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NaisiaN
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New Daily driver

Postby NaisiaN » Mon May 07, 2018 12:26 pm

Just thought id share my new daily i just bought on ebay (unseen :? ) slightly risky but it was a bargain!

32000 miles from new.. 3 owners, super rare.. looks solid and mot history checks out.. so fingers crossed. Picking it up Wednesday

£400 - bargain! can always strip it for parts if it turns out to be a bag of w***

[img] http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w61 ... w8ro7o.jpg [img]

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Re: New Daily driver

Postby Caprifan Rob » Mon May 07, 2018 7:54 pm

Where did these all disappear to? That one looks to be in great condition & a bargain at £400, find another. Hope your gamble pays off.

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Re: New Daily driver

Postby NaisiaN » Tue May 08, 2018 3:02 pm

Caprifan Rob wrote:Where did these all disappear to? That one looks to be in great condition & a bargain at £400, find another. Hope your gamble pays off.


dont think ive ever seen one myself. i like the stance/shape so thought why not! Hope it pays off to :lol:
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Re: New Daily driver

Postby Paul G » Wed May 09, 2018 11:58 am

They used to be a good comfortable car. Worked on quite a few over the years. This one looks nice and is the even rarer 3 door.

First job must be cambelt and water pump unless you have proof of it being done recently. Also check rear brakes as cylinders don't last long and rear brake shoe linings can become unbonded. Careful in buying replacements - Renault used 4 or 5 different manufacturers of brakes.

In a car park or similar try driving on full left and full right lock. Any clicking noise will be the cv joints. Exchange driveshafts used to be quite cheap if this problem is there.

Hope brake master cylinder is OK as they are a pig to get at if I remember rightly. If it has a sunroof the plastic guides used to break but Renault did a repair kit - don't know if they still will though.

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Re: New Daily driver

Postby Jasonmarie » Wed May 09, 2018 5:41 pm

Now that’s a bargain you could get your money back in spares .

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Re: New Daily driver

Postby NaisiaN » Sun May 13, 2018 7:10 pm

Paul G wrote:They used to be a good comfortable car. Worked on quite a few over the years. This one looks nice and is the even rarer 3 door.

First job must be cambelt and water pump unless you have proof of it being done recently. Also check rear brakes as cylinders don't last long and rear brake shoe linings can become unbonded. Careful in buying replacements - Renault used 4 or 5 different manufacturers of brakes.

In a car park or similar try driving on full left and full right lock. Any clicking noise will be the cv joints. Exchange driveshafts used to be quite cheap if this problem is there.

Hope brake master cylinder is OK as they are a pig to get at if I remember rightly. If it has a sunroof the plastic guides used to break but Renault did a repair kit - don't know if they still will though.



Thanks for the heads up! Actually highlighted a few issue ive noticed....Cambelt and water pump probably needs doing (belts are quite dry and cracked)- think the brakes were done on MOT before last but will check them - there is a clicking noise on full lock so that will probably need doing lol - Came with a spare driveshaft so that's probably why! No sunroof thankfully!

going to get my mates dad to give it a good once over and put a new MOT on it so see what he says. Ran great all the way back from Southampton to Sheffield tho!

Only thing ive really noticed is it lacks power unless i shift down and keep the revs up. The wheels it has on at min are 16" (standards were 13") so maybe that is the issue?

Other than that im well happy with it for the money! so retro inside haha
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Re: New Daily driver

Postby Paul G » Sun May 13, 2018 8:33 pm

Exchange recon driveshafts aren't very dear, here's one on ebay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DRIVESHAFT-L ... xyhlJRdNJn

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Re: New Daily driver

Postby NaisiaN » Wed May 16, 2018 7:11 am

Paul G wrote:Exchange recon driveshafts aren't very dear, here's one on ebay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DRIVESHAFT-L ... xyhlJRdNJn


Thanks Paul,

Already came with a spare tho! previous owner must have intended to sort it at some point
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