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Re: How To - Megane1 2001 1.6 16v air filter replacement

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Haha, you said you reckoned it was such a small job and not deserved of a How To post but you were wrong Stef. Helped me out no end pal as I thought, just like everyone else me thinks, that the black resonance box was where the filter was housed

I too, have broken the stupiodo fibre pipe in two places trying to get to the filter.....gaffa tape here we come
ha, well i will take my comment back - i obviously didnt realise how helpful such a simple post could be

glad to be of help i wish someone in my family still owned a renault, im getting bored at the weekends although not a renault, i will be doing track rod ends soon and i think one of them looks a bit stubborn so might make for a good how to post.

yeah gaffa tape is the business
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Re: How To - Megane1 2001 1.6 16v air filter replacement

I'm pretty sure most of us know how to swear at things already stef, lol
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Re: How To - Megane1 2001 1.6 16v air filter replacement

The hose on mine had also fell to pieces, this set up is identical to my 1.4.
Trying to source a replacement was a nightmare due to its ''oval'' profile, i've recently learnt the hose is not available on its own but a complete assembly eg; air box, collector & hose, repairing mine i know why, the hose is stapled to the air box!
I made a satisfactory repair by removing the staples & the hose that was damaged, cutting the top & bottom off a stout plastic bottle & cutting down the middle. it was then wrapped around the air box & taped up, some sealing compound was needed as there are proud ridges on the air box.
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Re: How To - Megane1 2001 1.6 16v air filter replacement

Just adding a further "thank you" on this, as it DID turn out most useful. Done this twice so far and it was an on both occasions! Like yours (stef) my intake pipe is now more gaffer than original (I could replace it with a generic halfrauds tinfoil one, but I've seen those unwind at an alarming rate before - i reckon a couple of tiny vacuum leaks drawing air from the engine bay to the filter won't matter), and now I've got the added, sexy, concours-winning bonus of the airbox itself being sealed up by it.

Yep, those damn torx screws and their stupid location / inability to be completely removed. One of them is almost completely drilled out, and impossible to put back in place without a little cross-threading with the tools I had, so I've left it standing a little proud (it'll still stop the box from falling out completely and the filter unsealing) and secured the box fully in position with the other one and half a roll of tape, as the only thing on there it would stick to was itself.
Note to self: Next time I have to do this, fully clean and de-grease the outside of the airbox before re-assembling, or at least remove whatever alien-technology coating was preventing even duct tape from sticking. Also use a mini-ratchet with a high quality torx bit, and maybe make use of some glazier's putty to try and restore some kind of screwability to the bolt head, given that it can't be removed. That or find a scrap housing cover that, somehow, hasn't got ruined bolts.

What is it with Renault and using Torx bolts in completely unsuitable places? I've had to replace all the pencil coil securing bolts with hex-heads as well, as I damn near couldn't get the original ones out after the first go and certainly didn't fancy screwing them back in a second time... (plus it was the devil's own job keeping hold of them whilst inserting or removing... one disappeared off into manifold land for a while and was only later found having been shaken out onto the driveway by the bump of the kerb)
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Re: How To - Megane1 2001 1.6 16v air filter replacement

Guys, my first post and thanks to Stef. Read loads on here as I am stuck in France (and I don't speak the lingo that well at all yet) and so having to repair and service my second hand (french) Scenic I (Ph2). We bought the Scenic as we needed the space for my new baby daughter and a 2nd car to work out travel to nursery and wifes work etc. I bought the air and pollen filters a couple of weeks ago and been trying to find time to fit them, then sat working my way through the forums (already used to sort out my stuttering engine - ignition coils ) - to find out where and how they go, both were fited within 20 mins.
The ignition coils took me 45 mins, (excluding time in the garage - see below) and cost me 52 incl shipping from the UK (for the set). Overall you guys have saved me about 700 euros, the garage wanted 480 to supply and fit the coils and another 250 to investigate and correct the cabin smell, he pobviously knew what it was from what my wife tanslated.

Next job... fix the cabin heater thermostat.. on full only.. seen the post.. taking out the dash top to find the resistor pack this weekend.

I'm a computer geek by trade, swore I'd never get my hands dirty with my car, might as well have shown me a knitting pattern .. always traded comouter fixes for car fixes... but having some (frustrating) fun and a great sense of achievment doing it myself now!

Anyway enough rambling on... big thanks and chin ups to everyone. Superb help.

Cheers :D !!!!

bobbydog: nice fix, going to have to sort mine out a bit better as it has all the wrappings of a manic mummy currently!

tahrey: hear you on those torx screws and the ignigtion coils .. nightmare.. and I'm 189 euros lighter as the local garage had to be involved to drill out two of them for me. (I have a nice set of torx drivers and bits ... now!)
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