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  1. Sad tale about non working ABS

    Brakes/Hubs
    Lifted this from a technical buletin Electronic Brake Force Distribution Four words that can make a big difference how a car handles in an emergency. This vehicle is not one that was presented to me for repair but a vehicle that was involved in an accident, after the event I was discussing the...
  2. Another 2004 1.9 dci g'scenic high oil consumption tale....

    Engines
    Hello All, After reading numerous posts about high oil consumption i thought i would share what i am currently experiencing with my 2004 1.9dci g'scenic. Quite a bit of history to the car ( i will stick to the engine for now...LOL!) April 2012 it had a new turbo at about 80k, didnt go into...
  3. cautionary tale!

    Engines
    I have a little cautionary tale to tell :d!!. I brought a 02 1.8 scenic a couple of weeks ago knowing it had a oil leak that was dripping onto the exhaust manifold, no problem I thought would be an easy fix. The previous owner had taken it to 2 garages that had told him the leak was from the...
  4. Indicator tell tale on

    Electronics
    Hi guys I have just brought a mkIII espace 2.2 dt and im very pleased with it (certainly better than the galaxy i looked at) any how The dashboard indicator tell tale is stuck on all the time (the indicators function normally however) can anybody tell me what this is please, I am certain it wont...
  5. CV joint leaking grease, ABS/Serv tell tale light, grinding noise when braking

    Engines
    A couple of weeks ago, during a wheel change I noticed the inside of the wheel was covered in grease from the CV. (front far side). I didnt replenish the grease, and carried on with the wheel change. A few days ago, halfway through a journey, the ABS and Serv lights came on, but the brakes were...
  6. Clio 182 - Catalytic Converter: Cautionary Tale

    Exhausts
    My 2005 Clio 182 is being put up for sale. So I decided to take the vehicle to my local Renault dealership in Harlow to have a 48k mile service and new MOT in preparation for the sale. The car 'failed' its MOT due to the emissions test. The dealership called me and told me that it had failed...
  7. tell tale light 2 on, 1998 scenic

    Electronics
    Hi all, getting a bit wound up with this car now, its developed a constant issue where it idles at 1500-2000rpm and the "tell tale light 2" is on the dash (box with up down lines, like an oscilloscope) What could this be? and is it going to be an expensive to fix issue?
  8. Scenic 1999 1.6 auto - tail tale light is on and car is lethargic.

    Engines
    HI I wonder if anyone could help. Scenic 1999 Automatic 1.6 recently developed a fault - when start the tail tale light is on and car is lethargic - almost no acceleration. After 2 mile warm up - stop , start the car - light goes off and car drives just fine. Any ideas what that can be...
  9. Tale of motoring woe

    Engines
    Till recently my son had BMW M3 E46 Model it was a convertible with the paddle shift SMG model,he bought it at 18k miles beleiving that this kind of money can buy you motoring bliss WRONG; it was back at BMW twice for alarming engine surging when cold,very dangerous when entering main road,BMW...
  10. Another Scenic coil tale

    Electronics
    I joined this site to find out about coils. I have a 2003 Scenic My first one went under warranty and I was amazed that the RAC man carried spares for them on his van. Of couse now I know why! When the breakdown man came yesterday his first words were "Coil on nuber 3" This was before even...
  11. Tale of woe - keyless ignition!

    Electronics
    Had a doctors appointment the other week, and needed to drop my wife and kids off at the in-laws on the way. Was running late, so jumped in my Grand Scenic, pressed start and off we went. Had the stereo on and windows/sunroof open. Got to the in-laws, turfed the missus and kids out and drove...
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