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  1. ttimbo

    Small rattle? Red Bull RB8 Megane RS

    1. Sounds like a loose heat shield. You’d need to put it on a hoist to check 2. Oil can rise through the camcover bolts — not serious, just annoying — can be rectified with sealant by competent mechanic
  2. ttimbo

    Hello! Clio 2 PH1

    I just learnt of this with my 182. You should hear the fuel pump kick in with the second turn of the key. #becauseFrench
  3. ttimbo

    Clio Sport and RS

    This is a reported issue by some on the Clio 3 models (197, various 200 Cup/Gordini etc. But when I researched this, I discovered it was more an issue in RHD markets. Why? Well, the gearshift plain is designed for LHD. Makes sense, I guess. It means that when you drive, you need to bear that in mind and guide the shift as you would if sitting on the left. Julian at Renotech mentioned the same thing. Oh, and a gearbox oil change doesn’t hurt.
  4. ttimbo

    Tempted by a Megane RS 265 Cup Premium

    Yes, the new owners wouldn’t know a car from Dieppe if it was written in neon, unfortunately.
  5. ttimbo

    Tempted by a Megane RS 265 Cup Premium

    Definition of optimism, right there![emoji6][emoji23]
  6. ttimbo

    Tempted by a Megane RS 265 Cup Premium

    Rolfe Renault were good, I found...but my first experience with National Capital Renault at Tuggeranong left me cold. Since then, I’ve made the pilgrimage north to Renotech. I recently tried to organise enough owners for the Renotech boys to visit us here for a day or so...but it became too hard! Budget? It’s only money, and the Trophy-R will never be repeated now Ghosn has gone [emoji22] And rear seats? Very overrated [emoji12]
  7. ttimbo

    Tempted by a Megane RS 265 Cup Premium

    Who was that, Chuck?
  8. ttimbo

    Tempted by a Megane RS 265 Cup Premium

    Well, if space is an issue...get a Trophy-R. No rear seat, so you can throw lots of gear in the back [emoji15]
  9. ttimbo

    Squeaky brakes - Clio RS Trophy

    Performance brake pads DO squeak, especially when used a daily without a regular, solid spirited drive/track workout. That’s because they don’t regularly or consistently heat up to a full operating temperature, so pad material adheres to the disk as a glaze..which causes the squeak. So, one way to try to reduce the problem is to take the car to a nice deserted road, and try 6-8 hard brake applications from 80kph to 40kph, drive to cool the brakes and then see if the squeak goes.
  10. ttimbo

    Potential owner ✋🏼

    Comparisons are odious. The Clio is a great drive; the Meg is a great drive — different horses for different courses.
  11. ttimbo

    Potential owner ✋🏼

    ...and if your biggest regret is selling your Type R, check out the Trophy-R (from 32:00)....[emoji7]
  12. ttimbo

    New Owner

    Looks great! Enjoy the ride.
  13. ttimbo

    Query: Clio RS 200

    Part of the confusion arises because in Australia, all the major car classified sites refer to Clio 4 RS as RS 200 / RS 220....with, as always, an exception, which was the limited edition Clio 3 2011 Australian GP Edition, which also seems to cop the RS 200 moniker. The rest of the Clio 3 Renaultsports are referenced as “Sport 200 xxxx” where xxxx refers to Cup, Cup Trophee, Gordini, 20th Anniversary. Of course, there are more exceptions, with the Red Bull, and Angel & Demon Clio 3 specials. There’s probably some logic to it, but it’s hard to discern [emoji849]
  14. ttimbo

    Hello Hello Hello

    Might you be interested in a Trophy-R?
  15. ttimbo

    Looking to buy a RS 275 Trophy - Adelaide

    Geez, I’m somewhat older than that...and don’t need rear seats [emoji23] A Trophy-R reduces the number people you scare [emoji6]