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Unhappy Renault Clio 2002 - Engines - Damp starting problem

My clio has been great to me apart from the odd niggle, but nothing really mechanical so far. However, recently, when I try to start the car, especially at night (damp?), the starter motor turns but the engine will not start itself.

Today for example, I washed the car this morning and then a few hours later went out in it for about 20 mins and came home, where it started fine. Then tried to use it tonight and nothing, starter turning but no actual firing. Tried a few times, nothing, then after about 15-20 mins of attempts it started.

Once started idling seemed to be irratic until I'd run it for a few minutes. I thought it could be a fuel injection problem so filled it up and put a can of STP injector clean in after reading posts, but haven't tried from cold start since.

Anyone got any suggestions, I'm doing a degree in mechanical engineering but can't work it out? LOL.


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