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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 27th September 2019, 14:54 Thread Starter
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Jumping while accelerating

Hi all, I've had my DS4 2013 for a year with no issues. The last month or so no matter what gear I'm in or how fast I'm going the car jumps/jerks while accelerating. It doesnt happen a lot but I've noticed it a handful of times.

Does anyone know what this could be?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 27th September 2019, 21:04
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Let's start with what engine you have

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 28th September 2019, 07:34
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Mine was doing the same most noticeable in changes to second gear and third. Dealership identified timing chain had stretched. So the timing of the engine was out hence the jumping. What model is yours?
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Mine was doing the same most noticeable in changes to second gear and third. Dealership identified timing chain had stretched. So the timing of the engine was out hence the jumping. What model is yours?
Mines a 2013 1.6 VTI
I'm going to change the spark plugs and give it another week, probably take it in. It's only subtle and happens once or twice a week
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 30th September 2019, 20:04
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Clutch on these are very temperamental mind it will jerk if you lift off to fast.
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Clutch on these are very temperamental mind it will jerk if you lift off to fast.
Yeah it's not that I've had the car over a year haha
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When were the plugs last done?

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When were the plugs last done?

Hey sorry for the late reply. Changed the plugs and found oil in three of 4 of the cylinders. Not sure when they were last done but the car is running smoothly now. With regards to the oil, I've left it a week, going to wait one more week before looking and seeing if oil has appeared around the plugs again.

Theres no change in smell, fume colour and level of oil is the same so very confusing! Have to find out next weekend.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 21st October 2019, 11:27
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Probably needs a new cam cover gasket if there's oil in the plug wels.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 7th December 2020, 23:08
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Hi. Might be a long time after the originsl post but I hope someone will be able to help out.

I also have 2013 1.6 VTi. I am wondering what kinds of spark plugs go into it and what is the gap supposed to be. Would be preferential to know this before I take them out. Thanks ahead!
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