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by 72uoba
Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Failed MOT
Replies: 14
Views: 3420

Re: Failed MOT

What did it fail on?
by 72uoba
Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Parking lights
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Re: Parking lights

Parking lights are normally just side lights. If you want your dipped headlights to come on, repeat the above procedure but turn the stalk two clicks. Auto lights shouldn't make a difference.
by 72uoba
Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Still having problems!!! 04 1.416v
Replies: 13
Views: 3545

Re: Still having problems!!! 04 1.416v

I had this problem (and uploaded youtube video). Renault replaced my coolant temp sensor. Everything worked for a year and then same problem recurred. Hesitancy because car was running cold settings etc. No problem found. So, I removed wiring connector to collant sensor and found lots of green corro...
by 72uoba
Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Pre Ownership Questions
Topic: mpg
Replies: 13
Views: 3698

Re:

Short journeys mean Petrol engines don't warm up sufficienty hence they always run rich and use more fuel. I was referring to this statement that you made. Petrol engines reach normal operating temperature (and inherently, efficiency) more quickly than diesel engines (their overall thermal efficien...
by 72uoba
Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Pre Ownership Questions
Topic: 1.4 engine - enough?
Replies: 4
Views: 1594

Re: 1.4 engine - enough?

For most situations, it is plenty. As said above, there is a noticeable surge from just under 4000 rpm, so overtaking is not that dicey if you're sensible. However, I largely drive my car alone but when it is full of people, you certainly are more aware that it is a small-engined car.
by 72uoba
Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Pre Ownership Questions
Topic: mpg
Replies: 13
Views: 3698

Re: mpg

Depends how short the journey is. Diesels take far longer to reach normal operating temperature.
by 72uoba
Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Running Cold, Temperature Gauge or Something else
Replies: 24
Views: 10268

Re: Running Cold, Temperature Gauge or Something else

I had this problem before - temperature guage dropping off and then returning to normal at random. Garage replaced coolant temperature sensor once and it seemed to solve the problem. However, almost a year later and the same thing started to happen again! Went into dealers twice but no faults showed...
by 72uoba
Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: check injection light
Replies: 10
Views: 3582

You may have to clear the error code from the ECU. Try disconecting the battery for 30-40 mins, reconnect and see if the message still appears.
by 72uoba
Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: cambelt
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

What makes you so suspicious?
by 72uoba
Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Tyre pressure sensors drving me nuts.
Replies: 3
Views: 1401

My local tyre fitters have no problems whatsoever with the tyre sensors. They take a much more softly, softly approach to removing the tyr to ensure that they don't damage the sensors. However, they do have a disclaimer on prominent display that they will take no responsibility for any damage - i.e....
by 72uoba
Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: megane light blubs
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

on my black meg
:?: :idea:
by 72uoba
Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Scenic+65mph+40ft lorrie tyre=
Replies: 9
Views: 2777

Bl00dy hell :shock: Glad you're okay!

Tis an awful feeling when you come across an object in the road with no time or space to avoid it.
by 72uoba
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Check Injectors light @ 130mph
Replies: 15
Views: 3979

Ridiculously large avatar alert? :roll:
by 72uoba
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Parking lights
Replies: 5
Views: 1510

Yes. Switch off engine, open driver's door and twist left the hand stalk light switch one position/click.
by 72uoba
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: New car, fault no.3. Ignition. Sort of.
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

There is no choke on modern cars! The ECU changes fueling and airmix constantly to suit the conditions. I had similar problems - once apparently down to a faulty TDC sensor and the other time attributed to a faulty coolant temperature sensor - see video here: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=08JaSGsrFM...

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