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by AlexB
Sun Nov 06, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Megane 225
Topic: ESP/ASR Fault Light Won't Disappear
Replies: 1
Views: 1142

Re: ESP/ASR Fault Light Won't Disappear

df194 - "replace computer after impact".
It doesn't look like ESP/ASR... I don't have the manual at hand, please double check this. Is it possible that they spiked/hit the airbag computer during the repair?
by AlexB
Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Banning internal combustion engines
Replies: 16
Views: 2047

Banning internal combustion engines

The global powers are planning to ban cars, as we know them now, by 2030. They will become electric and to a great extent self-driving gadgets whose road time will be rented from the same guys together with the battery packs. The same is with motorcycles, which will not require helmets any longer du...
by AlexB
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Add oil to diesel for better mpg
Replies: 22
Views: 3347

Re: Add oil to diesel for better mpg

Yep, in the EU they are talking about banning the internal combustion engine by 2030... You used the word "reality" quite appropriately. The reality is what the customers want, as opposed to what they are told to want by the people who the said customers somehow think are better than them....
by AlexB
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Add oil to diesel for better mpg
Replies: 22
Views: 3347

Re: Add oil to diesel for better mpg

Of course this is not done in the regular tests - only to get the factory bogus MPG figures. This is when the car is classed for a lower tax. A funny thing is that this kind of tax fraud actually reduces pollution - less money the monopoly of violence gets, less money they burn :shock: . Alexb said ...
by AlexB
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Renault Megane 2006 2.0l 16v - Overheating
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Re: Renault Megane 2006 2.0l 16v - Overheating

What does Mr. OBD say? Apart from the obvious cooling system issues (the pump, thermostat, airlocks, blockages) it could be something about the O2 sensor and injectors. Look at the fuel trim first. If the oil and coolant are clean, then the gasket is likely to be fine. Did the car seriously overheat...
by AlexB
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Megane III
Topic: New to forum! Mods advice please
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Re: New to forum! Mods advice please

The most effective mod is new tyres. Conti Sport 5P are the best for street - an excellent cold grip. I usually put slightly wider tyres on the front in order to reduce understeer. The range of tyre sizes for your rims is easy to determine by using one of online calculators. Then adjust the pressure...
by AlexB
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Megane III
Topic: Megane III dynamique TomTom
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

Re: Megane III dynamique TomTom

Yea, when the the electronic accelerator fails, thevrevs go go 3000rpm just to get you home... So, it can be the pedal.
by AlexB
Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Spare Parts Query
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Re: Spare Parts Query

This rubberised trim is not supposed be water tight. The failures happen because the internal plastic sheet is not placed correctly. It's a cheap, but moderately fiddly fix involving taking the door apart, a plastic sheet and some silicone. Give it about two hours on a sunny afternoon.
by AlexB
Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Pre Ownership Questions
Topic: Another first try
Replies: 1
Views: 1181

Re: Another first try

Hi and welcome! Have you tried driving one? After a naturally aspirated straight 6, this one may feel not particularly quick and excessively stable at first. Only later, with ESP off on a twisty road and while keeping it in boost it starts shining. I mean, the computer will tell you to accelerate to...
by AlexB
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Megane III
Topic: Vibration RS250
Replies: 2
Views: 597

Re: Vibration RS250

Is it vibrating while stationary?
If it is the case, then something has collapsed and the engine is pressed against the body. It could be an object stuck behind the engine, but what object?.. The engine mounts need to be checked. Was the belt changed recently?
by AlexB
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Blown dashboard fitting stereo
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Re: Blown dashboard fitting stereo

PSU box under the bonnet, near the port side wheel arch. It is responsible for distributing the power around.
by AlexB
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Re: Engine oil

FAP requires a special clean oil, ACEA C3. It doesn't matter much whether it is w40 or w30.
by AlexB
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Windscreen washers
Replies: 15
Views: 22808

Re: Windscreen washers

It will be fiddly. The only way to diagnose the fault is to disconnect the pipe at one location or the other. It can be blocked nozzle, blocked/broken pipe, or the pump...
by AlexB
Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Instrument panel issues
Replies: 1
Views: 562

Re: Instrument panel issues

The cracking noise may be due to a suspension spring broken at the very end, a few inches - they do it occasionally. It can be alkso the subframe, if any job on it was done recently, unlikely otherwise. No idea about the instrument panel - sounds like the power or ground circuit. There were many rep...
by AlexB
Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Rear Disc Replacement...
Replies: 22
Views: 14556

Re: Rear Disc Replacement...

It might be safe, but pointless. At 175Nm the inner race will sit very tightly. The play is probably in the bearings.

I also once installed cheap discs. There was no play, but the bearings became noisy very quickly - had to replace the discs again.

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