Drive shafts available at:Where do you find new driveshafts (or reconditioned) if you ever needed to change it.
The hot start problems where always an issue with the GTL's and Zenith 28IF as I encountered in the 80's and 90's with my first GTL even with the normal higher octane petrols in those days, and keep in mind I drove a lot with my first GTL and with a lot I mean really a lot of miles.Have slight problem with hot start....
Drive shafts available at:
- R-Quatre (The Netherlands) https://www.renault4onderdelen.nl/Webwinkel-Category-7295381/Aandrijfassen.html (OEM refurbished and/or aftermarket)
- Der Franzose (Germany) https://www.franzose.de/en/Renault/R4/Antriebswellen/ (think they're aftermarket)
- Leboncoin https://www.leboncoin.fr/equipement_auto/1811726541.htm/
- Or search on partnumber 7701348098, there are many brands, not sure which are the best
The hot start problems where always an issue with the GTL's and Zenith 28IF as I encountered in the 80's and 90's with my first GTL even with the normal higher octane petrols in those days, and keep in mind I drove a lot with my first GTL and with a lot I mean really a lot of miles.
The main problem is that the carb is mounted directly on the in and outlet manifold. When the engine is shut off the excess heat from the manifold causes the hot start trouble. The temperature under the bonnet rises excesivly and can cause a pressure rise in the fuel line between the fuel pump and carb. This rise in presure is a cause that the float needle won't close correctly so extra fuel flows through the float chamber into the manifold and causes the trouble.
I'm curious about this modification described in my Haynes manual, and will apply it when I can continue working on my GTL so a 3 line fuel pump with the calibrated returnline and applying a ceramic coating on the complete manifold just for my curiosity, maybe in combination with a fan that runs for 10 minutes after the engine is shut off, just to rapidly cool the manifold.
Well petak,TX Jdew!
I was hoping that someone have experience to share about aftermarket driveshaft brands. Question was not set up precise and correct as it should be
Well petak,hobby costs money anyway
Have smaller pille of driveshafts in my garage.On the other hand I found a shed full of old original parts just 15 euro each not far from my house.
Just buy 10 of those and surely 1 will be good and you've 9 left for parts
Your starting problem looks like ignition switch failure, for start check voltage at ignition coil (+) when cranking. Sometimes pitted or burnt contacts inside ignition switch will not allow current to pass when switch is turned at "D" position.