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    Perth and Darwin and Hobart too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgedweller
    Perth and Darwin and Hobart too?

    ed ge
    yup!

    Darwin was done in 2 days with 2 drivers, (skyline? friend's car )left Melb 7pm Fri night drinking bourbons on the verandah at humpty Doo by 4pm Sunday longish stops (a couple of hours) in coober pedy (fosicking) tennant creek (waiting for petrol station to open) & mataranka (relaxing in the hot pools)

    Perth (in the fuego) solo 6 days via coast leisurley cruise....3 days on way back (stopped at uncles farm for overnight & 1/2 a day) & had to stop at Ceduna pub for their kangaroo steak (best in the country!)

    Tassie...all over it many times...commuted down there for work every couple of months for just over a year. (WRX Mk1, VW beetle, various toyotas, crummydoore (worst of the bunch), brand new magna V6 exec (believe it or not best of the bunch!...got it with 200kms on the clock, handed it back with 4870kms a week or so later )

    1st fuego visited both Perth & Daintree & used to do weekend runs to Adelaide quite a bit as well as up to 1000kms round Vic per day hence putting it round the clock once then adding a further 400,000kms

    current fuego is earmarked for a tassie run as soon as I can afford it....and I haven't driven to broome yet.....
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    deteriorates when the bottom environment cannot support animal life.
    The bottom is the area that runs out of oxygen first, it is where the most oxygen is used........"



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    '87 fuego GTX
    '85 fuego GTX
    ....beginning to look a bit frightning isn't it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Australdi
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    so we're not being unreasonable when we claim that these cars perform far better than most people understand (hence the "undervalued" sentiment)

    Aus
    (all they lack is a NOS system! )
    I wonder if people mistake our enthusiam and promotion of the vehicles performance as "hype" due to the fact they either did not drive a Fuego, or owned one and never explored the capabilities, or wrecked one due to backing off in a corner (plenty of evidence of that in the shortage of LH headlights, wings and original bonnets/engine hoods) when they should have accelarated and trusted the car.

    If one comes from the latter group, I can understand them being puzzled or disbelieving our claims, but there is a growing band of enthusiasts and others who have seen what the car will do when driven in accordance with its characteristics, so it is fact, not hype.

    Di, your comment above says it all, I am not trying to boost values when I recommend that any person interested in aquiring a Fuego buy the best example they can get their hands on, and aquire s/hand spare parts/panels etc while they are still cheap and plentiful here in Australia. In my view that is just common sense,

    Certainly not trying to falsely deify the vehicle (Boost values) for the purpose of personal profit ? (and you would well understand how deeply that Henry Kaye jibe cut knowing my philosophy and background! !)

    Its pretty silly that we have to defend the credibility of the Fuego and our observations of that credibility on a Renault Forum when the car itself is so credible when sensibly driven with an understanding of its capabilities.

    (Yes Europa, I have repeated myself, but it is difficult to transfer feelings/observations to writing, sorry if it is tiring!! ) (Forgive!! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenfuego
    Pity that we don't live in the same city as I am sure that the niggles would have been amicably settled, as I said lifes too short anyway!
    Well you don't live in the same city so you could try to sort the niggles out here, amicably i.e. done in a friendly spirit.

    in anticipation,

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    Back onto the topic,
    Exhaust.Had a 2,1/2 inch system made. 2x hotdogs,1x rear mufler.
    Has opened up the higher revs.Am now hitting rev limiter daily.
    I had the system with one hot dog only and it sounded like a rotory.Too much rasp. After second hotdog installed, the rasp is just slightly achievable with too much throttle.
    Pro's...better high revs .more rasp noise to help choose the right throttle setting.
    Cons... noisyer than standard.Dificult to fabricate exactly.
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    Do feugos have a rev limiter jo? or have u installed one

    don't tell me its valve bounce!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jensen
    Do feugos have a rev limiter jo? or have u installed one

    don't tell me its valve bounce!

    Jensen
    Must admit I was thinking the same thing

    Jo's car is EFI so it may very well be limited now...

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    hey mistereno, any idea how they actually work. First time driving a clio sport i hit the limiter scared the s**t out of me........I'm only used to 1960's technology with a R10!!!!!

    How would it work on a fego efi set up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi
    I had the system with one hot dog only and it sounded like a rotory.Too much rasp.
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    which muffler was the 'one' replacing? I had my hotdog on the rear, which I doubt affected the performance much, but it sounded gorgeous!
    Never noticed any rasp
    Aus
    hmmmm...that's got me thinking now
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    deteriorates when the bottom environment cannot support animal life.
    The bottom is the area that runs out of oxygen first, it is where the most oxygen is used........"



