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Mikey4410 2008 R26 F1 black

Discussion in 'Megane Projects' started by Mikey4410, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. Mikey4410

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    Hey guys,
    So on the 3rd of this month I purchased this beauty.

    Full service history,84k miles only,2 keys,good paint work,and an absolute joy to drive.

    Up until a month of two ago i had a black Clio 182 turbo with 150,000 miles on it but yet still ran a healthy 230/230 ftlbs.

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  2. TomSladen

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    Nice mate! Any plans?

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  3. Mikey4410

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    She is indeed.so clean.
    I am going to remove the decals from roof (previous owner removed the bumper ones)so it looks better and matching and then it needs a bloody good Detailing session. Going to give the seats a little scrub up (not that they need it) just to get it all perfect inside and out.

    Then maybe some rear window tints,and back box removal (sounds like a sewing machine currently with no noise at all) and then hopefully some track days.
     
  4. Mikey4410

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    First up i have a beautiful k-tec 3" system which i will fit tommorow.

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  5. Mikey4410

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    Exhaust system is now fitted.wasnt the nicest job ever and took 3 hours to do it but well worth it. Sounds really well and it really un-chokes the back pressure as its a fully straight through exhaust.

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  6. Mikey4410

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    So today i got in and have claybarred and washed the megane in prep for some much needed detailing.

    Last night i did a rear wiper delete as i hate a rear wiper lol.

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    When i got in today my gas bonnet struts arrived (many thanks to MATT E ) ,these will be fitted soonish in next few days.

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  7. Mikey4410

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    today i got in early and managed to crack on with a detailing of the meggy !

    i started off with a wash,then clay bar,then wash,then orbital polishing with auto glym resin polish,then finished of with fusso wax. took 3 hours to complete but it come up real nice and more importantly its paintwork is protected properly.

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  8. Mikey4410

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    Some more bits turned up today .

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    Battery tray,wiring and some terminals arrived so i cracked on with relocating battery to the wheel well.

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    Fitted up a new airfilter and elbow also but that isnt 100% completed yet so will wait till ita complete.
     
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  9. sunnylunn

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    i might well move my battery soon, what parts did you order for the job?
     
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  10. Mikey4410

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    5metres of red 25mm2 cable
    2metres of black 25mm2 cable
    25mm2 eye x10
    Universal battery tray of your choice.

    All eBay parts
     
  11. Mikey4410

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    So heres how the engine bay now looks after some hours neatening wiring etc.

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    Its not as neat as i woukd like it but i will eventually relocate ecu .
     
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    Today i popped down to the garage of a friend of mine and had the gearbox oil changed just for peace of mind more than anything else ,wana makesure the lsd is looked after.

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    Also i had a new offside drop link fitted as the old one was a little bit knackered.

    Gearbox definatley feels better since the gear oil change.soon it will be having service
     
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  13. Mikey4410

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    Today i got round to finally fitting the bonnet gas struts.they are brilliant and open the bonnet alot further than the stock rod.

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  14. matt e

    matt e South East RSM Area Rep

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    glad your pleased with them
     
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    So the other day i replaced the spark plugs as i found they where slightly browning round the porcelain.

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    Whilst i was there i thought it best to renew the the coil packs as i had no idea of the age of them whatsoever.

    I ordered genuine beru coilpacks

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    Next up will be a nice oil and filter change despite it being earlyier than needed.

    Also i have permanently removed the top engine cover as apparently it doesnt help with how hot coil packs get and i dont want issues .
     
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    Similar to the one I have just bought but looks like you know how to look after yours!
     
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    At the weekdend i was looking through ebay and saw these for sale and apparently these arent a bad idea to have on the car as not only a precaution but also to help the sealing of boost pressures. They were circa £26 for the pair.

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    So i went to a local model shop and bought a small piece of alloy for £2.50 and made my own .took 25 mins to make.

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    They really do hold the parts down well .well worth i think
     
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    Got the forge ones on mine. I put the cover back on recently. Maybe I'll take it back off...
     
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    My racetech boost gauge arrived today along with a little pod for it to go in.

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    Have been trying to think about what and where to mount this 52mm boost gauge and i came to the decision to mount it in the top piece where clock and rsdio display went. Took a good few hours to make but heres the finished article.

