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Hello again, and the strory continues.

Immediately after i got the new battery, i noticed the car loosing some power, but then been ok,
today it got progressively worse, it was like juddering and not moving fluently, till it got to a point where the car wasn't safe to drive.
I got it to the nearest garage and it had 2 lights on the dash.

the guy at the garage said it was the engine misfiring and might be the engine coil.
on monday he will run engine diagnostics and let me know the outcome.

Is this related to the new battery?

Should i have bought a skateboard instead of a car?

This is after my first posting of buying a new battery and having it fitted yesturday.
http://www.renaultforums.co.uk/showthread.php?t=114351
 

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The engine shaped symbol usually means you have an electrical fault and the curly wire one normally related to a fueling or misfire problem. Although both can be related.

Keep us posted on the outcome.:)
 

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I just got off the phone to him and he said that i needed a
Diagnostics/ code read = £35
mass absolute pressure sensor = £42
Labour to fit it = £25
vat at 20% = £20

Total cost = £122

how does this sound, am i getting ripped off cos i dont know any better?
Or from experience is this standard/average costing for repairs.?
 
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MAP sensor can be fitted yourself in 2 seconds, so i wouldn't pay £20.
What is the other thing that takes it to £120?
 

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I just updated my other post with the specifics after a 2nd phone call to them.

Is it worh getting my own code reader?

when i go to collect it im gonna ask him to show me the new MAP sensor,
where abouts should i be looking?
thanks :)
 
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when i go to collect it im gonna ask him to show me the new MAP sensor,
where abouts should i be looking?
thanks :)
Not sure on the Clio, but should be on top the black inlet manifold on top the engine. As bobbydog says, if you replace it yourself, do it gently, evenly and ease it off with the engine warm. It's plastic and the end can break off, falling into the manifold causing endless sh1t.
It should take seconds though.
 

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Unfortunately I am too new to car engines to perform any kind of maintance myself, so this time im gonna have to pay the dudes, but ill keep the recepits and ask some other garages if they can beat that cost.
thanks for the advice.
each time it breaks i learn something new and my bank balance goes down.
 

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I'd watch him replace the map sensor if possible and see how long it takes, unless you plan on leaving the car there and collecting it later.

All he needs to do is unclip the connector, gently ease out the sensor, fit the new one and reconect the loom.
 
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ill keep the recepitsand ask some other garages if they can beat that cost.
Not really any use unless you plan on getting the same job done again and beating £20 is not really going to make you a rich man. :confused:

What was the other part that brought it up to £120?
 

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By coincidence the postman has just delivered a map sensor that a kind member on here sent me.

Fitting all in took less than a minute.

Unless the map sensor is buried and difficult to replace on your Cio you are being overcharged!

:)
 
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