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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 13th March 2006
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Question - has anyone ever driven a French car with a decent auto box?
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hi selwonk,

i have the V6 lag 2 with autobox(tiptronic), i find it excellent ... no trouble as yet (touch wood) , they are supposed to be made in japan or so i heard.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 13th March 2006
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Uhm - sounds about right. I had a Pug 406 auto which was dreadful and all other Renault and Citroen autos I've ever driven have been dire. Maybe Renault will get them sorted now Ghossen is on the case
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Originally Posted by selwonk
Maybe Renault will get them sorted now Ghossen is on the case
Well the new Renault / Nissian 2.0 Diesel engine for the Lag II is a joint venture but the new engine is coupled with the new PK4 gearbox, also made at Renault’s Cléon powertrains plant in Normandy. This six-speed three-shaft manual unit, derived from the PK6 currently used with high-torque engines, introduces a number of special developments.

With its reinforced bearings and gear trains, the PK4 gearbox handles torques up to 360 Nm. A die cast aluminium casing gives low weight (54.5 kg dry) plus rugged resistance. In addition, the PK4 also features a more compact spherical differential.

The PK4 implements ultramodern engineering upgrades to minimize the noise characteristic of manual gearboxes. Acoustic resonance phenomena are reduced by using contoured housings, close to the shafts and gear trains. Reverse gear is synchromeshed, which means it can be engaged before the vehicle comes to a complete standstill, a further convenience enhancement for this new transmission.

That's the blurb - time will tell !
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Originally Posted by Horatio

I understand that most of the 1.9dCi problems are down to insufficiently frequent oil changes, and the wrong grade of oil being used (even by Renault dealers.) New 1.9dCi's are now sold with a 9K service interval, and I'd probably stick to that on both the 1.9 and 2.2, even if the handbook specifies otherwise.

I tend to agree, most if not all Renault dealers are fitting fully synthetic oil at the services now, before it was the cheaper semi synthetic stuff. 18k is a long time inbetween oil changes for any car, especially a diesel, no matter what make.
Also depending on driving conditions Renault recommend more frequent changes.
Having driven both the 1.9dci and 2.2dci I didn't think the extra cost of the 2.2 in terms of insurance/mpg etc was worth the extra. It isn't that much better than the 1.9. It would be a different story if I need to tow a caravan tho, the 2.2 would obviously be a better choice then.

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