new owner

A forum for new members to introduce themselves to the rabble already onboard. Not compulsory!
Tell us a little about yourself, lie if you have to but keep it to just an introduction, not a car discussion.

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hartfordwhalers
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Re: new owner

Post by hartfordwhalers » 25 Apr 2017, 21:41

it has 103k miles and it runs mint
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Re: new owner

Post by Stickyfinger » 25 Apr 2017, 21:52

Rare car.....needs restoring, it is a historical piece.
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'98 Cadillac STS (named after a Frenchman, remember)
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Re: new owner

Post by van ordinaire » 25 Apr 2017, 23:59

So the recommended oil is the ubiquitous in America, but virtually unobtainable in Europe, 10/30 but was surprised that it's synthetic, given the age of the car but, of course, it IS the Amsoil recommendation!
Can't fault the filter though, but there's probably a small saving by getting one packaged as NAPA Gold.
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Re: new owner

Post by xantia_v6 » 26 Apr 2017, 08:19

There are not a lot of suppliers of parts for 30 year old French cars. One of the better ones (with link to the nearest European model I think) http://www.mister-auto.co.uk/en/renault ... v2085.html . Their French site sometimes has a bigger range of parts for old cars.
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Re: new owner

Post by Stickyfinger » 26 Apr 2017, 08:23

xantia_v6 wrote:There are not a lot of suppliers of parts for 30 year old French cars. One of the better ones (with link to the nearest European model I think) http://www.mister-auto.co.uk/en/renault ... v2085.html . Their French site sometimes has a bigger range of parts for old cars.


Listen with care.........................you will be able to hear an American fall out of a tree with the shock of the prices we pay in Europe for car parts :)
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Re: new owner

Post by hartfordwhalers » 26 Apr 2017, 21:37

that's the motor I have 2.2. liter....so those parts will work with my car....i found a specialty mechanic who said they are great s u can find people in jamaica driving them to a million miles
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Re: new owner

Post by hartfordwhalers » 26 Apr 2017, 21:39

so on that sight all those 21 saloon parts will work? and how about everyone's input on a turbo for it.... are they good motors? will it take to turbo well...can I put headers a a straight pipe and a cold air intake
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Re: new owner

Post by hartfordwhalers » 26 Apr 2017, 21:39

gentlean thank you again very much for all your input and time
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Re: new owner

Post by hartfordwhalers » 26 Apr 2017, 21:46

also I do not have the original rims it came with after market rims and I would like your opinions on the best well sizes for touring, any after market 88 civic rims I've been told I can use
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'81 2CV Club (quietly sleeping in a parallel universe)
'05 (yes, really) C15
others:-
'96 Jeep Cherokee (n.b. has some Renault heritage) - the "parts car"
'99 Jeep Cherokee Orvis - the green one
'97 Jeep Cherokee Limited - the red one
'98 Cadillac STS (named after a Frenchman, remember)
'99 Cadillac STS
& numerous what might be described as abandoned projects!
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Re: new owner

Post by van ordinaire » 03 May 2017, 09:16

How's it going?

Wouldn't like you to think we'd lost interest but it does occur to me that your model specific queries might be better moved to the Renault forum. That's not to say we wouldn't like the odd update on a chat forum from time to time.

Of course there are some sites where that would've been done for you - but we're altogether more relaxed about such things here.
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Citroens:-
'81 2CV Club :cry:
'05 C15 :!:
others:-
'96 Jeep Cherokee - the "parts car" :(
'99 Cherokee - the green one [-o<
'97 Cherokee - the red one :?
'98 Cadillac STS 8-[
'99 Cadillac STS :|
& the numerous "abandoned projects" #-o

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Re: new owner

Post by hartfordwhalers » 04 May 2017, 20:58

I also put a post in the renault thread, she's running fine....i would like to start with new front end parts and rear shocks asap, but the car runs like new only 100k miles on it, I have read alot of negativity about these cars however I have read that I have one with a very good motor
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Re: new owner

Post by hartfordwhalers » 04 May 2017, 21:00

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Re: new owner

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 04 May 2017, 21:31

That is a nice looking car, but the roads look a bit steep! :D
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Re: new owner

Post by hartfordwhalers » 04 May 2017, 23:25

I needa battery for her....what do you recommend
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Re: new owner

Post by hartfordwhalers » 04 May 2017, 23:29

it had a big old s**t caterpillar battery in it
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