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Re: Renault Clio 1.4 8v - Info on starting problems - HELPFUL!

Hi I have just come on the forum to share my thoughts on this Clio bad starting as I have had (past tense) the same issue - but now my car starts hot, cold, sun, rain 1st kick. in fact the performance is the best its ever been now over 4 weeks.
Anyway having just fixed my laguna EGR issue having working though all the forum links and getting serious ear ache from the family about the starting - 15minute etc, I had the Brain Clio Wave - throttle body - I gave this a very good clean paying particlar attention to what I believe is the air bypass for tickover, this seems to be solenoid operated and I used a carbon cleaner product to ensure the seat is not blocked from both side of the housing. (make sure all the solvent has gone before refitting) on refitting it started 1st kick and has done so ever since.
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