Originally Posted by h4orth
Many thanks Horatio. That's the post I referred to.
Oops, missed that bit
Because you swapped cars you couldn't say that the problem was fixed.
Did you get the fault under the same conditions?
I don't think heat made much of a difference to mine, either weather wise or engine temperature wise. It'd been known to do it in winter, and within half a mile of leaving home from a morning cold start.
I think you may have a point about it happening at idle. I don't think mine ever went while at speed, always while attempting to rev the engine to pull away from a junction or similar.
I'm just wondering of it's time to get out the Paker's Guide?
If it's doing this all the time, then you'll have a tough time selling it privately. You might be able to offload it at dealer trade-in without taking too much of a hit for the fault.
How often is it doing it? Mine did it about once a month or so, which was frequent enough to be annoying, but not so bad that I'd have offloaded the car (bearing in mind that a simple stop/start was enough to fix it on all but a few occasions.)