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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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197 clio

Why got water in passenger footwell?

Edward Richards, 27th Sep 2019

197 clio

Hello, Possible water ingress from scuttle drain tube blockage?

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Parts for Clio rally car

I'm (slowly) building my Clio 200 into a stage rally car and there are some parts listed in a R3 spare parts catalogue (Reference 7711160999 Date 24/03/2016) that I'm trying to source. Most urgently, part number 77 11 160 789, an underbody guard/protection for the fuel tank. Many thanks.

Martin Farrall, 20th Sep 2019

Parts for Clio rally car

Hello Martin, Please contact R Sport - they still work with Alpine After Sales.

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Rs twingo

Very noisy engine on start up intermediatly 43.000 miles on clock

andrew hunter, 11th Sep 2019

Rs twingo

Hi, it’s possibly a camshaft phaser. Have a retailer listen and confirm.

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Hi ive had a mk 3 rs 197 for a year i sorted laggy steering out by putting laguna 17"s on front wuth plenty rubber and left 18s on back with 60 /40 drop the car loves it i extended a stainless induction with mushroom filter and it improved the take off only thing is av gt this flat spot gta double rev off 1000 revs or it bogs down if i get it remapped will this problem be solved or should i be doing anything else before i mapp everything in

Aaron mills, 7th Sep 2019


Hello, I never endorse remapping but given the modifications you’ve already applied you’ll not take my advice! If you do remap, don’t do it to fix a problem. 1. Understand the issue. 2. Determine if remapping will overcome it. Regards,

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Why do we not get heads up display unit option in the UK.

mark Mcloughlin, 22nd Sep 2019


Hello Mark, Some options are regional due to car configuration - LHD vs RHD and total volume for that configuration. Regards,

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Possible Engine supply

we are a specialist competition engine supplier from the UK supplying into many tiers of Motorsport. We possible have a project that we are working on and are considering an engine from the Renault family and would like to have the correct contact for pricing and supply. can you please help?

Wayne Mathurin, 24th Jul 2019

Possible Engine supply

Hello Wayne, You’d have to contact Renault Sport in Paris to discuss this further. Thanks for your interest.

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Clio 220 trophy 2018

I just changed the radiator and flushed the coolant on warranty. dose the car have a bleeder screw coolant because coolant temp is fluactuates on down hill in the summer and on accelaration in the winter

Hussein, 26th Jun 2019

Clio 220 trophy 2018

Hello, Generally most engines or radiators will have some sort of bleed mechanism. If you have an excess of air in the system it would not control the temperature very well. Thanks.

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If I'm on a circuit with my own car and smashing it, are I'm insured?

Elli Pirelli , 22nd Jun 2019


Hello, Generally insurance policies do not cover track use. I suggest you check with your own insurance policy to obtain the correct answer. Thanks.

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