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Docmattic last won the day on 31 December 2018

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  1. That's the list. I actually did have the head bolts leak. It was so easy to fix I forgot about it haha.
  2. I bought a 2013 265 cup + two years ago with similar concerns. I have not had a single issue. After I purchased, I was later talking with Julian from renotech who looks after these cars everyday. He told me the Meganes 250/265/275(when serviced regularly) are one of the most reliable performance cars there are. One of the only cars track ready out of the box. Also I have seen many in car sales with over 200000kms on the clock, which I found encouraging. Just look for one with a good service record, get a pre purchase inspection done to make sure everything is good and check if the timing belt has been replaced. I it hasn't and is due, you will need to budget for that in near future. They do have their known problems. I cant remember all of them and I've never had any yet. One I do remember is the inner door handles can break (usually when windy) because of their design and placement. But I find that it's easier to close the door by grabbing the door card near the window anyway. You can remove the door card an reinforce the handles anyway as a minor mod. Mine only shudders sometimes when I push the clutch in. I think usually it's when in first gear and it sport mode. It will happen if I I push the accelerator quickly then reclutch for any reason. Car just doesn't like it. It's more of a lurch though. I'll pay attention and see if I notice it any other time
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    My Megane RS

    Welcome to the club. It's a fantastic car.
  4. How was the stage 3 Golf R? I'm assuming it would have been similar to the one Mighty Car Mods just put together.
  5. Welcome. I assume you will spend most of the night driving anyway haha.
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    Hows this for luck and timing! One in Canberra just went up for sale a few minutes ago:
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    The Meganes are very much worth a look as well.
  8. https://www.short-shifters.com/pk4018-shift.html I used this one but got it from Ktec. If you do get it and are installing yourself, just be wary when removing and installing the roll pin. (While this may not make much sense now), Instructions say you need large pliers to reinstall. However in my experience, you will also need a pair of vice grips so you can adjust the leverage point easily and nudge the roll pin pack in slowly. Also, note there is a smaller roll pin within the large one. These have to be separated installed separately, one at a time - the pin will get stuck otherwise.
  9. Fixed with a short shifter kit. It feels much better! I think its one of the best mods you can do for the meg3
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    RS280 Cup.

    What a pain in the ass. Are the windows tinted by any chance? Thinking it could be a bad tinting job for that side of things?
  11. I'd look at this one. 16999 https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2012-renault-megane-r-s-250-cup-manual/SSE-AD-5938104/
  12. Great deal on the car! Can't really give any input, but just saw you are from Canberra. We'll have to go for a drive one time. Question in general. Is everyones aircon quite loud when running hard in summer? Mine seems to be working fine but there is a lot of what I would describe as fan noise outside the car. Just want see if thats something I should look at.
  13. Welcome. Great car. Got any pictures?
  14. I had too (excluding one) up until this year when I picked up a 265. I did have to get the belts done but it has been trouble free so far. The only small issue I've had is a small leak from one of the rocker cover bolts that I thought was fixed. However, i've noticed a slight misfire at idol again, so i'm assuming a little oil has leaked into a sparkplug. I gave the engine a good degreasing last night so hopefully I can see the culprit over the next few days. As a help Ive seen a lot of the models that have proximity locks go bad. Glad I stayed away from that option.
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    Car looks mint. I really like those wheels. Roh Korsa I believe. What size are they!
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