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General Chat / Renault classic website
« on: 23:45, Tue 30 October 2012 »
Got an email from Renault and it had a link to their new classics web site. Have a look: ... RSEN1012S5

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Wishbones
« on: 21:37, Tue 30 October 2012 »
What's the difference between gt turbo and 1.1 engined 5 wishbones? Beside about 40 each on eBay for new ones?

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Lower suspension arm. Arrg!
« on: 17:57, Sat 04 August 2012 »
So I finally started to fix the bits the MOT man siad are shagged and in the process the bolt that holds the front anti roll bar clamp in the arm has sheared off. No biggie, I had it in mind to do a decent overhaul of the suspension while I was replacing the ball joints anyway. So off with the lower arm, nuts off easily enough, but can I get the bolts out? Can I ummers! It seems tha the rubber bushes are not very well and are stuck solid to the bolts! I can only turn the bolts about a quarter turn before it starts pulling the bush with it. Ive tried persuadint it out with a suitable tapping implement but no movement at all. How the hell am I supposed to get the bolts out so I can remove the lower arm?

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Sunroof removal
« on: 09:54, Sat 07 January 2012 »
Can anyone tell me how to get the sunroof glass out? Haynes has no mention of sunroof at all, and the last thing I want to do is tkae it out, damage summat and be left with a big hole. I'm getting wet enough as it is now!

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Wet exhaust
« on: 12:10, Sun 30 October 2011 »
I seem to be getting a lot of water vapour out the exhaust and a puddle collecting in the tail pipe. Is this going to be bad?

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Lots of boost
« on: 20:03, Sun 11 September 2011 »
From day 1 my car has been running lots of boost. I've been driving it very steady because of this so I don't blow anything, but I can't get to the bottom of it. Ive replaced the head cos the plugs threads were stripped, and all the pipes seemed to be in good condition when replacing. All clips were replaced too. I've fitted a replacement actuator but still have the same problem. The boost will go off the dash gauge easily without full throttle! Where shoudl I look next? I want standard boost!

Any idea is welcome.


Renault 5 GT Turbo / Choke return spring
« on: 11:00, Sat 27 August 2011 »
Can someone please take a pic of this for me? I'm not sure what it should be on the choke return, but am sure mine is not right!

Cheers, Paul.

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Fog light switch not returning.
« on: 19:39, Sat 20 August 2011 »
As title, the fog light switch does not bounce back up when pressed. I took it apart to find a little spring laid in the bottom. I can't see any where where the spring attaches or sits or presses against. Anyone know how these work?

General Chat / Rust Bullet
« on: 16:18, Tue 16 August 2011 »

Your cars / My first 5!
« on: 20:25, Mon 08 August 2011 »
Found some old photos of my very first GT Turbo.

1990 H reg. Did a bit of modding on it. What I can remember:
Prima Tarmac rear spoiler.
M3 stylee wing mirrors.
Fromt bumper splitter, to protect my new front bumper!
Twin headlamp conversion.
Round fog lamps in custom brackets.
Azev E alloys 15".

Cobra daytona buckets.
Pioneer stereo with graphic EQ and 10 CD changer. Remember them?!
Infinity speakers and alpine amp.
GT Tuning in car adjustable boost controller.

Piper X cossie cone filter.
GT Tuning HE5A hybrid turbo.
GT Tuning double capacity itercooler (the first customer one sold in fact!)
GT Tuning recirc dump valve. (Very good mod IMO)
Carb rejetted and set by GT Tuning.
Adjustable timimg sensor.
GT Tuning hi flow turbo elbow and down pipe.
GT Tuning full exhaust with 4" outlet and bumper trim.
GT Tuning turbo heat shield.
GT Tuning strut brace.
Koni springs and adjustable dampers.

It was a great car and I really loved it. But every car has to be replaced at some time and you only live once. So, my dream had to be realised. The 5 was part x'd for:

1993 K Lancia Delta Integrale EVO.
It had a supersprint exhaust and a remap when I bought it. Unfortunately when I was harrassing a new 911 it started to overboost which cuts the ignition, exhaust flames anyone? :shock:
After returning to the specialist the actuator was adjusted, and power was lost. Not good. So when I got home A phone call had a plan in action to restore the lost horses, and then some!
Abarth fast road cams and a ported and flowed head were fitted. With new bearings supplied by the warrenty! A new chip remapped at Kershaws in York by Steve Smith of Walkers Garage and the result was 238 BHp @ wheels. Fast? OH YES :twisted:  :lol:
It also gained those lovely OZ Mito II split rim alloys with 265/35/17 rubber all round. Grippy? Tunnel roof driving would not have surprised me :lol:
Next mod was to replace first gear and input shaft that lost all their teeth. uprated clutch fitted at the same time. Fun resumed. For a week, untill the clutch friction plate sheared off. New clutch and gearbox parts paid for by the clutch warrenty had her back to rude health in no time.
I sold hter to a mate when I moved to Canada and he had to change the alloys because he could only find 1 265 tyre (they were all bald nearly :D ) so he fitted AZEV C's. Values of EVO's are noe higher than I paid in 1997!

Renault 5 GT Turbo / fuel line
« on: 17:14, Sat 06 August 2011 »
If  iremove the fuel line that goes to the carb will fuel freely flow from whatever it's attached to at the other end? It needs replacing cos it's burn half through!

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Anyone near Barnsley?
« on: 15:51, Fri 05 August 2011 »
Who would be kind enough to come and help me get old blue running?

I think it must be a fuel issue as the correct distributor is now in place and I have the same problem as before. Engine catches but then dies straight away.

I could manage to get through it myself, eventually but really need to get it running this year :lol:

Thanks, Paul.

General Chat / Happy now
« on: 11:44, Fri 05 August 2011 »
Been out to buy more stuff for the car and recieved a very nice phone call. Got the job I went for last week :D  :D  I soooo can't wait to put my notice in!


Must get the car running now though as I'll need it.

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Front bumper
« on: 11:17, Wed 03 August 2011 »
Hows it held on? Just the bolts at the sides? I have a feeling that it's not going to be pretty behind there, but I can't jack the car without removing it as it's too bloody low!

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Different distributor?
« on: 20:26, Tue 02 August 2011 »
As my ht leads were corroded solid in the dizzy cap I ordered new leads and cap. The cap dont fit. All the ones I have looked at since are the same as the one I recieved, so why is mine different?
New one on the right:

Not happy cos I was hoping to get the car running today. :(

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