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Re-acquianted with a Renault


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Hi All,

 

After 22 years in the wilderness with Fiats, Saabs, Alfas, Subarus etc, another renault finally graces the Garage. The first was a 1978 bright yellow Virage, and now a red 2002 Clio 172. Bought the clio cheap and sight unseen in Melbourne last week via E-bay, a victim of the March hail storms. Slapped an unreg vehicle permit on it and drove home to Goulburn NSW without incident, and was very impressed. A slight exhaust leak required rectification prior to rego, but unfortunately since the repair the clio has developed an annoying miss under acceleration, seemingly alternating between running on 3 and 4 cylinders....@#$%^&!!. Service light & Airbag light coming on intermittently as well. Any thoughts on potential causes / fixes would be helpful??

 

 

 

Cheers

 

Ceejay

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Hi Ceejay,

Welcome aboard and hope the fix is a quick one.

When you start talking warning lights and misfires, i'd be looking for a good Renault Mechanic.

No idea of distance for you from Sydney are, but i constantly hear good things about

Paul V - AP Automotives.

(02) 9546 4006

87 Planthurst Rd, Carlton NSW

You may want to start there as it would be a good starting point.

Others will be along soon to say hello and say there piece.

Enjoy it soon, and keep us posted.

Cheers,

WOLF

ps: feel free to drop me a line if you need any new parts for this or in the future.

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Thanks for the replies. I suspect a good mechanic will be my first option, but as I commute to the ACT daily if anyone knows a good mechanic there, it would be preferable. As I become more acquainted an RS Tuner will definitely be on the short list (I like to tinker), as will some mods.

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Hi All,

New Plugs today and cleaned the throttle body, no more misses and car definitely more responsive. I can see this forum will be indispensable.

 

Cheers,

 

Ceejay

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Hi Ceejay

 

I am also new to this forum and live in Canberra, have bought a 172 that needs some work. I have been told that Alpine motors in Phillip are the local Renault specialists and have been in business here for a number of years.

 

Hope this helps and good luck.

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