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For info: Renault 5 Maintenance section created on this site

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by r5gordini, Apr 21, 2008.

Discuss For info: Renault 5 Maintenance section created on this site in the Troubleshooting and Repair area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. r5gordini

    r5gordini Moderator

    Hi All,

    I had a look at the stats of the Wiki part of this site. It seems that one of the most visited pages is "Renault 5 Maintenance". Yet, it has absolutely no content! So, people must be interested in it, but are disappointed when they look there...

    To this end, I have started to populate this section of the wiki. Take a look here:


    I've started the page to give a general layout and also begun to categorise jobs into "Easy, medium and difficult". Under "difficult", you should see a link to "Changing the Starte Motor". Click the link to see what I've written.

    Obviously, this is just a start... If you feel so inclined, I would be very interested if visitors to the site would start to write their own guides to maintaining the Renault 5.

    Adding a link to a new page on a topic within the Wiki is really easy - just do it like this:

    [[Rear Bench Seat Removal]]

    Once you'd saved the wiki page, this would create a link to a new page.

    Let me know if you're interested in contributing but don't know how to get going with the Wiki!


  2. ceebdub

    ceebdub Well-Known Member

    In the 'changing gordini spark plugs' section no 1 cylinder is being called the one closest to the flywheel. If you call this no 1 then anyone who sets a distributor up from scratch will have the timing 180 degrees out. As in the Haynes manual. In all other longitudinal engines no 1 is the furthest from the gearbox.
    Also I always use a box spanner with a rubber insert for no 4 (1) under the catch.
  3. cliché guevara

    cliché guevara Well-Known Member

    Hence the issues with my IT WONT START thread
  4. r5gordini

    r5gordini Moderator

    The Haynes manual is wrong in terms of the positions of the HT leads, but is right concerning the No. 1 plug, firing order and position of distributor drive. I found that when building my car!

    Firing order is 1-3-4-2, with 1 being closest to the flywheel. Rotation of the distributor clockwise. Get plug lead no. 1 in the right place, and the rest is easy!

    This problem has caught many people out - even after I have insisted they check this, they check everything else, and eventually it's the HT leads and distributor orientation!
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