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    20100521_GTX_0003.JPGWe all love this mythical and popular car, because we sailed in one being childrens, because someone in the family had one or just because it always made us want it... because it's endearing, whatever we say.
    Its great success is certainly due to the fact that with a simple mechanics, with little or no electronics, it is easy to maintain by yourself without expensive tools, without forgetting that the parts are not expensive and always easy to find. Even today, for some homes, students and people with "little budget", it is a source of great comfort at a lower price: far from car loans and garage mechanics, which are becoming more and more inaccessible. The small engines models (the most common) are very robust and still consume very little, sometimes less than recent "equivalent" cars, which makes it by definition just as ecological, if not even more by the simple fact that we we always use it instead of buying new ones ... At the level of the official technical control, benefiting from its "seniority", it does not undergo the modern standards much too restrictive, the tranquility is assured.
    Today it is still an interesting car for everyday use, especially and clearly from an economic point of view.
    Collectors are also beginning to take an interest in this 30-year-old "granny": restoration, maintenance or refurbishment, repairs, etc ... make it possible to find "newer than new" models for the pleasure of the eyes and to see this French heritage thus safeguarded.
    We have created this community to bring together all those who are interested and who wish to take part in this adventure to preserve their Renault Super 5, whether by maintenance, repair or restoration: you will find in this community all useful information and tips on these topics.

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danjams

Super 5 TR '90 of Danjams

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I am a retired engineer and I have restored many old cars. I have just bought a 5 TR ("Famous Five" made for the English market) for my son. It has only done 50k miles (80k Km). I have recently replaced all the brake pipes and rear cylinders. I am presently repairing the sills which had rust inside which did not show much on the outside. The car goes very well and my son drives to Sheffield where he is studying for his Masters degree but he is not really interested in cars.

One question I have right now is whether the sunroof opening has drain tubes for the water?

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Welcome !

Thankyou for your introduction and photos :)

 

Regarding your question i'll let the others answer because I'm not very familiar with the roof openings...

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Welcome here! Thanks for this nice introduction :)

 

As far as I know about sunroofs (I owned a Super 5 Baccara equiped with it), there is no drain pipe. The shape of the sunroof is suppose to drain water directly through the outside part of the roof, and the seal around the glass (once closed) should be enough for not having leaks.

 

Do you have any leak issue? It happens quite a lot on this equipment, and usually, the seal between the roof and the outline of the rooftop is faulty.

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Welcome here.

It's a pleasure to see other 5's models than we see in France ;)

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welcome! 

very nice Five indeed! looks so shiny, i love that "famous five" stickers, really lovely

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Hi danjams and welcome here!

As an owner of a five with a sunroof I will tell you that the biggest flaw I have on mine is that the seal is getting pinched by the locking part of the sunroof and it is making a gap between the glass and the seal through witch the water can pass.. it is easily resolved by putting some thick grease but it is kinda dirty if you put your finger in it ;)

I will post a photo here to show you where the gap creates!

 

And again, welcome here!!

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welcome

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