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Thanks for all your replies guys, very much appreciated. I'm in discussion with Renault at the moment, no progress so far after 3 days.
Bit of background in case anyone else has a similar problem now or in the future:
The car's 3 1/2 years old - just 23k on the clock. Almost 2 weeks ago a warning light came on (orange light centre of the dash - CHK light?) Manual says electrical fault or water in fuel.
Booked the car into renault Watford, they couldn't take it for a week because of local cars having problems with that dodgy batch of fuel that was going round so suspected it was probably bad fuel to blame.
Last Friday I got the call saying the wiring loom behind the manifold had rubbed through and would need to be replaced along with the sensor switch. Overall cost approx £430.00 incl. parts and labour.
I spoke to a local mechanic friend of mine who said he could quote for the work but he was convinced 'chafed' wiring would have been caused by a design fault so advised me to take it up with Renault first.
I've spoken to 4 different people in customer services all of whom have promised to call me back, after 3 days I've not had one phone call.
I will post again when I have an update.
Currently in andye979's garage:
Renault Clio 1.2 16V Extreme 2003