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    Today, 08:28 AM
    Everyone will have a preferred oil and a story to go with their opinion. Just wait for them all to come rolling in then make a choice. I guess you...
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    Yesterday, 06:30 PM
    Bustamif replied to a thread K4M into an R10 in Renault Forum
    Although I certainly don't try to hand crank start any of my Renault collection, I use the hole in the body to give easy access to the crank when I...
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    11th February 2018, 09:57 AM
    The short answer is they are there for a purpose related to gas flow. The details of the particular purpose opens up a whole universe of engine...
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    8th February 2018, 05:16 PM
    Bustamif replied to a thread My R12 POS Arrived! in Renault Forum
    Congrats on the engagement. If she begins to object to the car thing, just remind her that the Renault came before the engagement and it is really...
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    7th February 2018, 08:34 PM
    The fast sale confirms the price was right for such a good car. Maybe a bit cheap compared to what's around. Well done.
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    30th January 2018, 03:54 PM
    I have been following this restoration for some time and you will find it's a 16TS motor. There is detail and pics on the engine rebuild plus other...
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    24th January 2018, 09:13 AM
    Bustamif replied to a thread My R12 POS Arrived! in Renault Forum
    No Bowie, I was having a run in a race car to do a systems check after major engine rebuild. You will be pleased to know it has a Renault V6 (PRV)...
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    23rd January 2018, 08:50 PM
    Bustamif replied to a thread For the R8 Fans in Renault Forum
    I believe those Alconi badges referred to back in 2010 are now on my version of an Alconi.
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    23rd January 2018, 08:16 PM
    Bustamif replied to a thread My R12 POS Arrived! in Renault Forum
    Bowie, a word of caution when you choose your suspension setup, if you intend to continue to improve your car for the track days on a race track such...
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About Bustamif

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About Bustamif
Biography:
Retired Professional Race driver, Race Engineer, Insurance Legal Liability & Motorsport Operations Consultant
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Windsor 2756 NSW Australia
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Consultant
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Driving, good food & wine, live music
Car(s) - Current:
R8G 1700, R10 Alconi 1.4, Race spec road registered Lotus 54 (Europa) 1800, !984 JWS GpC Sports Prototype - plus various others.

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    Bustamif liked post by Simon On thread : what engine oil should I use R16TS
    How about just asking the person at the source? I'm sure they will have the longevity of the motor, their workmanship and a warranty of the motor in mind. Otherwise you may hear something from a...
    Liked On: Today, 08:16 AM
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    Bustamif liked post by geckoeng On thread : Calling all the A110 fans...
    Unfortunately if Renault are going to allow comments that the Nouvelle Alpine is going to make the Porsche Cayman look like a Porker, it should be entered in GT3 or GT4 competition, and see where it...
    Liked On: 1st February 2018, 10:46 PM
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    Bustamif liked post by renault8&10 On thread : R1190 brake fluid
    That answer really depends on what is in there now. I would be asking Anthony that question. It is most likely dot 4. BUT, some brake fluid types are not compatible and should not be mixed. Many...
    Liked On: 25th January 2018, 09:27 PM
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    Bustamif liked post by Simon On thread : R1190 brake fluid
    To a certain extent it depends on what is in there already, as not all brake fluids are miscible. Try to ascertain what is already in there, are there any invoices for service, or does the...
    Liked On: 25th January 2018, 09:27 PM
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    Bustamif liked post by Frans On thread : Matra in Cars For Sale !!!
    4cvg, Hardly ever seen such a short comment. I thought it would be a little interesting to put some Matras on here that is for sale. Something to look at and see the variations in price and maybe...
    Liked On: 25th January 2018, 07:33 PM
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    Bustamif liked post by JohnW On thread : Floride Project
    Great to see love heading towards another rear-engined Renault. Welcome to our forum! There's a WA electric car group with good experience - PM me if you want a contact who has electrified a 4CV...
    Liked On: 2nd January 2018, 09:16 PM
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    Bustamif liked post by geckoeng On thread : Eye Watering prices R8
    Personally !!!! I think "eye watering prices" are by people who want something for nothing. They want somebody to spend a lot of time and money building a project car that is sort after. And then...
    Liked On: 22nd December 2017, 08:37 AM
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    Bustamif liked post by schlitzaugen On thread : Eye Watering prices R8
    Yeah, but restoration cost is not a good indicator of value. Heck, even manufacturing cost is not an indicator of value. Just think of the crappiest car you can remember and see what it cost when...
    Liked On: 21st December 2017, 02:02 PM
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    Bustamif liked post by FIVEDOOR On thread : Alpine A110
    Looks like some is having fun in a Honda Civic:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N81cEqZEDVQ
    Liked On: 3rd December 2017, 11:14 AM
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    Bustamif liked post by Leeroy69 On thread : My R12 POS Arrived!
    Nice work man, I'm spewin my phone won't play the vids! Little bit of useless info in regards to tyres for ya. Many moons ago, when I was a much younger tyre fitter, I worked at a shop that...
    Liked On: 27th November 2017, 11:02 PM
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    Bustamif liked post by schlitzaugen On thread : My R12 POS Arrived!
    You people are total tools. You just killed the video of the century. Bowie adjusting tappets by ear with the rocker cover off. What a bunch of losers. PS. Bowie, don't forget to adjust...
    Liked On: 27th November 2017, 07:51 AM
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    Bustamif liked post by Fordman On thread : Conditional Motorsport
    In my experience - ADRs are not meant to cover the whole car (eg, holes in floor). They are Design Rules for manufacturers to standardise on safety requirements for particular areas of the vehicle,...
    Liked On: 14th November 2017, 01:06 PM
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    Bustamif liked post by Sunroof On thread : Another R17 owner planning to upgrade
    No Shoji thats how it was. And still is in many Asian and third world countries. We've got too caught up with " work place health and safety" these days. Despite the extremes in "wphs" that are now...
    Liked On: 17th October 2017, 09:15 AM
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    Bustamif liked post by Simon On thread : R12 head
    The reason for the factory set specs is that they are the parameters within which the car will perform to its factory designed standards in terms of not pinging, emissions etc.. Going outside of...
    Liked On: 4th October 2017, 09:03 PM
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    Bustamif liked post by schlitzaugen On thread : Two new racecars in NZ
    Not that hard to see. Look at the rotating-bending diagram in the link posted by Col and you will see the same multiple origin points of the failure. Run this experiment. Take a soft steel rod and...
    Liked On: 27th September 2017, 10:02 PM
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