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An update.
Auxillary drive belt tensioners failed, 3 new ones plus a new alternator because the pulley was damaged and Renault do not make a tool to remove the pulley from the Alternator. £586
Crankshaft oil seal fixed.
disturbed gearbox oil seal at same time, so that's been replaced too.
Found further leak which turns out to be a crack in the engine block. Tried to fix it, in the dealer's for 2 months but they finally gave up.
Traded it in today, dealer sold me a used Espace at cost plus large cash contribution from Renault customer service.
I'm glad I've seen the back of that one.
Great car, but I had a lemon.
Espace drives well, 3.0Dci Initiale. pick it up on Wednesday.
Let's hope lightning does'nt stike twice.
Currently in Spyderman's garage:
Vel Satis Initiale 3.0 DCi 07/04 - 02/07 Espace IV 3.0Dci Initiale 02/07 -

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