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OK Two questions in one: 2000 TiD, sits at 900rpm at idle and shakes me to death: 1100rpm and its fine. So where do I find the engine idle screw (if there is one like a petrol) to save my shaking to death at the lights etc? Second query: coming out of fifth, the gear lever sometimes seems solid and has to be pretty forcefully pursuaded to move, which I dislike and my wife likes even less!! Is this fairly common or a sign of emptying bank accounts to come? Help on either gratefully received. Car has done 39200m
 

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Sticky 5th.

I am probably going to get shot down in flames here, and its only something I remember vaguley from a notice board but..........

I think there is a mod for sticky/poor shift problems, it involves changing the gearbox oil for a later synthetic type. If it is this you need (from memory) to:
1) Drain old oil.
2) Refill with new synthetic oil.
3) Jack front so both wheels are off the ground.
4) Run engine with car in first for 20 - 30 seconds.
5) Drain oil again.
6) Repeat 2 to 5.
7) Refill to correct level with new synthetic oil.
8) replace the oil type sticker with one indocating the new synthetic type.

I think the box takes around 1.5 to 1.7 litres of oil, so I think you need 5 L of the new synthetic stuff.

Just cant remember where I spoted this. If I see the link again I will re-post.

DONT DO THIS UNTILL YOU HAVE CONFIRMED THAT THIS IS CORRECT. I hate to think what the wrong oil would do.
 

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I also have noticed it a bit difficult sometimes changing down from 5th to 4th needs to be a positive change if you are lazy/tired it usually wont go into 4th need to double the clutch to get 4th sometimes happens with 3rd to!

seems to be when the car is warm & only sometimes!
 

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Mines a 1999 model TiD. Mine also tries to rattle my teeth out at idle, and only improves a little bit when it warms up. I heard somewhere that there was an engine management software upgrade for smoother idling, but can't remember where I heard it. Its going in for a service next week so I'll have it looked at and let you know the outcome...
 

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I took mine into Gordon Lamb main dealer yesterday for its 81k service and mentioned the rattly idle to them.

They have increased the idle to 1000rpm, and it is now much, much better. I assume they did it with the Tech2 tool as Marky said (I collected it late and the staff member I asked was a salesman, not a service bloke).

There is still a bit of vibration through the gear stick, but its a lot better than before. The worst bit in mine was that the dashboard used to vibrate noisily and you could see it moving 2-3mm; and this has stopped altogether.
Sitting in a queue of traffic this morning it was like being in a different car - its transformed it!

I bet it would only take ten minutes at a dealer or independant specialist, to get yours adjusted the same?..
 

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I took mine into Gordon Lamb main dealer yesterday for its 81k service and mentioned the rattly idle to them.

They have increased the idle to 1000rpm, and it is now much, much better. I assume they did it with the Tech2 tool as Marky said (I collected it late and the staff member I asked was a salesman, not a service bloke).

There is still a bit of vibration through the gear stick, but its a lot better than before. The worst bit in mine was that the dashboard used to vibrate noisily and you could see it moving 2-3mm; and this has stopped altogether.
Sitting in a queue of traffic this morning it was like being in a different car - its transformed it!

I bet it would only take ten minutes at a dealer or independant specialist, to get yours adjusted the same?..
 
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