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Renault 5 GT Turbo /
« on: 18:13, Fri 02 May 2008 »
This is what I fort, I will go and get another motor tomorrow and fit that. Hopefully that will sort the problem.

Anyone local to me with a R5 or Knowledge or the engine etc?

Your cars /
« 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!!


Renault 5 GT Turbo / Radiator Fan Motor!!! Help
« on: 17:59, Fri 02 May 2008 »
Right, yesterday my radiator fan motor packed in so I went to GSF today and got a new motor and fitted it.

Ran the car up to tempature and the fan didnt cut in. So I unpluged it and tried to run it off the battery directly red to red and black to black.

Still nothing happen.... would you say that the motor being brand new is faulty or have I missed something?

Thanks I Advance
Chris :(

Your cars /
« 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.


Ice / Installing 6x9's
« on: 22:50, Wed 09 April 2008 »
Hi there,

I have never installed 6x9's before and was wondering if someone could put together a breif how to guide for me please. It may also be useful to other members.


Your cars / 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.


General Chat / What wheels are these???
« on: 17:56, Mon 24 March 2008 »
Hi there can anyone tell me what wheels are on this R5. Think they would look sweet on mine.

Renault 5 GT Turbo /
« on: 17:08, Wed 19 March 2008 »
Where to I get a bung from, and do I need to drain the tank completely before doing it?


Renault 5 GT Turbo / Fuel Tank Leaking
« on: 09:24, Wed 19 March 2008 »
Help, my fuel tank is leaking.

Has anyone else had this. Where do I get a new tank or how do I repair.

Help Please.......

Renault 5 GT Turbo / 16" Alloys
« on: 18:16, Mon 17 March 2008 »
Will 16" alloys fit straight on?

If so what are the dimensions etc to go for?

Renault 5 GT Turbo /
« on: 20:02, Sun 16 March 2008 »
Just been out for a spin again, roads were pretty dry and it is still doing it but only when I put my foot flat to the floor.

The standard boost guage is off the end of the scale and beyound.

I have a feeling that the clutch thats in there cannot cope with the power its kicking out on full boost, correct me if I am wrong.

Help plz!!! :(

Renault 5 GT Turbo /
« on: 15:37, Sun 16 March 2008 »
What sealant would you advise to use?

General Chat / Retrims
« on: 15:27, Sun 16 March 2008 »
Can anyone recommend somewhere that will do a full leather retrim for a sensible amount of money?


Renault 5 GT Turbo / Leaking Sunroof
« on: 13:27, Sun 16 March 2008 »
I have a leaking sunroof.

Can anyone tell me if they have experienced this and what they did to fix it. Would be good if someone could point me in the direction where to get the parts from etc.


Renault 5 GT Turbo /
« on: 13:19, Sun 16 March 2008 »
Yeah just been out for a spin and it seems better, although now I have found out that my sunroof is leaking!

Anyone had this problem and where do i get the parts to fix and is there a howto guide for doing it.

I dont have the standard wheels on it at the moment. I think i am going to stick with the 15" that are on it and get some new toyo T1S's

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