Revs not dropping until brake.

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
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Hi, new to group. My C3 has started playing up. Revs are staying high when in 4th or 5th and not dropping down for a while or until I brake. It feels like engine torque has increased and wants me to change up a lot quicker than I used to.
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 100000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
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Engine name: DV4 16-valve diesel (90 PS)
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Hello

That is a very old car with a very low mileage.

Is there any service history?

Are there any other driveability problems?

Has the fuel consumption changed recently?
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My Name: SULLY1

Member
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:09 am
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 60000
Trim Level: LX
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)

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Hi, I'm only the second owner one previous lady. I've had 6 years with no.probs at all. Drives fine apart from this. If anything maybe getting more mpg.
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (03)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 79984
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)
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Has any servicing been done in those 6 years?

Is it one of those cars that just gets driven until it breaks or does it get any sort of regular maintenance? Oil changes, fuel filter etc....


I can't suggest anything specific with that fault, other than maybe an injector fault or fuel system problem.

Other than that, is it a car problem? not something like the drivers may affecting the pedal operation or the choice of footwear?


You are not setting the cruise control accidentally? (is that even a thing?). :shock:
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