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General Chat / Re: Sad to sell my Silver R5 GTT
« on: 20:52, Thu 08 July 2010 »
This is my second one after the first i had 4/5 years ago got written off by my local bin lorry for me .......

I will post some pic tomorrow after its first plasticare treatment (for some times) and wash and wax

General Chat / Sad to sell my Silver R5 GTT
« on: 18:36, Thu 08 July 2010 »
After a few months of ummin and arrrin i finally plucked up the courage to sell my R5 and within the 7 day auction on ebay and posts on pistonheads i had 12 offers and then the first viewer to come and see the car bought it.

Now ive got myself another french hot hatch, a Graphite Grey 205 1.9 GTi, in mint condition may i say, but after the first pressure wash the laquer on the roof has started to come off !!!! BLOODY PRESSURE WASHERS !!!!!

But altho i aint got a R5 GTT anymore i still hold an extremely soft spot for them and will eventually buy another but will wait for a nice clean example !!!!

Your cars / Re: My 89 GT-T
« on: 10:43, Mon 24 May 2010 »
you say the car smokes on the overrun and warm-up ? last time my car done this itwas due to the piston rings ?

only a thought but may help ???

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Re: Standard fan wiring
« on: 18:08, Sun 23 May 2010 »
any chance of a pic of what wires are connected to what (sparky sparks) as ive been scratching my head over this for a few days with mine and cant get it to work ! bought new relay and switch too but still no joy !!!!

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Re: Shortening the actuator ?
« on: 17:16, Fri 21 May 2010 »
hey guys decided only to pump 1 bar pressure through the t2 and get the carb set-up to cope but when i get my t25 back will get the carb set-up again !

oh the joys of a turbo charged carbed car !!!!!

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Re: Shortening the actuator ?
« on: 00:31, Fri 21 May 2010 »
will do....
many thanks

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Re: Shortening the actuator ?
« on: 00:06, Fri 21 May 2010 »
many thanks..... will be careful..... just rather than getting my carb set up again now then again when i get my t25 back im gonna use my aftermarket boost gauge to view the boost pressure and add more boost till i get it at 1.5 bar the same my t25 was set at....

again many thanks

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Shortening the actuator ?
« on: 22:22, Thu 20 May 2010 »
hi guys been reading marky marks comments on another thread (boost valve vs actuator) and was wondering how you actually shorten the actuator arm ?

i have just put the standard t2 turbo on i got with the car when bought (as due to seals goin in my t25) and it has the standard actuator on with the nut on the screw thread wound all the way away from the actuator body.

How can i turn the boost up or is this been turned up ?

Any help would be helpful as i cant stand not having my t25 on and miss the boost !!!!

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Re: Turbo manifold housing ???
« on: 17:25, Thu 20 May 2010 »
5steve l... yeah it boosts but has lost its kick, on initial spool up (if you know what i mean) doesnt seem to push you in the seat...... also the boost guage in the car doesnt fly up like it used too !! it does climb up but flickers gradually up through the rev range.... may i loose pressure on the pipework that feeds the boost guage if it has a split in ?

also hows the best way to check for burst pipes as im just off to check the pipework now....

the turbo seems fine with no play in the impeller ?? spins smoothly...


took all the pipwork off and checked it for splits. also using fag smoke i put my hand over one end of the pipes and mouth round the other and blew smoke out but none came out of any splits in the pipework !

the mystery continues .......

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Re: Turbo manifold housing ???
« on: 11:26, Thu 20 May 2010 »
thanks guys, will check the pipes today......

5teve l ... you say check the intercooler... have you been aware of a full alloy double capacity intercooler splitting ?

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Re: Turbo manifold housing ???
« on: 22:14, Wed 19 May 2010 »
i thought so.... do those four bolts create any type of seal ?

 i have put the t2 turbo back on, as i sent my t25 to be recond due to the seals leaking.......

i seem to be loosing boost preasure somewhere ! could this be the cause ? also can you just replace this housing without sending the turbo away ?

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Turbo manifold housing ???
« on: 19:37, Wed 19 May 2010 »
Hey guys, can anybody help ?

How many bolts are meant to be around the turbo manifold housing, that face the part where the oil pipes join ? heres a picture to show as im sure there is meant to be 4 but i think one of mine has snapped the head off (see red arrow) and theres a gap now (see green arrow)

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Re: Header Tank Relocation
« on: 11:59, Thu 06 May 2010 »
yeah you will have to drill some holes in the skuttle panel, will take some pics of mine as changing some hoses so you'll be able to see.... i drilled mine with a hole saw about 5mm bigger than the outside diametre of the pipe as i used grommits to surround the holes and stop any wear of the pipework !

I took a few pics when i did it so gunna find them and do a guide, will let you know when i put it on (probably saturday as dont think the boss will appreciate me doing it in work time !)  :D

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Re: Header Tank Relocation
« on: 13:02, Tue 04 May 2010 »
hi ive noticed your thread and was ummin and arrin about relocating my header tank for some time ! i took this picture of my mates r5 to copy and is how ive done mine .....

ive not had any problems with bleeding the system, which ive been told you get if its relocated to where the anti-perc fan was.

hope this helps

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Re: best oil
« on: 13:31, Sun 02 May 2010 »
I use halford cheap semi synthetic cheap oil !!

It makes me laugh when people buy expensive oil as all oil is refined to the same standard eg: 15w 40 halfords oil is the same as 15w 40 castrol gtx yet theres a 30 pound price difference !!

The Society of Automotive Engineers established a numerical code system for grading motor oils according to their viscosity characteristics. SAE viscosity gradings include the following, from low to high viscosity: 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50 or 60. The numbers 0, 5, 10, 15 and 25 are suffixed with the letter W, designating their "winter" or cold-start viscosity, at lower temperature. The number 20 comes with or without a W, depending on whether it is being used to denote a cold or hot viscosity grade.

Fully Synthetic Characteristics:
Fuel economy savings
Enhances engine performance and power
Ensures engine is protected from wear and deposit build-up
Ensures good cold starting and quick circulation in freezing temperatures
Gets to moving parts of the engine quickly

Semi-synthetic Characteristics:
Better protection
Good protection within the first 10 minutes after starting out
Roughly three times better at reducing engine wear
Increased oil change intervals - don't need to change it quite so often

Mineral Characteristics:
Basic protection for a variety of engines
Oil needs to be changed more often

I found using semi synthetic the best all round oil as you can leave it longer between changes yet offers good engine protection for my old c1j engine.

Hope this helps ?

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