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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.
Do I need to run my megane trophy in as my Renault dealer say no.
Mark Mcloughlin, 1st Dec 2019
Yes, I’d always recommend running in your new car. Typically it’s a 1000km / 625miles. Fuel and oil consumption will evolve during this period.
Allen Collen, 1st Dec 2019
Hi, i'm considering an engine rebuild for my 2007 Megane 225 Cup with 78K miles due to a concern about compression test figures so if money was not a concern what would like to do to have the engine like it was brand new? Regards and thanks, Neal
Neal Butler, 28th Nov 2019
Hello Neal, Compression test values are one measurement which give an indication on the condition of an engine. In fact it only gives us an insight into the cylinder efficiency in the compression phase. If this gives you reason to believe it may require an overhaul its best to do this thoroughly as any compromises might be short lived - especially if you increase the efficiency of some aspects and ignore others. Regards,
Allen Collen, 28th Nov 2019
How long does it take to send an oil pressure solenoid for a RS Megane 280 to a UK dealership? Mines been waiting 4 weeks for one
Steve Turnbull, 25th Nov 2019
Hello Steve, Unless there is an issue with the supplier 99% of all parts can be supplied in a few days. If you are still waiting please contact Renault Customer Services and they will support.
Allen Collen, 25th Nov 2019
Hi, I own a Clio 182 trophy vin VF1CB220F33664075 the seat plaque states it’s number 000/500, I cannot find any records as information states numbers 1-6 were RENAULT uk press cars, can you provide any information on my vehicle please
Mike kingsbury, 21st Nov 2019
Hello Mike, I can confirm the first cars were RUK Press cars - however RUK Customer Services should be able to validate this. If they cannot please let me know and I’ll reach out to the Press Office.
Allen Collen, 21st Nov 2019
My clio iv doesn't start and it has the brake fault message, what can be the problem as it started by showing the system fault message
Bev, 21st Nov 2019
Hello Bev, It sounds like the brake pedal switch has malfunctioned - which prevents the authorisation to start the engine. Thanks.
Allen Collen, 21st Nov 2019
Ordered a brand new clio which arrived at Southampton 2 weeks ago, according to the dealership it’s still at the import centre. Does anyone know a rough estimate of how long cars are usually at the import centre for?
Kaz , 16th Nov 2019
Hello Karen, Cars normally pass through the Import Centre between 10-14 days depending on the retailers request. If you are still waiting, the Retailer can escalate this through Renault’s support mechanism. Thanks.
Allen Collen, 16th Nov 2019
Got my rs300 in may,checked my vin number but it doesnt say it needs recall? But on forum the consensus is to not use this oil solenoid valve at all.can anybody confirm this as I dont want a damaged engine. ?
Graham Howland, 14th Nov 2019
Hello Graham, It’s best to contact Renault Customer Services, they have access to all recall databases. If there was to be a malfunction and you’ve not been notified the manufacturers warranty should support you.
Allen Collen, 14th Nov 2019
Hi I was driving my Renault clio 2013 and head light aren't working it's like the switch on the dash is stiff I cant drive my car without head lights
sinead barry, 2nd Nov 2019
Hello, To state the obvious it sounds like the switch has malfunctioned.
Allen Collen, 2nd Nov 2019