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    My Dad had 2 Phase Is, which he loved, a silver auto and a white manual, both bought second hand.
    The silver one he bought from a caryard and the auto was making a terrible whining noise, so he had it repaired under warranty, not long after the caryard went bust!
    The only other problem he had with it was the radio, and he kept taking it to the Volvo dealer in Liverpool to sort out and eventaully they did, but it took several months with parts shipped from France. He was very happy with their service and hospitality though! He later traded it on the R19.
    The white one popped up at an auction and it was immaculate, he couldn't resist and got it cheap.
    This one proved to be fault free. I drove it up to Bunderberg and back once, it was a great touring car, it cobbled up the distance with ease.
    Dad sold it to a woman, who then drove it into the ground, he wished he kept it now!

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    I loved my R25 and wished I had kept it. It is still sitting in the yard where I sold it. Probably full of rust by now. It had been an auto but PO converted it to manual. I did a trip from Sydney to Brisbane mid summer A/C on and 4 people plus luggage. Almost made it on one tank of fuel, refuelled at the Gold Coast. It was a great cruiser but my wife disliked a speedo that rarely worked and fairly worn upholstery. If I had plenty of spare cash and a spare garage I would buy another they are getting close to being on club plates

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    My dad and I have an auto '87 R25, really good apart from a couple dings if anyone is interested, we're in the geelong region. On a personal note i reckon it's a great car, decent fuel economy and feels like your driving a spaceship the suspensions so damn soft haha.

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    120L is a bit like me has a thirst for French car details......LOL

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    Picking up a manual phase 1 with 170k on the clock
    Still current rego

    What are the timing belt change periods for these motors

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    What belt?
    Continental belts apparently are good for 10 years, but most people change at 4.
    The cam belt seal, I would advise you to do as well when the belt is off.
    Remember to do the tensioner and idler. Available on ebay.

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    Ahh yes saw that one for sale in Newcastle - looked OK.
    You will love it - enjoy her
    Has the better EFI on it as well, and runs ULP without any hassles.

    Never changed a timing belt on any of mine (stupid I know) and they all did in excess of 300 and 400K.
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    thanks guys
    Ill post some pix when I get the car cleaned up. At $400 with rego I couldn't let it go to the scrappers.
    Don't really have room for it so it will get stored at the vineyard at Broke till I get the fuse box issue sorted on our C4.

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    I changed my timing belt when the water pump got a drip and had to be changed. Was easy job, put my own marks on before removal and didn't move anything.

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    New arrival Renault 25 after a wash.
    will post more snaps once I have Renault 25-renault-25-171214-003.jpgRenault 25-renault-25-171214-005.jpgRenault 25-renault-25-171214-006.jpgRenault 25-renault-25-171214-008.jpgcleaned up the inside
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildebeest View Post
    Johnno,
    Didn't an R25 find its way to Aus as an entry in one of the London/Syd Marathons. The name Brooks comes to mind?

    R25 experience? We had one in from the dealer for warranty work*. While in the car park rain found its way in via the windscreen, and this a new car

    *This was another orphan forcibly "adopted" by the Volvo dealer I worked for during the bad old days.
    I recall the R25 London-Sydney Rally car driving down Keilor-Melton rd. Sydenham Vic. on it's way to wherever.
    Remember thinking how nice it would be if the V6 were here.
    I forget the colour-may have been white or silver.
    Maybe 'Young Dave' or Steve or dad Ian happened to see it on it's way through.

    Recall the Pugs -a bunch of them in top 10 when he group arrived in Aus.
    Kept getting booked-three strikes & you are out rule applied.

    Many years later I was told that the SCRUPULOUSLY HONEST Germans 'apparently' paid for a front running car to cop the speeding fines!!!!!!!!. HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

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    Holy crap. How tiny does it look compared to the c4 behind it.

    Really shows how much space those big wheels take up on new cars....

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    Still a great looking car and so very roomy. Good on you for saving it - they are few and far between these days!!
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    Took the 25 for a quick spin today and the defunct aircon compressor kicked in causing an awful noise.
    Turns out I need a new Crankshaft Pulley as the rubber has chopped out, the sound is a bit like big end rumble and very disconcerting.

    Any way if there is a dead 2.2 EFI J7T out there I would like to buy the CS Pulley. And both rear door window winder mechanisms. I should have known better than to operate them without a good inspection first.

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    The first one i had was soft in the rear end and felt odd when pressed .
    The next car, a later model was stiffer and was terrific , might have had Koni's.
    As a touring car they are hard to beat , comfort and lack of fatigue.
    They go well if the engine isn't tired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by don View Post
    Took the 25 for a quick spin today and the defunct aircon compressor kicked in causing an awful noise.
    Turns out I need a new Crankshaft Pulley as the rubber has chopped out, the sound is a bit like big end rumble and very disconcerting.

    Any way if there is a dead 2.2 EFI J7T out there I would like to buy the CS Pulley. And both rear door window winder mechanisms. I should have known better than to operate them without a good inspection first.
    My donk runs a solid wheel these days.
    That is always an option for you, but I'd consider a used rubberised item a poor option.

    Its not the hardest job in the world to swap them around, but it is a bit time consuming so you'll be paying for it if the used item turns out to be no good either.

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    thanks Jo
    Im having a bit of a struggle finding one that's new any ideas

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    Geez you guys are brave not changing belts. Yes the engines are bullet proof this is true but the belt isn't. When these engines were common back in the day, in Fuego, R21, R25 & 505 the only time we sold an engine was when the belt broke. It was easier to change the engine than pull the head off and fix the valves and because the bottom ends never wore out we'd basically sell a whole engine for the price of the head. Dont play Russian roulette, change your belt.

    As for the crank pully, toss the 2 piece away and just use Fuego.
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    OK great help here So does anyone have a harmonic balancer from a Fuego motor for sale

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    Quote Originally Posted by don View Post
    OK great help here So does anyone have a harmonic balancer from a Fuego motor for sale
    I'll give you one free out of pity.

    I've got a R25 wreck here and you can have anything that is left on it should you ever venture down these ways.
    Sorry, alread checked the window winders and they are gone.

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    Ill be there in 3 minutes
    seriously though jo your suggestion sounds like the way to go with a fuego all metal happy to supply you a couple of bottles of vino in exchange. where all of the fuego motors fitted with the same pulley . The cars rego is due late March so I don't have a lot of time to get the jobs done considering Im in the vineyard 5 days a week
    Maybe PM me with a suitable time and date and Ill make arrangements to pick one up

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    I wrecked a cam belt (not broke but nearly ) when my rubber disintegrated in my harmonic balancer . Be careful!
    i used a Fuego solid replacement as they are readily available , but I think the rubber centre provides a smoother rev .
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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    I'll give you one free out of pity.

    I've got a R25 wreck here and you can have anything that is left on it should you ever venture down these ways.
    Sorry, alread checked the window winders and they are gone.

    Jo
    I think from memory you need the bolt and there's a spacer too from memory. Don't just grab the pully and run because it won't work.
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    Doesn't the 25 have a multi-v belt for the A/C compressor? The Fuego runs a normal v-belt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistareno View Post
    Doesn't the 25 have a multi-v belt for the A/C compressor? The Fuego runs a normal v-belt.
    Yes, something like that but I'm a bit vauge myself.
    Thanks for the spacer tip, DC.

    I've asked Don to send me a picture of the layout on his car, so i can make up a nest of pullies that match.

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