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No luck but bad luck, James5 gtt the story

Discussion in 'Renault 5 GT Turbo' started by James5, Jul 19, 2014.

Discuss No luck but bad luck, James5 gtt the story in the Renault 5 GT Turbo area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. James5

    James5 Well-Known Member

    Had a few issues getting the tracking done but finally managed to get it done this afternoon 6th garage lucky had to remove most the front end.

    Mapping tomorrow :) had a slight issue early this eve in that the rear ns disc managed to stay on, pulled over let it cool down, removed wheel and disc and the bearing has pretty much fallen apart within the disc, managed to wind the piston back in and bodged the bearing to get me home, luckily a friend is allowing me to steal his rear disc tomorrow morning early on route to scoffs so I can have no worry of failure.

    The only luck I seem to have is bad luck
    All checks complete for this eve ready for tomorrows journey, just the disc to sort

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  2. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    If you happen to be around / near Manchester tomorrow @ 1700 onwards , drop me a message. Would love to see the car. Not that bothered about you like ...
  3. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Come on then @James5@James5 dont keep us in suspense. How did it go chap?
  4. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    I dont think its good news Dave. Will wait for James to comment further
  5. James5

    James5 Well-Known Member

  6. Andyquadra

    Andyquadra Well-Known Member

  7. James5

    James5 Well-Known Member

    Spun a bearing

    900 miles in a week not a sign of an issue, cruising @ 65mph one miunute fine then death rattle, coast it down hardshoulder to service station. Called RAC, ordered a KFC then went and looked at car
  8. Andyquadra

    Andyquadra Well-Known Member

    before mapping?
  9. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    Oh FFS..... I'm totally gutted for you @James5@James5, you have to have the patience of a saint with that car :(

    What do you think caused it??
  10. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    It was yes
  11. rabbitstew

    rabbitstew Well-Known Member

    Unbelievable. Really makes you wonder what will happen next. :(
  12. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Don't curse it FFS! This is after a wheel bearing collapsed the day before and he had to go fit a borrowed one en route to EFI Parts lol

    James I would have burned, smashed and chopped it up by now.

    If you rebuild it make sure you strip the head down too, that swarf will be everywhere, top, middle and bottom.
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  13. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    oh shitter, im sure after all the hard work this can be fixed. though id be getting right to the end of my tether by now
  14. Tnt nick

    Tnt nick Well-Known Member

    I feel your pain, I thought this kind of thing only happened to me.

    Well done for keeping at it, it will pay off in the end.

    Looking forward to seeing it fixed
  15. Mart

    Mart Staff Member

    That's some crappy luck mate. Keep powering onwards & upwards though (y)
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  16. James5

    James5 Well-Known Member

    Not going to say much as am rather depressed, on a separate note my new rear discs and bearings arrived

    Bearing removed on number 2

    Spun Shell
  17. Adey

    Adey Staff Member

    that sucks, any idea on the cause?
  18. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

  19. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    There's no ridges to suggest dirt grinding away, so i'd go with a bad bearing size or oil starvation.
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  20. James5

    James5 Well-Known Member

    Slight update donor engine now obtained for its crank, this has been removed and I got a local machine shop to check it out and its all good and std bearing size will fit :)

    So yet another set of ACL race big end and main bearings on order.
    Also got a Mishimoto magnetic sump plug M6 x 1.5,
    Few cans of break cleaner to keep things clean,
    Greddy Oil pressure kit on order,
    Adaptor for greedy oil pressure kit to my turbo oil feed pipe rcvd aswell.

    Would upload pic's but currently phone less due to bloody vodafone errors
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