Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum - View Single Post - The danger in relying on sensors...

View Single Post
post #5 of (permalink) Old 28th November 2006 Thread Starter
S.M.A.R.T.(y) Pants
VelSatisfied's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 16,936
Nominated 11 Times in 37 Posts
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 17
Thanks: 4,549
Thanked 2,467 Times in 1,851 Posts
Yes, they were showing the correct pressures, although I had noticed my fuel economy taking a dip in recent weeks, which I had thought may have been due to the colder weather forcing greater use of the automatic choke. I can see that another reason could be to blame.
I only bought the car in July from a non-Renault dealer who carried out a service on the car - I don't know if this may have caused these variances or not (they swapped the wheels from front to back, which caused the sensors to display error messages), so I guess they did not appreciate the special treatment these cars need. I'm a bit apprehensive about disconnecting batteries (in case I cause more problems for myself), so I will just revert to my tried and tested regime of weekly checks. Prevention rather than cure methinks. Thanks for the advice. Paul
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater
VelSatisfied is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome