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PostSubject: New boy so go easy!!!   Mon 27 Aug 2012, 09:00

Hi guys, I just bought my 51 plate 1.9 dci dynamique, and I have to say it is by far the best car I have ever had, and I have ice a few, from vauxhalls to BMW's and my laguna is my favourite. Will post some pics of her when I get chance.
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PostSubject: Welcome :)   Mon 27 Aug 2012, 11:44

Howdy Spitfire, welcome to the club/forum.
The Laguna is a rather surprising car, a very well rounded package indeed.......comfort, economy, space, comfort..........i know i said comfort twice, but i think it was worth it Wink
Anyway, i hope you find us a friendly and helpful group.......and as we grow the forum will become a gold mine of useful information and experience.
Looking forward to piccies of your pride and joy........
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Mon 27 Aug 2012, 12:31




pics of my pride and joy!
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PostSubject: Welcome :)   Mon 27 Aug 2012, 13:09

VERY nice, we really wanted the "tourer" rather than hatch, but couldn't find a good one at the right price Sad
Love that colour too, will look lovely all polished up Wink
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Mon 27 Aug 2012, 14:55

Will post some pics of her polished up when we get a few nice days to get out and do it.
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Mon 27 Aug 2012, 16:09

Hi there spitfire1979 and welcome to mk2 Laguna OC.

Nice car you have there Wink.

To littleotter the estates are getting hard to find a good one I think people now a days are just using them for taking stuff to tip and other stuff that is messy etc and don't care how they treat them.
Not trying to be offence to anybody in any way as obviously everybody has their own opinion on things Wink.

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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Mon 27 Aug 2012, 16:25

I agree totally. However I bought mine because it was big, a diesel and I fell in love with her (don't tell the wife!!).
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Mon 27 Aug 2012, 16:28

Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Mon 27 Aug 2012, 21:59

I think all mk 2's should be cherished. I know will with mine.
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Mon 27 Aug 2012, 22:11

And mine is gonna be as well not modifying mine too much maybe a twin exhaust for the exterior to make it look slightly better and that's it I'm not gonna go over the top like some people do. I've only added phase 1 5 spoke 17" Louxor alloys in which does improve the looks imo as it was only sitting on 16's before and didn't like them as much.

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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Mon 27 Aug 2012, 22:42

I might do the same to be honest. Maybe a few things under the bonnet but nothing major. And maybe a better stereo and speakers!
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Tue 28 Aug 2012, 14:31

Yeah I've got a JVC stereo now but just remember the controls on steering wheel won't work until you buy a device for your new head unit also you will need to buy a surround frame http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160855984861 otherwise it leaves a big gap.

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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Tue 28 Aug 2012, 16:48

Cheers bud.
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Tue 28 Aug 2012, 19:10

Oh no hang on don't know if it does fit on the phase 1 as these have covers and the phase 2's don't so make sure it is the right one sorry bud I forgot for a minute you had the phase 1 Laguna.

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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Tue 28 Aug 2012, 19:12

How Bam you tell the difference between phase 1 and 2?
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Tue 28 Aug 2012, 19:13

*can.
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Tue 28 Aug 2012, 19:32

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*can.

Phase 1 has a cover that opens and closes to cover stereo.......phase 2 doesn't
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Tue 28 Aug 2012, 19:40

Got ya!
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Tue 28 Aug 2012, 19:55

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spitfire1979 wrote:
*can.

Phase 1 has a cover that opens and closes to cover stereo.......phase 2 doesn't

That's what I meant doh not very good at explaining. I was gonna show a picture of the difference between them but I got interrupted with a phone call.

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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Tue 28 Aug 2012, 21:11

where could i get a twin pipe for mine?
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Tue 28 Aug 2012, 21:34

Here's just a backbox http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RENAULT-CLIO-MEGANE-LAGUNA-SPORTS-TWIN-UNIVERSAL-EXHAUST-BACK-BOX-003-/330737103610 I might get this but you may have to extend it a bit yourself as I bought one from Argos when I used to own a mk3 Astra and that had to be extended as I had it fitted by my local garage in which they did a really good job of it.

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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Tue 28 Aug 2012, 21:37

sweet thanks bud.
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PostSubject: STEREO UPGRADE   Tue 28 Aug 2012, 22:35

I've just fitted a Clarion head unit in my phase 1 without any problems clearing cover panel.......

I have re-fitted the cover flap since taking this pic....clears fine Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Tue 28 Aug 2012, 22:42

What's the buttons on the left and right of the clock thing in the middle??

And also what is the clock thing in the middle??

Sorry to call it that couldn't think of anything else Neutral

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PostSubject: Upgrades.   Tue 28 Aug 2012, 23:05

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What's the buttons on the left and right of the clock thing in the middle??

And also what is the clock thing in the middle??

Sorry to call it that couldn't think of anything else Neutral

LOL........the left switch is for the electric aerial so if i'm listening to the SD player i can "put the aerial away", the "clock thing" is a turbo boost gauge (not piped in yet), and the right hand switch is the day running led lamps over-ride switch Wink.
I've taken a load of pic's during fitting so i can post a little "how to" on here shortly Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Tue 28 Aug 2012, 23:33

Ah right ok now I know what they are Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Wed 29 Aug 2012, 09:45

That looks really nice littleotter.
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Wed 29 Aug 2012, 10:25

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That looks really nice littleotter.

Thankyou very much Very Happy
I'm well pleased with how it came out, as i said above, i will be posting a "how to" soon as i get time.........honestly, i don't know where i used to find the time to go to work Shocked
Am servicing my Laguna today ready for the drive to south east Spain in a couple of weeks Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Wed 29 Aug 2012, 11:23

Good luck with that Jamie!!! Let me know how easy it is as I would like to service mine and don't want to pay the 150 quid plus to get the garage to do it.
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PostSubject: Service   Wed 29 Aug 2012, 15:47

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Good luck with that Jamie!!! Let me know how easy it is as I would like to service mine and don't want to pay the 150 quid plus to get the garage to do it.

Well, all done.......only problem i found was trying to get the sump bung out, it has an odd sized internal square recess (no doubt requiring a Renault special tool).
A three eighths square drive is too big and a quarter drive is too small.......i found an old thread tap the correct size and coupled with a large pair of "universal adjusters" (aka mole grips) it came out easy.
Fuel and oil filters were standard fare, nice and easy.....and new cartridge fuel filter came with new o rings too.
Link to drain plug tool below.

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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Wed 29 Aug 2012, 16:03

How long did it take from start to finish?
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Wed 29 Aug 2012, 16:21

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Cheers bud.
hi i recomend u live the standart radio on his place and fit in on top wher u sudl have cd-changer and this wey u dont distroy the dasbord ... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Wed 29 Aug 2012, 16:22

mk2LagunaOC wrote:
What's the buttons on the left and right of the clock thing in the middle??

And also what is the clock thing in the middle??

Sorry to call it that couldn't think of anything else Neutral

this is bost ?? gauge ?? hod u conect this ? to bost ??
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Wed 29 Aug 2012, 16:24

hi littleotter how to conect bost guage ?? to the turbo ??
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PostSubject: Service   Wed 29 Aug 2012, 17:24

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How long did it take from start to finish?

It took me about 3 hours with all the messing about getting the sump bung out......oh, and i also replaced the aircon compressor wiring which had corroded through and replaced the wiper blades in that time aswell so not too bad Very Happy
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PostSubject: Boost gauge   Wed 29 Aug 2012, 17:34

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hi littleotter how to conect bost guage ?? to the turbo ??

