jnrdavo Posted 16, January 2022 Report Share Posted 16, January 2022 Hi there, I wasn't that active on this forum (as I actually run 4 other forums myself for different brands), and the car was my wifes, so not modded or anything (was a GT 220). That was sold last year, but my daughter has just picked up a 2012 Megnne RS 250 Cup (or 265, still checking which one it is)! She has just turned 20, and sold her i30, and picked this up from Wollongong. Black, black rims. It's a bit tatty, but looked good in the overcast weather in the morning. Got it home, and buffed to the bonnet as when the sun came out, there were massive swirl marks (I've owned black cars before, so know how difficult they are)... Bonnet came up well with a quick buff (more work required), but of course showed up all the stone chips etc. It's probably been painted before, but not sure how many clear coats they put on.. Anyway, my daughter was driving it with me this morning to pickup a new bulb for the rear (one of the brake/rear lights had a red bulb that had blown? Not sure why it was red).. As she put the foot down a bit (not sure if WOT or not), the accelerator stuck open!! She was quick thinking and pushed in the clutch, and reached down and 'pulled' back the pedal and all was fine. It scared the preverbal out of her, as you can imagine (she only got her black license on Friday!). I've done a bit of searching, and it looks light it 'might' be the potentiometer in the throttle housing itself, and the whole 'unit' and pedal needs replacing. I'm more than happy to buy this part and do the work, but also want to make sure that this is 100% (or close enough) to being the problem and associated fix. So, has anybody heard about this/had the issue and resolved it? I've done searching and what I've mentioned above is the common thoughts, but all of the threads that I've read talk about the 'replacement fix', but it seems nobody has come back after the fix to update if it actually worked. Anyway, other questions if anybody is interested in helping that we need to look at are: 1. The small display says 'insert key card' when trying to start the car without putting the plastic key in the slot. the GT220 didn't have to do this (but asked to put the key in on occasion), you just had to have the key close (in pocket was fine), then you could press the start battery. I've put in a new battery (even though the old one would lock/unlock the car from 40+ feet away), but no luck. I've also tried the 'hold the buttons for 10 seconds) etc, but still no luck. Is this just a feature of this car? On a side note, the 'unlock' black sensor behind the door handle doesn't seem to do anything, so maybe this is related? 2. You don't seem to have to press the clutch pedal in to start the car (with using the above card). Is this normal, or could it be related to above point 1 issues(s)? 3. The front bonnet latch and the Renault diamond emblem seems to be 'loose'. Is this a common issue to fix, or are we just special? 4. There seemed to be 'old' oil and related sludge across the entire top of the engine. We've degreased it, and can't see any obvious oil leaks, so it could have been there for years (the cover on the engine was still on).. The aircon is also not working correctly (the seller actually advised of this fault), so not sure if that is the leaking part. I've attached a few pics of 'where' I think the leak is coming from. PIC 1 is showing where the part is. It's under the intercooler pipe (if that is what it is, haven't traced it out yet) PIC 2 is showing the 'part', which the white label/sticker on it, but it doesn't have any writing. PIC 3 is the 'part' that I think is leaking, specifically the join that I've highlighted in blue. Sorry for all the questions, but I do know how these forums have many special people who like to help (as they do on the other forums that I run) and we do really appreciate any help that is offered. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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