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About handyman0708

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  • Birthday 08/07/1960


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    North of the boarder.
  • Occupation
    Trying to keep out of trouble.
  • Interests
    Motorcycles, Windsurfing, Solving problems.
  • Car(s)
    06 Megane Sport, 04 2.5 Forester, 08 Lancer, 03 Astra Sri Turbo, 02 Elantra, 06 Triumph 1050 Speed Triple, 05 Husqvarna TE610E.

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  1. New 225 owner!

    Love the 3dr. They are the lightest weight and carry the unique body styling so well. Welcome and enjoy.
  2. First Renault--250 Rs Trophy

    Mmmmm- black. Best colour for a stealth bomber!
  3. New 225 Cup Owner - Adelaide

    "Probably going to put in a double din headunit in the next day or so as well, so I'm open to recommendations there." I'll be interested to hear how you go with this and what you end up with. Also how you go with the install and what extra bits you need for it (cables, headhunt cage, trim, fascia). I'm in the process of trying to do this for an android phone and use the mirror cast operations with touch screen.
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  5. New Old Bloke

    No- not at all- when you collect 4 quarter horses you actually end up with one entire, complete, whole horse.
  6. New 225 Cup

    Injectors are not hard to do so long as you are gentle with the plastic fuel rail. Take your time and be gentle and quite easy. Everything is right at the front of the engine. These appear to be fairly cheap- others might have a better supplier http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271785808533?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Coils out of Melbourne. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/252037042406?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT I have not used either of these yet. Not much good to you out on the road at night though. Best of luck with it.
  7. New 225 Cup

    Really hope you can get it home. Lets hope for plugs, injectors or coils. Perhaps, but less likely, fuel filter.
  8. New 225 Cup

    Fairly unlikely to do the instrument cluster as well. I have read on this forum and the UK forum the wiring harness to the cluster was changed Ph1 to Ph2 so it is not a direct swap. Pretty unlikely someone would go to that amount of trouble.
  9. New 225 Cup

    Front grill- Ph1 flat top line across the intake- Ph 2 slopes down towards the middle, tail lights are different. I have heard, but do not know from personal experience, the Ph 2 had a significantly revised steering rack that improved driver feel of the car. If looking for one of these, see if you can get the front wheels off the ground with a jack- the rack ends, or steering rack its self can develop wear/ play even at fairly low km. Mine does not yet have 80,000km and it has already had both rack ends replaced.
  10. New 225 Cup

    Ask for a photo of the instrument panel- Phase 2= Speedo on the right, tacho on the left. Phase 1 is the other way around. So, can someone more learned than me clarify the most significant difference between cup/ non cup is the springs? Drop cup springs into a non-cup and you have pretty much the "Cup Chassis"?- apart from drilled rotors (and red painted front callipers), 18" rims and some colour coded mirrors. Also, cam belt job in QLD- usually around the $1000 mark or there about. Once done= peace of mind.
  11. New Megane Rs225 Cup Owner - Perth

    Well done. Great price. Brilliant bang for the bucks. If you are chasing tyres, consider the Bridgestone RE003's. I have them on my 3 door in 17" size and find them pretty amazing. Prices are pretty good for these too.
  12. New 225 Owner - Brisbane

    Welcome to the Megan scene.What side of Brisbane? I have been going through Revolution Scooter who are a Euro car specialist on the Gold Coast. But this is probably a bit far away for you. 3dr or 5 dr. Km are excellent for the year. Colour? Megan will be a major performance step up from the Pug. Well done.
  13. Renault Sport 225 (Not A Cup)

    I assume this is the one from you original post from the description you gave- http://www.carsales.com.au/dealer/details/Renault-Megane-2006/OAG-AD-12594670/?Cr=1 So does this look familiar to anyone on the forum? - previous forum member car? If someone does know this car they may be able to shed some light on the history/ previous ownership. There are a few other options out there with similar km and price, but might mean an interstate trip. These are an enthusiast car so be patient and make sure you select wisely. Also while the reputation of the steering of the Phase 1 is not as good as the Phase 2 there are a few low km examples with claimed full service history.
  14. Renault Sport 225 (Not A Cup)

    In 1982 I had a red Lancia Beta Coupe all lined up to buy the next day- then I listened to my father, who then, sounded al lot like I do now. Didn't buy the Lancia and regretted it ever since. Yes it was Italian, rare, highly strung, unreliable and just the most exciting car I had ever given up to that point (including the thundering 5.3l V12 Jaguar E type I had the opportunity to play with for a whole day- no thank you very much you can have this back now). Regretted up until 2005- found a pretty good Lancia Beta Coupe- bought it, lived it, payed for the experience of owning an exotic rare car- loved it- got over it. Perhaps don't listen too much to grumpy old people like me.
  15. Renault Sport 225 (Not A Cup)

    Just a little contextualisation of my above opinion. I currently have 2 P plate drives in my household. Both full time students with part time jobs. One has an Astra Sri Turbo hatch, so I am not anti-turbo cars for P plate drivers. If either one had to maintain my Megane, totally stock standard, not even with an RS tune on it, it would just cripple them financially. Search the forum posts for things like cost of brake pads or clutch replacement. Often special Renault tools needed even to replace the alternator/ air con drive belt- very difficult to do without the correct gear. But- get these cars out on a piece of great driver road and they will give so much back to you. OK around town, but much, much better in open flowing space. Also- check out insurance rates. At $12.8k if you have to take out finance, most finance contracts have a condition the car must be comprehensively insured. P-plate plus turbo, plus Euro, plus on finance, probably between $2000 to $3000 per year. And at least 95 premium unleaded with 98 being the preferred option.