Renault Kangoo 1.2 16v – Random Cut Out Issue

Sage advice on common issues from luck3y8oy on Yahoo Answers

There are a number of things it could be, the first one is there maybe a fault on the throttle circuit, as that model of clio is fitted with a fly by wire system. This system suffers from wiring and component problems. The first thing the garage should do is a diagnostic test on the injection ecu, as this will hold any fault codes.

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Kangoo 1.2 16v – Background Info

According to Haynes, the Kangoo uses the 1.2 16v engine from the Clio…

Renault Kangoo 99 to 04 See manual number 3906 Renault Clio which covers – 1.9 litre diesel (not turbo) and 1.2 litre (8 valve only) petrol engines from 98 to June 01. The Renault Clio manual number 4168 covers – 1.5 litre dCi (NOT code K9K.712) diesel and 1.2 litre 8 & 16 valve petrol engines from June 01 to 04. 1.4 litre petrol versions are NOT covered

There are 2 possible variants of the 1.2 16v engine,  says edde on

  • CC | valve | car codes | man date | kW | cc | engine block code(s) | valve
  • 1.2 16V (BB05/CB05) 06/01 55 1149 D4F 712 16V
  • 1.2 16V (BB05/CB05) 06/01 55 1149 D4F 714 16V


Sunroof Before the Rain

Updated the seal on Golf mk2 sunroof by reusing the plastic innards and covering with velvet…. Might as well attack the rust while we’re there too; Interesting colour match, but after a good coupla hours of blending and cutting, it’s not bad. Reinstalled just in time for some kind of Guernsey Hurricane 😮

Thanks to Automotive Touch Up dot Com for the directions – – and to JohnnyPhenomenon for the ghetto sunroof tip – – and to FBF for the quick sunroof removal guide –

[Update Nov 5th] – 3 months in, the finish is still pink, but structurally very solid. On reflection, paint is a 3d medium and although the blending is good, it appears upside down in places… Next time i would dust the widest area first, and get more specific as the coats build up, for a more pleasant 3d finish.