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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    I wasn't aware that you were a drag racer, Jo? On that basis, why did you chose a diesel powered auto light truck?
    Lots of fun driving a slow car fasrt.
    Besides, as i know when i get stuck behind yet another porsche, the driver is fast/slow, not the car.

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    I have both the headlights and wipers on my 2011 Dynamique (black) set to the auto position and when it has been parked in the sun for a while, like at a shopping centre, and I get in to start it, first the front wipers activate and then when I reverse out of the parking space, the front wipers stop and the rear wiper activates. Once I take off forwards, the wipers go back to normal. It doesn't happen if I park in the shade. Obviously I know I can get around this by not putting the wipers on auto, but the feature is there and I would like to keep using it. Does this happen to anyone else? Is it a known fault?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat1955 View Post
    I have both the headlights and wipers on my 2011 Dynamique (black) set to the auto position and when it has been parked in the sun for a while, like at a shopping centre, and I get in to start it, first the front wipers activate and then when I reverse out of the parking space, the front wipers stop and the rear wiper activates. Once I take off forwards, the wipers go back to normal. It doesn't happen if I park in the shade. Obviously I know I can get around this by not putting the wipers on auto, but the feature is there and I would like to keep using it. Does this happen to anyone else? Is it a known fault?
    It happens occasionally to mine when I leave home in the morning. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. Just happens.
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    A modern turbo diesel below boost point is like the diesels of old, SLOW.
    However, once you hit boost point, as you know, (approx 1750 in mine), things liven up considerably.
    Because I have a manual, you are more likely to hit boost earlier, as you tend to drive it like a petrol car: REVS

    I am not aware: do the autos remember your driving style and adjust shift patterns accordingly?
    If so, stomp on it and see how it "remembers"

    It takes years after driving a petrol car (especially one that has been done up) to change your driving style.

    Keep us informed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85Fuego View Post
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    A modern turbo diesel below boost point is like the diesels of old, SLOW.
    However, once you hit boost point, as you know, (approx 1750 in mine), things liven up considerably.
    Because I have a manual, you are more likely to hit boost earlier, as you tend to drive it like a petrol car: REVS

    I am not aware: do the autos remember your driving style and adjust shift patterns accordingly?
    If so, stomp on it and see how it "remembers"

    It takes years after driving a petrol car (especially one that has been done up) to change your driving style.

    Keep us informed.
    I get the turbo lag thing, but this is different.
    Stomping does nothing special.
    Stomp……one….two………… broom

    It is quite quick in 'handbrake mode' with no delay between stomp and go.

    The more I think about it the more I can't help but think everything is ass about….Like perhaps my handbrake switch was wired into the ecu in reverse polarity.
    Surely if there is going to be a 1+ second delay before the engine revs, that should be when the automatic electric handbrake is on, and the second or so delay in throttle response is to allow the handbrake to disengage…..Not the other way around

    When I first got the car it took me a while to get the hang of how twitchy the car was whilst taping the throttle to get the handbrake off.
    I've got the technique now, but a few times in the early days the pulse raced!!

    Now the I know about it, I use it as my launch control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    It happens occasionally to mine when I leave home in the morning. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. Just happens.
    Mine only does it when parked in the sun.

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    Ok may not be an isolated example.
    When was the last time the gearbox fluid was changed?

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    Bought some new shoes for the Koleos after procrastinating long enough.
    I think the old tyres had gone hard and were due to last forever…….or until I crashed the car in the wet.
    Between the tread blocks micro cracks had formed, like you'd see on an old TRX tyre!!


    Bought Michelin latitude sport 3, in 235/55/r18 size for just under $250 per tyre.

    Will let you know how they fair once I've put a few hundred Km on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85Fuego View Post
    Jo

    A modern turbo diesel below boost point is like the diesels of old, SLOW.
    However, once you hit boost point, as you know, (approx 1750 in mine), things liven up considerably.
    Because I have a manual, you are more likely to hit boost earlier, as you tend to drive it like a petrol car: REVS

    I am not aware: do the autos remember your driving style and adjust shift patterns accordingly?
    If so, stomp on it and see how it "remembers"

    It takes years after driving a petrol car (especially one that has been done up) to change your driving style.

    Keep us informed.
    The 6-speed auto slushbox in the diesel Koleos must be "Adaptive". Mine actively downchanges without intervention when slowing and hangs onto higher revs before shifting when at the traffic light drags. It wasn't like that early on.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    The 6-speed auto slushbox in the diesel Koleos must be "Adaptive". Mine actively downchanges without intervention when slowing and hangs onto higher revs before shifting when at the traffic light drags. It wasn't like that early on.....
    Could it also be due to a software update from the stealer???

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    Possible, but I'm of the opinion the ECU is self learning. How you reprogram a used box I don't know. Might take ages if it's a slow learner.....
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    HI have an as new OE spare, unused and un damaged continental tyre for grabs, 225/55/r18.

