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Took my VS in to Renault dealer for a service yesterday morning

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14:42
July 21, 2011


dboyce

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I am unhappy but unsurprised to report that the "Faulty Fuel Injection" syndrome has not been cured by replacing the MAP sensor for the second time. It just kicked in again. Same as before, "limp home mode", idling revs at 1000, dropping to 750 as soon as footbrake pedal touched.

15:08
July 21, 2011


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It seems to me that the person that finds out what is causing this will be a rich man, lol – sorry to hear its not sorted.

 

Matt

15:36
July 21, 2011


dboyce

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Yes, and I don't think that person will be anyone at any Renault dealer!

velsatismad said:

It seems to me that the person that finds out what is causing this will be a rich man, lol – sorry to hear its not sorted.

 

Matt

08:08
July 22, 2011


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dboyce said:

I am unhappy but unsurprised to report that the "Faulty Fuel Injection" syndrome has not been cured by replacing the MAP sensor for the second time. It just kicked in again. Same as before, "limp home mode", idling revs at 1000, dropping to 750 as soon as footbrake pedal touched.

Was the car connected back to the laptop to update the new MAF sensor? The brain often needs a reboot if a bew bit is replced. It shouldn't but its a bit like loading new software on a PC – you need to restart it. Just a thought…sorry to read you are having so many problems with it. Once sorted though…..WinkCool

Dave

10:25
July 22, 2011


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David, referring to the photo you posted above, I had exactly the same thing – the flexible black air inlet had split. My mobile Renault mechanic (who now works for the AA so can't help any more) fitted a new flexi pipe for £15. Maybe a common thing for these 'ere things to split, if it's happened to you too.

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22:23
August 2, 2011


very tall brad

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The answer to your problem is really simple to fix but may be too time consuming and costly.

 

Take your car to France for a Renault dealer to look at. It really will be worth the extra effort.

07:06
August 3, 2011


Team

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You're probably right, Brad. Let's organise a convoy of us to drive over to France and snake our way down to a decent Renault dealer there who will have proper knowledge of the Vel Satis!

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12:29
July 22, 2014


jan theman

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 I had been working on the car the day before and had taped up the gaitor. Next day, returning home, the injector fault warning came on. Popped the hood and all the tape had peeled and the gaitor had split further.  Replacement part £21.00 + vat from Rawlinson Renault (Bury St.Edmunds) Has run without fault since.

 

20:51
July 22, 2014


very tall brad

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Good thinking. I agree totally. I use a rule of thumb that you should only buy a car if it's greater than £10,000 or under £1,000. Let me explain. Anything in between is going to be a used car and come with many faults and the need for repairs. Paying over £10,000 will normally get you a new/nearly new car complete with all the advantages that they come with (warranty, no need for replacement parts).

 

Buying cheap (under £1000) means you are buying something into which you can then afford to spend on getting it exactly as you would like it to be – new tyres, service, cambelt etc.

 

My latest VS I paid £575 for.
 

Good luck with your car.

 

Brad

08:26
July 23, 2014


lexi

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  It is a nice rule of thumb Brad.

   I bought a 10 plate Jazz 6 months ago. The 1.4 .  Private sale from older owner.

         Genuine 5800 miles  for £5800.

That is almost new.  I have looked for another like it and no luck.

 

The Vel was £1600 30 months ago.  A brilliant "throwaway" carLaugh

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