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Actually got my car to start yesterday by leaving the key in the ignition for about 30 seconds after switching on and waiting for the immobiler light to go off. It didn't start first time but I noticed the battery light went off and then it started.

Also, it seemed to be about two hours before it wouldn't start again, so something had cooled down sufficiently. I did the little trick above and it started.

Anyway, going to get a TDC sensor tomorrow and hope this fixes it. thanks for all the comments.

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Following Alex's advice, I have cleaned the TDC sensor and the car is now performing much better.

I did no more than get an electronic component cleaner spray from Halfords and give the TDC a few good blasts!

Next time it goes in for a service I'll get it done properly, but for now, I'm happy that it starts when hot and I don't have to keep topping the tank up every couple of days.

Thanks for the advice, Alex. I've bought you a virtual beer, you'll be pleased to know!
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Did our advice help you too Jean Pereira?.

Any news?

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Top dead centre-bet cash on it

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Did you find the Sensor on your 8v megane 1 ?

I have a similiar problem and cannot find a ref if it exists on the 8v 98 reg megane.

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