Engine Performance problem
1996 Renault Laguna Manual 123600 miles
I'm having a slight problem with my Renault Laguna. The car starts fine in the morning no problem, regardless of how cold it is or how long it has been standing there. However, after about five minutes, when I try to pull away from a junction the engine tries to die. I can stop this from happening by revving the engine with the clutch down. This happen for just a few minutes and afterwards the car runs fine for the rest of the journey. If I stop the car whilst it is playing up or around that five minute mark it is difficult to start (the starter motor turns over but does not fire). I have to leave it for about 10 minutes.
Some time last year I was getting a fuel smell from the engine and through the heater. I have checked the hoses and for leaks else were and all is fine. The smell disappeared after a few days. It returns now and again, but seems very prevalent at the moment. I mention it here as the to problems may be related. Thanks in advance for your help
Friday, January 30th, 2009 AT 9:21 AM