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    Recommend someone to service a Renault around Hornsby

    So... I own a Clio (2016, 3cyl turbo)... Had enough of trying to get it to the nearest service place (middle of nowhere in Roseville, although they do pick you up and drop you off, etc...but still).

    Can anyone recommend a log book servicing place that can deal with these? I don't imagine they need anything special other than being ultra careful with the oil as they are European...

    Obviously not wanting to negate the remaining warranty... Despite being half Nissan, it's still a Renault

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    Does Hornsby Renault no longer exist?
    Quote Originally Posted by brewdles View Post
    In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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    Specialist in Hornsby, all the reno guys go there.

    http://renotech.com.au

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    Miles and Julian of Renotech are definitely the guys for all things Renault

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    Yep, another +1 for RenoTech. I drive all the way from Sutho Shire to have them look after my car so you're lucky!

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    The Rev Doctor, on Salisbury Rd.
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    Great bloke, if thereís any edible-snail related reason he canít do you a logbook service heíll tell you.
    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddles View Post
    Miles and Julian of Renotech are definitely the guys for all things Renault
    Mate at work uses Julian on his Megane RS. Nothing but praise for him.

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    Perfect, thanks guys. Will hit up renotech

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    Am trekking up to Renotech with my Baguette Hauler in a couple of weeks. Just way more confidence inspiring even over the phone than local options.
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    I have been too busy at work to call them, but I expect I'll have to wait weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by nutttr View Post
    I have been too busy at work to call them, but I expect I'll have to wait weeks
    Seemed pretty flexible on timing, Iím doing belts and a bunch of stuff (full day) so between my schedule and theirs two weeks worked.
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    Recommend someone to service a Renault around Hornsby

    Dropped that car off around 7:45am this morning and it was good to go by 3pm.

    That was all belts, tensioners idlers etc, all fluids except gearbag, full check over of the car.

    Fixed a Stop-Start failure that was diagnosed by two shops down here as the battery sensor or the computer. To the point the battery sensor had been replaced with a later generation unit to no avail. Turns out thereís a 4th fuse box in these things (which is behind the battery under the scuttle and completely hidden like two others)and thereís a 5A fuse in that which controls battery sensing.

    Will definitely be going back. Price was more than fair for the effort and the white leather stayed white so Iím happy.

    They had a Clio v6 in as well.
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    I'm going tomorrow!

    Going to ask if they can remove the rear muffler and put a straight pipe on... It's only a 3cyl turbo so shouldn't be too loud without any mufflers...

    Is it odd my name is Aaron too?

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    Thereís probably some mid-muffler/resonator thatíd be more effective at improving noise than the rear (at least thatís the way all the 4 pots Renaultís seem to go) either way Iíd expect theyíve got a reasonable idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nutttr View Post
    Is it odd my name is Aaron too?
    It's even more odd that the guy with the user-name Aaron is actually named Nutttr!
    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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    Do these guys also know about non-Renault frog cars?
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough horsepower." - Mark Donahue Penske Porsche 917

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    They have some nice classic Benz in the shop and Iíd put it this way, if youíre a good enough and interested enough tech to open a workshop that specialises in weird arse cars youíd be a better than average tech working on anything else.
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    Service went well, it's a stock Renault that has done 6000km in 3 years... despite the fact all it does is station runs and the rest of the time gets flogged... It was an easy service for them. Nice chatty guys who care about their work.

    They were working on a BMW 1 series something and have a variety of other cars in the shop.

    Recommended. Would bang again.

    Word of caution, if you are allergic to Renault's they have plenty of them... And owners of Renault's turn up too... So...
    Last edited by nutttr; 17-07-19 at 07:15 PM.

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