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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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CLIO 220 TROPHY SERVICE INTERVALS

Can you confirm the servicing requirements for the 220 Trophy? My car GF67THV was delivered on 3/12/17 and my dealer has just contacted me to have a 12mth service completed. The car has covered 8,800 miles since delivery. Information drawn from brochures/the RS website suggests the service interval is capped at 2yrs or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first, with the onboard service indicator dictating the ACTUAL requirements. The OBSI indicates the car needs servicing in either 3,200miles or 12mths, which ties in with the 12,000 miles/2yr info. Is the dealer correct or do I follow the cars actual indicated requirement? Many thanks, JWW

John Warren, 7th Dec 2018

CLIO 220 TROPHY SERVICE INTERVALS

Hi John, You are correct - please follow the on-board indicator.

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Twingo R2 Brembo Callipers

Where can I purchase a pair for Brembo Callipers for the R2 Twingo Tarmac Spec. Thanks Matt

Matthew Humphris, 7th Dec 2018

Twingo R2 Brembo Callipers

Hi, please try R Sport. Kind regards,

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Clio 182 info

I am looking to gather info on my car, how it came from the factory and whether it has both cup packs etc. It is a Clio 182 The reg is GY04PWN and vin is VF1CB220F31374728 Cheers

David Pollard, 6th Dec 2018

Clio 182 info

Hi, you need to ask Renault Customer Services. They have access to the vehicle registration database. Apologies for the delay.

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laguna 3 2.0 diesel 180bhp

hi, whaqt is the correct idle speed for this engine? mine is idling at around 800rpm, however its vibrating quite a bit. when i increase revs slightly to maybe 900 its fine!?

ben fuge, 29th Nov 2018

laguna 3 2.0 diesel 180bhp

Hello Ben, The engine idle speed will be dictated by a number of factors and should not be independently adjusted. If in doubt have a specialist review the operation. Kind regards,

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engine and gear mount

hi, i owe megane rs 265 2014, my engine and gear mounts need to be replaced. i was looking for oem numbers but i got confused. i found too many different numbers. can i have the right oem numbers for all gear and engine mounts? how many of these are exist?

tsiyon, 29th Nov 2018

engine and gear mount

Hello, You will need to obtain these from a Renault retailer. Best wishes,

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R Link serial number

Hi my sat nav and radio have stopped working and I can’t find my serial number

Alan, 29th Nov 2018

R Link serial number

Hello Alan, There is a ICE support page: https://easyconnect.renault.co.uk/

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Megane 225 f1

Hi all, I’ve recently brought a Megane 225 f1, I’m getting a burning rubber smell on a hill start and when I put my foot down, I think it’s the clutch but it is not slipping!? Any advice would be great, cheers, jay

Jamie Benton, 26th Nov 2018

Megane 225 f1

Hello Jay, Its quite difficult to offer a strong opinion on this question but it could be influenced by your hill start technique. The engine is powerful enough not to require a lot of RPM at low speed. Kind regards,

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TPMS Megane 3

I bought my 2015 Cup-S 2 weeks ago. The first few days were fine, then the weather temperature dropped. Now I’ve discovered that my wheels were swapped front to back and I’m getting tpms warnings ‘Adjust tyre pressure’ - no amount of ensuring the correct tyre pressures are present and ‘Learning TP initiated’ will clear the warming. Does it have to go to a Renault dealer to reinitialise the system or can I do it myself?

Peter, 26th Nov 2018

TPMS Megane 3

Hello Peter, You should be able to perform a reset, holding the button for a while.. like a very long press. If it doesn’t work then a dealer visit is recommended. Kind regards,

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