    Pm me if interested.

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    re: Fuel filter for 2008 Koleos (petrol)

    Checking Ryco for a fuel filter for my Koleos and it stated "non replaceable filter".
    Does that mean it is for life and doesn't need servicing or does it mean you have to
    buy the whole kit and kaboodle that goes into the fuel tank. I tried to do mine today
    thinking it was the same set up as the Nissan Xtrail 2.5 petrol but the filter was
    completely different to the Nissan. It didn't appear as though it wanted to come out of
    the tank.

    Anyone done one of these?

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    It appears that I've encountered the dreaded Renault sun visor issue. I'd already had issues with it not staying up when I was trying to actually use it, but after a nice drive along the Great Ocean Road, the visor decided it wanted to flop down whenever it wanted - even while it was "stowed".

    Bought a replacement from a wrecker for $80 and guess what... exactly the same issue, but worse! Gave this one to my resident engineer to tinker with who found that the plastic inside the arm had worn away over time. Seems like a very flawed design, even for an 8 year old car (our other car is an old Hyundai which doesn't have any such issue)!

    Renault quoted me $190 for a new visor which I think is on the steep side. Has anyone got any other suggestions?

    Edit - I did try looking at an X-Trail visor, but the bit that screws into the ceiling is a different shape. Looks like a Nissan Murano might have the same visor, and apparently it's a very common issue with them.
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    Hi. I'm new here but I purchased a visor for my Koleos recently from a UK? online site. I will try to find the link for you. Only cheap around 50 (86 aus).

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    Quote Originally Posted by neillavin View Post
    Exactly what I'd been looking for to no avail - thank you very much!
    "Kolly" - 2009 Renault Koleos Dynamique dCi 4x4

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    Quote Originally Posted by neillavin View Post
    Nice try but no banana.
    Does not ship to AU.
    Post forwarding?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by 85Fuego View Post
    Nice try but no banana.
    Does not ship to AU.
    Post forwarding?????

    Oh dear, I could re-post but it would probably add 30 sterling to cost.
    Why not send them an email and ask?
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    Default Some parts - go genuine

    Whilst doing some work replacing the shocks, I replaced the strut bearings as well.
    Having done close to 160K why not?
    Koleos Hints, Tips, Problems-strut-bearing-4.jpg
    Bought 2 when I had an inkling of doing the job 2 years ago.
    Did, as one does, one side at a time.
    Koleos Hints, Tips, Problems-strut-bearing-1a.jpg
    This is an image of the replacement bearing.
    The highlighted gap was a concern, but hey they sell 100's of thousands of these.
    What could go wrong?

    Replaced the RHS one initially.
    The highlighted gap compressed to less than zero and made a scraping noise.
    Figured that the "Nill-gap" is an intended dust feature???????
    Noise was concerning (plastic scraping), but figured, who would hear that driving?????
    Koleos Hints, Tips, Problems-strut-bearing-2.jpg
    I pulled the bearing out after only a month because of the moaning coming from the front end.
    Have a look at the wear!!!!!!!
    Koleos Hints, Tips, Problems-strut-bearing-3.jpg
    Adequately greased, just not fit for purpose.

    Unfortunately did not take a shot of the original bearing which I re-greased and re-installed.
    NO WEAR DISCERNIBLE on the originals.
    No issues since.

    Unless your bearings have collapsed - don't replace with these aftermarket parts.
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    Re the tailgate mechanism, my broke also. It is a solid unit except for the very weak plastic connectors on the end which let it down.
    Renault fixed it under warranty

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    Hi, just wondering if anyone has done any modifications to the exhaust system on their Koleos, Looking for a bit more power mainly for towing. Have a 2014 2wd Expression, petrol, K&N air filter, Hayman Recce towbar, Redarc brake controller.

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    I have a problem with my air conditioner. It is currently only blowing cool air out of the drivers side. Heater is working fine on both sides. It is leaking gas somewhere as when it is has been regassed twice in the last couple of months. Both sides work really well for about 3 weeks after which it loses cooling on the passenger side. Even the drivers side is not as cool as it should be. Two different mechanics have not been able to find a leak in the engine bay or underneath after using dye in the gas. Any suggestions before they take my dash apart?


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    If your car has the dual climate control system, the problem sounds like the plenum door control on one side is not 100%, i.e. the unit will channel heat to both sides but not cool air. An air conditioning specialist should sort out your leaking gas problem, even the distribution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    If your car has the dual climate control system, the problem sounds like the plenum door control on one side is not 100%, i.e. the unit will channel heat to both sides but not cool air. An air conditioning specialist should sort out your leaking gas problem, even the distribution.
    Thanks, Kim. After a regas, I get good cold air out of both sides, but it seems that as gas escapes somewhere, the passenger side only blows air, while the driver side loses cold air at a slower rate. I've got it booked in on Monday, so will see what happens then.

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