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Re: TDC Sensor Replacement (with pictures!)

I just wanted to write and say "thank you" to this thread!

Every year we had a starting problem in the summer which the AA had repeatedly failed to diagnose. It went away in the winter.

We dreaded getting in the car on a hot day because often-times it wouldn't start for a good while, sometimes up to 20 minutes!

Frustrating because otherwise our scenic was a useful and fairly reliable (if beaten up and smelly) family beast of a car worth far more than its market value.

We came across this forum, tentatively opened up the car, and - with the help of a friendly neighbour - overcame our total ignorance of what we were going and managed to clean the sensor. It's been dandy ever since.

All it cost us was a bottle of wine enjoyably shared in the garden with said neighbour!

If the thread originator ever wants a drink on us, just drop me a line!

NB We weren't sure from reading the thread exactly what to clean with white spirit, but it seems it was the black "sensor" bit rather than the contacts itself.
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