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Hi all, 

I have just become a new member of the Renault family with a black 2013 GT 220 wagon. 

I picked it up over the weekend with a few projects to complete - namely tyres for rego. 

It seems to have the oily rocker cover problem that I have cleaned up to pinpoint what the culprit is. It may also need a thermostat - but more data collection will be required. 

I look forward to contributing to the OZRS forum! 

 

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Also, I found it interesting that the previous owner had no idea about the rs monitor and as such told me that it didn't have it!

I had a play last night and it is a nifty feature, but I feel like there are some things I'm missing. Is there a owner's manual for rs monitor? 

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Thanks Safetyman! 

That is unfortunate - that said, I am not upset because I don't know what I'm missing! 

I figured out the button to start the lap timer but couldn't figure out how to stop it - is it a click and hold type situation? 

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Thanks mate - it was more that I started it and then couldn't work out how to stop it! 

As a fellow owner, could you help me with something that is bothering me? The headlights seem to have some movement, as in if you put your fingers on the bottom edge, you can lift the light about 5mm - is that normal? 

Cheers, 

Ben

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https://imgur.com/a/fbD4whk

Hope this helps - I have also included a short video of the movement. 

Note that I have removed and reseated that light on the drive home from buying the car as the headlights were bouncing so much they looked like they were flashing on the highway. So it is better than what it was, but still has some movement. 

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20 hours ago, benzino said:

Hi all, 

I have just become a new member of the Renault family with a black 2013 GT 220 wagon. 

I picked it up over the weekend with a few projects to complete - namely tyres for rego. 

It seems to have the oily rocker cover problem that I have cleaned up to pinpoint what the culprit is. It may also need a thermostat - but more data collection will be required. 

I look forward to contributing to the OZRS forum! 

 

IMG_20190907_180701.jpg

Nice car welcome!

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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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11 minutes ago, benzino said:

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! 

They're probably confusing it with the Meg IV GT which has the 1.6L Turbo engine like in the Clio IV RS instead of the F4RT 2.0L Turbo in your Meg 3 :44:

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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? 

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It should have had its first timing belt back in 2017 (4 year interval if going by the book)

So if it had the belt done then you’ve got another couple of years before it’s due next.

So yes it would have been “optional” at the 100000km service because it would be 2 years early and obviously not due on distance (assuming done in 2017).

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On 28/09/2019 at 3:20 PM, Aaron_GT220 said:

It should have had its first timing belt back in 2017 (4 year interval if going by the book)

So if it had the belt done then you’ve got another couple of years before it’s due next.

So yes it would have been “optional” at the 100000km service because it would be 2 years early and obviously not due on distance (assuming done in 2017).
 

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... 

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52 minutes ago, Safetyman said:

You've tried the wreckers in Australia?
There's a few floating around.

https://www.asv.com.au/part-search/

I found it under 2013 megane, 6 LH and RH headlamps available.

Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk
 

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

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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? 🤷‍♂️

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