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Glacier White R26

Discussion in 'RenaultSport Megane' started by andybond, Feb 6, 2014.

Discuss Glacier White R26 in the RenaultSport Megane area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    I have taken the kids to school today. That last sentence sounds wrong. They always go to school , but their Mum drops them off. I am working from home so its a novelty for them to have Dad take them.

    Anyway, the kids school is around 8mi away. Just long enough to warm the engine gently on the way there and give it a tickle on the way back.

    All the fidgets and movement is gone when approaching warp factor. It just sits there, compliant and waiting for an input on the steering. It also corners flatter than a witches tit !

    Recommend the springs if you like pushing on.
     
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  2. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    I knew you wouldnt be dissapointed. I have noticed less tripod action since fitting.
     
  3. Mart

    Mart Staff Member

    Hmmm. Must. Resist.
     
  4. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Cooksports for the Clio then :)
     
  5. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    I havent used the car in 3 weeks and came to take the kids to school.

    Got the machine gun of death and Russian Dash meaning that battery is almost dead.

    Still had time on the clock and the car locked / unlocked.

    Stuck the battery on charge. Hope its not borked.
     
  6. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Update : Either the battery was really low , or the charger isnt working. My multimeter has also died so I couldnt check the charger.

    Jumped the car off the wifes Fabia and it sprung into life. Took it on a 6 mi journey , returning home. Stopped it and got a faster machine gun.

    Typically its now raining and it could only be described as Biblical.

    Another jump ( car , not with wife ) and its off again. Did 18mi then had the brainwave of using the ODBII wifi dongle and DashCommand. Added in a voltage monitor and I now know its not the alternator thats goosed. It was kicking out 13.8 - 14.0v depending on what I was fiddling with.

    Stopped the car and started it again. Whoop. Hopefully just a flattening battery due to not using it. I have however noticed its the original Renault battery so it might be time to replace anyway.
     
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  7. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Dilemma. I am due to go out to play football in 15 minutes. Its a 3mi trip there.

    Do I take my car with a potentially flat battery issue , or just take the wifes car ?
     
  8. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Neshed it !
     
  9. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    Whack a new battery on it matey. You can leave them for ages with a good battery - i think @Sheryl_O@Sheryl_O meg was left for 6-8 weeks no issues, fired up straight away
     
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  10. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Sounds like new battery time!
     
  11. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    Varta Silver Power bad boy, like on the raider :grin.gif:
     
  12. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    067 type. Ill invest in one this week..
     
  13. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Spanking new 027 ( not 067 as I put above ) Bosch battery installed.

    Car starts.

    End of adventure ..
     
  14. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

  15. Andyquadra

    Andyquadra Well-Known Member

    Fluke first pic me thinks!
     
  16. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Its based around 1/2mi from me. Heard it come it .. Staged I have to admit ..
     
  17. roy h

    roy h Well-Known Member

    lucky lad. I saw it 2 hours later when it came over stockport.
     
  18. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    I went to Coventry airport to see it. Flew right over me and my lad twice, very low. Awesome machine.
     
  19. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Bloody regulator. Its packed in again. Or more likely its moved a micron and disturbed the connection.

    Speaker off , will put me hand in the hole and have a wiggle with the desperate hope of some kind of result.

    ( cue jokes from the back )
     
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  20. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Not had chance yet to poke the hole. Hoepfully will this weekend.

    Inner and outer tie rods are being done tomorrow morning and its alignment set.

    Almost has the front end replaced now :
    Springs
    Droplinks
    Tie rod ends
    inner and outer arms
    hub bearings
    discs , pads
    and finally rack bush !
     
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