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Renault 5 GT Turbo / Re: Throttle cable frayed
« on: 23:49, Thu 29 September 2011 »
5 min job
Undo screw on carb and screw clamping the outer sheath to carb
Pull off the outer sheath from the cable and discard
In the drivers footwell unclip the cable from the top of the pedal
Pull out the cable from the footwell and discard
Insert new inner cable into the bulkhead grommet from in the footwell
Find the cable poking through in the engine bay and pull it through
In the drivers footwell clip the cable onto the pedal assembly
Feed the new outer onto the carb end of the cable until the inner cable is right through
Attach the outer to the carb bracket
Attach the inner to the carb and adjust as needed

Job done  :D

General Chat / Re: Best cookies??
« on: 22:36, Tue 27 September 2011 »
I like the ones you get from bakerys with smarties in them  :D

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Re: R5 PROBLEM at 60mph
« on: 19:57, Sat 17 September 2011 »
Sounds like it could be a fueling issue if the petrol in it's been there a while then the octane rating will be low I would put some fresh s/unleaded in and maybe a bit of redex to clean the carb through, could also be that you have sucked some crap up from the bottom of the tank if the fuel is v-low

General Chat / Re: stickers
« on: 22:41, Fri 09 September 2011 »
i was going to do some keyrings for the forum members with the site logo but after sending a mail asking for permission through the contact us link i didnt hear anymore so shelved the idea as i didnt want to step on anyones toes or upset the people who run this great site

General Chat / Re: cv joint
« on: 22:21, Fri 09 September 2011 »
dont know for sure about his particular car but many cars have a circlip to secure the cv joint onto the splined shaft, best advice is to clean away all the grease and have a good look before you start hitting it with a hammer and swearing  :wink:

General Chat / Re: carbon fibre bits?
« on: 18:42, Sun 04 September 2011 »
is that performance trim you are on about, very sad times to have lost them, they did some excellent work.
they made me a carbon bonnet for my mk1 fiesta a couple of years back, quality was incredible

General Chat / Re: interior question
« on: 21:07, Tue 23 August 2011 »
Quote from: "ben marks"
Sweet thanks for that is all the piler covers and parcel shelf side supports are the same ?
parcel shelf supports may be different on a phase 1 dont know for sure but they had speakers in rear quarters so may have had parcelshelf supports without speaker grills, phase 2 has provision for speakers in the parcel shelf supports as did the E plate phase 1.5 i had

General Chat / Re: interior question
« on: 20:55, Tue 23 August 2011 »

phase 1   - plastic rear quarter cards with speaker grills
              - grey carpet

phase 1.5 - plastic rear quarter cards with speaker grills
              - lairy red or grey carpet dependant on body colour

phase 2   - fabric over formed hardboard rear quarter cards, no provision for speakers
              - lairy red or grey carpet dependant on body colour and black carpet for raider

leave them soaking in a pot of v hot water for a few minutes, then whip one out, dry it and fit it straight away whilst the rubber is nice and soft

helps prevent them splitting as well  :wink:

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Re: Fog light switch not returning.
« on: 00:15, Mon 22 August 2011 »
That's it, you have to sort of balance it in place and put the top on quick before it falls out lol
Glad you got it sorted

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Re: Fog light switch not returning.
« on: 18:59, Sun 21 August 2011 »
Yes it sits in one side at an angle, best way to see how it fits is to open up one of the other switches carefully as it's dificult to describe, failing that you are welcome to post it to me and I will put it back together for you for the cost of return postage

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Re: Out of Fuel
« on: 20:08, Tue 16 August 2011 »
it seems that most garages just dont have the experience to work on these cars nowadays, i got a labour quote for removing and re-fitting my gearbox as i need to have it re-built due to an oil leak on the selector, they wanted 850  :shock:  :shock:  just to take it out and put it back in, the rebuild is on top of that,

it would be great if there was some kind of list or directory of people who actualy know what they are doing on these cars and charge an honest rate for their work, i dont mind paying a decent hourly rate so long as the mechanic knows what he is doing and isnt spending 75% of the time scratching his head trying to work out what to do

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Re: coolant ??
« on: 20:56, Mon 15 August 2011 »
agree with above with regards to flushing but also use a good quality antifreeze (of the correct type as there are a few) as it will have chemicals in to protect against corrosion in the cooling system, v important on engines with liners like ours

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Re: gearbox oil
« on: 20:33, Sat 13 August 2011 »
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Quote from: "PhoenixAutosport"
thanks for the pic, that should make finding it a lot easier, you should get a job working for haynes as their picture of where to find it could be just about anywhere on the box, i thought it must be a bit higher up, will have to get the car on the ramps and have a look this weekend

If it is anything like mine was then it will more then likely be caked in all kinds of goo, making it even harder to locate.  :lol:

yep loads of oily mess, im sure renault designed the car with oil leaks in order to protect against corrosion as my engine bay is mint underneath all the oil and gunk  :lol:

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