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by davelowe
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Engine Seized?
Replies: 3
Views: 1917

Re: Engine Seized?

If they (or you) put a 300mm long standard half inch drive spanner or similar onto the end of the crank pulley (wheel off driver's side & arch cover off) and it won't rotate several turns clockwise (or won't move at all with hand pressure), then it's seized. No amount of starter motor juice will...
by davelowe
Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: bonnet wont open?
Replies: 18
Views: 42494

Re: bonnet wont open?

The plastic under tray is only held on by about 7 no. 10mm head bolts.

Much of the bumper is only held on from below also - certainly enough for you to bend it forward without breaking the top clips; this might allow for easier access. (Might!).
by davelowe
Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Megane 225
Topic: Buzzing sound (not a wasp!)
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Re: Buzzing sound (not a wasp!)

Pieces of plastic trim can rub against one another creating a buzzing sound. Take the outer piece off, lube where it mates with the other part with silicone paste (any good motor-factor) and re-install. Don't use standard grease - it eats plastic. Wipe away any excess. Worth a punt for the small out...
by davelowe
Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Oil Leak after New Turbo (inc.Pics)
Replies: 1
Views: 1182

Re: Oil Leak after New Turbo (inc.Pics)

That looks like my old 1.9 engine. Clean everything, and try to identify where the leak is coming from. The 'bottle' immediately below the oil filler cap is prone to getting gelled up. The net result of this is that the PCV pressure blows out oil. This discovery saved me from buying and new turbo. I...
by davelowe
Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Stalling Megane
Replies: 8
Views: 2414

Re: Stalling Megane

The usual culprit here is the throttle body requiring cleaning. But I've never owned a petrol Megane, so await corrections!
by davelowe
Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Newbie With Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1945

Re: Newbie With Problems

Well, check injection should trigger an OBD code. Keep trying...

The manuals in this forum have factory diagnostic procedures in them. Have a read.
by davelowe
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Megane 225
Topic: Uneven wear on back tyre
Replies: 2
Views: 1132

Re: Uneven wear on back tyre

You drive a relatively rare marque car. As far as I know, the rear axle camber/castor etc, cannot be adjusted on the 'standard' Megane. Since this is likely the problem, I'm out of ideas save for replacing something that has been pranged. You might find something in the manuals - or else, the proble...
by davelowe
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Megane 225
Topic: Buzzing sound (not a wasp!)
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Re: Buzzing sound (not a wasp!)

My 5 door 'B' pillar used to make a similar noise. It was the plastic trim panels vibrating - solved with silicone paste.

I don't know whether the 225 has a 'B' pillar... (never seen one in detail).
by davelowe
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Dci 80 remap
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

Re: Dci 80 remap

https://www.sr-performance.co.uk/

Good knowledgeable chap. Worth a call.
by davelowe
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: Megane CC
Topic: steering weel plastic clicking sound
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

Re: steering weel plastic clicking sound

continentalgt wrote:Like I said check the connector under the passenger seat first.


Sorry - I missed that in your first post.
by davelowe
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Megane GT DCi whine
Replies: 13
Views: 3443

Re: Megane GT DCi whine

I like to think that we can tell the difference between a turbo spooling up and something else :D

Let us know how you get on (both with the car and the missus!)
by davelowe
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: " Battery Low " Renault Megane 2007 Wont Crank Over
Replies: 11
Views: 5699

Re: " Battery Low " Renault Megane 2007 Wont Crank Over

Check the engine ground connections. Do a voltage drop test.
by davelowe
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Problems / Questions
Topic: Problems with my megane
Replies: 4
Views: 3520

Re: Problems with my megane

Oh dear! I don't really think anything can be done about this unfortunate incident...
by davelowe
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: Megane CC
Topic: steering weel plastic clicking sound
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

Re: steering weel plastic clicking sound

A lot, sadly. And, I'd be surprised if it were not the cause.

Try a scrapyard/breaker and if you do the replacement yourself, read up on air bag safety precautions as you will be removing an unexploded bomb while you perform the repair.

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