I haven't looked yet on the Laguna but fitted one on my old discovery. It was just a matter of cutting the small bore rubber pipe that goes from the turbo to the waste-gate fitting a small t piece (supplied with gauge) and running another small bore hose from the t piece into the car and connecting to the gauge.
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Wed 29 Aug 2012, 17:50

hi i got a offer to all what why sey to mit up and do 1/4 mile sprint whit cars after 00.00 ? who go in to this offer ?
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Wed 29 Aug 2012, 17:52

enny car welcome .. i got 2.0 T 205 GT who halenge me Very Happy i'm sirius
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Wed 29 Aug 2012, 17:53

then pop in to pub and have beer Smile o juce in som one is a driver Razz
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Thu 30 Aug 2012, 21:33





pics after a wash and wax with some stuff i found in my cupboard!!!
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Thu 30 Aug 2012, 21:35

Nice and clean mate Shocked it looks in really excellent condition Shocked

You should post your Laguna in the Members Cars section then everybody will see your Pride and Joy and also any progress you make on your car later Wink

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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Tue 04 Sep 2012, 09:00

I gotta say, i do love the tourer, and in that colour, not to mention the wheels, easily my fave of the laguna alloys. Looking forward to seeing more of this one, mind you there's very little you need to do by the looks of things.

A glaring endorsement from you also being your fave above bms etc, while I love my 16v cabbys and the like I think as a daily runner my lag has to be my favourite and slowly and surely i'm ironing out the few minor problems it has

welcome to the forum by the way. also cracking job on the dash there littleotter, where did you get the flat blanking panel for the top din? ideally I'd have one of the european spec safrane double din radios in mine as they had full equalizer, tape, cd and an aux input, plus the coolest of all displays, the only draw backs are they go from about 200-550 second hand and dont retain the laguna dash display which to me is very important
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PostSubject: Blanking panel   Tue 04 Sep 2012, 10:16

Thanks for the kind comments Smile
I got the blanking panel from here........
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CD-Radio-blanking-panel-plate-cover-DIN-standard-NEW-/251136088744?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3a78e09aa8#ht_935wt_1397

I fitted the Clarion as a, it was on sale @ £69.95 b, the illumination changes colour every few seconds and c, it is just a radio with a sd card reader.........cd's are a pain to carry around and keep changing.
Thought about double din, but wanted the space for switches etc Razz
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Tue 04 Sep 2012, 12:27

How did you take the cover off? Do you know how to take the other panels off below it? As I am thinking of spraying them silk black or similar colour.
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Tue 04 Sep 2012, 12:47

its actually quite simple, good call on the silk too actually, even normal gloss spray looks great on that surface

. fold the wing mirror fully toward the front of the car

. in the top corner of the glass closes to the vehicle using a butter knife gently lever/pop the glass out

. make sure to keep an eye on it so it doesnt fall but if its heated the wires will prob leave it just dangling there, i left mine like that all through the procedure

. once the glass is out fold the mirror vack to the normal position youll see that the coloured backing is held on in four places, the actual cover clips in so use a phillips head to gently
push these in the correct direction while gently pulling the mirror cover.

. once the mirror cover is off lock at the back of the mirror itself you will see that the black front surround of the mirror is also held on in the same fashion as the cover, again use your phillips to pop the catch clip things while pulling the mirror surround, itll come off without much resistance

. Now youll have both the the major parts, there is also another smaller part of the surround that will more than likely still be attached to the car, this bit when looking up from below the mirror is closest to the body, just grab that and wangle it a little and itll come off

. To spray the base itself Youll need to go all out and actually detach the entire mirror unit from the car although you could just mask take your time and mask it off too which would be easier


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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Tue 04 Sep 2012, 12:48

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How did you take the cover off? Do you know how to take the other panels off below it? As I am thinking of spraying them silk black or similar colour.

Sorry, not sure which panels you are referring to?
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Tue 04 Sep 2012, 12:50

Pretty sure it's the bits of the mirror i was referring to there with my quick guide above or at least i hope it was or else my typing has been in vain
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Tue 04 Sep 2012, 12:51

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Pretty sure it's the bits of the mirror i was referring to there with my quick guide above or at least i hope it was or else my typing has been in vain

Ahhhhh, lol Cool
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Tue 04 Sep 2012, 12:53

The surrounds for the air con controls and key card slot.
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PostSubject: Re: New boy so go easy!!!   Tue 04 Sep 2012, 12:54

think i should have thought of the satin myself while i had it off yesterday, it does look great on that type of surface
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