutch in on any sort of incline, even when in gear the car will still roll backwards making me think it's probably disengaging properly and down to the 2nd scenario above.
Nonetheless would love to know if anyone else has noticed the same, and if they haven't which component I can expect to be replacing in future (would assume clutch kit if anything).