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General Chat /
« on: 21:36, Fri 04 September 2009 »
AGE: Twenty-something.......just! ;)

H/TOWN: Surrey - KT21

NCB: Full

LICENCE: 12+yrs


Fully comp', with Elephant - 280

A tip that will drop your quote a bit: Add a parent onto your policy.  I always get a quote on my own, then I add my dad as a named driver, and it always drops it by about 20-30.

General Chat /
« on: 20:54, Mon 24 August 2009 »
The C1J is a tough old engine, and it's not too fussed what it runs on.  Unlike some engines, that are pretty picky (Ford's Zetec for example).

Just use the cheapest semi-synth' you can find.  I use 15W-40 that costs me 5 for 5 litres from my local car spares place.

Renault 5 GT Turbo /
« on: 16:40, Fri 07 August 2009 »
Yes, it was rather close!

Renault 5 GT Turbo /
« on: 05:09, Fri 07 August 2009 »
Of course mine's T-Cup James, you should know that ;)

Scratcher - No, mine didn't spin last year.

Renault 5 GT Turbo /
« on: 16:56, Thu 06 August 2009 »
Mine should be there :)

Renault 5 GT Turbo /
« on: 16:06, Thu 06 August 2009 »
It has no silencer at all :D

They also came with a "warning" from new, stating - "For competition use only"

Renault 5 GT Turbo /
« on: 18:46, Mon 03 August 2009 »
My Devil side exit isn't road legal :D

However, the Tiger system that K-Tec sell is.

General Chat /
« on: 16:03, Sun 02 August 2009 »
Quote from: "Midnight_Turbo"
The red always looks great, its a shame the oe ones fade over time.

I've got a brand new set, in Renault boxes  8)

Renault 5 GT Turbo /
« on: 21:31, Fri 19 June 2009 »
Don't go for a copper one.  If yours needs replacing, go for an OE Valeo one.  Proved to be more than up to the job, and will last.

Renault 5 GT Turbo /
« on: 19:59, Mon 08 June 2009 »
I've had contact with god knows how many gtt's over the last god knows how many years.  Sure, there are a fair few that have had their thermostat's removed, but no where near 3/4's of them!  Maybe we've been in contact with different types of cars/owners :D

With respect, the ignition advance/cup mod (assuming that's what you meant by the pipe removal) is a very poor comparison.  The two examples you've given can have benefits, removing the thermostat doesn't.

I've no idea on the Australian/European software.  I was just guessing, that seeing as it's accessible on line, any Renault dealership would be able to log on/use it.

Renault 5 GT Turbo /
« on: 12:14, Mon 08 June 2009 »
70%, how did you come to that conclusion? :D

You should ALWAYS run with a thermostat.  They're there to regulate the temperature.  You don't want to run these cars as cool as possible, despite what your mate Dave might tell you.  The coolant circuit isn't just used for cooling, it's used for heating the carb base (as well as the cabin) so as to help with fuel atomisation.  

Also, the thermostat slows down the water flow, which reduces the chance of cavitation in the coolant circuit.

Because of the oil cooler being built into the rad', running without a thermostat can also have an effect on the oil temperature, and you don't want your oil being too cold either, as it won't be doing it's job properly.

Sorry for the hi-jack.  To the OP, have you tried going into Renault and asking them to log into their Dialogys system (the parts database used for the gtt), using C405 as the vehicle code, and C1J as the engine code?

Renault 5 GT Turbo /
« on: 18:20, Sun 07 June 2009 »
Quote from: "BriC"

Billiam, Billiam, Billiam. What would you say if I were to say.. lol..

I'll find ya, boy!  :twisted:

Renault 5 GT Turbo /
« on: 14:45, Sun 07 June 2009 »
Quote from: "kz"
Hello mate only a n00b myself but I believe all Raiders came with sunroofs as standard, but it was more an 'option' to have them without the sunroof?

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong anyone :wink:

No gtt's were ever made with a sunroof.  They were a dealer fitted option, which is why there are several different types.  

I believe that there was an advisory issued from the Renault factory to the dealers, saying that fitting them weakened the shelll.

Renault 5 GT Turbo /
« on: 23:38, Sun 24 May 2009 »
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"

You can bypass the water cooling on the turbo, not all turbos are water cooled. Phase 1 GT-Ts ran without and so do people with VNT's AFAIK. I run fine without also.

Only the early Phase 1's had oil cooled turbos, the later ones used water cooled jobbies like the Phase 2's.  Also, oil cooled turbos (like those on the early Phase 1's) have larger oil galleries to compensate for the lack of water cooling.

Like you said though, plenty of people disconnect the water cooling from a turbo.  It could shorten it's life a bit, but seeing as you can kill a turbo in a second, I wouldn't worry too much.

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