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Jeremy Townsend

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I look after the Renaultsport road car activities for the UK. I've been with Renault for over 10 years and have been in the industry for 25 years (gulp..). We hold regular trackdays, factory visits and events where all Renaultsport owners can get together and where there's a range of cars to try. I look forward to seeing you at the next one.

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Allen Collen

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Allen Collen has worked within the motor industry for the past 20 years. Starting at the ground and working up he has developed a wide appreciation for what is required and what can be achieved. Currently Allen works with RUK looking after the technical aspects of their Motorsport programs as well as providing technical support for special projects and other bespoke activities.

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Latest Questions

Zoe e-Sport

Simple question, really, but is the e-Sport concept going to make it to production, if so, is there anywhere I could sign up for updates or get involved in feedback to shape the production model? Thank you.

Kevin Toner, 23rd Jun 2017

Zoe e-Sport

Hi - no current plan

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oil and filter oil change

I have a Clio 197 which has made about 88.000 km. The recent years it makes less than 5.000 km per year. Do I have to change the oil every year as the manual says? Could I change the oil a little longer i.e. every 1,5 year? If so, do I have to change the oil filter as well, or do I have to change it every 20.000 km as the manual says? Thanks

Saki, 20th Jun 2017

oil and filter oil change

Our recommendation is 1 year or 20000 KM / 12000 miles. As you're doing limited mileage, so short journeys, we recommend 1 year. Oil filter, yes 1 year or 20,000 KM, good working practice is to change the oil filter with an oil change.

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Tour

Hi there is there any way to visit the dieppe factory as i have just bought a new rs and i woukd really love to see them being built Thanks terry

terry bunker, 19th Jun 2017

Tour

Hi - sorry, factory visits to Dieppe are not currently available. We do hope to be able to offer these again next year

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Cup Chassis (1)

Recently bought LM15DTO from a Renault dealer, wanted to check if it has the cup chassis. Thanks.

Michael Cuzner, 15th Jun 2017

Cup Chassis (1)

Yes it does

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RS 265

I've recently purchased a Megane 265 second hand and wanted to check if it had the Cup Chassis on it. LM15DTO. Cheers

Michael Cuzner, 14th Jun 2017

RS 265

Yes it does

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Rear window

Hi Allen, I was driving home last night when my rear windscreen shattered for no apparent reason, a massive bag and a complete shatter of the screen, I went to my local dealers today and got told that this was not a warranty issue even though it is a fault of the car. I've since looked on the net and asked questions on social media and this seems to have happened to quite a few Renault owners

William Matthews, 10th Jun 2017

Rear window

Hello William, I'd suggest you contact Renault Customer Services. Their contact details can be found on this site. Best wishes,

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Turbo lag?

Hi! I have a 2005 Megane RS 225 for two months now. I noticed that when accelerating at full throttle once the RPM reaches about 3500 there's a sudden "kick" and the car starts accelerating even faster. After shifting gears, if the RPM falls below 3000 and goes back up above 3500 again there's a kick. Is this turbo lag or something else and is it normal? It even seems like the engine sound becomes louder suddenly, like a VVT system (which I know RS 225 doesn't have). Thanks!

Lious, 9th Jun 2017

Turbo lag?

Hello Lious, What you seem to be describing is the operation of the turbo. Where it has a gentle control for when around town and a more aggressive mode when at full demand. Of course I'm only working from your description so if you need a further opinion I'd suggest someone drive the car. Best,

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Fuel octane number

Hi Allen, I have a 2004 Megane RS 225. My question is whether there's any reason one would put 98 RON petrol instead of 95 RON as indicated by the manual? Is the engine able to make any use of the higher octane number under high load/high speed track conditions or even casual road conditions? Thanks!

Martin, 9th Jun 2017

Fuel octane number

Hello Martin, While the engine can cope with both types of fuel - to achieve the best performance it does recommend the 98Ron.

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