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    Default What did you do with your Frog today?

    A thread for those entertaining or annoying or not very interesting things that happened to your Frogmobile

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    I spent this evening in the dark and the freaking cold dealing with a wonky indicator glove connection.

    Yep - just to wiggle the globe properly and get the perfect globe get it's power properly required the whole freaking front end taken off and the headlight pulled out. Sigh.What did you do with your Frog today?-imageuploadedbyaussiefrogs1429526353.378479.jpg
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    Who changed the globe last, and were they using the correct lubricant?
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    Was last installed by someone in a Turkish Reno factory. It is quite possible they were well lubricated.
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    I drove my Frog to work and back as I do every weekday. I watched the little thing that tells me my average fuel consumption today. Tomorrow, I think I'll watch the speedometer......
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    Icon10 Enjoyed driving the Megane diesel all globes working -touch wood!!!

    Was nice today, Lazy wind that was cold to the bone, but nice and snug in the Megane with temperature set to 25, fast warm up too, and such a beautiful clear sunny day, but with the cold better to park in the open rather than in the shade, that way the car was nice and warm inside after doing the shopping.

    Haakon, did you write up the procedure of how far and how many bolts etc. you had to undo, and any shortcuts if you had to do it again while the experience is fresh in your memory, as from all accounts, most megane owners will eventually have to take the same course as you did. , One would think there must be an easier way to change over those bulbs without taking it back to a dealer - any internet sites that had helpful information?

    In between times I am working on the Fuego wiring, trying to locate a gremlin that cuts lots of things out like most of the instrument gauges when the headlights are turned, on. I'm working my way through the published wiring diagrams for the Australian version. I seems that it may be related to a sad incident when a couple of wires to the three relays that are located under the bonnet of the Fuego, short circuited and the earth wire melted its insulation down through the wrapped circuit harness, also burning out two of the relay mounts (the ones that often have signs of overheating on the active terminal blocks) (red wires) I replaced those relay mounts, and it is possible that I induced the later fault as a lot of insulation burned off wires, should have pulled out the entire loom and done the repair properly, as always a slow and meticulous checking exercise.

    One reason that I really enjoy jumping into the Megane and just enjoying driving it - no real challenge, just enjoyment

    Being a non turbo diesel, it is a bit pedestrian unless you put your foot down, but everything works each and every time

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    Yours has to be a turbo diesel.
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    Perhaps Ken removed the turbo so that Mrs Ken could use it to dry her hair?
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    Icon10 Betrayed my lack of interest in the hidden bits...

    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    Yours has to be a turbo diesel.
    Yep shows how much I cared, Mrs was happy with it, I didn't drive it till picked up after purchase, probably didn't listen too closely or even read the [email protected]@dy manual, recall it being said that the newer turbo's went like cut cats, so assumed it was pre turbo - as it didn't have any of the old turbo sounds- embarrassing. Oh well never intended to buy a diesel or turbo, it just happened when the Laguna radiator went and the good lady needed a car.

    Maybe I'm becoming one of those drivers that rarely lifts a bonnet or services their own car, always wanted to be like that after so many years of pulling things apart, putting them back together, so I will wear that

    Tis nice to just drive a car and have clean hands, though I did change a head light globe, just to see how it was done and am interested in how Haakon sorted out the other lights...

    red faced, but like the car....plead old age.

    Ken.
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    This guy wrote up the bumper removal nicely

    bumper removal and intercooler fitting guide for megane 225

    The clips on the top at the headlights are fiddly though - crappy plastic deforms easily...

    It took me about 10 minutes including fiddling aroun trying to get the top clips to release.
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    Thanks for that link Haakon.

    Ken

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    Put in a big order with Ken at Carrevelle.

    Front and rear discs, pads, front suspension wishbones, engine mounts and a stack of filters...

    Didn't ask what that's costing me, just give him CC numbers and pretend it didn't happen. Know I won't get it cheaper anywhere else so will just grin and bear it!!

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    Is Ken still there? I'd heard a rumour he'd gone already.
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    Yep, for a little while yet I think. Hope Carrevelle maintains it's business model after he retires - will suck having to shop around!
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    What sort of lubricant is in the brown bottle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85Fuego View Post
    What sort of lubricant is in the brown bottle?
    Mechanic lubricant
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    What did I do with my frog today? I put him outside. Its pissing rain in Sydney. He is as happy as Larry.

    John
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    Quote Originally Posted by Australdi View Post
    Is Ken still there? I'd heard a rumour he'd gone already.
    I was around there today & yes, he's still there. Didn't raise the issue of if/when he might be leaving.
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    I waved goodbye to our Scenic as wife drove to work,

    30 mins later had the regular phone call to say the auto trans light came on, car in limp home mode, good wife stopped around next corner, turned off ignition, restarted and drove to work as usual. No problem. She is very experienced at that and it doesn't bother her as much these days.

    Thought you might appreciate that, Haakon.

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    Looked at my credit card statement... That was foolish. Seems I spent $860 on big service items. Le sigh. Oh well, brakes are probably worth spending the money on!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haakon View Post
    Looked at my credit card statement... That was foolish. Seems I spent $860 on big service items. Le sigh. Oh well, brakes are probably worth spending the money on!!
    Doesn't seem too bad. Eng mts would be big ticket? Anything bonded rubber to metal usually is. And wishbones? Reason for them - for the Megane?
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    well as per usual; I carted compost in mine. ...and left a few oil stains here and there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Australdi View Post
    well as per usual; I carted compost in mine. ...and left a few oil stains here and there
    Need to get a mechanic well lubricated, to fix that or more plumbing tape!! .......

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    It's just marking its territory!

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    Having just toilet trained my current 504, the car port drip trays are going rusty. A tradie parked his diesel ute under it yesterday leaving an [I]Exon Valdiz[I] type oil leak behind
    Will now have to explain this to nosey neighbours and worse to Peugeot owning friends. [Peugeot Police].
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fordman View Post
    Doesn't seem too bad. Eng mts would be big ticket? Anything bonded rubber to metal usually is. And wishbones? Reason for them - for the Megane?
    Soggy rear control arm bushes, makes it prone to wandering. Cheaper to buy the whole arm with both bushes and a ball joint than just get eh bush and have it fitted.
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