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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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Alloys (1)

Hi. I'm looking to get some different alloys for my rs Mégane 2004. Do you know what wheels fit my car ( ie pcd, j and offset). Also will r26 alloys fit an 04 reg one?

Mike Howorth, 16th Apr 2018

Alloys (1)

Hello Mike, I believe the spec for your wheels is: 7.85J18 68 5 108 The R26R: 8J18 66 5 108

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MEGANE RS250 BRAKE FORCE DISTRIBUTION

HI, may i know how much force distribution for front/rear brake on megane rs250. eg; 50/50 or else. thanks and best regards,

nasrol, 4th Apr 2018

MEGANE RS250 BRAKE FORCE DISTRIBUTION

Hi, Because of the way the ABS works with all 4 brake calipers of different size [front and rear], it isn’t a true 50/50 split. Ultimately the ABS distributes the force to the caliper/axle that needs it.

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Clio not starting

Hi, I have a mk2 Clio campus, and when I turn the ignition nothing happens apart from a click under the glovebox and one of the wiper arms twitches. Any idea what it could be?

Jamie, 21st Mar 2018

Clio not starting

Hi Jamie, It'll be necessary to fault find this first hand and trace the power distribution and operation of the ignition system, etc.

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My renault megane 225 sport

Hi. I have a 2005 megane sport .been a great car don't use everyday.drives great power good but when on idle at traffic it a little vibration and engine light flashes then goes off when driving.I have changed plugs ,coils and top engine mount .still happens .any ideas ???? Many thanks carl

Carl, 16th Mar 2018

My renault megane 225 sport

Hello Carl, It could be related to build up of oil deposits around the throttle butterfly or something related to emissions. I'd recommend the injection system is interrogated and diagnosed properly if the engine w/l is illuminated.

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Renault megane wont start

Hie my renault megane wont start no engine check light at key on.... The immobiliser lught is not flashing

Tawe Nyoni, 4th Mar 2018

Renault megane wont start

Hello Tawe, This fault will need to be diagnosed first hand.

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Ralley car

Hello Alan Is there a ralley version of the clio sport (cup) or a renault ralley car in generel available ? And if so could you give me an idea of the price olease . Many thanks in advance Markus

Markus Schwarz, 2nd Mar 2018

Ralley car

Hello Markus, it'll be best to contact either R Sport or Renault Sport After Sales in Dieppe.

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Clio 4 RS 200 - Wheel Spacers

Hi Allen, Is it possible to introduce wheel spacers to the rear of the car in order to widen the track? A personal gripe of mine with the car is the fact the rear wheel arches sit so far over the rear wheels. I was hoping to make it wider and therefore look a bit more aggressive. Cheers, Lewis

Lewis, 1st Mar 2018

Clio 4 RS 200 - Wheel Spacers

Hello Lewis, I'm sure wheel spacers will help change the cosmetic impression of the car - it'll also have a big impact on the dynamic behaviour. Personally i'd avoid it.

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Alarm (1)

I have a 2006 Renault megan dynamique hard top convertible. When I start the engine the alarm goes off it has been in garages to disconnect alarm but they don't know how to. Can anybody help it's making my life hell

Pauline Jones, 11th Jun 2018

Alarm (1)

Hello Pauline, As part of the cars insurance rating it is not possible to disconnect the alarm. If it is randomly discharging you can switch the state of the alarm so it only registers when a door, boot or bonnet is opened. This can be achieved via a specific sequence and using the RENAULT card/key. This information is in the owners pack or contact Renault Customer Services and they can send you a copy for your specific car.

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