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Old 27 Dec 2020, 11:53 (Ref:4025398)   #3391
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Ah , I see , it is all a cunning plan by the French to drive motorists mad .
Haven't they been doing that for decades?

I remember back in the days when I first began fixing cars for a living, all those '70s & '80s Renaults that always overheated for no apparent reason.

And the Citroens! Don't even start on those!
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Old 27 Dec 2020, 12:16 (Ref:4025400)   #3392
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Funnily on Christmas Day my daughter told us she had been driving in Peterborough along the parkway system behind a Peugeot that had all of its brake lights on. Looks like its a common problem.
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Old 27 Dec 2020, 12:45 (Ref:4025405)   #3393
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Looks like its a common problem.
Its not a problem, its a feature. Stop lights are on all the way because it clearly shows the following drivers that an engine failure is imminent!
Diesel engines were prone to feed themselves with their own oil, hence massive over revving and a total destruction of the damn thing. Same when the turbo blows with no prior notice.
Re the Renault overheating troubles, its too cook the sausages while driving. Follow a Renault on the highway at noon, you'll smell it miles away. You can fix it by putting two gaskets under the thermostat housing.
If not enough, put three and if not enough again bin it!
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Old 27 Dec 2020, 12:47 (Ref:4025406)   #3394
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The dipstick on a Renault indicates not only the oil level but how close you're from a blown engine:
https://www.renaultforums.co.uk/thre...ipstick.64800/
https://www.renaultforums.co.uk/thre...ll-call.69182/ When the dip-stick can be seen through the bonnet, you know in deep-**** you are… Modern huh?
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Old 27 Dec 2020, 15:35 (Ref:4025419)   #3395
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Gordon, Mrs M says "mice". Voice of experience, and as is the way with women even when they have no experience they're usually right!
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Old 27 Dec 2020, 16:30 (Ref:4025421)   #3396
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I always remember when I had a VAT inspection many many years ago. VAT Lady tuned up at workshop and said that her husband had change a bulb on her car the day before and that the lights were now playing up. That's easy i said.He has put the wrong bulb in. Sure enough a 382 instead of a 380.I swap the bulbs and jobs a goo den.She then said I had to write out an invoice for the bulb. Took longer than the job. 38 pence or something plus VAT. I did say that she could have it for free.
I remember she said at the end of the inspection " what do you do with all your cash Mr Rowley ". Oooooo I pay it to the bank. Thank you Mr Rowley and I never saw her again.
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Old 27 Dec 2020, 16:55 (Ref:4025423)   #3397
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Brilliant suggestion, Colin. Remember Gordon is famous for preparing fast cars? Then do you mean he's another victim of… Speedy Gonzales?
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Old 27 Dec 2020, 18:06 (Ref:4025429)   #3398
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Gordon, Mrs M says "mice". Voice of experience, and as is the way with women even when they have no experience they're usually right!
My mother always blamed the battery terminals. With those horrible lead "caps" there used to be, she was frequently right (alas!).

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Old 27 Dec 2020, 18:44 (Ref:4025434)   #3399
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John, hope you garden is big enough to host some friends. Well, 200 actually! They played a new version of The great escape, unable to stand the quarantine in Italy, they ran away. Strange taste I'd say because if you ask me where I'd love to spend time the answer would be Italy. Cappuccino on the house!
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Old 27 Dec 2020, 19:45 (Ref:4025437)   #3400
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Well I'm back indoors and guess what ! the brake lights on my old Pug 406 estate have come back on !! This is totally ridiculous as all the fuses that are involved with the 3 lights I actually took out the other day so that I could use it.
Also if I turn the engine off with my foot on the brake pedal the engine continues to run until I release the pedal! This is a complete mystery and nothing on the internet is helping with a cure as people will just say the obvious things. I am now wondering if it is an ECU fault somehow but having pulled the fuses I can't see how it can. Studying the wiring loom on Autodata doesn't reveal anything either. It would appear that a feed that is live when the ignition is off is somehow connecting to the lights.
Bad earth on the brake lights....or the coil
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Old 27 Dec 2020, 21:35 (Ref:4025447)   #3401
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I always remember when I had a VAT inspection many many years ago. VAT Lady tuned up at workshop and said that her husband had change a bulb on her car the day before and that the lights were now playing up. That's easy I said. He has put the wrong bulb in. Sure enough a 382 instead of a 380.
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I had a Volvo relayed to me with a sodded up main ECU caused by a customer doing the same thing, he had replaced a double contact with a single one and as this had cambus wiring it sent 12v back along a 5v wire to the ECU. £700 later it was running again
I will probably take my old banger up to the workshop tomorrow and strip all the carpets out, apart from that a box of Swan Vestas might be in order
Oh and Tim I can't find the coil anywhere under the bonnet or on the engine on the HDI but I'll keep looking
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Don’t do it Gordon I love that old car. Remember you took me from Brands to buy a new coil . 😀
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Gordon, Mrs M says "mice". Voice of experience, and as is the way with women even when they have no experience they're usually right!
Seen plenty of cars sodded up by mice over the years, why do they like to eat wiring ?
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Don’t do it Gordon I love that old car. Remember you took me from Brands to buy a new coil . ��
What I could do as it will actually run and drive is wait in the hope that my nearest oval circuit (Arlington) will be open next year and enter it in a banger race !
And Iain, no tow bar.
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Years ago when I had the scrap yard I bought an Alfa 75 from somewhere in Lincolnshire. It turned out to have been stored in a potato barn and the rats had had a lot of fun with the wiring.......we got it going eventually but on a test run around the industrial estate I nearly lost the driver's door as it was that rotten, so I ended up breaking it - just as well as I'm not sure I'd ever have got rid of that rodent smell
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