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View Poll Results: What has your Renault cost you this Year
zero - £500 188 40.96%
£500 - £1000 153 33.33%
£1000 - £2000 82 17.86%
£2000 - £4000 24 5.23%
more than £4000 7 1.53%
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post #131 of 330 (permalink) Old 10th April 2008 Thread Starter
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Did'nt really want to total it for this year so far - but its all part of the therapy:

A wopping total of £2100

thats £40 per week, £175 per month .... bad which ever way you look at it. and thats so far......

This does include replacement engine £1450 and £450 on servicable items (main chunk tyres)

Remaining was sorting out tyre pressure monitor and headlight washers.

I know there will be others who may have spent more and I am fortunate (or stupid enough) to be able to afford it.

Do I regret being a Renault Espace owner - not at all.
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Originally Posted by mojolicious View Post
What's the ¤¤¤¤ing ¤¤¤¤ is the point of those ¤¤¤¤ing sprung wire hose clips? The ¤¤¤¤ers are nearly always too ¤¤¤¤ing far apart to get a pair of pliers on them. Pain in the ¤¤¤¤ing ¤¤¤¤.
You're ¤¤¤¤ing right! It took me an hour to do a water change on my Lag because of those ¤¤¤¤ing things. I hate the piles of ¤¤¤¤ and I'd like to shoot the person who invented them!

How much extra cost on an item that already costs £15k+ would it take to have proper jubilee clips?!

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Unfortunatly we've spent about £3800 on a duff 2004 scenic that we bought 10 months ago!!!!

The paint is now the oldest part of the car!!
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post #134 of 330 (permalink) Old 12th April 2008
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Originally Posted by Azurael View Post
How much extra cost on an item that already costs £15k+ would it take to have proper jubilee clips?!
Apparently the argument for the Renault clips is that they exert equal pressure around a hose, whereas Jubilee clips have reduced pressure around the area of the worm drive thing. And they're much quicker to fit on the production line too, of course.
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post #135 of 330 (permalink) Old 12th April 2008
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Whilst worm-drive clips are easy for the DIY mechanic they can have serious failings due to corrosion and pressure - definitely not recommended in the marine or aviation environment. They are totally useless when it comes to small bore applications and as already stated the area under the worm gets little or compression thus leaving a risk for leaks
There is also the possibility of stripping the worm if overtightened and the fitter may fail to notice as it is hidden from view
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