Advice re Preventative Maintenance/Work
  • Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By JohnW
  • 1 Post By Simon
  • 1 Post By JohnW

Thread: Advice re Preventative Maintenance/Work

  1. #1
    Fellow Frogger! geodon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Geelong
    Posts
    515

    Default Advice re Preventative Maintenance/Work

    Advice re Preventative Maintenance/Work-img_0710.jpgAdvice re Preventative Maintenance/Work-img_0709.jpg

    I'm trying to decide how much to do while the power unit is out. I want to get it to the replace stage before I move on.

    It's a low mileage car & the short test drive I did suggests the basics are good

    Advertisement


    Some things are obvious:
    Brakes,
    Rubber- mounts, hoses, boots, belts.
    Shocks.

    I'm not sure re the clutch. It worked great but there was v little adjustment left. Stretched cable? Worn friction disc & thrust bearing? I will replace them but the pressure plate?? Do they have a history of failure?

    What else do the years of experience out there suggest I do while I have the chance?
    "Pauses for audience applause......not a sausage!"....Bluebottle

    1949 Citroen Big 6
    1955 MGA1500
    1970 Peugeot 404 Utility (Resto project)
    1962 Renault Dauphine Gordini (Resto project)
    1950 Grey Fergie Tractor

  2. #2
    Too many posts! JohnW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Perth, WA, Australia
    Posts
    10,816

    Default

    Further to my other comments, seeing the photos leads to a couple of other thoughts! I'd slide off the plate above the clutch and have a look at the state of the graphite thrust "bearing". Also check the water pump for bearing play. Easy enough to whip if off and fit a new kit or new bearings or even a new one. I note that the external dust protector bellows are missing from the gear selector rod, strengthening my view that this is a good time to replace that end seal and fit the bellows too - slide it onto the shaft while it is out so you don't have to stretch it over the "U" joint.

    Nice.
    geodon likes this.
    JohnW

    Renault 4CV 1951
    Renault R8 1965
    Renault Scenic 2005 (wife's)
    Renault Scenic 2007 (mine)
    Renault Scenic 2006 (daughter's)
    CitroŽn CX Pallas 1980

    National Co-ordinator, Renault 4CV Register of Australia

  3. #3
    Simon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    6,174

    Default

    Whilst it is all apart, it would be worthwile just checking the wear on the clutch plate. And replacing the seal on the gearbox input shaft, as it may have gotten hard through lack of use and start leaking once the car starts to be used again.
    geodon likes this.
    1963 Renault R4 Van
    1964 Renault R4
    1967 Volkswagen 1300 Deluxe
    1969 Renault 8 Gordini 1300
    2002 Land Rover Defender Td5 130 - ex-CFA Region 4
    2005 Renaultsport Clio 182 Cup

  4. #4
    Fellow Frogger! geodon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Geelong
    Posts
    515

    Default

    Thank you gentlemen!

    Is there an favoured Australian supplier?

    If it's Europe, which one have people been happy with?

    During my LR project, I've been thoroughly spoilt by Four Wheel Drives in Blackburn. They never, ever didn't have what I asked for.
    "Pauses for audience applause......not a sausage!"....Bluebottle

    1949 Citroen Big 6
    1955 MGA1500
    1970 Peugeot 404 Utility (Resto project)
    1962 Renault Dauphine Gordini (Resto project)
    1950 Grey Fergie Tractor

  5. #5
    Too many posts! JohnW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Perth, WA, Australia
    Posts
    10,816

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by geodon View Post
    Thank you gentlemen!

    Is there an favoured Australian supplier?

    If it's Europe, which one have people been happy with?

    During my LR project, I've been thoroughly spoilt by Four Wheel Drives in Blackburn. They never, ever didn't have what I asked for.
    Where you are living, Caravelle Imports in Box Hill have been a traditional "first port of call" for the rear engined cars. There are other suppliers of some things, such as Auto Paris, Alpine Affair and David Cavanagh at French Connection has quite a stash of things from times past.

    In Europe, there are several suppliers we've many of us used: Melun Retro Passion, Web Pieces Retro, Mecaparts, Bretagne Auto Retro, all of which have good internet catalogues and supply reliably in my experience.

    Der Franzose has some Renault things too but I'd say more as a sideline. They are apparently good to deal with too.

    There are others in Holland - Renkens-Rohner is one, if I've spelled it correctly.

    There's a large amount of secondhand material floating around in Oz too, but finding it can be a challenge.

    Parts are easy really.
    geodon likes this.
    JohnW

    Renault 4CV 1951
    Renault R8 1965
    Renault Scenic 2005 (wife's)
    Renault Scenic 2007 (mine)
    Renault Scenic 2006 (daughter's)
    CitroŽn CX Pallas 1980

    National Co-ordinator, Renault 4CV Register of Australia

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •