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Hey there,

just got myself a 172

got a phone call from where i bought it from saying that renault australia called them and informed them i must bring my car in to have timing belt changed, to no expense to me. Its got 44,500Kms. Has anyone else heard anything about this???

Also, i stalled it yesterday, still gettin used to the clutch, and now it sounds as if its misfiring or something??

car is 10/01, 44,500Kms. Anyone here able to help us??? Only had it 4 days

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Hi Robbo welcome to OZRenaultsport.

A 2001 model with only 44,500 km? then by the time alone the car is due to have the timing belt changed.

If your getting it changed for free then thats excellent.

Pretty unusual to have a Clio that age with so little mileage.

 

cheers,

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Hey there,

just got myself a 172

got a phone call from where i bought it from saying that renault australia called them and informed them i must bring my car in to have timing belt changed, to no expense to me. Its got 44,500Kms. Has anyone else heard anything about this???

Also, i stalled it yesterday, still gettin used to the clutch, and now it sounds as if its misfiring or something??

car is 10/01, 44,500Kms. Anyone here able to help us??? Only had it 4 days

 

u sure that is not Accessoies belt? coz normally timing belt for RSC are due for 100000kms and Acc belt due at 50000km

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Hey there,

just got myself a 172

got a phone call from where i bought it from saying that renault australia called them and informed them i must bring my car in to have timing belt changed, to no expense to me. Its got 44,500Kms. Has anyone else heard anything about this???

Also, i stalled it yesterday, still gettin used to the clutch, and now it sounds as if its misfiring or something??

car is 10/01, 44,500Kms. Anyone here able to help us??? Only had it 4 days

 

u sure that is not Accessoies belt? coz normally timing belt for RSC are due for 100000kms

or 5 years - all MkI's will be up for a belt change this year. Robbo, do you have one of the 01 Ltd Edn cars? Old shape?

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hey there,

jus found out that the timing belt needs replacing coz its a posssible faulty unit. Sweet, new timing belt for no dollars.

And the misfiring?? jus condensation in the plugs from when the dealer detailed the car before picking it up.

Nah, no Ltd edition, jus your average 172

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hey there,

jus found out that the timing belt needs replacing coz its a posssible faulty unit. Sweet, new timing belt for no dollars.

And the misfiring?? jus condensation in the plugs from when the dealer detailed the car before picking it up.

Nah, no Ltd edition, jus your average 172

 

good news all round then, as long as you make it to the dealers before the faulty unit goes... :shock:

 

cheers, :wink:

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Hey there,

just got myself a 172

got a phone call from where i bought it from saying that renault australia called them and informed them i must bring my car in to have timing belt changed, to no expense to me. Its got 44,500Kms. Has anyone else heard anything about this???

Also, i stalled it yesterday, still gettin used to the clutch, and now it sounds as if its misfiring or something??

car is 10/01, 44,500Kms. Anyone here able to help us??? Only had it 4 days

 

u sure that is not Accessoies belt? coz normally timing belt for RSC are due for 100000kms

or 5 years - all MkI's will be up for a belt change this year. Robbo, do you have one of the 01 Ltd Edn cars? Old shape?

 

Moosey, have you changed yours yet? If so where'd you do it? My car is obviously no longer under warranty, so I'll be going to a smaller french car specialist, I've heard it can be alot less expensive than going through a Renault dealer. I have to get mine changed sometime in the next few months. bugger.

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Moosey, have you changed yours yet? If so where'd you do it? My car is obviously no longer under warranty, so I'll be going to a smaller french car specialist, I've heard it can be alot less expensive than going through a Renault dealer. I have to get mine changed sometime in the next few months. bugger.

No, I'm trying not to think about it... don't really fancy the expense but know that failing to do the job could be much worse. My car has done 84K, btw.

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My car has done 84K, btw.

 

Yea, and how many Ks in the last year? 1,000?

4,000 actually, Mr Teki. And 4,000 the year before :wink:

 

:shock::shock::shock::shock:

 

That poor car! 3,900kms in 6 weeks :D:D:D

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My car has done 84K, btw.

 

Yea, and how many Ks in the last year? 1,000?

4,000 actually, Mr Teki. And 4,000 the year before :wink:

 

:shock::shock::shock::shock:

 

That poor car! 3,900kms in 6 weeks :D:D:D

Don't worry mate, most of those k's were on good L O N G drives :wink: - none of that stop start commute stuff.

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Don't worry mate, most of those k's were on good L O N G drives :wink: - none of that stop start commute stuff.

 

Bah - I always take the long way home... and make up stuff to do just so I can drive. Obsessed? :lol:

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  • 2 weeks later...

My series 1 must be the most serviced / least mileage example.

5 years old in July.

17,800kms (nearly)

 

I suppose it needs a new timing belt because of the time, certainly not the distance.

Original battery blew last week.

 

Where is the best place for the timing 100K service?

At the rate I'm going it will another 20 years before I get to 100kms......

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