    '84 fuego GTX
    '87 fuego GTX
    '85 fuego GTX
    ....beginning to look a bit frightning isn't it.

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    Its works on a number of levels. the timing belt snaps,the altenator burns out, the bottom harmonic balancer thingy sheers...Just kidding.Mines R21 EFi,and has the ecu limiter.
    I discovered it one day when i was P##### off with the motor,cause it wouln't work properly.Just sat there for a few seconds with the foot flat, motor screeming na-na-na-na-na....!It Worked!.Not only did I feel relaxed and satisfied that I was the boss of this heap of non idleing garbage, but the motor started behaving itself too! Since then,didn't hit it often as the exhaust or whatever wouldn't allow any pull with those types of revs.Had new exhaust put in at the same time i was working at the sydney casino, and the exit from the casino is a sandstone cutting about 100m long and maybe 4 stories high,but only 2 lanes wide.I got into the habit every night of winding down all the windows/sunroof,and seeing how far up the tunnel I could reach ,before the limiter kicked in with its characteristic little puff.
    Any one want to buy a motor from me???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Australdi
    Jo
    which muffler was the 'one' replacing? I had my hotdog on the rear, which I doubt affected the performance much, but it sounded gorgeous!
    Never noticed any rasp
    Aus
    hmmmm...that's got me thinking now
    The rear has a (baffled??) mufler, like you would have on any fuego.I started with a straight pipe with one hotdog in the front possition, and added a second in the middle.
    For a massive deep rumble sound,One fuego I had had a piece of flex at the end of the secondry,going into a 3 inch system,with two big mother mufflers in the middle, going to the fuego OE s-bend, and strait out a 3inch chrome tip. This car was embarasing if you had to drop someone off late at night, as it had the punch of a ducati, and you could not be naughty in traffic, because in combination with the carby roar, everyone knew you were about to pull something off,long before the car actually started to accelerate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vivid
    *puts moderators hat on*

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but an out and out brawl isn't my idea of a constructive way to "share the knowledge"

    Hopefully we haven't lost a very valuable member over such things as personal preference towards a Fuego, I think more the the point, we are all entitled to our varied and differing opinions, and questions of taste are very individual.

    Ken, pull your head in please... Simon is entitled to his opinion, we all know how passionate about the Fuego you and many other members (me included) are, but this is not just a Fuego forum.

    It really would be a shame, and a great loss for many AF'ers on the forum is Simon was not to return.

    David.

    You should have pulled the plug before it got that far. There haven't been may blues on the Renault forum this one was disasterous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Australdi
    (Driven to every capitol city in the country & alot more in between)
    An unreserved apology to all AF's .....I have just caught myself out in a huge lie!

    Upon reflection....I've avoided Canberra every time I've driven past!

    ...but I still have to drive to Broome
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    ".....the good health of a pond is held in a delicate balance. A pond's condition
    deteriorates when the bottom environment cannot support animal life.
    The bottom is the area that runs out of oxygen first, it is where the most oxygen is used........"



    '84 fuego GTX
    '87 fuego GTX
    '85 fuego GTX
    ....beginning to look a bit frightning isn't it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jensen
    hey mistereno, any idea how they actually work. First time driving a clio sport i hit the limiter scared the s**t out of me........I'm only used to 1960's technology with a R10!!!!!

    How would it work on a fego efi set up?
    Jensen
    Most work on cutting the ignition at a set RPM leve whilst others cut both ignition and fuel...

    Some limiters can feel very savage and quite alarming when they cut in but I believe many newer cars have a better setup where it is a little 'softer'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Australdi
    An unreserved apology to all AF's .....I have just caught myself out in a huge lie!

    Upon reflection....I've avoided Canberra every time I've driven past!

    ...but I still have to drive to Broome
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    Gee Di,

    That's some admission. You would have such fun on the roundabouts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BogMaster
    Gee Di,

    That's some admission. You would have such fun on the roundabouts.
    I haven't been to Canberra since high school....but dad just told me about the "racetrack" like roads...so maybe I ought to add it to my list next time I head north....the roundabouts sound fun
    Aus
    ...truth be told, I simply forgot that canberra was a capitol, so I didn't intend to mislead the house . but I like the sound of claiming I've driven to every capitol, so I'll have to rectify the ommision so that I can use the line in the future!
    Aus
    ".....the good health of a pond is held in a delicate balance. A pond's condition
    deteriorates when the bottom environment cannot support animal life.
    The bottom is the area that runs out of oxygen first, it is where the most oxygen is used........"



    '84 fuego GTX
    '87 fuego GTX
    '85 fuego GTX
    ....beginning to look a bit frightning isn't it.

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