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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

    Update on the above catastrophy.

    There are 3 captive nut holes. Only one would fit as the other two are goosed.

    the rear left of the two plastic under trays had cracked and left the original bolt in place whilst the fractured part dangled down.

    I took the lot off. Took it into my garage , drilled 8 holes and stitched together the fractures with some zip ties. JDM drift style. I then refitted the item and attached in the one functional bolt. I drilled again 4 holes toward the outer edge of the shield and zip tied those.

    Its mint now ! Done a few higher than average speed tested and zero movement. When ( if ! ) it fails Ill just buy a whole new tray. Until then. Its BAU.
  2. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    Convert the captive nuts into studs pmt style like i did on @Sheryl_O@Sheryl_O megane nice easy job, only need to wind some m6 bolts in from the top :)
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  3. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Thats a good idea. Ill leave secure till I need to remove the bumper and then sort. Its solid at mo
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  4. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Had someone drive around in me car today so I could get a ( not quite top gear production standards ) video.

  5. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

  6. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Treating the meg to :

    New lower hub bearings.
    New outer TRE
    New steering rack bush

    I want to keep on top of the maintenance and keep her in rude health. The Audi SWB fund can keep on being topped up then !
  7. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    Any links for the rack bush? Im changing a TRE & drop link on @Sheryl_O@Sheryl_O megane at the weekend. Quality trw parts en route from misterauto.
  8. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Gone direct to Mark @ Bolsover car care mate. I havent got the time to chase at the mo.

    Ill ask when down there though
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  9. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    I have seen them for sale somewhere, ill have a sniff round and find one;)
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  10. sounds nice :grin.gif:

    can i hear its sound in real life @FCS?
  11. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    I am not able to make FCS this year @Christian de Vriend@Christian de Vriend :( I have football commitments.

    Come over to Blyton for the trackday and you can have a passenger ride !
  12. to bad :( was kinda looking forward meeting again.

    the first of August isn't possible,the miss has to work,and someone needs to
    be at home for our daughter.
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  13. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    I took my car to Mark Black @ Bolsover Car care today as I needed it working on , and on a Saturday.
    Very impressed with everything there TBH.
    I was booked in for a rack bush , TRE ( outer ) , bottom swivel bearings and alignment.

    After whipping off the front wheels this was revealed

    IMG_7424.JPG IMG_7423.JPG
    Bugger. Snapped spring. No where was open where I could get a spring short notice , but fortunatly one of Marks friends had just bought a set of cooksport springs. he fetched his down , I bought some more online to replace his , and job done.

    The rack bush has been fitted , and it feels awful. Notchy and stiff. Apparently it will calm down.

    We didnt fit the TRE as the inners are knackered , but not ordered ( my fault ). Bottom swivel bearings have been fitted ( buy them here )

    I will request Mark order the inner and outer ties and get an alignment done after. Car should be good. Tempted to replace the bushes at the same time ...
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  14. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    Bit naughty that like! Common issue with the poor roads over here. The cooksport springs are a lot heavier duty than stock so shouldnt have to worry about it happening again in a hurry. Unless the bushes are shot i would leave them be.
  15. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    I was speaking to a guy who had his bushes done ( that sounds wrong I know ) and he said it was like driving a brand new car ..

    The bushes dont seen that expensive.
  16. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    Depends how knackered the bushes are to be honest. On @Sheryl_O@Sheryl_O megane the bushes are still like new so would be a waste of time. Yours will feel like new when you have had the tie rods and geo done :)
  17. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Ill have a look , but if in doubt Ill change them. I need a engine mount doing , or at least the shim ..
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  18. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    I have been thinking about filling the gaps on the engine mounts with stikaflex - like the vaux lads do to make the oem mounts stiffer. Might be worth doing whilst renewing them ;)
  19. Mart

    Mart Staff Member

    Just as well those CookSports have come back into stock eh :)

    I keep hovering over the 'buy it now' button, but waiting to see how Brigsy/Sheryl's Meg' performs on track with them, compared to the Eibach Pro's on mine, first before committing.
  20. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Back to back , I cant feel a lot of difference. Its more fidgety , slightly less roll , but I am not sure what else my arse is supposed to be feeling.

    Track , well that might just be a bit different.
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