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  1. Leakage from breather pipe?

    Engines
    Hi, I have a Reanult Trafic II, and I have a problem with a leaking. Under the car, left of the right front wheel there is a pipe hanging, Im pretty sure that its the crankcase breather pipe. While driving there are leaking (dropping) a yellow liquid from the pipe, probably diesel (can be...
  2. Leaky 2003 Master Van: Any tips?

    Bodywork
    Hi all, Does anyone have any experience of tracking exterior (likely roof) leaks in a Master Van? Any advice would be grateful received! Mine is a 2003 2.2lt long wheelbase hi top. Its been professional converted to a horsebox and so has a ramp/door on the left hand side. The welding and...
  3. Top tips, ( maybe)

    General Chat
    https://youtu.be/yxviTLVjvDQ = outside link
  4. Tips on diagnosing misfiring (or any type of faults)

    Engines
    I'M WARNING IN ADVANCE FOR LONG POST >:) Hello. I just wanted to share a story here on a car I was doing some work on a few months ago. This is just a tips for all you DIY guys and try to help how you look at things when troubleshooting for so called "obvious" easy faults. You could also just...
  5. Laguna 2 Ph2 - Any tips for changing the battery?

    Electronics
    I had my first FTP this morning in my 1 day old Laguna! I fixed a few bits yesterday, and tested and played with a fair few others, and it seems I killed the battery. It jump started after 10 minutes connected up with jump leads to my old car (A Xantia jump starting a Laguna2, a certain irony...
  6. Tips for using CAN Clip 1995 Twingo OBD1

    Tools & equipment
    Hello, I have a 1995 Twingo C064 with the 55hp, 1.2L pushrod Cleon Engine, monopoint fuel injection, and OBD1 (big square plug under the bonnet, not the 16-pin OBD connector under the dash). It has an intermittent and severe miss at part throttle and the check engine light is on (it looks like...
  7. Tips on Thermostat Gasket GS 2005 1.6 vvt

    Heating & cooling
    Any advice on pitfalls of replacing a leaking 1.6vvt thermostat gasket (the fully plastic type housing with built in thermostat) with the oil ways etc on end of head. the 'leak' is a misting of oil over engine, no water / oil mixing has occurred and I will also be resealing the breather cover...
  8. Clio 2 front Anti Roll Bar inner bush fitting - tips, advice, help ??

    Steering and Suspension
    Hi Folks, My inner roll bar bushes needed replacing, so i unbolted the clamp, and drop links but i cant get the Bush clamp back on for the life of me. I just cant get enough pressure on the clamp to align the bolt hole with the nut. It's a real pig of a job with limited room. I cant find...
  9. Any tips on removing heater control panel?

    General Chat
    Hi guys, Recently bought a Clio, in really good nick for the age apart from the heater control panel being all scratched up and looks terrible, so I bought a replacement. Looked in the Haynes manual and read online about how to remove the scratched one, so today got the radio and everything...
  10. Scenic 1.4 16v 2001 clutch replacement tips?

    Transmissions
    Hi, Will be replacing the clutch on my car on the weekend? have little experience my dad who has quite a lot of experience will be helping me. Has anybody got any tips, guides or even pictures on how to do it?
  11. how to replace 1.6 scenic 2 clutch, tips please

    Transmissions
    I am about to tackle a scenic 2 1.6 clutch replacement, i've changed a clutch before but have heard its a pig on these, any tips please?
  12. Strut removal tips

    Steering and Suspension
    Fitting new struts to the Megane at the weekend and i can't see it being difficult at all. Just reading over the Haynes anyway in case the Megane has any tricks up its sleeve, Renault like to be different at times. Anyway only possible stumbling block i can see is actually removing the strut...
  13. RX4 Tips on headlight bulb alignment

    Electronics
    If anyone has any particular pointers on aligning the headlight bulbs for an RX4, would be much appreciated. There is a long metallic cylinder about a quarter of the way inside the headlight housing, trying to align the bulb inside without touching, and getting the bulb itself to sit in the...
  14. Long Distance Servicing tips - 7 days and 1600 miles

    Cars & motoring
    Hey Just a general on best servicing tips after a long distance road trip. Just completed a 1600 mile round trip in Italy in the Renault RX4 16v 2.0ltr. Performed excellently, but I can now hear the Engine tick over sound a little tired. Brakes, Steering, Acceleration and Oil levels still...
  15. Tips on replacing the MAP sensor?

    Engines
    Currently going through a rough patch with my Renault Scenic 1.8 16V Fidji, 52 reg, petrol engine. It's one thing after another and am fighting the clock with an MOT due soonish! :crying: Anyway, I was fitting a cable at the rear of the engine and managed to snag the MAP sensor, snapping the...
  16. Quick Kitchen Tips

    General Chat
    Could save some time in the kitchen and many more tips when video finished http://www.youtube.com/embed/iAp8pEaWB1Y
  17. 1.5 engine removal/ replace. tips? HELP please!

    Engines
    ok so my bro's Kangoo engine is shot:crazy: i got a 1.5 Clio lump to go in- the injectors work and didn't need coding, when i swapped them into his old lump... which is good. any tips on removal/ installation? do i need to take the front end (bumper) off? also the stainless pipe to the turbo...
  18. Espace maintenance tips, belt and washers

    Cars & motoring
    Yo guys Following my adventure with exhaust systems I have been having a few "issues" elsewhere. I think they are likely to be common so I thought I would post. The most important was that the accessory belt failed. Mine is a chain drive engine, and the poly-V belt drives the alternator...
  19. Oldish ,car tips but maybe still relevant .

    Cars & motoring
    When I was knee high to a geasshopper, or whatever ;) : There used to be magazines like "car mechanics" etc. A recent thread of mine, reminded me of some of the recommendations/ tip of the month wins £5 etc :d Ones I remember: Oil filter change: If its stuck, aside from the puncture the...
  20. Tips on changing brake servo on Laguna dti sport 1999

    Brakes/Hubs
    Hi there, first time on forum. The cambelt broke on this car even although it still had 20000 miles to go. I am always very particular about changing. Anyway, replaced the head and engine runs well now. However now I have a hard brake pedal when running. Goes hard on third application...
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