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    Default Mystery block of metal on R19?

    Anyone know why there is a rectangular block of cast metal secured underneath the lower radiator support member? It has a renault symbol cast into it too. Doesn't seem to have any purpose... any ideas??
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    I am pretty sure that lump of lead is intended to absorb vibration.

    As every R19 I've ever driven has a big noisy vibration throught the body at 3000 rpm, I don't think it worked very well

    Still, it takes your mind of the dash board rattles for a second or two....

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    Hi, our two don't vibrate at anywhere around 3000 rpm.
    Dashboard rattles are often due to the crappy two top brackets. Fixed mine last week with flat headed coach bolts. The dash is as quiet as a Toyota's now.
    Other vibration problems can be due to the rear e-mount 'going'. It cost me $60 and 90 min.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiz
    Anyone know why there is a rectangular block of cast metal secured underneath the lower radiator support member? It has a renault symbol cast into it too. Doesn't seem to have any purpose... any ideas??
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    Spiz

    Could be an Energy Polariser??

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    Very funny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistareno
    I am pretty sure that lump of lead is intended to absorb vibration.

    As every R19 I've ever driven has a big noisy vibration throught the body at 3000 rpm, I don't think it worked very well

    Still, it takes your mind of the dash board rattles for a second or two....
    Ah, but you should feel the vibration WITHOUT it! (joking)
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    As you might be aware Spent nuclear fuel rods from around the world have been sent to France for reprocessing.....but into what?

    I'd run the geiger counter over your 19 before proceeding further.


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