mate, urgently need your help.
On the mk2 172 (like yours right?) there is something which we cannot identify. Just under the left headlight (inside the engine bay) there are the 2 air feed pipes that go to the airbox. On one of them, there is a solenoid, well thats what we here call it as conversation is dfficult witht he language barrier. ANyway it looks like a little throttle with a butterfly on the end of the pipe. obviously there to regulate airflow. this got damdaged in a crash, and we can see it on the renault parts computer, but it doesnt tell us what the hell it is or does. I would have though it was something to do with cold starting etc? otherwise there would be no need to block off any form of airflow to the airbox, unles its hot air?