[DML] Continued: Renault Input Shafts
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[DML] Continued: Renault Input Shafts

I agree with Marc Levy: splines are the weak link. If I can damage
them with a 17mm flat wrench, they aren't hitting on much. Their
diminutive size should tell you as much.

BTW: I think your eyes are a bit bigger than your stomach Re: Renault
Alpine A610 Turbo. I found exactly two websites that rate it more than
250 HP -- yours (delorean.co.uk) and these guys:
Everyone else in the world, including the "official" Alpine fan club,
rates the turbocharged variant at 250 HP @ 5,700 RPM. If you do the
math that's a fairly pedestrian 230 FT LBS of torque -- hardly input
shaft snapping power.

This same topic (Alpine HP) apparently made it way through the DML
several times in 1998 with the same conclusion: 250 HP is the more
reliable number. You're going to be very hard pressed to get much more
than that from a 3 liter gasoline engine, even turbocharged.

Bill Robertson

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski <webmaster@xxxx> wrote:
> gearboxes have a deserved reputation for being absolutely
> over here - a special race edition of the Alpine A610 GTA V6 Turbo put 
> out well over 400bhp from the factory! For the gearbox to break was 
> unheard of. The UN1 and 369 gearboxes (which are interenally identical) 
> are very sought after - Lotus used it in the Esprit, and you don't head 
> of many Esprit owners breaking input shafts, and that's a twin turbo V8.

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