Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Battery dead on Renault Clio (98/R-Reg)

  1. #1
    Senior Member chriswood_7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Gateshead
    Posts
    1,485
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    7 times in 6 posts
    • chriswood_7's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M2NE SLi
      • CPU:
      • AMD X2 5200+
      • Memory:
      • 3GB DDR2 6400
      • Storage:
      • 1x 120GB + 1x 320GB Seagate IDE
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 512MB BFG 8800GT OC2
      • PSU:
      • 680W Hiper PSU
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake Soprano w/ Window
      • Monitor(s):
      • 15" HPF50s
      • Internet:
      • 10Mbit Virgin Media

    Battery dead on Renault Clio (98/R-Reg)

    How do guys,

    To cut a long story short we got a Clio in March for my girlfriend who has since then fail 4 driving tests , now the MOT is coming up I need to get the battery charged up to drive it to the test centre at the end of the month. Anyone any ideas on how best to do it? Is it gonna be jump leads and patience, new battery time, or buy a battery charger and leave it all disconnected for now?

    Any advice appreciated, cheers!

  2. #2
    Va Va Voom Lowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Newcastle Under Lyme
    Posts
    6,746
    Thanks
    322
    Thanked
    358 times in 266 posts
    • Lowe's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z97MX Gaming 5
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 4690K
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical
      • Storage:
      • Crucial M550 256GB and 1TB spindle drive
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit Geforce GTX1080 Jetstream
      • PSU:
      • EVGA 600w
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Silencio 352 m-ATX
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7/Mac OSX
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" 1080p AOC, Oculus Rift CV1
      • Internet:
      • 200mb Virgin VIVID
    Buy a charger, leave it on overnight - sorted.

  3. #3
    Senior Member chriswood_7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Gateshead
    Posts
    1,485
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    7 times in 6 posts
    • chriswood_7's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M2NE SLi
      • CPU:
      • AMD X2 5200+
      • Memory:
      • 3GB DDR2 6400
      • Storage:
      • 1x 120GB + 1x 320GB Seagate IDE
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 512MB BFG 8800GT OC2
      • PSU:
      • 680W Hiper PSU
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake Soprano w/ Window
      • Monitor(s):
      • 15" HPF50s
      • Internet:
      • 10Mbit Virgin Media
    Weheeey, battery is now charged up and ready to go! Just a quick question though, the car has been there for about 12 weeks or so without moving.. will the remaining fuel have vaporised, and is it worth putting a gallon or so in before tyring to start it?

    Cheers

    Chris

  4. #4
    not posting kempez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Basingstoke
    Posts
    3,204
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    Can't really go wrong but I doubt the fuel has gone
    Check my project <<| Black3D |>>
    Quote Originally Posted by hexah
    Games are developed by teams of talented people and sometimes electronic arts

  5. #5
    www.5lab.co.uk
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    6,406
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    the fuel will be fine, but give it a good kaning to blow the dust out of the system. literally. 70 down the motorway in 3rd, a couple of emergency stops to strip the rust off the disc and calipers (and drums, probably), check all the tyre pressures too.
    hughlunnon@yahoo.com | I have sigs turned off..

  6. #6
    Va Va Voom Lowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Newcastle Under Lyme
    Posts
    6,746
    Thanks
    322
    Thanked
    358 times in 266 posts
    • Lowe's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z97MX Gaming 5
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 4690K
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical
      • Storage:
      • Crucial M550 256GB and 1TB spindle drive
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit Geforce GTX1080 Jetstream
      • PSU:
      • EVGA 600w
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Silencio 352 m-ATX
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7/Mac OSX
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" 1080p AOC, Oculus Rift CV1
      • Internet:
      • 200mb Virgin VIVID
    Not straight away on the motorway though - the oil will *all* be in the sump and it'll take a good 15 mins or so before the engine's warm and the oil properly distributed.

    In fact, you ought to check the oil, coolant, tyre pressures etc and ensure everything's kosher before you take her out if she's been standing.

  7. #7
    Senior Member chriswood_7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Gateshead
    Posts
    1,485
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    7 times in 6 posts
    • chriswood_7's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M2NE SLi
      • CPU:
      • AMD X2 5200+
      • Memory:
      • 3GB DDR2 6400
      • Storage:
      • 1x 120GB + 1x 320GB Seagate IDE
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 512MB BFG 8800GT OC2
      • PSU:
      • 680W Hiper PSU
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake Soprano w/ Window
      • Monitor(s):
      • 15" HPF50s
      • Internet:
      • 10Mbit Virgin Media
    Yeah, I checked the oil the other day seems fine... however the coolant looked a bit low so im gunna drop into halfrauds on the way home and give it a 50/50 top up, got the tyre pressures to boost. Just hope the rain stays away!

