2014 dci vibration

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mart01
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2014 dci vibration

Post by mart01 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:05 pm

this has happened on a few occasions now, the last time was today heading up the m6 towards junction 18 (50mph area) in sports mode just cruising in 5th, then after a few miles decided to overtake so put the foot down and the car started to vibrate under acceleration then the vibration excelled into a full car judder. dropped down into 4th and carried on rest of our journey fine (we were on way to fow where purchased car from). the chap we saw, came for a drive out, different speeds/modes etc and the car was fine. but then happened on the way home again under the same situation. anybody else experienced this? fow told us to take the car to Halfords auto centre as they have an acc with them and they will foot the bill for a diagnostic. if it comes back inconclusive then they will have the car for a few days and do some motorway trips to see if they can find any issues


vexorg
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Re: 2014 dci vibration

Post by vexorg » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:38 pm

I've had that a few times, the little 1.5 lacks the torque it needs sometimes and you need to drop a gear or two.


mart01
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Re: 2014 dci vibration

Post by mart01 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:39 pm

to be fair, this has plenty of get up and go. can keep in 5th and plant your foot and it pulls fine. even in 6th at 50, so i dont know. i think it has been re-mapped unless it has more than 270ft lb (standard) what out diesel focus has. might just have put the two together see what the outcome is


vexorg
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Re: 2014 dci vibration

Post by vexorg » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:51 pm

I've also got a DS4 2.0 diesel, the 1.5 is definitely gutless by comparison. And it needs a lower gear than I'd normally use, the change down arrow is always on.


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