Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Melbourne's West
My EL Ghia is in getting some warranty work done at the moment. Ive always complained about a slight shudder when the car is left idling for more than 20 secs. It will sit there nicely for a bit, give a decent shudder for a few secs, and then go back to normal, only because the engine is not being held down tightly.
The service guys found that both engine mounts have split, and they are replacing them. Told this is not a huge problem, but can happen, and will cause vibration problems. If the mounts have split badly, maybe they are causing a tight hose/wire to come slight apart when the engine shudders.
Mine is a 98 model, with 90,000km on the clock.