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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 4th August 2005
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The health of the EGR valve is crucial. Renault dealers are being issued with a new tool to help assess the operation of these and to clean them out.
I would strongly recommend that you ignore the 18K service interval and at least have the oil changed every 10K or 12 months, using a top quality fully synthetic oil .
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I got my Laguna back thisafternon and it's faultless right now
I'm going to get the car booked into my local garage which iv been using for a few years. I want to get the cam belt checked. EGR valve cleaned and the Oil changed to AMSOIL 100% Synthetic. Hopefully that should keep me trouble free. Only thing is i would have to pay for this work. But it would put my mind at rest.
i'm getting the car fully serviced every year or every 10 000 miles which ever comes first.
I'm thinking of changing the alloys as i dont really like them. The small problem i have here is the type pressure sensor's. I'm not sure if the sensor's would fit other alloys but i'm not bothered about that feature anyway. Just dont want "Sensor Error" on my dispaly all the time. If i can get it disabled better still.

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The sensors can definitely be disabled. When I went through my first 'welded on valve caps' episode, the dealer temporarily disabled the system for me because they didn't have time to replace all of the valves on the spot. I don't know whether you need special equipment to do it, or whether there's a switch or button somewhere that does the job. They wouldn't tell me.

But try living with the pressure sensors for a while, and you probably won't want to get rid of them. There's a lot to be said for never having to remove the valve caps unless you know that the tyres need air, which is something you can do on the versions that actually display the pressures. The valves are also very handy as an early warning that you have a problem, and allow you to sort it out before you run the tyre too flat and damage the sidewall. I ended up with a steel bar through the side of one of my tyres on a run from Bradford to Bristol. Fortunately, the system told me about it while the tyre still had its profile. I dread to think what would have happened if it had completely deflated at motorway speeds.

As for fitting the sensors to after-market alloys. They'll probably fit, but even if they won't, you may be able to cheat. The pressure sensor itself is a small box, and doesn't really have to be attached to the valve stem (one problem I've had is the pressure sensor module separating from the valve - it still gives a pressure reading, but seriously throws the wheel out of balance.) If you could find a way of fixing the pressure sensor to the inside of the rim on the new alloys, you should be able to fit a standard valve for inflation.
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hope everything turns out ok for ya....i had the same sort off problems with mine when i first brought it (laguna II 1.9 dci priviledge 51 plate 62k on the clock). but i brought a private 1 year warrenty for 300 squids from the garage and everytime i took it to the garage for any problems, i.e lower balljoints, rear bushes, fuel pump etc..they turned round and said it wasnt covered. the garage i brought it from didnt want to know. but after spending a few hundred getting it up and running its still going strong with no faults(touch wood).
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