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FirstR5Turbo

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My R5 Turbo
« on: 18:12, Mon 24 March 2008 »
Hi there,

I have been on the site for a week or so now. I just thourght I would post some pics of my car and current plans/problems.







Since owning the car I have had a few problems that I need to get sorted. I believe these are all fairly common problems.

*Driver and passenger doors can be a bit of a pain to close, sometimes have to slam them pretty hard to close. Ideas on a quick fix for this would be great.
*Petrol tank leaking from bung - not leaking much but something I will need to get fixed to get it through its next MOT. I am on the look out for a spare tank.
*Sunroof is leaking currently - I have managed to track down a seal, just need to work out how to fit the new seal.
*Fuses blow - got no stereo or clock etc - if someone could point me in the direction of where the fuse box is located.
*Going to need 4 new tyres but that is nothing too major.
*Lastly I have a problem where when on full throttle it sounds like the cluch is slipping or something, it over revs. The strange thing is that it only does this on full throttle. If anyone has experienced this in the past and could shed some light on what this could be that would be great.

I am also looking to get a full respray in the same colour, but not sure where to take it to have the work done?

I will post more pics of my progress as I go along and keep those of you that are intrested updated.

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Chris

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« Reply #1 on: 21:41, Mon 24 March 2008 »
I believe the fusebox is located under the glovebox to the left of the steering wheel, undo a couple of clips and it pops down to my knowledge, hope that helps.

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« Reply #2 on: 22:00, Mon 24 March 2008 »
You can tweek the doors by moving the little pin inside the doorframe, it's a torx head, just loosen it slightly & move it toward you a little.
The tank, do you mean it's leaking from under the rear seats ??
If so it can be fixed, i undid the large top nut & re-seated the gasket & retightened it all, if it's too worn you may be able to seal it with some instant gasket ?? or see if you can find a new gasket for it somewhere.
Fuse box is under the glove box as stated by bainsy & if you think the clutch is slipping get to around 30MPH & stick it in 5th, foot to floor to test.

Nice car by the way.

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« Reply #3 on: 23:20, Mon 24 March 2008 »
Also you could try oiling the door locks/mechanism.

Sometimes they locate but don't stay shut if that makes sense, theres bits and pieces that move in there.

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« Reply #4 on: 02:48, Thu 27 March 2008 »
Nice one im personally not keen on the alloys  :shock:

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« Reply #5 on: 16:35, Mon 07 April 2008 »
the car looks really nice. so does it's house.
my doors were hard to shut because they'd dropped a bit, i changed the door pins and it fixed it. your car isn't as old as mine though so the bit it shuts onto might just need to be moved likepeople said before. good luck with it anyway man.

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« Reply #6 on: 13:49, Thu 10 April 2008 »
Hi Guys & Girls,

Just thourght I would post a little bit of an update.

My R5 is currently in the garage due to it not running properly. I am having the following done.

•Petrol Tank Leak fixed  
•Car seems to be boosting incorrectly. Very low boost at the moment. Previously it was boosting very high and I was experiencing a clutch slipping symptoms on full boost
•Carry out Full Service, including all belts etc. Clean aftermarket air filter.
•Any other work that is needed to get car through a MOT.
•Replace Sunroof Seal
•Front Bumper, Bonnet and side skirts re-sprayed
•Flush Coolant system flush
•Inspect brakes and steering to make sure everything is sound.
•Replace wipers with the new style Areo blades.
•Front of the car lowered to match the back.

I have also just purchased some Renualt 19 Turbine wheels which I will be having refurbished and fitted in the near future.

So all in all this is going to be en expensive but hopefully worthwhile month. Will post pics when all is sorted.

Cheers
Chris

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« Reply #7 on: 16:15, Thu 10 April 2008 »
this is a nice 5 good 2 see the work your doing to it

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« Reply #8 on: 18:01, Fri 02 May 2008 »
More of an update.

I have just spend a fortune getting it through the MOT. £947 to be exact.

Swapped the wheels over to the R19 Turbine wheels and now I have an issue with the rad fan motor. Everyone is trying to get me to sell it saying its more trouble than its worth.

Need some reassurance to keep it!!

Thanks
Chris

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« Reply #9 on: 19:01, Fri 02 May 2008 »
Quote from: "FirstR5Turbo"
More of an update.

I have just spend a fortune getting it through the MOT. £947 to be exact.

Swapped the wheels over to the R19 Turbine wheels and now I have an issue with the rad fan motor. Everyone is trying to get me to sell it saying its more trouble than its worth.

Need some reassurance to keep it!!

Thanks
Chris




Don't forget most of these cars nowadays are around 20 years old so things are going to go as they are more thank likely the original items that was on the car from the original sale.

But good luck with the car matey there is nothing like the drive an R5 GTT

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« Reply #10 on: 19:45, Fri 02 May 2008 »
tell me about the costs, i've paid out 870 bucks getting mine ready for the MOT, its going tuesday so it'll be well worth it if it will pass.
everyone was trying to get me to sell mine too but i'm sticking with it, haha. you'll be well glad you didn't when its finished.

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« Reply #11 on: 19:51, Fri 02 May 2008 »
I've just changed the drivers side track rod end, only to find out the passenger side one has play in it aswell.

Even though it was ok the other week!  :shock:

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« Reply #12 on: 20:01, Fri 02 May 2008 »
Keep at it, i've just spent in the last month:
£250 pistons
£346 Drag tyres (x2) & steelies
£167 AP racing paddle plate
£80 Volvo clutch (just so i can rob the cover & bearing for the AP)
£35 headgasket/manifold gasket, sump sealant etc.
£20 honing kit

Just so i can race down the strip for 13 secs or less  :lol:

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« Reply #13 on: 03:47, Sat 03 May 2008 »
I think you might be winning there GTTBoy.

Track rod ends are only £12 a piece.