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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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R-Plug&Radio+

Hi, My Scenic's player struggles to connect. Eventually it kicks in losing the memory of radio and blue-tooth, however the tom tom is not affected. However, as I use it for many locations each day, its annoying to have to pull out the old stick on the window tom tom.

Graham, 11th Apr 2019

R-Plug&Radio+

Hello Graham, Anything multimedia system related should be directed to https://easyconnect.renault.co.uk/

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Buying a Renault sport Clio 3

Good day sir, I am about to buy a Renault sport Clio 3, 2013 model, please advise me on what to look out for, also I would appreciate if you direct me to where I can buy a cup spoiler, side decals and a Renault sport gear knob, thanks in advance

Adebayo, 23rd Mar 2019

Buying a Renault sport Clio 3

Hello, Its really best to use an impartial resource for car purchase advice.

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Megane rs cup 2019

Hello, I have ordered a new megane rs cup, this year because i couldnt in december. Is that true that megan produced in 2019 have updated software and same ceramic bearing system as trophy. Basically is updated version of first cars.

jure, 17th Mar 2019

Megane rs cup 2019

Hello Jure, You really need these answers from the retailer who has taken your order. I can obtain general information but it's disconnected from the retailers.

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Renault megane 2 RS

Have trouble starting my car as it say steering lock or not locked. Sometimes it say immobelisor fault. And does the fusebox at engine suply the one at caby?

Gerhardt, 16th Mar 2019

Renault megane 2 RS

Hello, The cars electrical system is generally, battery to engine compartment distribution, then cockpit. Ideally you should turn the steering wheel to ensure the steering lock is engaged when you leave it. If not its not a big issue but the components are designed to lock the column.

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F4Rt top breather valve failure

Hello Allen, I have a Megane 225 and a Laguna both with F4Rt engines. The common problem they exhibited was the valve on the top breather pipe (valve cover to intake manifold). Even after replacing the valve eventually it fails and boost pressure blows away the valve cover sealant - oil leaks begin.. I removed this breather pipe blanking the intake manifold hole and adding a small filter on the valve cover. The valve cover sealant now holds just fine for quite some time. My question is what are the possible repercussions and dangers when that breather pipe is removed and are there any other solutions? Thanks!

Martin, 16th Mar 2019

F4Rt top breather valve failure

Hello Martin, I'm not familiar with the details you have presented however i'd offer the following feedback: Engine breather re-circulation pipes generally only develop issues when carbon deposits build up and restrict the flow of air in other parts of the system. While you have engineered a solution which has very little compromise it'll generally have an impact on low speed engine operation. Best wishes,

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2018 LG Multimedia head unit watts per RMS output for speakers

What is the recommended aftermarket speakers power rating suitable for existing head unit without need to add power amp? Thks

George , 15th Mar 2019

2018 LG Multimedia head unit watts per RMS output for speakers

Hello George, Anything multimedia system related should be directed to https://easyconnect.renault.co.uk/

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New wheels

Hi, I have a mk4 clip R.S. LUX 200. I was wondering where I could buy the new Clio R.S. 2018 wheels as I can’t find them anywhere. Also can I fit 215/40r18 tyres to my car they are currently on 205/40r18 I don’t know weather this could do any damage changing them. Thanks

Jacob, 13th Mar 2019

New wheels

Hello Jacob, You should be able to obtain the wheels from a Renault Retailer. I'd not encourage installing the larger tyre.

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SECOND HAND ECU AND KEY CARD

Good day, I have a Renault Megane Sedan VIN: FV1LM0H32791689, I would like to know what you should look at when buying a second hand ECU and Key Set. Would the ECU require programming with the vehicle or is there a plug and play option that I can look at.

Roy, 13th Mar 2019

SECOND HAND ECU AND KEY CARD

Hello Roy, The security system is very complex and unfortunately i cant offer any advice on this aspect. Please contact a Renault retailer.

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