so we made the plunge, cheap for a reason £1850, just stumped up £315 tax and £300 insurance and facing at least £1000 to get Roger right. some pics.
This week I need to order:
Tyres - Q what is the largest section height i can use with Rhodes alloys? (dont want rubber bands)
Cambelt kit - Q what is the serial of the engine or Gates kit - also looking for water pump. Seen this on ebay...correct? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Gates-Timing-Cam-Belt-Water-Pump-Kit-For-Renault-KP25671XS/162597456077?hash=item25db9048cd:g:PJ4AAOSwZ0NZb5Ww
Aux belt - looks good but might as well change - Q anyone with a code?
Front springs and dampers - buy espace series 3? or 4?
Front suspension bushes - anyone with a code.
PDF of the manual around? part codes.
Front discs? from which Renault?
Sorry for the boring first post but really need to nail all the stuff ASAP to avoid a disappointed spouse.
PS ill have a deeper read of the forums this week in tomorrows rain.
Cambelt kit: that link is for a 1.6, this is the one you sent want https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153030939838 or https://www.autodoc.co.uk/car-parts/water-pump-timing-belt-kit-10553/renault/Avantime/Avantime-de0/16188-2-0-16v-turbo-de0u-de0v with water pump.
If you look on autodoc.co.uk they have most the parts you mentioned, here's the page for the pulley you want to replace as I mentioned on the other thread https://www.autodoc.co.uk/car-parts/crankshaft-pulley-12071/renault/Avantime/Avantime-de0/16188-2-0-16v-turbo-de0u-de0v
If you look in the members/downloads section there is a lot of the workshop manual and also the owners manual available in PDF. There is also a document with part numbers, although it's not got everything, but does give you some suspension options. As well as the cobra kit mentioned there you can now get original spec springs made up, there's a link to the site somewhere. There's lots of discussion regarding suspension on here, look under the suspension tag.
The bushes are in the lower wishbone of which has to be removed to replace them, so it's easier to replace the whole thing, they are also available from autodoc (they are probably available elsewhere, but I just bought most this stuff from autodoc and many items were much cheaper than elsewhere).
Right starting with tyres im gonna splurge on branded probably. 235/50 R17 is D668mm so ill push the envelop a tad 5mm on radius and go for 225/55 R17 at D678mm. (225750 is D658mm).
Before ordering Ill check with my local garage who are pretty good and sorted me out in the past, trusted etc.
What was wierd was the standard pulley said OD@90mm (out of stock £15) then the will-also-fit alternative was @150mm OD!!! and £50!!!! I stumped up because i need the stuff done and the car on the road. Feel my/enjoy* my pain. Depending on how you look at life. Out to enjoy the rest of the day after wasting a lovely morning parts shopping and pondering why i dont have a 3 year old Corolla.
Thanks Colin for the link to Autodoc.
I'm fairly happy with what I have now, although haven't had the chance to test the benefits Bill alluded to yet.
Going in for service part (1) today, cambelt, brakes and fluids. In the downloads section I found a V6 engine manual but not for the 2.0T, was I being dim or is this not in the library yet? I did find the suspension and v6 engine notes. The full manual 24mb is not the engine and gearbox manual which I assume is a separate entity. (sorry if this sounds ungrateful)
Have ordered 2x Konis on Monday at 6am, for the front despite, them failing after 6000 miles for one fellow on that dampers thread, but (autodoc) have not confirmed a delivery time so in limbo. will have to see what the deal is there.
Went for the 225/55 R17s and the fit though they do look tight when parked at certain angles. Has reduced the hot rod effect though. At garage again tomorrow to get the rest of the parts fitted.
successful camping trial at Woodhall Spa last weekend, we will need a roof rack though, is it the normal modern plug in type or something fancy?