Hi There, after reading many many post here and elsewhere and getting very depressed about it all i thought i should ask all you knowledgeable people about my symptoms as i have not heard anyone mention them in quite the way i am experiencing them....
Basically about a month or so ago my car started to hesitate when accelerating..over a few week this go worse...it hesitates if i barely touch the accelerator or if i plant my foot firmly down...totally irrelevant of RPM.
The only thing i have noticed is that it always starts from cold fine and when the engine is cold runs perfectly ok
Sometime it does a slight blip of hesitation sometimes its a real night mare and is almost all the time on a journey (my journeys to and from work are about 27 miles each way so on a bad day is very frustrating)..
2 things to mention is that i have had the car a couple of years which it has not put a foot wrong till now but the last 6 month or so i have been driving like an old man trying to get more MPG.
secondly up to now i always use fuels from tesco....not good i know...
After reading many posts i assumed soot clogging thins up was the issue so i started driving hard again using the full rev band...a couple of weeks ago i removed the EGR valve and cleaned it (not the solenoid part though)...on immediate road test i thought it fixed the problem but next day back to normal...I decided to unplug the EGR valve to see if that made a difference....after a couple of weeks it appears that did not solve it at all.
When the car does it i decided to put my foot on the clutch to take the load off and floor the accelerator to see if this clears it...however doing this the revs go to max and then the power will drop randomly and go back up to max...dont know what that suggest but you're the experts so thought id mention it.
Any ideas what this could be???