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R4 L vs R4 S floor mats

Sepharad

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Portugal
#1
I need to replace the original floor mats in my 1988 R4 GTL. Fanzose sells mats for a R4 L and R4 S. Ummm is mine an L? And what is an S? There are minor differences visible in the picture.

Is there a superior mat available?
 

JdeW

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Laarbeek The Netherlands
#5
Although the rubber floor mats are original and I really like originallity, the rubber mats keep the moist (water) inside and between the mats and the floorpanel. There's no ventilation so there's the nr1 famous R4 rustspot.
I prefer the old fashioned woven coconut or sisal carpet without the modernday pvc or rubber back.
 

mojobaby

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#6
My GTL rubber mat looks like the one on the top right. It has the little rectangular cut out section at the base. But I have no idea why there is a round cut out where it fits to the centre consol.

The one on the top left has what is probably a cut out for a floor mounted handbrake and the little round hole at the top left position could be for a foot operated dip switch
 

JdeW

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Laarbeek The Netherlands
#10
Our LHD GTL (Slovenian) has a foot-operated windscreen washer pump.

I'm not sure if RHD R4s ever had this 'feature'?
So the RHD R4's weren't equiped with such a feature as a manual foot-operated windscreen washer pump?
Or are the weather conditions sufficient so that feature was skipped or available as an option :D
 

laxeian

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Galicia
#11
So the RHD R4's weren't equiped with such a feature as a manual foot-operated windscreen washer pump?
Or are the weather conditions sufficient so that feature was skipped or available as an option :D[/QUOTE
Or upside down mats instead of electric washes..
 

malcolm

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Bedford UK
#12
So the RHD R4's weren't equiped with such a feature as a manual foot-operated windscreen washer pump?
Or are the weather conditions sufficient so that feature was skipped or available as an option :D
I don't think RHD cars ever had that feature - you would have needed to take your foot off the throttle pedal to use it. Instead we had a small hand pump push on the dash in the TLs, then in the GTL we got a high-tech electrical pump.
 
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Location
Bournemouth
#13
My LHD had the footpump but wow it was inadequate so replaced with a new reservoir bottle, electric pump and switch. Gets lot more water in the screen now.
 

JdeW

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Laarbeek The Netherlands
#14
Yes indeed the footpump is totally inadequate. In my first GTL I also installed an electric pump and the switch came from a Renault(5) Express.
The Express light/direction indicator switch has a switch for the windscreen washer pump and it fits the same.
 
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437
Location
Bournemouth
#15
Yes indeed the footpump is totally inadequate. In my first GTL I also installed an electric pump and the switch came from a Renault(5) Express.
The Express light/direction indicator switch has a switch for the windscreen washer pump and it fits the same.
Oh might have to look to do the same, much tidier than my additional push button
 

laxeian

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Galicia
#16
The wiper stalk on my 85 fasa F6 has the washer funtion built into the stalk itself, down wiper 1 , down 2 fast , pull in any position wash , might be another option if your looking to take it away from push button, keeps all windscreen related things on one stalk.
 

uaz04

Due Momianesi
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Istria, Croatia
#17
Seems I'm even more of a grumpy old fart than I and others previously thought! Why? Because the Renault 4 windscreenwasher footpump is one of my favourite details, as is the thumbpump on my 1964 Zastava 750. Old school simplicity, but for me they work like a charm.
 
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English but live in France 87250
#19
Seems I'm even more of a grumpy old fart than I and others previously thought! Why? Because the Renault 4 windscreenwasher footpump is one of my favourite details, as is the thumbpump on my 1964 Zastava 750. Old school simplicity, but for me they work like a charm.
I agree i would certainly not change the floor operated washer on my GTL, also with an electric pump i would have to fill the bottle more than once a year and that would be a chore.
 
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