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  1. Ask the Experts
    Renault Clio 2008 TomTom 16v Hi all I just bought this car last wednesday and had it in for an MOT and service the day after .It majorly failed its MOT and the garage has quoted me £1280 just for the repairs , the mechanic said something along the lines of for the dust cover failures for his...
  2. Steering and Suspension
    I have a 2008 Scenic and got an 'amber' warning for a track rod end after a recent MOT. I was advised that the "offside inner track rod end worn to excess". The mechanic did show me that the whole wheel did move slightly and has made me a bit concerned that it may get worse. To repair it they...
  3. Cars & motoring
    Hi everyone, I'm new posting here but have found your knowledge immensely helpful in the past.. Our 2005 Renault Scenic 1.9 broke down in France, about 8 hours south of Calais. The turbo is a write-off (as suspected), and the French garage - part of a massive Renault dealership, have quoted...
  4. Electronics
    Hello everyone! Since purchasing my Clio last March I jave never been able to ise the central locking on my car as the chipboard inside the key has a chip missing! To lock mt car I just press the door lock button inside the car then lock the drivers door manually. Im guesing as the button...
  5. Engines
    Well got my Scenic 2 to the garage and yes the cam belt had snapped, breaking 12 out of 16 valves and the crankshaft. Thankfully as I had AA repairs insurance and had the car serviced they paid out £475, still leaving me with a bill for £800. I turned down an offer from Renault when they...
  6. Cars & motoring
    My renault trafic 1.9 2003 cracked the block so engine was scrap according to my garage , so i got a 2nd hand engine with turbo and all ancillaries still on it that i brought from ebay £895, so just a straight swap over. when i went to collect the van this evening i was greeted with a invoice of...
  7. Engines
    Hi all, I've been given these codes from my local garage (po670 and po487) has anybody had these fixed in the past and roughly what did it cost, as I really don't know much at all about cars and always worry about being ripped off! Many thanks in advance fir whatever help/advice anyone can profer.
  8. Engines
    Happy to try my self, but heard a whisper a bit of some manifold needs to be removed to gain access to the plugs and this manifold needs another gasket fitted if removed, is this correct??
  9. Interiors
    Hi everyone, I have read on here that late 53 plate scenic had a fault with the indicator stalks, I have only owned it a month and mine appears to have never had it repaired, The indicators cancel too soon!! very annoying!! I have had the indicator stalk off and there seems to be no problem...
  10. Electronics
    Hi, I have a number of electrical issues with our 03 Megane 1.9dci. I am hopeful its a simple fix, but me and cars never seem to do cheap or simple. Problems (in no particular order) 1. Footwell lights come on randomly when driving. 2. Dashboard sometimes remains illuminated when car is...
  11. Engines
    Had a new customer ring me up a couple of weeks ago asking for a price to change the crankshaft oil seal (pulley end) on a 2.2dCi Espace 1V. I always ask who diagnosed the problem in situations like this and he said it was a local garage, no naming but it was a branch of those auto center type...
  12. Engines
    Hello experts! Just had an MOT at kwikfit. It has failed on a few things, just wanted to check that what they are saying is true because the price is insane to fix it! Ok, i'm just gonna write down what it failed on as it reads on the paper.... 1. exhaust emissions carbon monoxide content...
  13. Wheels & tyres
    (EDIT: Thread title should read 'Regular Car') Seriously though, and by 'regular' I mean to exclude classic cars and supercars and anything ridiculously expensive to buy in the first place. I've recently spent (excluding labour - to make this a bit more even) on getting mine through it's most...
  14. Wheels & tyres
    Need to replace the tyres on my 1.9DCI Scenic fitted with the 17" alloys. The prices being quoted have been around £115 to £150ea. The tyre size 205/55/17 seem to be very rare and not made by many suppliers. Has anyone else had the same problem and what solution did you come up with?
  15. Cars & motoring
    Hi all, yesterday my vel satis 2.2dci belched black smoke and was completely down on power (barely able to move) when it was started. The car performed fab last month doing 3000 miles to Tuscany from Glasgow without missing a beat, but without any notice it decided to pack in yesterday. Now its...
  16. Wheels & tyres
    I remember around 6months back an old colleague of mine phoning me for a moan about paying £75 to have his tire sensor reset in his Laguna....... Well I'm happy to tell you that our Bosch garage can reset it for a fraction of the price......
  17. Engines
    Does anyone have any idea how expensive it is to replace the starter motor on a 94 clio rsi?
  18. Cars & motoring
    I have just had a quote from my local renault dealership for a large amount of work as a result of my annual service which has come to £1000. Looking at the bill the majority of this is driven by the massive £85 per hour labour charge! I have always treid to go through dealerships so the carhas...
  19. Bodywork
    And I thought £3.50 for a jet wash was too much Worlds Most Expensive Car Wash Video
  20. Cars & motoring
    I drive a 2001 Laguna II 1.6L and booked it in for a Cambelt replacement as advised by my garage, apparently they need replacing at 72k miles or 5yrs, which ever the sooner. A cost of £329. I decided to have the MOT done at the same time and I just can’t believe the cost to repair Renaults. I...
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