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#241 OFFLINE   shumarialto

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:32 PM

Prob the same people that take a rocker cover off a good engine for a tappet nut then leave cover off and bonnet up !

Or the idiot that smashed a proper wooden dash in an early 75 for the clock. Was wanting that dash as well.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:33 PM

Dislike

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#243 ONLINE   barmatt

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:45 PM

Theft you mean ?

Most scrappies know what you are doing and charge you more for what you do pay for anyway .
Most don't charge for plastic anyway .

Never understand why people think that theft is ok from a scrap yard .Prob the same people that take a rocker cover off a good engine for a tappet nut then leave cover off and bonnet up !

 

Crikey, sensitive enough?

 

I've never actually nicked from a scrappie, I know plenty of people do but I've always tried to build good relationships with them, as I find this is the easiest and most honest way to get stuff for the best price.

 

I'll try and keep my flippant comments to a minimum.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:51 PM

Not a go at you really - just a pet peeve of mine . Don't know why really but it winds me up

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 03:54 PM

Try telling that to the poor sod stuck behind me the other week when I was in the Prelude. Put it in N at the lights (hate people who leave foot on brake).

 

Doesn't the hand brake work?

 

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Your clearly thick....end of.


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:00 PM

In the Ford Exploder I just leave it in D and put the handbrake on at junctions, I've been told it's better for the gearbox than shifting it from N to D repeatedly.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 04:10 PM

In the Ford Exploder I just leave it in D and put the handbrake on at junctions, I've been told it's better for the gearbox than shifting it from N to D repeatedly.


The AW55 programming in the Laguna II box when in Drive puts it into Neutral when stopped and foot on the brake. When you release your foot, it re-engages drive.

This is all great when new, but a the box ages they can thump into Drive (see my Saab 9-5). So releasing the brake gives a 2-3 second pause, then BANG and then into drive. Volvos AW55 programming used to have this "drag reduction" mode, but they removed it in later software updates due to this problem.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:04 PM

That is pretty shit in this Laguna - it does do that but still shakes the dash to bits

Preferred to manually switch to N and apply the parking brake for long waits myself
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:05 PM

That is pretty shit in this Laguna - it does do that but still shakes the dash to bits


Thats because you need 6 cylinders of petrol smoothness. At idle, its so quiet you have to check the rev counter to see that its still running.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:06 PM

Amazingly the 4 banger in my Duster is similarly quiet and smooth at idle
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:10 PM

Sticking it into first gear on manual mode will override and won't enter the drag reduction neutral mode. It also changes the shift pattern to be permanently in sport mode - this speeds up changes (making them less smooth). If you are heavy on the accelerator in full auto mode, then it'll switch to sport mode until you start driving lighter on the pedals - this also speeds up the changes, changes gear at higher revs and holds onto a gear longer before changing up.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:32 PM

I think it's OK tbh, when on the brake in d it vibrates a bit, then something releases and you feel it slip out and quieter down. Not noticed a clunk into d either, not one I'm worried about anyway. Compared to the xm, which is the only other auto I've had long term it's silky smooth.

The granada estate is smoother than the gooner though!

It drive home fine. Windscreen started to mist up, but I lit a rolly and cracked the window and that went. And stuck to 65 so the steering wheel didn't shake. Was lovely!

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 05:39 PM

A/C on and turn the fan speed up to de mist the window more effectively. The amount of damp in the cabin is the main factor here I think
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:05 PM

Ah i was due to open the window anyway. Yet to look at the sunroof drains, will do that soon! Then once their working I can park it on mums drive all day when the weather improves with the windows open (and the car left unlocked to avoid the alarm going nuts). That, with a few good vacuums should fix it!

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:16 PM

You can unplug the alarm when unlocked to disable it. I didn't want mine going off at some ungodly hour and not wanting to stop. IIRC, I put in my thread on where the connector for it is (I forget!)

Somewhere I've got Renaults official documentation on wheel shimmying. Like you've noticed (and the same on mine), it seems to start at around 35-40mph getting worse upto around 60mph and then it starts easing off. Simple solution is to drive a bit quicker. :D
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:25 PM

The alarms not gone off yet, and as the xantia is in out actual space around the corner I've been parking behind the gate so would hear it. I'll leave it for now until it goes off the first time!

Need to try and find time to swap the wheels front to back to see if the vibration changes, no idea how to find out if the wheels are buckled without paying for it. Might still get the tracking done though, disposable car or not, I'm on the motorway every day and it annoys me!

I need to find and read your thread actually, although I'm not doing a gearbox flush or owt, or even thinking about the cambelt! Best go hunting, unless you can pop a link in or bump it up?

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:59 PM

If you do find it, feel free to bump it up as I probably should update it.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:03 PM

One thing I meant to ask you, what android diagnostic app do you recommend? Cos, you know, be prepared and all that.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 07:33 PM

You'll have a hard time thinking about a cambelt - the 2.2 is chain driven ;-)
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:04 PM

You'll have a hard time thinking about a cambelt - the 2.2 is chain driven ;-)


Yes, you did mention that, I remember being happy too!

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:31 PM

Doesn't the hand brake work?

 

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Renault, you need ask?

 

The handbrake was crap on mine, I doubt it'd hold it in drive. But as said it drops into N automatically so that should be ok then.

 

 

Beko, before you even think of anything as daft as a autobox fluid change, just check what it looks like on the dipstick. If it's not black and/or smelling of burning there might not be much point.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 10:46 PM

Renault, you need ask?

 

 

But JohnDeere was in a Honda. Everything works on them!

 

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Your clearly thick....end of.


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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:19 AM

My dad found me a pdf of the manual, which is very handy. Looking at the tyre pressures 39psi on the front looks a bit high. Infact as mines an auto it should be 41psi... I want to check them all just because really, the pressure monitor thing doesn't display any readings by the wheels and I'm not fucking about buying sensors for it!

I do mixed mway and non mway, should I drop it to say 36 front 31 rears? Or do 39/32 and shut up? Wanna do the spare too, it feels very soft!

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:22 AM

I run 33/30 as more comfortable. 39/32 would get you better fuel economy. On other cars (not tried the Laguna), I've found the higher pressures can make cars feel a bit wobbly and can lead to the tyres wearing in the middle more.
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:24 AM

Also you're reading the wrong column. You need to read the 2.0dci/2.2dci/2.0T. These don't need 2 PSI extra for the auto box.
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 10:28 AM

The end column I was going by.

Economy is fine by me, I'll try 35/31 then and see what happens!

Think I need to top the coolant up too, took 10 miles for the needle to do anything, and it didn't really go above 1 block on the dial. I'll have a look at lunchtime. Kiltox did say it sipped it a bit

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:02 AM

It's probably running 32 all round at the mo, my go to pressures
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:22 AM

Their mine too tbh, the Zafira needed 42 in the front a d I was a bit wary they would explode or something.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 11:37 AM

My van was 55 or something like that, similar fear!
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:35 PM

I think I used to run 36 front, any less & it felt 'floppy'.






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