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by AlexB
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Smoke from exhaust
Replies: 3
Views: 732

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: 25
Views: 42697

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: 25
Views: 42697

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.
by AlexB
Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Weird tyre wear issue..
Replies: 8
Views: 1504

Re: Weird tyre wear issue..

The track rod ends are easy to adjust DIY if you want just straighten the steering wheel. My concern, however, is that both front and rear tyres on one side are wearing out... It can be a result of an impact on one side. If this is the case, then it is a garage work.
by AlexB
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Stop light problem?
Replies: 5
Views: 864

Re: Stop light problem?

Hi Smockboy25, Reading carefully your post... The oil-stop light, "change oil soon" message, you did not check/change the oil before posting this question - these translate as running the car into the ground while being unfamiliar with the basics of servicing. Lubrication failure faults us...
by AlexB
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Merry Christmas everyone
Replies: 1
Views: 1187

Re: Merry Christmas everyone

Keeping the spruce until Russian Christmas on 7 January in solidarity with my friends. Whatever the calendar, it's the date when the Truth was born! Cheers!


1:moc :dance :beer
by AlexB
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Weird tyre wear issue..
Replies: 8
Views: 1504

Re: Weird tyre wear issue..

It's difficult to think of a fault that affects the front and rear in the same way, unless you're doing a lot of left turns... Is the steering wheel straight when driving straight? Is the car stable under strong side winds?
by AlexB
Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Rushing liquid sound behind dashboard
Replies: 1
Views: 554

Re: Rushing liquid sound behind dashboard

If the drains in the bulkhead are blocked, it can be the sound of water going into the ventilation and further under there carpets. Check the cubby holes in the floor! Don't run the fan meanwhile. If it is the case, then you'll have to replace the pollen filter before running the fan again. The bulk...
by AlexB
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Banning internal combustion engines
Replies: 16
Views: 2274

Re: Banning internal combustion engines

It's not an argument, but rather a repeated statement of the original problem. Why do you think that this prediction is true?
by AlexB
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: megane privilage 1.6 not starting
Replies: 3
Views: 554

Re: megane privilage 1.6 not starting

Check the big fuse at the battery terminal and it's bolts for corrosion. The next guess is the starter. A bad starter often engages after being hit with a hammer.
by AlexB
Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: oil on outside of air filter to turbo pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: oil on outside of air filter to turbo pipe

The oil can be getting there through the crankcase ventilation pipe, or there is a hole in the boost air duct blowing oily mist onto the part in question, or it's dripping from above. The duct from the filter is under negative pressure, which should prevent oil from getting on its outside surface. I...
by AlexB
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Injection Fault & STOP 1.5 DCI
Replies: 157
Views: 112909

Re: Injection Fault & STOP 1.5 DCI

Cool.
Just a thought... The pump could have been damaged by low-quality fuel or misfuelling. If the stuff in the tank looks like diesel, it may make sense to add to it some 2-stroke oil, just in case.
by AlexB
Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Injection Fault & STOP 1.5 DCI
Replies: 157
Views: 112909

Re: Injection Fault & STOP 1.5 DCI

Right... If the injectors can be cleaned, which I never attempted, then replacement of the pump and cleaning the rail plus any relevant pipes may work. The tank is isolated from the pump with the filter, so its cleanliness is not critical. Regarding cleaning. Even a single tiny piece of shavings may...
by AlexB
Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Injection Fault & STOP 1.5 DCI
Replies: 157
Views: 112909

Re: Injection Fault & STOP 1.5 DCI

It's bad luck, although still better than no resolution at all. Renault workshop manual in such cases recommends replacement of the whole fuel system including the pipes and tank... Regarding the tank: it's an overkill, because of the fuel filter. As the filings managed to get into the fuel tank, th...
by AlexB
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Megane 225
Topic: Useless headlights - help.
Replies: 10
Views: 2794

Re: Useless headlights - help.

Halogen H7 give about 700 lm standard and 1500 lm Osram night breakers at about 3500K colour temperature. HIDs (not H7) give 2300-2500 lm at 4300K. The new LEDs can fit H7, brightness upto 2500 lm, colour temperature 3500-8000K to choose from. I haven't tried them though, but tempted. Regarding the ...

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