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post #26 of 28 (permalink) Old 1st March 2007
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Hi Madnoel, the garage was kind enough to put a fivers worth of clean petrol in after removing the old lot. Originally at 8:15 this morning they recommended topping up the half tank with new fuel until I suggested that would cause the same problem again. They obviously then rubbed their hands with glee and came out with all sorts of reasons why it cost £150. But apparently, I have found that that's the going rate. They assured me this second problem is not related, and the car in my opinion is running ok after 30 miles. I shall see tomorow morning what the latest fault is. He had a price for a new camshaft sensor of about £40 plus of course the fitting.
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Hi cammer -What did they do with the fuel they drained out - legally its still yours and if there were to be claim for damages from the petrol supplier a sample would be very handy. If I was you I would ask them for it or a sample of it or maybe wait until one of their mechanics breaks down from its use (Ha Ha!). If I was you I would be looking for a different repairer - if possible. Go on be brave and complain - then vote with your feet.
P.S. - you are also entitled to the parts which they replaced - go get 'em boy!
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I'm having my Scenic II checked out tomorrow for uneven running particually when cold but also noticeable when hot. When cold there is a distinct lumpy running. I leave home in a 30mph limit, and holding the car at 30....approx. (whoops) it does not feel as smooth as it used to. As soon as I hit the unrestricted sign and accelerate the lumpness goes. The engine appears to be ok after that, except at times sitting at tick over a slight lumpyness can be felt.

If its a fuel problem this may solve a similar problem I had on my old Mondeo with odd 'lumpy running' generally crusing at lower speeds on occasions.

99 times out of 100 I will use Tesco fuel. I think even if no problem is found, I will not use their fuel again.
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