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Any Cardiff Owners Want To Drive my 182 Cup?

Discussion in 'Wales, Northern Ireland & IOM' started by essee, Mar 23, 2016.

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  1. essee

    essee

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    This isn't a bragging thread, but a curiosity thread. :smile:

    Other than the awful ride from the Apex springs fitted on the car, the gear change doesn't seem right to me. The clutch is heavy, the change is clunky and I think it has a short shifter, which feels awful too. It seems to grind in any gear at speed. Are there any experienced owners in the area that could confirm this? Take the car for a spin, and maybe take me out in theirs too?

    Would be much appreciated and could even sort you out for some beer tokens.

    Thanks,
    David.
     
  2. LeeRS

    LeeRS ClioSport Club Member

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    @ADS1982 is local to you.
    He has a cup which sounds like it does the same sort of thing.
     
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    ADS_V6 ClioSport Club Member

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    Where are you in Cardiff mate ignore @LeeRS he has a thing for blokes in clios with a sloppy shifter
     
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  4. essee

    essee

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    haha.. I'm in Llandaff. Ignore my profile pic, I'm not completely retarded.
     
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    ADS_V6 ClioSport Club Member

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    Can you get to say Caerphilly tomorrow or Friday,can have a look and drive see whats wrong
     
  6. essee

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    Friday is perfect, yes. Thank you. Have I seen your car by the petrol station on the hill off the A470?
     
  7. LeeRS

    LeeRS ClioSport Club Member

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    Yeah. Couldnt make it to the top so he bought a v6 instead.
     
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    ADS_V6 ClioSport Club Member

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    Oh thats not me,thats a rb 182 think guy works up in car sales place.What about the petrol station at 12pm up nantgarw hill.
     
  9. essee

    essee

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    Yeah, ok, that's great thanks. :smile::up:
     
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    Will be in a blue 172 i wont forget mate cheers Al
     
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  11. essee

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    I'll remind you Friday morning anyway. :smile:
     
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    ADS_V6 ClioSport Club Member

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    What on Friday haha,ill be there mate dont worry
     
  13. LeeRS

    LeeRS ClioSport Club Member

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    You wont miss him anyway. The barber has to use this when he has his hair cut. HUGE!
    024.jpg
     
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    ADS_V6 ClioSport Club Member

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    Got nowt better to do?.You fixed yours yet or is the speedometer still bust?,the 172 should go past 30 Lee
     
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    LeeRS ClioSport Club Member

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    Just in the loft marking out joists for the plasterboard lol. Having a break.
     
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    ADS_V6 ClioSport Club Member

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    Didn't realise car was made from plasterboard no wonder its unstable around local McDonald's drivethru
     
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  17. LeeRS

    LeeRS ClioSport Club Member

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    Is going well actually tbh.
    Just need a new rear exhaust mount thats all.
     
  18. Filters

    Filters Wales - South ClioSport Area Rep

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    @essee Sorry for not picking this up sooner.
    Your clutch is probably down to the release bearing, depending on age and mileage aswell it sounds like it could be worn friction plates. Also check the cables not clogged up with crap.
    Gear change, the short shifter could be rushing the syncros, but it's more than likely to be the input shaft.

    Hope this helps...
     
  19. essee

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    So, is that a new clutch then? It's really making me appear a right spaz behind the wheel. I'm hoping ADS can confirm this tomorrow. It's just a matter of comparing what we've both got, I guess.
     
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    @ADS1982 You'll be pleased to know, you don't have to meet me tomorrow now. I've managed to hook up with Mr Filters this evening, who kindly pointed out many many things that need some work. :smile:

    Thanks again for agreeing to meet with me so quickly anyway! You can just enjoy the long weekend instead!
     
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    What was up with it? They don't have the slickest of gearbox/clutch from the factory.
     
  22. essee

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    Looks like some cheap Ebay item. Filters should be able to hook me up with a standard shifter. The clutch is a little heavy, potentially a cable issue, but will drop the 'box with more time and money when available.
     
  23. LeeRS

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    Glad you sort of sorted it. Nice dodge.of @ADS1982 by the way. A wise move.
     
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    Filters Wales - South ClioSport Area Rep

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    Cable definitely needs a clean out, but, it's the release bearing and probably the clutch it's self causing it to be that damn heavy....you felt the difference in mine.
    Will whip the Gear lever and linkage arms out of my breaker for you tomorrow, as said it's yours. Don't want anything for it, the beers were enough...though I'm sure the one you have has damaged the syncros as it shouldn't be crunching that badly.
    Get that timing checked too, I'm sure it's out...sure of it.
    P.S don't forget to check your coilpack tomorrow when you get a chance + sort the sills too...pliers and a big hammer should do the trick. Nice to of met you Essee, catch you soon!
     
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