lexi: thank you
800dr – this one which i have mentioned is necessary to use without diesel – the engine works only with "my" product – that is the reason why you have to put input and output of your diesel pump into the bottle with this item – no diesel form tank, no aditives, you have to use just this cleaner.
No problem – last tim when i stuck in France (2012) – i saw that noone there want to speak english – its a long story about my 2,2dci problems (stuck in Orange), few months before my troubles – i was speaking with Papyts and he helped me to find and contact few hotels for my "Eurotrip" (IT- Venice, Modena, Pisa, FR- Nice, Cannes, St. Tropez, Marseille, Arles, Avignon, then we wanted to go to Lyon and Parsi but my VS disagreed)
nevertheless guys in renault garage were terrible (they wanted to change all the engine for 7600€ – my mechanician repaired in CZE for 80€, then i had to pay 80€ for reseating of timing belt) – they said that they cant speak english, so i tried to find someone in "dealership" – i have found – it was the owner of all that Renault areal – he spokes fluently english and when he came with me to the garage (behind the dealership), both of those guys in garage started to speak fluently english when they saw that he goes with me :D - i know that it is not the same for everyone – but had to tell you this part of my story ;)
Anyway – in case that there will be some meeting and i will be able to come, i will be really glad if there will be someone who could i speak with :) – i will bring some CZ beer and in case that you will want, i can bring some spare parts (costs in czech are rally funny comparing with FR and UK costs – i spoke with Hammond and he told me somtehing about 120Ł for one hour of work in Renault UK – in CZ – its about 10-15Ł ;) the same situation is usually with spare parts)
3,0dV6 is generally quite good engine only in facelift models (not so clear – some of those facelifted models has the old engine) – you can recognize them – P9X 701 130kW is the old one – lots of problems with overhetaing and curves on blocks and holes in heads, etc.
P9X 715 133kw (used from III.q./2005 i think) is much better (not a lot of overheated engines like PhI.). BUT both of these two engines is necessary to service with your head not with your instructions in service manuals (the same rules are for 2,2dci):
1)oil change max each 15000km ( im doing it like this for more than 100 000kms with ELF 5W40)
2)be careful till the temperature of the engine is OK (water could be on 90°C but the oil is still cold – thats the reason)
3)i do not reccomend to use CHIP Tunning for these three engines
4)better to put down those plastic pieces inside of the engine – on the top – plastic covers of battery and of the head (that silver one with the label of the engine)
5)WHEN YOU WILL BUY IT – GO TO YOUR RENAULT DEALER AND ASK HIM TO INSTALL THE NEWEST SOFTWARE OF YOUR UNITS (regarding to my informations – the SW – mainly in phI – was bad – in case of overheating it shall start the vent in the engine on the second speed – but the units didn do it – the unit with old SW switched this vent off and the overheating was critical
6)both of 3,0DCI is necessary to fill with a good quality diesel – sometimes is better to use premium diesel (in CZ for ex. Benzina Verva diesel (normal is TOP Q), Shell V-Power diesel (normal is Fuel Save Diesel), etc.)
anyway this 3,0dci is great engine when it works :D if you do not need V6 expression – you can think about 2,0dCi 127kw – really good alternative with the same power almost and less troubles :)