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Your cars / Plans for the winter?
« on: 19:38, Thu 17 November 2011 »
I've had an eventfull weekend to say the least, after nearly 3000 miles in my ownership and not a hiccup from the car it decides its time to menstruate.

i drove to the home place and hour and a half drive from where i live on some very nice twisty back roads and parked up out side a mates garage, we began to stip down a sierra cosworth for restoration so i had to move my car,

having removed the Anti perc fan its a nack getting it started after a good drive so i pumped the throttle a few time and when the car took it redlined i killed the ignition staright away and the damn turbo timer kept it going at the same time i copped the accelerator was stuck on the floor so i pulled it up and then the car stopped.

the return spring had snapped on the carb! so down to the local motor factors to get a new one, or so i thought talk about a bunch of morons i asked for a throttle return spring and he went routing for a book to look for it. I stopped him and said do you not have any springs i can pic the right one out so he handed me 3 bags full of springs, i found the nearest match and asked how much. "its 20 euro thats part of a drum brake repair kit" i really had no choice as i had no car.

with that problem fixed i moved the car and brought it for a quick spin to make sure. I pulled back into my mates yard and skidded to a halt as he had his back to me.
he wanted me to move it so i went to move it and the brake pedal sang straight to the floor!
i had burst a rear brake line one of the solid pipes leading to the compensator and the other pipe looked just as bad and the spring on the compensator was loose so i just got rid of that and had hassle with leaking joints and then to top it all off i went to bleed the brakes and someone had sheared off the bleed nipples on two of the calipers!

so the car is sat down in his yard and i'm debating taking it off the road for the winter and repainting it and doing a few other bits?

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Renault 5 GT Turbo / bootlid problems
« on: 14:13, Wed 02 November 2011 »
right i'm on an impossible misson to rid my 5 of rattles, my boot rattles and opens randomly anyone else every come across this? i've tried adjusting the striker and the latch to now avail. i cant drive without this happening

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Renault 5 GT Turbo / suspension woe's
« on: 01:26, Sun 30 October 2011 »
i've a very loud squeeking noise coming from the driver front suspension up near the top mount,

what usually goes in these?

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General Chat / help find a car
« on: 18:50, Fri 07 October 2011 »
there is a member on here from europe with a white gt that had extended their arches

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General Chat / carbon vented bonnets
« on: 17:09, Fri 16 September 2011 »
hey all i'm going to be putting a NACA vent onto my bonnet and then take a mold of it and replicate it.
my question is would there be interest in them? becuase i can save money on making the mold lighter (one use only) or i could make it stronger (more materials) but i'd have to be able to recoupe the cost of the mould on the bonnets i make.

it would be a direct replacement for the standard one.
 it could be made out of pure carbon fibre, a carbon skin over fibreglass, or just out of fibreglass.

if admin/staff want to delete this i understand and sorry :)

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General Chat / carbon fibre bits?
« on: 16:15, Sun 04 September 2011 »
i've been looking and the place that did the door cards has bit the dust.

would there be an interest in a cf dash? or other bits?

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Renault 5 GT Turbo / oil preassure
« on: 18:19, Tue 02 August 2011 »
what would cause the oil preasure to rise on idle? at some points its up to 3 bar on idle

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Renault 5 GT Turbo / common oil leaks?
« on: 16:37, Thu 28 July 2011 »
ok my driveway is now looking like a Dalmatian. i cant seem to pinpoint where it is coming from. its on the drivers side (i think)

where are the common places to leak? i've removed the standard breather system and blocked off the sump

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Renault 5 GT Turbo / fitting an oil catch can?
« on: 15:35, Wed 27 July 2011 »
anyone tell me how to do it? or have decent pictures?

the breather system on these is quite complex compared to all my other cars!

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Renault 5 GT Turbo / drank half a litre of water
« on: 20:01, Sun 24 July 2011 »
i checked my fluids friday. all ok
went for a spin today an hour there. a few hours sitting there looking pretty then an hour home then went for another hour dive

just checked the fluids now and the think was just empty. now i was in the passenger seat all day checking the gauges the hole time
it never went above 85 degrees and sat at 65 most of the time?
and no smoke out of the exhaust either?

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Your cars / arctic white gt
« on: 23:46, Thu 21 July 2011 »
thought i'd share my experiences with you all

its a 1991 gt so the last of them made! i have a uk plate here on the original bumper too!
when i got it, it looked like someone had driven through halfords with glue on the car!



first port of call was to get rid of the tacky stuff





next was to start on the dodgy wiring







finally got it to this.




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Renault 5 GT Turbo / headlight relay
« on: 12:16, Thu 21 July 2011 »
can anyone tell me where on the fuse board it is? pictures would be helpfull

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Renault 5 GT Turbo / Gearbox woes
« on: 00:14, Sun 17 July 2011 »
hey all
i picked up my new car on friday and have to say i'm loving it aside from an oil leak from what looks like a return line on the back of the block on the driver side!

and that the gearstick is sloppy as hell! like a 3 inch circle can be made whilst in gear surely this cant be right?
does anyone have any pictures of a linkage setup underneath?

i also go a bm engineering short shifter but looking at it i'll have to destoy and adapt the original shifter linkage to do this?

cheers
Robbie

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Renault 5 GT Turbo / turbo oil return
« on: 15:27, Sat 09 July 2011 »
how do! does anyone have any pictures of said pipe?  

in situ or just on its own

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Site/Forum/Computers / horse power thingy on every post
« on: 13:33, Fri 08 July 2011 »
what does it signify? aside from the obvious? like some members have 300bhp and like i'm at 130? is it changed with the amount of posts or your actual car spec?

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