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Oh for fecks sake. Knew this would happen when it didn't go out with the order. It'll delay putting the car back together now as wherever I get a replacement, it'll take time to come.
It will be aftermarket or not an RS one, genuine renault price on rpd is £160 for the MK3 pulley.
Renault Crankshaft Pulley 8200619927 F4R 2.0 Petrol - Renault Parts Direct - Products in stock for various models with secure payment.www.renaultpartsdirect.co.uk
It's a sorry tale of one man's descent into financial misery while attempting to fight French automotive manufacturing prowess.Loving this thread!
I definitely want a damped pulley and not interested in any of the lightened jobs. If anything, an added bit of added crank weight should help smoothen the idle!That's fair enough, bear in mind the oe item is dampered so your idle revs might be a bit lumpy if its a generic pulley.
The quality of it did pass through my mind. For the price, I was going to see what it was like and the general build quality. If crap send it back. However no option of that now from them.Don't use anything Bolk branded if you like straight valves
I'm pretty sure the parts are formed using spit and piss. For the extra £80-£120 I'd rather get a proper one and not worry about the pistons having furious sex with the valves
Looks like the previous job was a tipex affair.
I ordered a replacement UCH from Renbreakers on Friday night last week. To my surprise, this morning I had a package arrive with this! Top service.
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They do offer a service to code them into your car, but as I was able to do that myself, I skipped that and made an Best Offer on that. Mostly because I didn't want to send off the unit and wait, when I could do it quicker myself.
I copied the latest data off the EEPROM on the old UCH using RenoLink. Plugged in the new UCH and copied the new data on with the same tool.
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Success! Well kind of. Engine started and ran but Remote Central locking didn't do anything.
You know that b****cks I mentioned earlier about using the unlock/lock button to resync the control? Well its still b****cks for these, but you can do similar with another method. Turn the ignition on, wait for the red immobiliser light to go out, turn ignition off without removing the key, keep pressing the button on the fob and then remove the key. At which point the remote should be synced and the door locks actuating with the button.
This it did, but the only thing it did was lock the doors. Clio owners will recognise the sound in this video as just that...
Darn! How very irritating. At least its an improvement I guess.
So what now?
Well Renolink essentially is a third party program that reads the DDT database. As far as I can tell, it's essentially the database for Renaults engineering tool. However it's all in French. So I made the guess that the configuration option "Clé 1 bouton" was "1 button keyfob".
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Thankfully this worked!
I imagine that the older UCH configuration is a bit different than the new one the data got dumped into. The data that specifies this option is set to 0 by default. So the original UCH (UCH-HG) that came out had software that didn't care what this bit was set to. However the new UCH (UCH-N3) needed that option set to specify one button remote.
As you might have gathered, I'm in the electronics industry, so I don't mind getting my hands dirty fiddling with such things. I'm really tempted to make a freeware standalone application to do this. Could save many a Clio from the scrapyard that are playing up electrically.
Good work dude, might be a prime time to strip the new UCH down and conformal coat the board? After seeing the state of yours I think thats i'm going to do as a preventative measure.
It's a genuine Sprint!
It feels like they already have conformal coating on. Unfortunately I guess that's no help if acidic rain sits on it for long periods and eats away at it.
It's a genuine Sprint!
Poor thing has been sitting there waiting for its turn to be welded up in a few areas (mainly arches, dash/windscreen area, wings) and a bunch of mechanicals sorting (carb need rebuild, coolant pipes changing, dampers replacing, etc). It's doing it no favours been out in this weather.
I need to hurry up with the Clio and get it out, so the Dolly can go in.
I wrote a long reply and the forum ate it. Anyway let's try again...Nice work,
I used this thread more times than I can count:
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Its quite easy to wildly over or under torque bolts by guessing angles. I also found it a right faf to get the right tensioner angle using the Renault method. Far easier to nip up pulleys and spin engine over by hand without plugs in to check tension.
I think hats off for doing this with lump in the car!
Crank Pulley Bolt: 40N·m + 110° (Fred@BTM uses this value - Normally = ~130-140N·m)
Ahh cool, your original explanation sounded more blase than your last. Given that I've seen mechanics buzz gun crank bolts back on seeming without breaking anything I'm sure you will be 1000% better off! I don't like not using the angle gauge as historically when I've done it (badly) I got distracted while some yob was chatting to me, got half way through and move the ratchet back round to the start which screwed the whole thing up (moron).
Did my crap explanation about adjusting the pulley locking tool make any sense? I wrote it on the phone and I'm not sure I did a good job of it.
Although I doubt its at all important as any error will be absolutely irrelevant but you can get a slide fit with the Renault horse shoe. Whens the nail biting start up happening?
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I've checked, rechecked, redone, checked, rechecked and triple checked everything for countless times on this job! Which has made me fed up of doing this enough during the week that I've left the write up till this morning and even then I was lacking the energy to do it. I'm even procrastinating right now to go out side and just get it finished.