Nothing can ever quite fill the shoes that the Vel Satis leave, I've learnt that time and time again!
Well no news is partly because I've been away for a week on holiday. Just before I left, I swapped the rear window regulator and now it is functioning perfectly. The day I left, I had the car picked up by my Renault master tech with a list of what I want doing. I removed a perfectly functioning set of tyre pressure sensors from a 3.5 V6 I have for parts, so they will be fitted and programmed. The ESP was flagging up a fault, probably being moved on and off transporters has triggered a fault so hopefully just needs reset.
Then finally diagnose and repair why it's reluctant to move off quickly and chucking out the smoke – told them it's losely been diagnosed as the inlet manifold pressure sensor but nobody knows the engines like these guys so hopefully it'll be coming back next week with literally no faults!
Aiming to have it taxed from August 1st and in use! Over the moon with it, I just can't get enough of that interior.