Hello fellow GTO owners,
I’ve just bought myself a very cheap, high mileage (160k) TT MK1 GTO and being new to whole thing a have a lot of questions.
- The gear box/clutch is pretty messed up, the clutch has a lot of play at the top and it feels like it is grinding a little bit. Also when changing to 3rd it grinds as it’s going in every time. There is no clutch slip and each gear can be selected no problem so I’m at a loss at what the problem could be (maybe slave/master cylinders?)
- There’s a lot of electrical problems which I’m confident I can get fixed because my dad is a electronic engineer. However, the list is quite long, rear side light, front fog, cruise control (I think), speedo, active aero and the climate control screen. Like I said I think I can fix these but if anyone has any advice that’d be great.
- Starting the car…it takes a long time to start almost every time, hot and cold starts. The battery is fine. It takes a lot of cranks to start and sometimes after finally starting the idle sits very low and if anything electrical is used when it’s idling low it just cuts out. I suspect the fuel pump but again I’m not sure.
- Power? This is my first turbo car so the whole driving sensation and power delivery is new to me. The car pulls very well in lower revs with boost built but it feels like it doesn’t pull as hard above 4/5k revs. Again I think this may be attributed to the fuel pump but I’m not sure.
Those are the problems but I’m also looking for a garage that knows GTOs (specialist) in the North of England, just so I can get it checked out there and also have somewhere I can take it to tackle larger jobs.
I appreciate any help about any of my problems and I look forward to being part of the GTO community!
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