i have a 2005 QP with 4k miles ands it's started making a woorying sound when driving off from standstill. If i pull away with anything but the lightest prod of the throttle i get a squealing noise which sounds like either wheelspin (which is def not) or when i 've heard old fan belts on their last legs. The effect also seems to hold the car back a little from delivering an "instant" lurch forward.
The first few times i heard i thought perhaps greasy road or similar but it is now happening at virtually every set of lights unless i'm very very gentle on the throttle. will be booking in to dealer soon but just wondered if any other owners had experienced this fault or have any idea on poss cause
any clutch experts?
booked in for next week and will post results when i return from vacation. dealer also thinks could be clutch. Just to try educate myself on this issue does anyone have experience as to how long i can expect the clutch to last as it seems from many posts that clutch failure is common across the product range and i also read that the clutch is classed as a wear item. does this mean i could expect a hefty bill every few thousand miles to replace, can i ask dealer to change settings without messing with performance in order to preserve wear on the clutch. sorry for all the questions but a little concerned.
sounds a bit similar brian, mine squeals only on takeoff if the throttle pressed more than say 30% for appx 3 secs then all fine up thru the gears. have to say the take off is a bit dissapointing so hoping this squeal is holding the car back from full potential. i'm glad to be under warranty.
just to update, the dealer has cited the clutch as the problem so all sorted now. 3700 miles on a clutch does not sound very healthy come the end of the warranty!! hope this was one off but sounds pretty familiar to other owners stories. thks for the info .