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My Mega Megane Mk1: MOT GREAT SUCCESS


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#241 OFFLINE   Parky

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 08:31 PM

One day there might be such a thing as Old Skool Renault tax - gr8 investmetn, betta than munny in the bnak, etc

Keep.

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:25 PM

One day there might be such a thing as Old Skool Renault tax - gr8 investmetn, betta than munny in the bnak, etc

Keep.

Not sure about that. 19s are worthless, 9s/11s are worthless, 14s are worthless and nearly extinct. Shame.

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 10:16 PM

I think that's a UK thing though, I reckon that old Renaults have more of a following in France perhaps.

For example, outside of here a Renault 9 is almost completely unknown and pretty much of curiosity value only but an Orion MK1 is quickly becoming scene.
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#244 OFFLINE   sierraman

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:47 AM

Was in Spain a few weeks ago saw loads of Renault 9s.

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:41 AM

Didn't think there would be many left even there, where were you?
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Posted 10 February 2017 - 08:32 AM

You've spent more on that Megane in five months than I've spent on the Council Estate in five years. Thats a bit scary actually.

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 10:35 PM

Ok I am changing the MOT to this week as there is an alarmingly loud intermittent groan from the suspension. It doesn't do it over bumps but instead when the road changes camber, coming out of a long corner and straightening up or pulling into the drive. It's actually very alarming, mainly because it takes you by surprise.

So I might as well get the MOT done and have this looked at together. It is exactly 1 month before the current MOT expiry so I'll get that added onto the new (hopefully!) MOT.

Funny thing happened too, unrelated. A family friend has owned an immaculate Opel Vectra B 2.2 Sport for many years and I've always wanted it. Genuine Opel from Ireland too, not modified. He is now selling it, it is affordable but I find myself, having always promised myself another Vectra B one day, now not really getting as excited about it and being glad of driving something that's not a Vauxhall.
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#248 ONLINE   andy18s

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 10:46 PM

Buy it anyway
If you don't you'll always look back and wonder........
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Posted 12 February 2017 - 10:48 PM

Buy it anyway
If you don't you'll always look back and wonder........

This!
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#250 OFFLINE   IainL

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 10:59 PM

"Hahahahahahahahahahahahahah. No", was the response from my wife to that suggestion!
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#251 OFFLINE   vulgalour

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 12:23 AM

Suspension top mount bush, perhaps?  Potentially a dry or under-lubricated shock perhaps, I'm just remembering the groan the front struts would make on the Xantia sometimes when doing the uppy-downy suspension thing.  You might get it to make the noise by jacking the car up on one side quite high to replicate road camber... you might not too, but it costs nothing to try.



#252 OFFLINE   IainL

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 07:31 AM

I was thinking that, your suggestion would almost certainly produce the noise.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:33 PM

The Ministry will shortly be issuing a Pass 😀

Only failed on a couple of bulbs with an advisory for a brake pipe and a tyre. Brake pipe treated for now.

For the low initial purchase price, even with what I've spent on it, I'd call that GREAT SUCCESS.

Going to source a couple of part worns on eBay.

I'm really pleased as now I have funds to buy the donor car for the Corsa engine replacement.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:40 PM

Now do you understand why I do it?

Excellent news!
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:44 PM

Ha ha yeah I do lol!
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#256 OFFLINE   They_all_do_that_sir

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:09 PM

What was the issue with the suspension?

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:12 PM

Excellent news on the pass, good to see the 'savings' are being put to good use :)


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:14 PM

The car's not only delivered for you over the last few months, it wants to live.

 

Make it so.

 

Well done.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:18 PM

I'd consider some budgets if you are keeping it. Part worns rarely worth the bother.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:36 PM

What was the issue with the suspension?

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Almost certainly the osr damper. I'm getting used to it now and the part still functions for now!

Part worns make sense for me as I only do about 3k miles annually.
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Posted 18 February 2017 - 12:52 AM

i think chinese ditchfinders would be preferable to some of the part-worns that are floatng around these days

 

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 07:59 AM

Definitely not buying budgets. There's a busy roundabout that I have to pull away quickly from near Croy every day. Tipper trucks use the road and as such it's always greasy and muddy. It has budgets on it now and it wheelspins like mad unless you pure nurse it off the line. Same happened with my Astra until I put Yokos on it.
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Posted 18 February 2017 - 08:28 AM

Great result, Iain!


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Posted 18 February 2017 - 08:30 AM

Definitely not buying budgets. There's a busy roundabout that I have to pull away quickly from near Croy every day. Tipper trucks use the road and as such it's always greasy and muddy. It has budgets on it now and it wheelspins like mad unless you pure nurse it off the line. Same happened with my Astra until I put Yokos on it.


There's a place I use in Kirky for tyres- good lads and decent prices. What size do you need?
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Posted 18 February 2017 - 11:09 AM

175/65/14 chap
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Posted 18 February 2017 - 11:59 AM

175/65/14 chap


Cool I shall call them early in the week:)
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Posted 18 February 2017 - 12:46 PM

Nice one thankyoukindly 😀
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