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by boysie
Tue May 29, 2007 7:10 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: 3 door versus 5 door and saloon (Reliability)
Replies: 9
Views: 3247

I have a 3 door Megane GT.. It was built in Spain, and hasn't been exactly trouble free!!!
by boysie
Mon May 21, 2007 7:01 am
Forum: Pre Ownership Questions
Topic: New Megane GT
Replies: 24
Views: 7183

Lol I had a couple of electrical issues, trip comp froze and the dash didnt light up one night. Been into the dealers and it needs a ful new dash, which is getting fitted next tuesday Ah yes! My dash lights failed to eluminate once,, but have been OK since. I hope your dash replacement goes well...
by boysie
Sun May 06, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: Pre Ownership Questions
Topic: New Megane GT
Replies: 24
Views: 7183

I hate to tempt fate, but my car has been error free for over a week, [apart from the smoke on cold starting which now feels normal] including a 800 mile trip into France, which I have to say was most enjoyable, and must have helped to run the car in. Now over 3k on the clock. French toll roads are ...
by boysie
Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: GT 150 DCI
Replies: 19
Views: 7192

cactusbob wrote:A puff of smoke from a diesel on startup is quite normal isn't it? :lol:


It's not a "puff" The SAS could use this car as smoke cover :shock:
by boysie
Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: GT 150 DCI
Replies: 19
Views: 7192

dying is a "Characteristic" of taking arsenic,, but it's not something you would wish for.... I'm sorry but I find it hard to enjoy this car when I'm just waiting for the next warning lamp to come on!! And to be honest it's not that powerful, Pulling away and getting out of roundabouts shows a lack...
by boysie
Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Engine Vibrations on 1.5dCi Engines
Replies: 14
Views: 10469

My old Clio used to be noisey at tickover and gave the impresion it was vibrating... Try removing the plastic engine cover. Mine was vibrating and hitting the underneath of the bonnet due to one of the rubber mounting points being split were I pushed it down to hard
by boysie
Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:37 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: GT 150 DCI
Replies: 19
Views: 7192

Well at least you know that this is "Characteristic" of the car. As long as it's not using any oil or causing any other problems then ignor it and enjoy your Megane and all the power you have to play with :P As for the Air bag fault :? Iain, dying is a "Characteristic" of taking arsenic,, but it's ...
by boysie
Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: GT 150 DCI
Replies: 19
Views: 7192

Boysie Any developments on this yet? Renault Build A Better Car :D Hi Woody, Well, after taking info from the cars ecu, smoke tests, vidoes ect.. it took Renault Technical three weeks to come back and tell us "the smoke is part of the cars charecter" As for the air bag warning light. Both cars have...
by boysie
Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Pre Ownership Questions
Topic: New Megane GT
Replies: 24
Views: 7183

Hi Boysie I must be just lucky bro, maybe because its a corporate account it was sourced for (Reagroup Manchester). Its maybe aslo that my car is probably a later batch from the factory than you and mrs boysie. Did have the smoke once or twice (When i posted so) but that stopped after that and no o...
by boysie
Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: Pre Ownership Questions
Topic: New Megane GT
Replies: 24
Views: 7183

I have a black Megane GT DCi 150 and I love it, its amazing. Done 1k miles in (3 weeks old) and im getting 50-55 Mpg which is pretty good for the 2.0L It really wants to go, you accelerate and it doesnt want to stop. I would recommend one I have TWO 150GT's... They have both had issues thet you can...
by boysie
Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:19 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: GT 150 DCI
Replies: 19
Views: 7192

Updated: Both cars now have a few thousand miles on them and the plume of blue smoke continues. There have been no issues with oil consumption. it seems to be an overfueling issue on cold startup and speeking to other owners they all seem to do it... Renault Technical are traveling down to view both...
by boysie
Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: GT 150 DCI
Replies: 19
Views: 7192

boysie You don't state what milleage both of the 150's have done? Blue smoke on startup can be 2 things: - 1: Unburnt fuel; - because the cylinders are cold and being quenched with fuel, complete combustion is not taking place, the ECU will overfuel slighlty on a cold engine, in order to make it ru...
by boysie
Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: GT 150 DCI
Replies: 19
Views: 7192

Sounds like a diesel to me. Correct me if i'm wrong but doesn't this usually happen when the cars being run in in particular? Hi, yes it isnt unusual to have a small amount of oil consumption from a diesel motor when running in.. However it is not acceptable to have a large plume of blue smoke emit...
by boysie
Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: GT 150 DCI
Replies: 19
Views: 7192

GT 150 DCI

Not really a problem [yet] But my 20 DCI shows a plume of light blue smoke on startup from cold. We have two, and they both do it, so I suppose it's correct? But I've not had this on a car since I had a Mk2 Cortina 30 years ago, and dont feel this is acceptable. Normaly I would say this was due to f...
by boysie
Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Pre Ownership Questions
Topic: I fancy a 2.0 VVT
Replies: 21
Views: 8912

Hi, I think the GT is more to insure [goup 10] than the 2VVT as it's more powerfull and more expensive [£1200] but on the other hand it's 20 BHP more and slightly better on fuel, Very slightly!!! Going for the diesel myself as it is much more economical, 52.3mpg as aposed to 35.3, makes alot m...

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