I bought an '03 2.0Dti a few weeks ago, 96k Miles. One of the first things I noticed after I got it home was that if I was even just resting my foot on the clutch pedal, it would slip under acceleration.
No biggie I thought, just fully lift off when changing gears.
Selecting gears is also a tad stiff, so yesterday I decided to spray a little 3-in-1 oil on the gear lever linkages on the top of the gear box.
Now, today on the way to work, cruising at 70 in 5th, if I put my foot to the floor, the clutch slips. It's not done that before, however... and this is the big however...
When I bought it, the vacuum hoses and one of the turbo hoses were split to ******y. I replaced them with silicone hoses and all was well, except the turbo hose from the intercooler had a bit of a kink in it because it was too long.
Yesterday, when I oiled the linkages, I also shortened the turbo hose so it's not kinked any more. (Thereby possibly releasing the full power of the turbo?)
So, I guess I'm asking, could the clutch have already been knackered, and I didn't notice it because of the split hoses/kinked pipe, or did my spraying 3-in-1 oil on the gear linkages seep into the clutch and ruin it?
I've gotta drive it some more before I get paid, but once I have been paid, I could afford a whole new clutch, dmf, csc and fitting. I just don't want to.