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Nick Gramaglia
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« on: 19 December, 2009, 01:15:32 PM »

Hi all,
I have a small problem with my series three Coupe when I start the engine from cold it turns over on the starter motor easier if I dip the clutch and starts no problem, but when I then release the clutch in neutral the car lurches forewad it does not stall and drives fine but I wonder if this is the start of something expensive.
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« Reply #1 on: 19 December, 2009, 01:55:49 PM »

Nick,

Mine does almost the same thing, but I wouldnít describe it as Ďlurchesí forward, more like a gentle nudge. I think itís just the cold viscous oil in the gearbox picking up some forward drive and is nothing to worry about. If the gearbox oil hasnít been changed for a few years you might try doing that and a using modern oil, like Fiatís Tutela 80W/90.

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« Reply #2 on: 19 December, 2009, 02:04:14 PM »

if the clutch is not fully disengaging i think the only adjustment is by means of the wing nut on the cable.i do normally depress the clutch pedal when starting anyhow[especially from cold]to give the starter motor less load.richard
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« Reply #3 on: 19 December, 2009, 05:34:52 PM »

Mine does just the same.  The hand book tells you to depress the clutch when starting.  Clearly this reduces drag and gives the starter an easier time.

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« Reply #4 on: 21 December, 2009, 05:37:47 PM »

Thanks for the replies,I doubt the gearbox oil has been changed in the last 5 years so I will do that.
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