    Cheers for the help guys, ill post back (hopefully all goes well)

  8. #8
    Senior Member chriswood_7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Gateshead
    Posts
    1,485
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    7 times in 6 posts
    • chriswood_7's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M2NE SLi
      • CPU:
      • AMD X2 5200+
      • Memory:
      • 3GB DDR2 6400
      • Storage:
      • 1x 120GB + 1x 320GB Seagate IDE
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 512MB BFG 8800GT OC2
      • PSU:
      • 680W Hiper PSU
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake Soprano w/ Window
      • Monitor(s):
      • 15" HPF50s
      • Internet:
      • 10Mbit Virgin Media
    Hey guys, quick update...

    Got the battery installed yesterday evening, quick topup of coolant and a few more things checked and it started first time! Was very suprised, but once I got it going i left it for about 20 mins before moving it, just enough time to blow the tyres up, blast the aircon on all levels and clean the windscreen.

    Give it a good caning, noticed that the front brakes seemed to be rubbing a bit when braking and also a bit of rubbing when I first started driving but I dont think it was the driveshafts or CV joint making the noise just the brakes. Got it on the A19 and give it a good run (70 in 4th gear). Just hope it passes its MOT in a coupla weeks!

    Cheers for all your help guys,

  9. #9
    Va Va Voom Lowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Newcastle Under Lyme
    Posts
    6,746
    Thanks
    322
    Thanked
    358 times in 266 posts
    • Lowe's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Z97MX Gaming 5
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 4690K
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical
      • Storage:
      • Crucial M550 256GB and 1TB spindle drive
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Palit Geforce GTX1080 Jetstream
      • PSU:
      • EVGA 600w
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster Silencio 352 m-ATX
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7/Mac OSX
      • Monitor(s):
      • 27" 1080p AOC, Oculus Rift CV1
      • Internet:
      • 200mb Virgin VIVID
    Right - next time you start a car up, don't leave it.

    When you fire a car up, get in and drive it. 'Why?' I hear you cry. Well, the oil pump that pushes the oil around your car is linked to the engine - that's what drives it. So, it's linked to engine RPM. The higher the RPM, the faster (and better) the oil pump works. When the car is idling, it's typically turning over at about 800rpm. This means the oil pump is barely working too, and means oil isn't getting pushed around the engine properly meaning it's not being properly lubricated! As you can imagine an engine without lube is not going to last long!

    So, to warm a car up - fire it up and drive. Don't take it above 3k rpm, but don't let it drop below 2k either. Lots of gentle throttle inputs (don't floor it, then change up at 3k thinking you're doing the engine good!) and after 15 mins or so she'll be up to temp properly. One other thing, don't rely on the water temp to gauge when the car's warmed up. Oil temperature and pressure are the key factors to tell you that, and sadly most cars don't come with either of those gauges.

  10. #10
    DILLIGAF GoNz0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Derby
    Posts
    10,867
    Thanks
    632
    Thanked
    1,191 times in 944 posts
    • GoNz0's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus Rampage V Extreme
      • CPU:
      • i7 something X99 based
      • Memory:
      • 16gb GSkill
      • Storage:
      • 4 SSD's + WD Red
      • Graphics card(s):
      • GTX980 Strix WC
      • PSU:
      • Enermax Galaxy 1250 (9 years and counting)
      • Case:
      • Corsair 900D
      • Operating System:
      • win10 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 24"
      • Internet:
      • 220mb Cable
    should be a sealed fuel system on a r reg, due to fuel injection, so it will be fine after 3 months

  11. #11
    Senior Member chriswood_7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Gateshead
    Posts
    1,485
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    7 times in 6 posts
    • chriswood_7's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M2NE SLi
      • CPU:
      • AMD X2 5200+
      • Memory:
      • 3GB DDR2 6400
      • Storage:
      • 1x 120GB + 1x 320GB Seagate IDE
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 512MB BFG 8800GT OC2
      • PSU:
      • 680W Hiper PSU
      • Case:
      • Thermaltake Soprano w/ Window
      • Monitor(s):
      • 15" HPF50s
      • Internet:
      • 10Mbit Virgin Media
    Thanks Lowe, I dont think I would have turned it over straight away and driven it to be honest. I wanted to make sure that everything was flowing properly before I set out, as where we are its pretty much straight onto a Dual carriageway without a hard shoulder. Once I knew everything was working ok (not just dying on me after a minute of running) after me giving it a few mins of steady revs only then I took it out.

    Must admit I was a bit apprehensive at first taking it out when its stood for so long but I was impressed, running spot on...

    Cheers

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Renault Clio power steering fluid
    By Rave in forum Automotive
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 09-03-2008, 04:56 PM
  2. Replies: 31
    Last Post: 12-09-2006, 09:19 PM
  3. Renault Clio
    By beza in forum Automotive
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 28-05-2006, 07:02 PM
  4. Clio Cup racer dies :(
    By Lowe in forum Automotive
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-06-2004, 06:14 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •