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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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Recommended repair specialists .

Hi, It seems that some of the front ball joints or something in that area is not good I can hear on bumps an extra sound cooking from that area , where I can find a good Renault Sport specialist near Coventry to maintain properly my car ? Thank you in advance !

Andrei, 8th Sep 2018

Recommended repair specialists .

Hi Andrei, Please seek feedback from the forum for retailer service. It's the most honest window.

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Urgent Please - Click / clunk noise

Hi there, I have just bought a 2009 koleos with 170 ks . Just did a service and I though it is in pretty goood condition but in the past couple of days as I s reverse out /down driveway for 3-4 I hear a click aound and then once I put it in Drive another click sound , followed by normal driving, no more annoying sounds. I changed CV joints recently, have heard lots of different things from loose tooth in gear box to cv joints, ball berings and brake pads hitting the caliper and engaging parking brake early etc etc Not mechanically minded and want to be on safe side, plz advise on wht could be the problem , by the way the weather is not tht cold 17 degrees Celsius and hasnt been raining. Thanks Aron

Aron, 8th Sep 2018

Urgent Please - Click / clunk noise

Hi Aron, It's really quite difficult to offer a general answer to a noise you experience. The best solution is for a service retailer to experience the noises first hand and they can offer an informed opinion. Regards,

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Car Sterio Issue in Fluence 2014

I have 2014 model Fluence and I'm facing some trouble while playing car stereo. Some of the files from USB can't able to read by car stereo system. Kindly give me a solution if any.

Jabir NK, 17th Jul 2018

Car Sterio Issue in Fluence 2014

Hi Jabir, Sorry i cannot offer a reasonable answer. You'll have to work with your local retailer.

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Renault Megane 225 engine replacement

HI - I live in New Zealand and we cant find a 225 replacement engine - could we fit a 250 [one available] and if so what else would need to be changed. I understand we need to retain the current gearbox and the current cpu would probably run the engine??

Mark Bosson, 15th Jul 2018

Renault Megane 225 engine replacement

Hi Mark, There will be differences and the electronics will not be plug and play. Apologies for not being more helpful but modern cars are not very modular.

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renault modus

after moving from reverse gear and selecting 1st gear moving off there seams to be a single clunk any idea what can cause this to happen ? thanks

david wheeler, 9th Jul 2018

renault modus

Hi David, I'd have someone check the stabiliser bars or engine/gearbox mounts.

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technical support about car diagnostic

Hi my name is Hossein Reyah and I am working in Neginkhodro company in Iran and we support Renault cars service and repairs in Zanjan, Iran. I have recently received a laptop with Renault Clip Diagnostic software. when I attach a OB D cable to car the software can not identify the vehicle type and we should do it manually. It seems that this case is not normal and I need some aides to see why my software cant identify cars automatically. my software is version 178 and models that we work on are Koleos, Talisman, Duster and Symbol. thank you sincerely

hossein-reyahi, 5th Jul 2018

technical support about car diagnostic

Hello, You need to channel this enquiry via the After Sales support team or Regional team. This forum is for retail customers.

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Alloy wheels for mk3 2016 Megane RS 265 with cup chassis

Hi, I want to get some new wheels for my Megane but I'm struggling. Can you recommend any I do like the Megane RS STEEV alloy wheels I'm after these or something simular. I've been told that 8x18 ET47 PCD 114 will fit but my dealer seems unsure due to the callipers.

Dave Greatorex, 25th Jun 2018

Alloy wheels for mk3 2016 Megane RS 265 with cup chassis

Hi Dave, Such choices are personal and i do not have access to the latest after market offers. Regards,

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172 Gearbox

What is the difference between a JC5-129 and a JC5-130 gearbox?

Jim, 13th Jun 2018

172 Gearbox

Hi Jim, The change in suffix can be a ratio change - whether FD or gear depends on the suffix.

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