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About handyman0708

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  • Birthday 07/08/1960


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    North of the boarder.
  • Occupation
    Trying to keep out of trouble.
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    Motorcycles, Windsurfing, Solving problems.
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    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. handyman0708

    Megane 225 Lux project.

    Do all your engine mounts sooner rather than later unless 100% sure they are good. Also check steering rack ends. A common problem. If going for xr5 rims make sure to get the 60.1 mm to 64.3mm hub centric spacer rings to ensure good fit- much less likely to cause steering vibrations. You could consider the Ford rs 19’s as well. Rare but do come up from time to time.
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    Newbie renault owner

    Track it! Any track. Willowbank. Lakeside. Doesn't matter which one.
  3. handyman0708

    Just bought my first rs 225

    2006 there was a Megan Sport (aka 225) 3 door available in black (black /gold) with cloth interior and blue highlights and came with 17" wheels (similar in appearance to the 18's). Not F1 or R26 but just a common garden variety 225 SPORT- build date November 2016, Australian Compliance December 2006 and sold new in Feb 2007. How do I know this? Because there is one parked in my garage right now. Also had Xenon's standard. Build and compliance plates can't lie.
  4. handyman0708

    Reversing camera

    Not Clio but I did to my meg I. Cheap ebay one cost about $8 including post. It even works (quite well) including in poor light.
  5. handyman0708

    Oil service Adelaide

    I too, have the same colour as your car. I had never used clay bar until today. Largely on seeing it come up, time and time again on this forum, decided to give it a go. I had never been completely happy with the finish I was getting on the paintwork with a range of different products. Now- total clay bar convert. So easy to use and so fast to get a great result. One thing I have found with these cars is you really do need to want to do some of the work on them yourself. Otherwise, you will pay lots, often for, substandard work or service. Cleaning/ polishing and oil changing are inconvenient but at least you know it is done and done the way you want it to be.
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    New 225 owner!

    Love the 3dr. They are the lightest weight and carry the unique body styling so well. Welcome and enjoy.
  7. handyman0708

    First Renault--250 Rs Trophy

    Mmmmm- black. Best colour for a stealth bomber!
  8. handyman0708

    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.
  9. handyman0708

    New Old Bloke

    No- not at all- when you collect 4 quarter horses you actually end up with one entire, complete, whole horse.
  10. handyman0708

    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.
  11. handyman0708

    New 225 Cup

    Really hope you can get it home. Lets hope for plugs, injectors or coils. Perhaps, but less likely, fuel filter.
  12. handyman0708

    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.
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    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.
  14. handyman0708

    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.
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    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.