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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamble_90 View Post
    Good evening all. Does anybody know the best place to mount switches in a Duster for spots, etc.?

    I was thinking about next the 4wd switch where there is 2 blanks next to the traction switch but not sure of the size of switch that would fit... Maybe like a 40x20mm?
    I would maybe find a local scrapyard taking a Duster/Sandero apart and get those switches and make them work. It would look standard and you would be almost guaranteed to have them fit
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhireSide View Post
    I would maybe find a local scrapyard taking a Duster/Sandero apart and get those switches and make them work. It would look standard and you would be almost guaranteed to have them fit
    Now that is great advise... Just to find a Duster being stripped in East London and I'm good to go

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    The search function sucks on this site, or I don't know how to use it.
    Recommended oil for 2017 Duster please? Mid shelf, if that makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectaitor View Post
    The search function sucks on this site, or I don't know how to use it.
    Recommended oil for 2017 Duster please? Mid shelf, if that makes sense.
    you could try a Google search on this site. Type the following into google (with quotes):

    “Duster recommended oil” site:4x4community.co.za

    I have always ran Shell Helix HX8 in my vehicles as it’s not unaffordable and I have never had any issues, however just check that it meets the recommended spec for the DPF as these oils need to be low ash content to not mess it up.

    another thread on here spoke very highly of the Midas house brand oils, but I have no horse in that race
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    Somewhere in my garage I have half a 5l container of oil from Renault. I can find it now, but the brand is definately Elf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectaitor View Post
    The search function sucks on this site, or I don't know how to use it.
    Recommended oil for 2017 Duster please? Mid shelf, if that makes sense.
    If you still have your cat / DPF in a 1.5 DCi motor, then stick with any manufacturer that says "RN0720 ACEA C4 5W30 4.5 litres" with the "ACEA C4 5W30" being the important part.

    If you no longer have a cat / DPF, you can use the higher Sulphated Ash, Phosphorus, Sulphur ACEA C3, which is usually a bit cheaper.
    Renault Duster 4WD Gen1: No Meow, GC = 254mm, WD = 820mm

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    Just thought I’d chime in here with an odd fix for a noise I was chasing near the front of the car.

    it manifested as a metallic ‘clank’ but not really deep, but not as ‘light’ as say a rattling brake caliper.

    I checked and regreased the caliper pins and put copper compound on the backs of the brake pads and the pad oortjies, then reassembled. Replaced the front sway bar links as they were looking tired. Worked through the whole undercarriage, and looked over the engine and gearbox mounts, inner and outer CV’s, the bevel box, propeller shaft, control arms, shock mounts, wheel bearings, tie-rod ends, steering box, bash plate, whee hubs, clutch assembly and found sweet bugger-all to be wrong. But that damned sound continued to elude me.

    On a whim I decided to squeeze a thin line of Reinzosil into the throttle body intake pipe where the wire clips from the boost pipe sit. Left it for a day to cure, and lo and behold - no more noise. It seems like as the engine was alternating between vacuum and boost, it was causing this pipe to move aft and forward and the wire clips hitting against the throttle body was causing the metallic sound I was hearing. Odd how a sound like that could manifest as a drivetrain sound, but I am glad I found and fixed it all the same.

    I also found that, with our recent floods, I had water ingress into the cabin right above the handbrake. The nut keeping the antenna in place (and so also the o-ring pressed taut against the bodywork) was loose, so letting the car air for a day to dry the headliner and tightening the nut back up seems to have remedied this as well.
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    Quite the sleuth and I'm glad for it. Well done.

    Did you replace the links with polyurethane bushings?

    So, the intake pipe was actually leaking. Good fix

    Did you remove the headliner to get to the antennae nut?
    Renault Duster 4WD Gen1: No Meow, GC = 254mm, WD = 820mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Dassie View Post
    Quite the sleuth and I'm glad for it. Well done.

    Did you replace the links with polyurethane bushings?

    So, the intake pipe was actually leaking. Good fix

    Did you remove the headliner to get to the antennae nut?
    Thank you.

    No, I just got a pair of drop links from Maxiquip. The swaybar bushings were still in excellent condition.

    Luckily, I could get to the nut by taking out the front interior light housing and getting an 8mm spanner in like so. Found the cuplrit on a YT channel of another guy who had the same issue. BTW, I learnt that there exists a sort of 'canopy' storage area that sits against the roofliner in certain versions, but was removed due to it having a negative effect on the car safety ratings. It would have been nice to have, since storage space inside the Dusters are a bit limited.
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    Interesting: canopy storage area. Potential storage for sunglasses, which would be worn when driving and thus, not a safety hazard?
    Renault Duster 4WD Gen1: No Meow, GC = 254mm, WD = 820mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Dassie View Post
    Interesting: canopy storage area. Potential storage for sunglasses, which would be worn when driving and thus, not a safety hazard?
    The video I saw it in, had the guy saw something about people potentially hitting their heads on it in a collision, which I suppose makes sense.

    Snipped this from the video in question:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butch Dassie View Post
    If you still have your cat / DPF in a 1.5 DCi motor, then stick with any manufacturer that says "RN0720 ACEA C4 5W30 4.5 litres" with the "ACEA C4 5W30" being the important part.

    If you no longer have a cat / DPF, you can use the higher Sulphated Ash, Phosphorus, Sulphur ACEA C3, which is usually a bit cheaper.
    Thanks, sorry I assume we only talk about the 1.5dci because I discard the 1.6 so easily

    Brake fluid recommendations too while we're at it please (I'm not looking to save every penny on getting the cheapest, or spend every penny on the most expensive, more looking for most trusted).

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    Brake Fluid: anything that says DOT 4 on it. The clutch shares the same reservoir.
    Renault Duster 4WD Gen1: No Meow, GC = 254mm, WD = 820mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by alecrust View Post
    GREAT ROARING SUCCESS! I have the 2018 model Duster, updated the Media Nav using this procedure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86zMFaU2ZH4
    Then after a lot of digging formatted a USB to fat32, loaded and empty text file and called it "mcmtest_activate.ini". Popped that into the usb, went to version under settings and pressed exactly as in the picture (I tried a few from youtube but this one worked). The entered 6835, pressed OK, cleared, entered 9377, ok. Then pressed the "micom test" button, enabled android auto (menu item: AA) and apple carplay (CP) and 4WD, then pressed "Hard reset", waited a few seconds and the system rebooted and voila android auto works! My eco screen now has the 4wd option with the compass and tilt indicators!

    I did not mess with anything else as I read you can brick the system so follow this at your own risk!
    This was a lifesaver. I tried about 20 other codes before I came across these.
    Thank you!

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