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    Have already done the wiring whilst waiting for sealant to dry from round the edges of the front of the plastic piece.

    Lastly i need to run a vac/boost feed tommorow to the gauge.
     
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  22. matt e

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    run the line though the grommet behind the glovebox
     
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    Cracking work bud.

    Maybe look into having it flocked along with the centre console :sunglasses:
     
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    Today i ran the vac hose to the racetech boost gauge.Was a slight pain as i had already taken up any extra space in the main giant grommet with the battery positive so goin through there was out of the question.Instead i carefully drilled out a 12mm hole and baby grommeted that and a normal vac hose fits in there super snuggly which worked out perfect.i then t-pieced the feed from the recirc valve .

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    There's normally a second hole to the top right of the main hole. In the 1 o'clock position as you look at it.

    It looks like you have it unless it's been glued or something.
     
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    Today i fitted my hard mount for my phone to record video whilst driving.Its secured with to small self tapping screws into the roof brace at the front.Its easily removable and the sun visor can go back into place if needed. Did try a suction cup setup but it didnt give the correct mount position to video from.

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    So i have finally got round to having the megane mapped by Andy at engine dynamics.

    First up it was dyno run as is with air filter,full 3" exhaust system and otherwise totally stock and she made 248 bhp.He commented on how good that is and he was very happy. However he did say before the remapping that injectors will be needed as they max out around 250 bhp mark and mine at the 248 bhp where at 87% duty lol.

    So he fitted the uprated 630cc injectors as we had discussed about and did some tinkering about with the map and this is the result............

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    Needless to say its made a huge difference to how the car drives.it really is a torque monster.
     
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    Thought standard injectors maxed out at 270ish bhp?! Mine were running a dyno certified 270.5bhp before they were changed, and only due to having a bigger turbo fitted!

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    Well he does it to keep things safe and injectors well within a normal working threshhold afaik. Running injectors at 90% + duty is probably quite hard on them and for them to fail or get worn quick isnt something he or i want to chance. He knows his stuff so i go with him on what he says. :-)
     
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    Well said sir! Thinking about it, the previous work on mine was done at Ktec, and to be honest I was a bit dubious as the car seemed to be struggling a bit during hard acceleration. Guessing the injectors were running close to their limits.

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    Yesterday my braided brake lines arrived along with some new typ200 brake fluid.
    I am changing the lines as they are 9 years old and little perished and chances are fluid is older than 2 years old.

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    Got the lines all bolted up and then for the bleeding and fluid renewal..... the light yellow fluid went in and this colour came out .......

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    Brakes feel massively better now and it was so worth doing. Pedal feels solid when under hard load and travel is minimal compared to how it was.
     
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    Were your old lines easy enough to remove, any issues? I keep meaning to do mine, but have heard horror stories about them being a nightmare to get off! Your new ones look good!

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    Which ones did you go for?

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    Its so worth doing would recommend it hugely.

    They all come of easy and there was no issues fitting them at all.

    The one thing i will say is just go easy on the nipples as they (on any car ) are delicate to a degree as they are mostly hollow and can be pretty stiff to undo and corrode/become a little softer.

    The ones i got were by place called wez moto and where around £70 and fluid was £21.
     
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    Thanks for the info, think I'll tackle mine within the next few days then, now that you've said you had no trouble!

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    Today my usb charge socket with intergrated volt meter arrived finally.Only been waiting for it for 2 weeks lol ,its placed in the top left next to boost gauge so i can plug phone in when its in the hard mount videoing above.
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    Also i have fitted a brand new forge recirc valve that i got from engine dynamics.The old stock recirc was knackered and not holding boost to great.
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    Today a oil and filter change was carried out along with a neat little magnetic sump plug.

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    Today i carried out an aircon delete. I saw a thread the other day about how to do it for zero cost and that sounded bloody good to me so i went about doing it.this is the guide i found.....

    http://rsmegane.com/threads/air-con-delete.9210/

    Heres some pics of how mine went.....

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    Before any of u ask i dont ever use the aircon and never have on any of my cars.
     
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    looking good there Mikey, did you weigh it before and after ??? i know i didn't but it is quite a bit of a saving. :laughing:
     
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    Few kgs to be saved here for sure.
     

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