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  1. In saying that I do love the car, I like what it does through corners, I like the boost. Really like that its a coupe as due to the nature of the auto market we are seeing fewer and fewer coupes being build in general, so if you want a three door hatch or just a smaller wheeler based tarmac rally car style thing in general its hard to find one these days. Not even that its three door just finding something where the chassis is small enough to transition through corners right. My first car was a 1997 subaru impreza, sadly i've seen the wrx just get bigger, heavier and longer as time goes on, by which point you have a full sized sedan and are now competing in a completely different segment. I believe that people will look back on the 250-275s as really cool cars in their time. Same way I feel about a 1998 wrx sti. I suppose the argument for there are better/ faster cars out there , true there are but not for the price, audi S1 breaks bank, S3, VW golf r...bank, wrx not what it was, evo, bank some are now classic (6.5) 'which isn't cooked', Focus ST not as focused 5d hatch, golf GTI not as focused, Mini Copper bank. Civic type R bank (looks like a video game) I actually like this car could I live with the way it looks all the time... no, It looks like it was drawn by a 14 year old. Point of this Rant, the Meganes sit in a very specific market segment which appeals to certain people who want a driver focus vehicle, its a pretty car and does what its supposed to do.
  2. To fix my AC compressor + assembly cost about $2.5k ball park figure. The Issue was finding the correct part then the labour. The job is laborious as the tech needs to get in under the engine by lifting it up and access a part of the sub frame to replace the unit then put it all back together, also throw in a regas and your good to go. Please if anyone knows more about this than me please correct me. I don't pretend to know detailed technical knowledge of cars, I'm just sharing my experience in having the A/C compressor replaced by Mechanics. So long story short in my case $2.5k
  3. Before you by your Renault take the plastic engine cover off and inspect for any oil weeping or residue around the rocker cover bolts or Ignition coils. The vehicle may be mechanically fine with this minor oil weeping, but this will cause oil to cook off and an oily coal smell to enter the cabin. This may be caused by the rocker cover seal failing. To fix this problem will either require the rocker cover being redone which will require all the belts to also be replaced. Or a shorter term fix by resealing the bolts individually. I purchase a mechanically sound 265 trophy+ with 37 km on the clock only to discover this annoying issue. Although I love the car It took some time to figure out first what the problem was exactly and also how to solve it. Also check how much disc is left on the brakes, before you buy and take that into consideration as you may buy a car which will require new discs in a few months. Note if your A/C is unusually noisy might mean its on its way out, should that fail its a pain the arse to replace or an expensive trip to the garage.
  4. Thank you, i'm also glad i went to get the degresse, so i can see what the issue probably is. It just sucks its a very annoying problem.
  5. Hello Oz Renault i have had the top of the motor degreesed and located where the oil is weeping from. It appears to be from the four bolts on top of the rocker cover. Please note the oil weeping from these bolts in the photos is minor as it has just been degreesed by cox auto the day before. Mechanics aren't able to advise exactly what the issue is, doesn't appear to be leaking from anywhere else.
  6. Hey thank you. I'll still get it checked out when possible. My only real frustration is oil smell as it is cooking off on the top of the motor. I'll still get it checked out when possible
  7. I've got an on going oil sweating/ minor leak at tge top of my F4rT engine. Just appears around spark plugs. Had local mechanic replace a minor seal. Doesn't seem to be a leak so much as heavy sweating at top of motor. Curious if this is a know issue with engine model? Also is Paris auto in boxhill a good spot to get a service ?
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