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Post by Barbs on Sun 30 Dec 2018 - 19:53

Hope everyone has had a good Christmas.  

We have a couple of new members. Can you imagine getting a Wind as your Christmas pressie. But if that wasn't the case and you just found us, Welcome to the Windster's club.

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Post by Jackalope1981 on Sat 25 May 2019 - 11:52

Hi! New member, living in Scotland but originally from Portsmouth. Live near Glasgow but work in Edinburgh. New owner of a 1.2 GT Line Wind that I purchased back in January. Already put 5000 miles on to the 50k it already had and loving it. Even had the roof down quite a bit.

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Post by Barbs on Sat 25 May 2019 - 12:50

@Jackalope1981 wrote:Hi! New member, living in Scotland but originally from Portsmouth. Live near Glasgow but work in Edinburgh. New owner of a 1.2 GT Line Wind that I purchased back in January. Already put 5000 miles on to the 50k it already had and loving it. Even had the roof down quite a bit.
And the colour is......  

Hope it's the best colour.... BLUE

Time to wash my Wind we have had some dirty rain recently.

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Post by Jackalope1981 on Sat 25 May 2019 - 12:52

Sadly not, I wanted a blue one but at the time black was the only colour I could find this far north. Thinking of maybe adding some Renault Sport stickers in yellow or red to at least brighten the exterior.

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Post by Barbs on Sat 25 May 2019 - 13:41

@Jackalope1981 wrote:Sadly not, I wanted a blue one but at the time black was the only colour I could find this far north. Thinking of maybe adding some Renault Sport stickers in yellow or red to at least brighten the exterior.
Heading across the border in September watch out for a BLUE one.

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Post by Timtnx on Sat 25 May 2019 - 20:21

Welcome to the Blackwind club, having the roof down is the greatest feeling. Mine goes in for a new timing belt on Wednesday...... Better safe than sorry at 7 and a half years old.
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Post by Barbs on Sat 25 May 2019 - 20:49

@Timtnx wrote:Welcome to the Blackwind club, having the roof down is the greatest feeling. Mine goes in for a new timing belt on Wednesday...... Better safe than sorry at 7 and a half years old.
A Black Wind...
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Post by Timtnx on Sat 25 May 2019 - 20:51

Oh wow...... That might be the next workshop trip.....
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Post by Barbs on Sat 25 May 2019 - 21:01

@Timtnx wrote:Oh wow...... That might be the next workshop trip.....
The German forum do like to experiment.

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Post by Jackalope1981 on Sun 26 May 2019 - 0:12

@Timtnx wrote:Welcome to the Blackwind club, having the roof down is the greatest feeling. Mine goes in for a new timing belt on Wednesday...... Better safe than sorry at 7 and a half years old.

Yep, got that next service too. Very grateful the service period for the belt is longer than my last car. Alfa 156, had a new set of belts and water pump every 36k or 3 years.

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Post by Bunyip on Sun 26 May 2019 - 16:06

Be prepared for a hefty bill if you’ve a 1.6 vvt - my main dealer wanted a grand - so I swapped for a 1.2 much more reasonable. 
The reason for this is on the 1.6 the undertray, front bumper and headlight has to be removed along with various other parts to access.
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Post by Jackalope1981 on Sun 26 May 2019 - 16:30

@Bunyip wrote:Be prepared for a hefty bill if you’ve a 1.6 vvt - my main dealer wanted a grand - so I swapped for a 1.2 much more reasonable. 
The reason for this is on the 1.6 the undertray, front bumper and headlight has to be removed along with various other parts to access.
Yeah, picked the 1.2 for that reason. I'm not missing the extra power that the 1.6 would give, turbo seems to make up a lot for it.

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Post by Timtnx on Sun 26 May 2019 - 17:35

Hmm, my local garage has quoted £600 so hopefully I'm not going to find they're too far out. That was based on the industry beloved autodata time database
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Post by Neil on Mon 27 May 2019 - 16:25

Hi all, day three of being a Wind owner (black 60 plate Dynamique S). Already grateful for the forum -'4mm hex key to replace missing manual roof winder and advice on resetting windows. I'm sure there will be more questions! Thanks!
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Post by Timtnx on Mon 27 May 2019 - 16:32

Welcome to the forum Neil, I'm sure you'll spend hours reading the historical posts like I did. There's some real gems of information on them.
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Post by pittstop on Tue 28 May 2019 - 9:53

Renault allocate 5.5 hrs for cam belt etc on a 1.6.

In Jan 2017 it took my main dealer longer than that but they stuck with their original quote which included a discount on the hourly rate as compensation for past problems with work on the Wind & Captur.

Thus: cam belt, tensioners, water pump, auxillary belt, coolant, etc plus a Renault Annual service/safety check with oil, oil filter & pollen filter change all came to £638!

Still a big bill but I got quite a lot for it.
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Post by Timtnx on Fri 31 May 2019 - 10:13

Well the timing belt is done. New belt, tensioners, water pump, new auxiliary (fan) belt and antifreeze all for £569. They used a Gates kit, as in their opinion these are the best. Not as bad a price as I was expecting to be fair.
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