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LY R26 #0018

Discussion in 'RenaultSport Megane' started by thorpey182, Apr 4, 2015.

Discuss LY R26 #0018 in the RenaultSport Megane area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. thorpey182

    thorpey182 Member

    I went for one on ebay in the end - 221753688361. I know a few people who've had them and been really happy with them.
     
  2. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    I run an ebay cheapy too !
     
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  3. thorpey182

    thorpey182 Member

    I'm going for a good drive tomorrow so I'll have a look at temperatures etc but it looks and feels spot on for the money.
     
  4. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    The chinks don't half throw out some cheap stuff, and some of it isn't as shit as you might expect. I have both an ally rad and intercooler, and a fuel swirl pot that cost less as a sum total than the rad would cost in the UK and they're bang on, considering. I've abused the car all over the UK, Europe and several track sessions and everything has performed very satisfactorily.
     
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  5. thorpey182

    thorpey182 Member

    I went for a good blast across to the Evo Triangle and the Llanberis pass and back toady. In standstill traffic the inlet temperature was a little higher than before but whilst moving (which is where it matters really) it was at ambient temperature or a degree above. Really chuffed! Whole car just needs a good wash new...
     
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  6. thorpey182

    thorpey182 Member

    Er, right I'd better have an update! It's been a busy year and the car has sat for 6 months whilst I was away with work and has developed some new characteristics......
    I'll get on it this evening with uploading photos but so far I've had the front calipers fully refurbished with new pistons, pins and retaining spring, new front discs, new pads, front wheels refurbed, and a few other bits.

    Things to sort out now include pulling left and right under acceleration (lower hub bearings changed October '14), a clunking noise when lifting the clutch up to the bite point, same clunking when going over bumps/potholes/scars etc, a screw in a rear tyre, airbag light (wiggled the under seat connectors and disconnected and reconnected them, still on. Fault reader indicated the squib) and a worn steering wheel.

    Plenty to be getting on with!
     
  7. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Character. Got to love it.
     
  8. thorpey182

    thorpey182 Member

    Tired calipers....and a sheared nipple
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    Refreshed calipers with stainless nipples to hopefully avoid shearing in the future
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    Performance Friction 07 compound pads stop the car dead in its tracks and new OEM discs at the same time
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  9. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Flipping tidy those ! Looks as good as new !
     
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  10. Craigyk76

    Craigyk76 Member

    Hi I know it's been a while but dont suppose you know the part number for the bonnet insulation please. Was it expensive?
     
  11. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Have a look on the top menu buddy. We have a parts lookup things.
     
  12. thorpey182

    thorpey182 Member

    Hi mate, I've still got the invoice and the number on there is R82 00 352 205 and it was £57.13 +VAT so around the £80 mark

    Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
     
  13. Craigyk76

    Craigyk76 Member

    Thanks I was trying to use the parts search but didn't have a clue of the number for my car.:)
     
  14. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Message me with your plate ..
     
  15. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    The nipples shear usually because the dust caps are missing and they corrode inside and seize. I reckon 80% of dust-cap-missing nipples I mess with shear off, compared to pretty much zero dust-cap-present.
     
  16. thorpey182

    thorpey182 Member

    I still had the caps fitted all round, must just be one of those things

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  17. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    stainless fittings into a block of aluminium wont stop them sticking in there, the difference in material is probably the cause of them getting stuck tbh. look flipping tidy though
     
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