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Renault Clio II - Engines - Poor idle when cold
Good day to all of you
I'm new to the forum and I just bought my new 2003 Clio 1.2L 16V sedan...what a great car
I have a small problem about idling when the car is cold, it starts fine no problem at 1200 - 1300 rpm and slightly goes down to 1000 then 700 until it reaches 500 as this is the normal idle level when the engine is warm.....problem is when moving to 1000 the engine begines to vibrate making all the car hesitate in a strange way and I have to press on the pedal until the engine reaches its operating temp (appox.80-85 C ) which also noticed that it takes about 6min to reach this temp!...is this normal ? and if I try to move before this temp it sometimes stops.
Once the temp is 85 it idles very smooth at 500 without any problem and acceleration is brilliant .
From reading the threads could this also be a Top Dead Sensor problem,
? or what???
Thanks for the help
Currently in Amr Emarah's garage:
2003 Renault Clio 1.2L