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About benzino

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    Albury, NSW
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    Quality Assurance
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    2013 Megane GT 220

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  1. +1 I recently changed the oil and it quietened down my 2nd to 3rd shift a lot. It does still happen sometimes, but definitely nothing like before.
  2. For anyone looking to buy the oil filter cup wrenches, be aware that the silver coloured ones you can get from china for $5-10 are too big. Even though they are listed as 76mm, they are actually 80mm. After getting the refund, I bought one of the Selta branded tools off ebay. I can confirm that they are a perfect fit.
  3. Is there a thread or sub-forum to post Renault related bargains (like consumables or similar)? I see that the RN0710 rated shell helix ultra 5w-40 is in the newest repco catalogue for $37 but couldn't see anywhere on the forum to share. Cheers, Ben
  4. My Astra is tuned for 98. The only times I have had issues with what feels like timing retard (lots of boost and noise but no go) seem to correlate with tanks of Caltex 98. I have not had the same issues with BP 98 or United 98. I don't use shell as it is usually much more expensive compared to BP in Albury.
  5. benzino

    New GT 220 owner

    Yep, it is missing a locating pin/tab and the back half of a bracket the metal tab slides through. If I was to hazard a guess - some apprentice has jammed it back in, broken the locating tab which in turn has allowed the movement breaking the rest of it? 🤷‍♂️
  6. benzino

    New GT 220 owner

    Thanks Carlos, I haven't seen that website before! 😁
  7. benzino

    New GT 220 owner

    There's a new one on ebay for under $200 posted from the UK which appears to be the cheapest - otherwise I might have a crack at trying to repair it
  8. benzino

    New GT 220 owner

    Not done at all... Well no proof anyway. I reckon the bloke must have been lied to at some point - there is no way you would be driving around with it overdue for so long! Anyway - I have it booked in for tomorrow. I have gone with a well respected BMW specialist. Although they haven't done one before, they were able to explain the locking procedure over the phone and said they own the locking tools. So we shall see how they go. I also figured out the headlight movement I was having...
  9. benzino

    New GT 220 owner

    Thanks! Any suggestions? Parts of france are no longer operating.
  10. benzino

    New GT 220 owner

    Good news everyone! Renault Australia has informed me that the timing service is optional and only needs completion if deemed necessary! (/sarcasm off) unfortunately they declined to put that into writing. I can't believe the lack of knowledge that exists in their corporate structure - as the consumer, I shouldn't have to argue with the manufacturer that my car actually has a belt and not the chain you keep insisting it has... Now I find out that my local renault dealer is leaving at the end of the month, so it looks like I will be doing the service myself! Is ktec still the best place to buy the kits?
  11. benzino

    New GT 220 owner

    I very much get that reading the forum!
  12. benzino

    New GT 220 owner

    I would say you're right... Pretty hopeless.
  13. benzino

    New GT 220 owner

    Just found out it may not have had the timing belt done at the 100000km service... Even though the seller said it had been done. The service was done by renault but no mention of belt in consumables... When I called renault bendigo they said "it has a chain not a belt". FML!
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