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Post by Charles » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:00 pm

Not again, I hear you say - and that was my reaction too!

After getting a new gearbox recently, imagine my concern when my wife started reporting similar symptoms. Into the delaership but no fault codes - not untypical for a Renault, I know, but not very helpful either.

Fearing the worst - turbo problems particularly - I sent the car off to be looked after and asked them to check the battery as I was sure it was - completely coincidentally - reaching the end of its useful life.

Phone call back to confirm the battery was knackered and could they replace it. Yes, I said and thought no more of it. 10 minutes later I get a phone call to tell me that, when replacing the battery they had to remove the airbox and associated pipework - don't you just love Renault design! On doing so they found the MAF covered with debris coming from the airbox where local wildlife had decided to build a nest :shock:

Replaced the air filter, cleaned up the MAF and air intake assemblies and flushed the engine/exhaust through with a bottle of "magic stuff" and the car is right as rain.

Not going to find that one in the troubleshooting guide for an Espace ...
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Post by neil » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:12 am

:lol:

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Post by jamesa » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:10 am

Well, the French are famous ... bird pullers :wink: :lol:
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Post by Charles » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:41 pm

jamesa wrote:Well, the French are famous ... bird pullers :wink: :lol:
Indeed, but in this case, it was more a case of being a man or a mouse!
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B3S Touring (49/116) - been to the moon and now on the way back!
Renault Grand Espace - not mine but the wife's!

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