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  1. General Lesson - a breakdown situation

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    Last night my works van broke down but this experience may help someone if they find themselves in similar cirumstances- the van is an Iveco diesel and had been driving perfectly throughout the run. I had a 90 minute wait between drops but the engine has to be kept running at all times. I...
  2. Clio 2 dog bone problem and ebay lesson!

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    Hi, I'm new here and should have joined ages ago... 1999 Clio 2 dog bone I replaced 4 weeks ago. Failed today as below! It was off fleabay and was a forged unit on the listing but came as a cheap ali cast unit which would be weaker and so bang it went. The other mounts are good. Question: Who...
  3. A lesson in Economics aka "being a tight-wad"

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    I had to chuckle at Hondo's admission to once having not replaced a battery for 9 years :rofl: http://www.renaultforums.co.uk/showthread.php?p=1897841#post1897841 I wonder what have other members done to stretch out maximum use out of their car parts or vehicles?
  4. Cam Belts an expensive lesson learned

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    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...
  5. History Lesson

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    The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be. Here are some facts about the 1500s: Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and still smelled pretty good by...
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