So in the last few days I have been making sure everything is getting sorted out on the car step by step... Had everything under control. Since I bought the car I noticed a very slight scraping sound, which to be quite honest, sounded 100% like brakes needing replacements. And of course I checked the pads and discs and sure enough they are nearing end of life. So I just cruised along with my normal driving and not braking hard at all.
Changed the oil and filter, checked brake fluid and topped up slightly, checked the power steering fluid and added a few mils. Will be ordering the brake discs and pads soon, as well as new plugs next week and then lastly the induction kit next month.
So I thought thats great... all under control.
Then tonight, as I'm going uphill from Wick to Bath, suddnely the revs are climbing but the car is slowing down Immediate worry is I've lost the clutch! (also all sorts of horror stories are going through my mind about buying a dud car with a broken gearbox). I just about made it going 5mph with hazards flashing in 3rd gear and revs blazing away. Thankfully it was all downhill from there. Got home and popped the bonnet and immediately realised I checked absolutely everything EXCEPT the automatic transmission fluid level. I felt like a right idiot. Sure enough the level is showing pretty much empty (checked by following the exact procedure in the owners manual)
Really glad I havent been hammering the car at all.
Tomorrow will be buying some fluid at Halfords and topping up. My worries are though:
1)Where has all the fluid gone?
2)Will the clutch be damaged now?
3)is this a symptom of something worse?
Has anyone had a similar problem?
Just call me G...
2004 Yellow YRV Turbo