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New RS275 Owner! Some basic questions!


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Hi all, new RS275 trophy owner here.

Hoping if someone can direct me to the best place to buy genuine oil filters /parts. Are the cheapest Renault Aus? Or is there another equivalent brand oil filter that people use that's readily available in Aus?

Planning on using some Castrol Edge fully synth 5w-40 which seems to be RN710 approved. If anyone has opinions on that?

 

Also, how sensitive are these things for tuning? I know in the Subie world for example, whacking a pod filter on will in some cases need a tune. If I chuck a pod filter on or get a cold intake kit, will I need a tune? Obviously if I want more power, of course, but if I am just after sound, is there any detrimental impact?

 

Hopefully do some track days in it, so I'll keep my eyes peeled!

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Welcome Mate,

Ironically filters from the dealer tend to be same price or cheaper than aftermarket ones, Repco being a good example. Genuine(purflux) should be ~$15, whereas Repco usually want ~$25 for generic. I usually buy in bulk to save hassle. Ask for trade price too, worst they can say is No. Castrol will be just fine.

Parts wise really depends what you are after. I'm a bad example as I do all my own servicing. Frankly if you are going to get your 275 serviced and maintained by a specialist I'd let them supply the parts. If I ran my own workshop I wouldn't put service/maintenance items on a car that I didn't supply.

If you are going to fit stuff yourself then there's plenty of O/S options that offer great range and fast delivery should you find dealer prices and availability an issue.

Pod filter shouldn't throw codes or require a tune, plenty on here have fitted them without issue.

 

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Thanks a lot for the reply!

Sounds good re: filters, I have actually found Renault Australia prices to be quite reasonable so far. Have got some NFP transoil and a few other bits and pieces and have been pleasantly surprised. Thanks for the tip.

I'll be doing all servicing myself, have found Renault parts direct but shipping scares me a bit. Will have to get a quote on something to see if reasonable.

Thanks for the tip on the pod, I'll have to have a play and see what's best in the intake world. Most seem pretty basic, just a pod /pipe and some shielding for $300.

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15 hours ago, Andyfc said:

Thanks a lot for the reply!

Sounds good re: filters, I have actually found Renault Australia prices to be quite reasonable so far. Have got some NFP transoil and a few other bits and pieces and have been pleasantly surprised. Thanks for the tip.

I'll be doing all servicing myself, have found Renault parts direct but shipping scares me a bit. Will have to get a quote on something to see if reasonable.

Thanks for the tip on the pod, I'll have to have a play and see what's best in the intake world. Most seem pretty basic, just a pod /pipe and some shielding for $300.

I've got a KTR Induction Kit (https://www.k-tecracing.com/show_product.asp?id=5102&appid=20) I just took out of mine. Would be looking for around $250.

Otherwise you can make your own CAI for around $200, I can send you some links if your interested.   

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