Just bought a 55 plate citroen c5 vtr 2.0 hdi (138bhp) (110k miles)
Nursing it around at the moment because classic clutch slipping when heavy acceleration in 4th 5th 6th gears. (overrevs)
I've been quoted a very reasonable price for getting the clutch replaced but the lad says there's a good chance the flywheel needs replacing as well, which effectively doubles the cost.
Are there signs and symptoms I can pick up while driving? I do about 800 miles a week mostly motorway and if I nurse the car not a problem.
The only odd thing is, if I've been cruising along then slow for a junction or a roundabout I must be extra careful in gear changing (note: I habitually freewheel slipping into gear at the last moment).
If I'm a bit quick the car coughs and hops a bit until I ease off the gas and nurse it along again, normally takes a minute to settle. I had it serviced as soon as I got it , filters and oil, and this was when the clutch issue was confirmed but otherwise cracking motor.
I'm asking because I reckon I can drive as I am for ages, however, is it false economy if I'm killing the flywheel in the meantime?