CitroJim wrote:Have you tried driving a full circle on full lock and listening for any ticking?
Not specifically but many times turned full circle (both forward and reverse) and never noticed any ticking.
To recap all the symptoms; Since I've owned the car it can judder when pulling away quickly or aggressively from standstill and can begin banging/hopping if allowed to wheelspin (clutch fully engaged). This I've learnt to avoid by driving sympathetically; lower revs (often idle is enough) and gentler clutch engagement.
A few months back, when In reverse uphill, it juddered very badly (possibly due to the higher revs required?).
Now, Even with no incline at all, but with near to or full steering lock I get judder and then the impression one wheel is maybe being dragged sideways which I associate with the "hopping" effect.
Whatever the cause is, I'm pretty sure it begins at the point when the clutch initially bites (slipping).