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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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Help with locating parts

Hi Jeremy Hope you can help . I recently sent John & Denise an email set out below r_sport_uk@hotmail.com but have not yet had a reply. Can you poss help Jeremy. Thank you. Wondered if you can help me . I'm a fellow RUK forum user and former employee of Renault London West /Renault Uk you may well know some of my friends in the Renault trade from there. I used to work with Ray Impy Allen Collen Dave Lusted Colin Cook to name a few . I'm after info on whether or not body 1/4 panels are still available from RUK . I have 2 Clio Phase 1's CB0M and want to source these. If you can help that will be fantastic . I live in west London / Watford and still have links to Renault on the A40 . And watford Renault. Kind Regards Jason Barnes

Jason Barnes, 20th Mar 2017

Help with locating parts

Hi - the parts are no longer available

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Trophy 275 reverse camera

Hi I have a 275 trophy (Hk14dfe) and it didn't come with the reverse camera can this be simply added to the car i.e. Would the loom be there to connect it to it ? Thanks

Chris bowen , 20th Mar 2017

Trophy 275 reverse camera

It's not possible, sorry

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Megane edc

Recently bought a megane gt line 1.5 diesel edc.... Question is... How often does the gearbox oil need changed? The car only has 60.ooo km.. Thanks..

Giorgio mazzolini, 18th Mar 2017

Megane edc

Hi - it's sealed so doesn't need replacing

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Authenticate an R26

Hi Jeremy I have recently purchased what I believe to be a Renault Megane 2.0 T 16V Renaultsport 230 F1 Team R26, since buying it I have become less confident in its authenticity and seller and ask if I provide Reg No, Chassis No, Engine No, Variant No, colour etc is it possible it can be authenticated that what I bought is genuine. Also I believe it is fitted with a Limited Slip Differential, how can I check this. Any help will be very much appreciated and hopefully put my doubts to rest. Many Thanks, Regards, James.

James Melville, 14th Mar 2017

Authenticate an R26

Hi - email your chassis, reg number and a copy of your V5 to renaultsport@renault.co.uk and we can check it for you

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2011 RS250 Sport Mode

Hi my "Sport Mode" has stopped responding. I can change to Sport Mode and Sport Mode with ESP off but there is no longer a noticeable difference in throttle response. The other day I had problems starting it and eventually the battery would run down and not hold a a charge, Itook it into the dealer to have it looked at. The battery was confirmed that it wouldn't hold a charge. There was also an odd engine noise I had them look at. So they installed a new batter and changed the cam belt. All that is sorted now but I tried to explain to them the lack of response from the throttle when in sport mode but they just didn't understand what the sport mode was. They kept thinking it was the advanced display you get in some of the RS models (which I don't have). I am going to try another dealer but I was hoping you could come back with any suggestion or terminology I could use with the dealer to get them to understand the problem. Thanks Steve

Steve, 14th Mar 2017

2011 RS250 Sport Mode

Hi - I cannot see what a battery change should have done. If it has a fault in ABS or Injection, then it will not enter sports mode but that should show on the instrument panel. You have to have cruise control switch off also for this to activate, but I'm sure that you know that

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Tyre pressure monitoring system

Hi Jeremy. I would like to buy a second set of wheels either for winter/trackday tyres but am worried that this will mess the TPMS up when I switch them over. Would it cause a problem, even if they were off another RS3? I also noticed that my car (Trophy 275) doesn't seem to have coloured indicators on the tyre valves as referred to in the owners manual and which identify which corner of the car each wheel should go on. Has that requirement been superseded? Thank you in advance. Regards. Chet

Chet Suley, 12th Mar 2017

Tyre pressure monitoring system

You can only code in 4 valves to the system so, if changing wheels, a dealer visit is necessary If the vehicle is of the self-learning position type then you do not have coloured rings now, the car has 4 valves which it can 'self-learn' their position.

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Mobility Cars

I want to see New Mobility Cars ..... But having a problem finding you Address in Coventry Need Help,

Mrs June Saunders, 12th Mar 2017

Mobility Cars

Hi - our nearest dealership to Coventry is: Sutton Park, ATHENA DRIVE, TACHBROOK PARK, WARWICK, CV34 6UL. You can search for a dealership here: https://www.renault.co.uk/find-a-dealer.html

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Trophy 275

Hi Jeremy. I've just bought a 64 plate Trophy with Ohlins dampers and 19" wheels. It came with some cheap tyres on it (sinful) which I need to change but am unsure about going as far as the MPS Cup 2's given most of my mileage is road in all climates. What was the standard specification on this if not specifying the Cup 2 tyres and would MP Supersport 4S be an appropriate tyre choice? Thanks in advance. Chet

Chet Suley, 12th Mar 2017

Trophy 275

The choice for the Trophy with 19" wheels was either the Cup 2 or Bridgestone Potenza RE050A 235/35 R19 95Y

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