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Allen Collen

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Read Allen Collen's Biography

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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Warning lights

Hi, Whilst I was driving along the spanner and engine lights come on with the following messages. "Check Injection System" and Check anti-pollution system" I have a Renault raffia sport 2015. Any information/help would be appreciated. The van still seemed to drive ok but don't want to drive it any further as I don't want to cause any issues.

Spencer Brown, 9th May 2018

Warning lights

Hello Spencer, To guess it sounds like a lambda sensor is not happy - whether its due to an air leak or a malfunction would be another guess. The best thing would be to get a retailer to diagnose the issue and they'll address the specific cause.

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Black Pack

Hi - I've got a Black Clio 220 Trophy arriving next week. At the time of order, I didn't add the black pack onto the car. However it looks good and do you think it would be possible to apply the black pack once delivered?

James Wilson , 8th May 2018

Black Pack

Hello James, Unfortunately the black pack is a factory only option.

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Squealing noise

Today I first heard a very high pitch yet not very loud squealing noise when driving away. It only last about half a second or so. The belt and tensioners have been replaced about 6000 miles ago, the clutch including all bearing has been replaced about 700 miles ago. It's originating from the front of the car. (Model; '01 Clio 172 RS) Kind regards, Steve Lens

Steve, 3rd May 2018

Squealing noise

Hello Steve, It could be either of those two items mentioned. Has the noise got worse or was it only a one off? Either way i'd return to the retailer who has carried out the recent work.

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Megane 275 Trophy - Ohlins damper adjustment

Hi Allen, I have recently bought a second hand megane 275 trophy with the option road and track ohlins dampers. Would you be able to tell me where I might be able to purchase a set of the C - spanner adjustment tools for the front ride height or even give me the size? Thanks

Jason Smith, 24th Apr 2018

Megane 275 Trophy - Ohlins damper adjustment

Hello Jason, Have you tried a Renault Sport retailer for part number 8201603125.

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Renault Owners Track Day

Is it going to happen this year? Any idea when and where?? Thanks.

Tanim Ahm, 20th Apr 2018

Renault Owners Track Day

Hi Tanim, No dates yet. Should be some later in the summer.

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Renault Megane GT Line 2017 - inside rearview Mirror cannot adjust

The mirror on the windscreen inside is a Auto-dimming rear-view mirror -I am not able too adjust the mirror left or right up or down it is very tight , if I force it it can break off from the windscreen it self

Rajan, 28th Mar 2018

Renault Megane GT Line 2017 - inside rearview Mirror cannot adjust

Hello Rajan, Yes if you use excessive force it can break the mounting or the mirror. Please be mindful when adjusting this.

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Drive experience for prize winner.

Where can I find out more about the Clio RS drive experience at Bedford ie what does it include, cost, is it full day etc etc

Chriso Antoniou, 30th Apr 2018

Drive experience for prize winner.

Hello Chriso, Thanks for the question: This is a Palmersport event which uses Renault cars, not a Renault UK activity.

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Clio 172 - Possibly a cup?

Hi a chap on told me to contact you regarding my 2002 clio 172 its identical to a standard rs model but its a cup on insurance databases an renault databases also has a cup vin number but its black. I've been told that renault have said it was sent to austria when it was built do you think this may have been a pre production car the reg is DY02 ANX any help would be much obliged cheers Matt

Matt Smith, 29th Apr 2018

Clio 172 - Possibly a cup?

Hello Matt, It sounds strange - you really need to check the history with Renault Customer Services, i have no access to this information.

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