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    Try this thread for how to DIY fix
  2. Maybe try again and be sure that the locating tabs at the back of the housing go into their correct slots. There are also L shaped guides underneath that slide along a rail. I was thinking you might be missing the chrome slide bar, but that seems to be in place.
  3. Can you get a photo of the headlight from above, with the bonnet open? There should be two 10mm bolts holding them in place, as well as a chrome "slide bar" . Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  4. Not sure. I've never used it. I use RaceChrono on my mobile which starts and stops timing automatically based on gps data.
  5. Welcome and nice pick up! If you're looking for the throttle maps in RS Monitor, unfortunately that wasn't fitted on the GT220's. And shame you're so far away, you could have a cheap pickup of some new tyres from me.
  6. Welcome mate! Good start to the Renault world [emoji4][emoji106] Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  7. GT220 only has the single mode as before, but has a whopping mid range. So, merging onto the Gore Hill freeway which was already fun before, is now epic. Biggest difference between the two is that the GT220 is silent compared to the 265, so having a peek at the speedo confirms that everyone else isn't doing the 40kmh and that yes, you have picked up speed really quickly. The 265 has more power in normal, possibly what was available in sport before. Again, it's felt in the mid range with extra torque kicking in from about 2500rpm. Switching to sport and you get the noticeable bump up as before, with the throttle reacting more quickly. In sport, the mid range bump keeps building right up until redline which is also reached a hell of a lot faster. Fuel economy in both cars has improved significantly, with the 265 now having zero difference between normal and sport modes and sitting consistently on 10L/100. Previously it was 12 in normal and high 13s in sport. The GT220 just sits on low 10s and doesn't change, also down from mid 12s. @DOOOOK wrote up a great timeline of his experiences with "tuning" on the Renault Club Facebook page, clearly outlining how he had stepped his way along with each type of tune (remote VS on dyno) and their application for each situation. I am happily staying on the first step with no further mods being applied to any of my current cars and only an occasional track day, if any, in the 265. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  8. Yep, it's possible. They're probably selling it to you on the date complianced, not built. May have sat on the docks for a few months. Chucks old red 265 was a 2014 non FL and even had a 5 year warranty. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  9. Exactly what they're quoting according to the dyno. I haven't got around to testing the GT220 or the 197 but I have no doubts they're as claimed too. Butt dyno says yes.
  10. I've had a bluefin tune done to each of my cars (265, GT220 and 197) and they're all running sweetly. It doesn't sound like you're after something over the top so it may suit you too. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  11. Yep, it was a great little track car. Light, nimble and boost on tap. The gearbox is easy to work and brakes are great. It was a thirsty little tike though as I could easily chew a tank in half a day at Wakefield whereas my Meg lopes around the whole day with half a tank, if that. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  12. Regarding the shudder, I briefly had some after creating a hot spot on the clutch after a heavy track day where he copped a caning being used by 2 friends and myself. The majority of the runs were 2 up as well. However, after worrying about it for a month or so and after a chat with renotech, I gave him another spanking at the next Wakefield day and it buffed itself out [emoji16] Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  13. If that's the plastic cover, on the under side of the car directly below the engine, then I'd say yes to the above but hard to say with actually removing it and having a look. Oil changes are pretty messy affairs on these. I give it a degrease and wash down after the change, then leave the cover off for a few days to allow for residual degreaser and oil to slop around and fall out with daily driving. Then a dry wipe down of whatever is left followed by a visual check a couple of days later when I finally put the cover back on. Anal, I know, but it allowed me to trace a top cover leak from one of the bolts at the rear. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  14. I'm pretty sure I paid $600 through renotech, fitted, but that was paid for by the dealer I purchased the car from. Is the seller reducing the price of the car by that amount? And no, it should just be the doorlocking solenoid that is mentioned in the list above, not a sign of further gremlins. And nothing wrong with the 2012/13 Meganes. Some (trophy+} were arguably equipped with the best headlights fitted to them, the xenons, which were removed for the later facelift models. I guess it's a personal preference thing but I prefer being able to see at night to having a better functioning media screen. Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
  15. We've probably got the biggest a***hole of a motor registry to deal with for that though. I received a $600 refund from ACT when I bought my 265 and even Tassie refunded a small component. Bonus with Tassie was I got to keep the plates too so the kids have one each in their bedrooms. No arguments [emoji106] Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
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