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My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« on: 06:27, Sun 09 October 2011 »
Hi fellow R5 enthusiasts!  :D

Picked up my new number two car this week :) will work on it trough the winter. It's the first R5 with GTT/GTE styling that I've ever had actually, even though I been looking for one of these since i was 14 (now 23) There are probably only 2 or 3 GTT's in my country. But probably 10-15 GTE's. I got it for a bargain :D

Renault 5 GTE KAT (C409)
Engine code F3N - 1721cc
94 hp

GTE was the most popular 5 in scandinavia and germany due to emission taxes.


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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #1 on: 09:16, Mon 10 October 2011 »
Good find, keep us updated with progress.

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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #2 on: 13:17, Mon 10 October 2011 »
not seen a R5 GTE before, what is the engine spec of the standard car?

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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #3 on: 15:36, Mon 10 October 2011 »
Headlamp wipers  :shock: ?????

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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #4 on: 17:20, Mon 10 October 2011 »
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Headlamp wipers  :shock: ?????

What, you don't have them?  :?  :lol:

That looks like a cool project. Best of luck mate.

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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #5 on: 17:39, Mon 10 October 2011 »
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not seen a R5 GTE before, what is the engine spec of the standard car?

Think they come with the 1.7 gtx engine, looked like a gt turbo but the go of a GTX
BD Autosport - Renault 5 gt turbo tuning and repairs.

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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #6 on: 18:41, Mon 10 October 2011 »
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not seen a R5 GTE before, what is the engine spec of the standard car?

Think they come with the 1.7 gtx engine, looked like a gt turbo but the go of a GTX


Exactly same engine as the GTX but fuel injected instead of carburated. Around 100 - 110bhp as standard.

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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #7 on: 21:03, Mon 10 October 2011 »
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not seen a R5 GTE before, what is the engine spec of the standard car?

Think they come with the 1.7 gtx engine, looked like a gt turbo but the go of a GTX


Exactly same engine as the GTX but fuel injected instead of carburated. Around 100 - 110bhp as standard.

Should be comparable in performance to a stock GT Turbo then? Not made for the UK market though from what i understand?

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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #8 on: 21:48, Mon 10 October 2011 »
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Should be comparable in performance to a stock GT Turbo then? Not made for the UK market though from what i understand?


It was made for countries with very strict emission laws, mainly Germany.

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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #9 on: 23:22, Mon 10 October 2011 »
Thanks for all the reply's!

Thats true, Norway has very strict emission laws. And there are extremely few GTT registered here. This GTE has CAT. And actually carry a CAT logo where the GTT has SPORT I think. It has 69 KW,  94 hk from the factory. Engine code is F3N. Same engine that was used in Volvo 340-440. Altough the volvos have over 100hp it is the same 1721cc engine :)

I will post pictures as the project moves on. I think I have found a warm indoor garage for her over the winter  :mrgreen:

The biggest challenge will be the heater system that has previously taken fire. I will be taking out the dash in order to fix it I guess. I will put that on hold and concentrate first on the body and engine.

Today I've removed the reservoir for wiperfluid, battery etc. will spraypaint that area soon together with the area below the windscreen, wipers were also removed today. Needs paint due to the fire that has been.

Im seriously thinking of removing the headlight wipers.. Looks awful or what?  :lol:

Cheers
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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #10 on: 11:18, Tue 11 October 2011 »
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Im seriously thinking of removing the headlight wipers.. Looks awful or what?  :lol:



I agree !

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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #11 on: 03:27, Fri 14 October 2011 »
Been doing alot of things the last days! I've had the week off and the R5 has gone trough a a lot.
I have placed a big order at CBG this week, really good service, renault5gtturbo.com discount was given, no question asked. thumbs up!

engine bay before


engine bay after washing, sanding it down, primed and painted.outcome was better than i expected, more picture will come (didnt mind masking the windscreen, will be changed in near future)


removed the damaged front bumper and found some paint-rust


removed the rust with a dremel with rechargable battery (amazing tool)


added a product called "rustbjørn" which attacks the rust on steel.


more rust


primed the front bar


added thick rust protection with paintbrush


removed old thermostad


cleaned and sanded thermostat housing


new thermostat in housing, was later on installed on engine block.


next plans/next week:
install low temperature radiator fan switch (fan does not work nowadays)
change spark plugs

To be continued!  :mrgreen:

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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #12 on: 02:00, Sat 15 October 2011 »
Interesting car.
looking forward to how it progresses

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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #13 on: 18:08, Thu 03 November 2011 »
Has done alot lately

here some parts from CGB


engine bay coming along nicely


took off the rear arches


they hided rust  unfortunately :(



Borrowed some tempoary plates and gave her the first stemwash in 10 years  :mrgreen:



Left her for some bodywork and paint this week, rear body panel will be fixed and spot painted. Rust etc. under the arches. will be fixed by me when I get her back  :mrgreen:

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Re: My white '88 GTE (1,7 l)
« Reply #14 on: 15:47, Sun 06 November 2011 »
left the car at the local spot paint bodyshop. looks like they know what they are doing  :)


recieved my brand new OMP stainless steel group N exhaust system on friday :)