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  3. The drivers seat belt is a bit sluggish on return .Any thoughts on correcting this .I am on gold coast so access to Brisbane to fix no problem
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  5. RBFR

    New Clio 182 owner

    Yeah. Never driven it. Too lethal. Doing full rebuild so it doesn't kill me. Clio build a walk in the park by comparison!
  6. Hey Guys, As of this evening, I placed a deposit on a Jet Black Australian GP Edition Megane RS250, and should collect later this week all going well. I've actually been a long time Renault fan, although this will be my first actual Renault car owned. Can't wait to pick it up and enjoy it! Thanks for having me here.
  7. Bingle

    New Clio 182 owner

    Wow, that’s gota be s handful no matter how well it’s set up! Way-cool nonetheless.
  8. yes, paekak hill and rimutaka hill roads are favourites. the meg feels a bit big on paekak though, a clio rs would be ideal. haywards/grays road is fun too, especially at night. bit of a nightmare getting into the capital at the moment. major road works at otaki and mckays crossing/ transmission gully - that road should be a great drive when it opens in 2020. and the new kapiti expressway needs $25m of resealing after only a year !
  9. Nice access to some very RS-type roads. I'm quite familiar with the Paekakariki Hill Road if you know that one.
  10. hi, i'm north of wellington. car is ex-auckland. there's various meg 3 rs (phase 1,2,3) scattered through both islands, including 265 redbull, 275 trophy, a couple of 275 trophy r.
  11. Welcome from an ex-kiwi in Oz. I travel back there frequently and don't think I've ever seen a single Meg 3 RS, good to know they do exist. Enjoy. What part of the country are you in?
  12. hello mate ! i have one in the same colour !
  13. hi guys, thanks to mate rszwei for introducing me to this forum last year i bought a 2015 rs265 in liquid yellow, one owner, 38,000km nz spec includes recaros, rs monitor, 19in black + red wheels. coming from a golf mk5 gti, the meg is a revelation car is stock apart from a set of michelin cup2 tyres.
  14. Yea, used to have a Opel Corsa C and done most of the service myself, not so sure about this one. And I just found out my car is due for a belt change .................. from the treads ....... bugger.
  15. Looks a beauty — welcome aboard, and that garage suggests additional motoring interests!
  16. Hi guys, Just brought this. Not looking at track days, this will be my daily.
  17. Hi Mate,

    I'm giving you a hoy as I can see you've had some experience with DMFWs.

    My local dealership just replaced the rear engine mount in my 225. Transmission has tightened up nicely but rattle is still evident when/as the clutch is let out and when riding over bumps. Dealership diagnose worn DMFW but say they can't be sure. They're not ruling out another worn engine mount but say they can't check that until they drop the gearbox. Is it possible for the DMFW to rattle, as it does, while driving with the clutch out?

    Cheers,

    Jim

    1. smy0003

      smy0003

      Hey mate,

      Never had any experience with replacing them or problems with mine, hopefully I'll have moved on from the Renault before it plays up.

      I do think DMF's are a bad idea. Makes more sense to me to spring the clutch disc and have a solid reusable flywheel like cars have had for decades. That way only the clutch disc is consumable instead of the disc and the flywheel.

       

      Sorry I can't help you mate.

       

      Rohan.

  18. Regarding Km, a car can do 300k gentle km or 50k hard (poorly treated and maintained) km. A road test and thorough file of service history will tell you more than the odometer. Good luck.
  19. Always buy the best you can afford* especially if you want to keep it as a nice streeter. *- unless you can do the work yourself and it's very very cheap. I bought a 182 that needs a fair bit of work and had 250k but it was $2600 and it still pulls like a train. These are very simple cars so don't be scared of doing some work yourself. I'll also be racing it, so we kinda have an obligation to not trash nice examples on a track. But there's no substitute for good paint, intact trim and impeccable service history. You might pay 6-8k for a minter, but you'll pay more than that at workshop rates bringing a scruffy car up to standard. It'll take as long to bring a poor car up to standard as saving up a bit more $ too... Food for thought. You'll want to look for replaced cambelt and VVT pulley, some suspension and engine mount bushes by 200k, and brakes in good condition (check disks for grooving and pads for meat). This on top of evidence of regular servicing. Also good tyres will be @180+ per corner, so if it has worn tyres or weirdarse Chinese brands, factor that in too. 👍
  20. Thank you guys so much for the great responses What should I look for when checking the service history?
  21. My 182 is close to 190,000km and is solid as a rock. Has a virtually perfect service record as well, and is still on the original clutch (which has plenty of bite, too). Well cared for by its previous two owners. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy a high mileage 1x2, provided it has a decent service history and has been looked after — indeed, worth paying a bit more for that service history.
  22. It's commonly said that they have more horsepower the older they get haha The Kms is not what would scare when choosing the car. A car with a known history and service record is what matters most. For reference, my Clio is at 237,000kms and it's a track toy. I go to the track regularly (I drive the car to and from the track also) and the car has been nothing but reliable. My older Clio that I sold to my mate is now at 270,000kms and that too had been nothing but bullet proof also.
  23. There are only 3-4 around me, all with high km. Do they start to have a lot of problems around 200km? If not and granted they were serviced properly, do they last much longer reliably? How often do new 172 pop up for sale? Sorry for the bombardment haha, just keen to get something fun for cheap, open to other suggestions too if you guys have any. Cheers
  24. RBFR

    New Clio 182 owner

    Ha! No it's OK. A lot of people have never even heard of roll centres. I know struts are easy to fix re roll centres, but like all suspension work you can't always predict the results and sometimes changes lead to counter-intuitive outcomes. I have a Hillman Imp with mid mount V8. I'm rebuilding the chassis in that and have the chance to reset the rear roll centres there. Now THAT is a job I don't want to mess up. 600kg, 300hp, 2m wheelbase.
  25. RBFR

    New Clio 182 owner

    Ha! No it's OK. A lot of people have never even heard of roll centres. I know struts are easy to fix re roll centres, but like all suspension work you can't always predict the results and sometimes changes lead to counter-intuitive outcomes. I have a Hillman Imp with mid mount V8. I'm rebuilding the chassis in that and have the chance to reset the rear roll centres there. Now THAT is a job I don't want to mess up. 600kg, 300hp, 2m wheelbase.
  26. Forgot to say it is a TWR sport model already.. 6ltr v12 as standard as it is one of the collaboration models with twr but won't be putting the same livery on it so not a replica on that side. Will post pictures of my vehicle today when I am not working (my Megane that is).
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