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post #4 of (permalink) Old 20th September 2006
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I'm not sure about the Espace, but clutches on modern Renaults tend to be a bit of a sod. The official method is to drop the front subframe, though it's generally possible to do the job with the engine in situ if you don't mind a lot of cursing, swearing and grazed knuckles.

To do all that and then stick a part worn clutch plate in there sounds like false economy to me. On top of that, the RT's got to be worth more as a 'runner' than as a shed with a knackered clutch. Buy a clutch kit for the new one, then see what money you can make back flogging on the RT. The guarantee on the RT's clutch will probably be void as soon as you transfer it anyway.

You might want to try whizzing the towbar of the RT if you're ever likely to tow, though they become rather difficult to remove and refit once they hit about 4 years old, so you may be pushing your luck.
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