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The Renault Nightmare continues

Spent most of the day in Gory as my car (Renault scenic) again on the blink .This time it’s a gasket I was losing coolant and so I need a new gasket. On top of that the car needed a service and the window on the driver side was broken (fallen out) I have been waiting 6 weeks to get it fixed as the garage promised to have it repaired on warranty I just had to wait .They said that there was surge in complaints about the regulators on the Renault scenic model and the themselves had to wait for replacements. On top of all this I was told I needed two back tyres.

Driving around Wicklow the roads are noticeable getting a lot worse and I expect to see a lot more potholes this winter .Another curse is these (Speed bumps) ramps .Jesus does anybody know how high these things are suppose to be it seems to be different everywhere you go and it seems to differ from speed ramp to speed ramp. I think I will start measuring the height of these things .I believe there are the cause of so many car repair bills .Now don’t get smart and say I am speeding around like a mad dog . My car is a family car and I do need it so I am not driving around like a crazed madman. This is another product of parish pump politics .would be TD and local codgers looking for re-election to the local county councils are mostly to blame for this carnage on citizen’s cars.

The local garage says business is booming as people are forced to fix their shocks and suspension and tyres. This is not good news because this money is going into car repairs when it should be going into local shops and consumer products. .

Some of you might think just get rid of this Renault, but I fear I have been sucked into a trap! Just like the Finance Minster Michael Noonan,let me explain!

Firstly I put a lot of money into this car when it was brand new and over the last 6 years I must have replaced everything that could be replaced in that car and the wife’s car (also a Renault scenic) so my thinking is why get rid of it now its really now a new car and nothing else can go wrong??? With all of the parts replaced you would think so!

This situation is a bit like the situation the country is in

We have gone down the road of bailing out the banks and they are still bleeding us dry, do we now sell off the banks for what we can get and buy a new bank or do we keep them and keep putting our hands into our pockets every time something goes wrong? An interesting comparison of the situation!  But with one major difference I cannot go next door and force my neighbours to pay my car repair bills and keep on doing so .I cannot continue to make bad financial decisions and get the rest of our estate to pay for them. I am responsible for my decisions and the pain on me will be so great sometime in the future if things continue to go wrong , I will be forced to change those decisions and make an alternative one. But it will always be me that will have to pay for my mistakes.

But for the government they can continue to make the wrong decisions and expect everybody else to pay for those disastrous mistakes. Politicians do not admit that they have made mistakes even when they are dead their pals gloss over their calamitous decisions and try and convince us that they gave great service to the nation.  Right!     

Renault scenic 04 nightmare continues

 Sunday: As I was driving back from Bray My driver side window “fell down” as I was closing my window .This is not a new problem for the Renault scenic .This problem in all too common. I have two such cars in my family and My Wife’s car has already suffered this window problem on two separate occasions before. I even had the privilege myself last year .I was so angry with Renault I even decided to take a video clip of myself attempting to do my own repairs, as I was quoted by Renault somewhere in the region of 500 Euros to have the window regulator replaced .

Having examined the problem I discovered that It was all down to a piece of plastic but Renault do not sell this piece by itself no Sir, you have to buy the entire door mechanism at a cost of at the time of 275 Euros  and then the labour and Vat charges brought it close to 500 Euros .Anyway  here are the two videos and I sincerely hope I do help someone out there and save them a few bob. If you have a spot of super glue you can stick the plastic pieces back togother again . Job done !  

How to change window mechanism on Renault scenic 04 models 1600cc (Part 2)

How to change window mechanism on Renault scenic  04 models 1600cc ( 2nd video )

World of a scenic Renault owner Up-date

World of a scenic Renault owner Up-date

After talking to gentleman from Northern Ireland on Sunday,

I was going to drive all the way up to the North to get the latest problem with our car fixed. Apparently the Dashboard Blackout is a common thing with Renault scenic!

I had never heard of this before ,but then we are talking about the Renault scenic ,so anything is possible .Having phoned around I found that the Renault Garage in Gorey, would be able to FIX this problem all for the princely sum of 300 euro plus vat and the labour

So not really wanting to leave the car for two days in the North and having to come back again I thought it was better to go with Gorey

I would like you all to know that this dash panel can be took out and sent away to the north to be reconditioned Something Renault will not do or recommend!

So an expensive day and another one to-morrow the other car has that broken rear window

Notice that the labour was 35 euro.

 Renault in Dublin wanted 120 euro so if you are living in Wicklow and you need to service your car head south not north!

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