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My Blue GTA Turbo

Postby Wrightbr » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:05 pm

Hi guys I am Brad.

I have been on this forum for since 2004 and finally became a fully paid up member this year. Thought I had better introduce myself properly! I bought my GTA in 1996 with 17000 miles on the clock. It is a late turbo with I believe all the factory extras (full leather inc door cards,air con, abs etc). My brother owned it before me as an ex demo car and it was the demonstrator at the local Renault sport garage in Kent near where I live. It sat on a turn table in the showroom a couple of years and I paid it admiring glances and wished that it would one day be mine and it did become mine! This was my brothers 2nd GTA, the first one (a red one) met an untimely end in a hedge/ field!


So I have had this car for 14 years and only use it on Sunny days etc and it currently has only 30,000 miles on the clock and is in mint conditon as far as I am concerned . I try to do all the work on the car myself where possible and only issues I have had are the usual ones (clutch slave heat sink issues, poor battery life if not trickle charged, blocked radiator etc)

Only upgrades are Avez wheels and straight through Stainless Exhaust and a newer stereo.

I can't see myself ever parting with the GTA as nothing else road car wise makes you feel so connected with the car, the feedback is fantastic. I also drive an Audi S4 which although faster in a straight line feels dead in comparison.

Also would not mind possibly meeting up with any other GTA owners in Kent area next summer.

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Postby Paul Taylor » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:46 pm

The guy that has just brought mine is a former GTA owner, and lives in Kent. Not sure of the area though.

Im sure he will introduce himself soon, since he has been looking over the website / forum.
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Postby Wrightbr » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:43 am

Grrr Pictures have disappeared? Posing them again

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Postby mellowyellowa610 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:45 am

Looks a lovely car in a nice colour. :D
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Postby BIG_MVS » Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:42 pm

Very nice car Brad. Get it up to Prescott next year for a nice run out :wink:
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Postby Wrightbr » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:10 pm

Get it up to Prescott next year for a nice run out


Only if its not raining :wink:
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Postby simonsays74 » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:50 pm

Yeeee haaaa!!!! I'm not the only one having picture trouble!!

Glad to see that, if you know what I mean.

If ya get it sorted, tell me the secret pleasey!
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Postby Wrightbr » Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:40 pm

Right finally got round to hosting the pictures elsewhere so hopefully they will stay up this time ! They are a little on the large size though !

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Postby Wrightbr » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:20 pm

Finally got the clutch sorted at last. Master cylinder refurbed bypastparts (www.pastparts.co.uk) for £57 (stainless steel re lined and resealed, thanks for the recommendation Cee) after also replacing the slave cylinder earlier in the year. So thought I would take it for a run out today and take a few more pics

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Postby BIG_MVS » Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:14 pm

Looking good Brad 8)
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Postby andyh877 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:34 am

looks good, love the colour
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Re: My Blue GTA Turbo

Postby Wrightbr » Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:52 pm

Finally got my GTA Turbo back from its refresh a few weeks back. Has had following done over the summer /autumn at a mates place:-


- New Calipers front
- Refurbed Calipers rear.
- Brake Master cylinder rebuild
- New Ali Radiator
- Stainless Coolant Pipes
- Samco Silicon Coolant Pipes
- New Clutch
- Coolant Flushed and replaced with Type D
- New thermostat
- New gearbox oil and engine oil and filter
- Session on a rolling Road (all healthy and good bhp etc wise)

Took ages to get rear calipers sorted. So hopefully that's any cooling or brake issues sorted for a while. Alpines now tucked away for winter.

Swapped it over with my Noble M12 for some work over winter. That is having a new Ali radiator and a few other bits.
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Leather
Air Con
ABS

Family Car - Kia Picanto Chilli!
Noble M12


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