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by AlexB
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Megane II 1.4i Firing issues
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Megane II 1.4i Firing issues

My guess is that the buzzing noise is either solenoids or the stepper motor on the throttle. When the ECU is unsure about throttle position, it attempts to close it. A problem with the battery voltage may trigger such a behaviour. Some electrical buzzing is usually heard under the bonnet just before...
by AlexB
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Megane II 1.4i Firing issues
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Megane II 1.4i Firing issues

The next time this happens check the voltage of the battery. It may be loosing charge overnight, but then quickly charges once the engine has started. Check, clean and protect with silicone or other grease the terminals and any associated contacts. I think the problem is somewhere around the battery.
by AlexB
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Easy Fix for Clicking Door Strap/Retainer
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Easy Fix for Clicking Door Strap/Retainer

The driver's door was clicking loudly. Upon some research I found that this is often caused by the retainer shifting up or down in its rollers. So, looked into mine - it was in the low position. Apart from this, everything looked good. I found a cheap solution not involving taking off the door panel...
by AlexB
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Links
Topic: Megane III inc. R.S.250 cabin filter replacement guide
Replies: 3
Views: 6500

Re: Megane III inc. R.S.250 cabin filter replacement guide

The same job again - took just over an hour, and bruises were avoided by padding the door sill with sheet foam. It is still a pig of a job... The first step is to remove three pieces of plastic: pull the kick panel near the clutch pedal, pull the panel near the door with the airbag switch on it, the...
by AlexB
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Megane III
Topic: Replacing Front Discs on RS250/265/275 Brembo
Replies: 0
Views: 344

Replacing Front Discs on RS250/265/275 Brembo

Keywords: Renault Renaultsport Megane III R.S.250 RS250 R.S.265 RS265 R.S.275 RS275 Brembo bolt front brake caliper 160Nm 175Nm It is not difficult, just the torque values are not listed in the regular workshop manual. So, I found it out... Brembo caliper bolts to Perfohub (two long bolts per side):...
by AlexB
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Megane III
Topic: Megane III Workshop Manual
Replies: 25
Views: 13807

Re: Megane III Workshop Manual

First post updated, enjoy!
by AlexB
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Megane 225. Acceleration problem
Replies: 8
Views: 999

Re: Megane 225. Acceleration problem

With a fuelling problem there will be abnormal trim values on OBD... You may also look at the boost pressure live readings, also on OBD. One more option is the dephaser stuck in the retarded position. If the case, then it may rattle on startup or may be just stuck. Hi Bob there isn't no fault codes ...
by AlexB
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Keycard battery life - 24 hrs
Replies: 10
Views: 8289

Re: Keycard battery life - 24 hrs

It is safe to remove the battery from the card, no programming required after.

q292u wrote:I wouldn't risk removing the battery for any length of time!
I'd be worried that it would lose some crucial (RenaultSpeak for "expensive") setting..
by AlexB
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Clutch pedal sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: Clutch pedal sensor

Yes, the wires are short - design fault. They break because of it. A good idea is to extend them a bit.
by AlexB
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Gearbox oil
Replies: 2
Views: 933

Re: Gearbox oil

The oils are listed in the Parts section of the forum. They are thinner than for many other cars. The oil is added to the box though the filling hole until it starts flowing out from the same hole. I usually trace a pvc tube there from the space under the bonnet, choose the largest diameter to make ...
by AlexB
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: The mother of Window Faults
Replies: 1
Views: 384

Re: The mother of Window Faults

The motor was making a clicking noise because one of power pins in the connector to the regulator was corroded and burnt. As I understand, it attempts to operate, but then looses the contact as the pin overheats. It can be also the connector between the door and A-pillar. The clicking stopped probab...
by AlexB
Mon May 29, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Here's a good one..
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Re: Here's a good one..

The engine started itself?!! At least the car didn't steal itself while speeding through a dozen of cameras... These two incidents involve different computers, both connected to the same UPC and battery. If there are no warning lights on the dash, then you have found a dangerous design fault, yet an...
by AlexB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Smoke from exhaust
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: Smoke from exhaust

When was the oil changed and what oil/filter were used?
Any warning lights recently?
Is it on the original turbo?
by AlexB
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Dephaser pulley diagram
Replies: 24
Views: 38714

Re: Dephaser pulley diagram

If you can get it from the breakers cheap, then go for it. Otherwise, just change the pulley and see...
Change the oil/filter, BTW. If suspecting oil failure, then run on an ester-based oil for a season; it will make the internals of the engine shining clean.
by AlexB
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Dephaser pulley diagram
Replies: 24
Views: 38714

Re: Dephaser pulley diagram

I think, all versions must be compatible, some are just better designed internally than the others. There is also a dephaser control solenoid valve, which is essential for the dephaser operation. It makes sense to check/replace it as well.

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