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  1. Martin_172

    James' Clio 220 Trophy

    Man everytime I see a LY I miss my old one so bad!
  2. Martin_172

    MK3 Clio 1.2 16V swap to 1.2 TCe?

    sell your current car and buy a car with a TCE from the factory is the easiest option you need to change engine, gearbox, wiring, and ecu its labour intensive
  3. Martin_172

    Martin's Clio DCi Van

    Getting there slowly, rear beam and fuel tank are off the 182 Shell is gone
  4. Martin_172

    1.5dci cambelt

    wouldn't be in a hurry to change it lol, I got a quote to do hers sure it was around £400 but in reality it worked out a much better decision to just chop it in for a new one at that miles lol
  5. Martin_172

    1.5dci cambelt

    £600 for a 1.2 8v!!!!!! comedy! sure the belt interval is either 5yrs/72k or 6yrs/100k both ring a bell! we traded my birds in at 5yr old 160k on the standard belt, looked good to me when I checked it 😂
  6. Martin_172

    Initiale dCi Daily Project (yes, diesel.)

    looking forward to seeing how you get on with the black one, I was tempted by it when I seen it on ebay too!!!
  7. Martin_172

    PH2 172 stealth exhaust - how many are there? and which one!

    I bought a brand new standard genuine system for my last one, from memory it was about £400 and sounded perfect, 2yrs later I heard it had snapped off lol
  8. Martin_172


    Front tyres are a bit wide for snow but they seem to cope pretty well being a light car with plenty weight over the front end. My Clio van on its standard steelys was amazing in the snow
  9. Martin_172

    Really feint hesitation/miss at light throttle

    I've had similar with a dodgy throttle body and it's a reasonable common issue. They are expensive nee so I'd try a 2nd hand one first
  10. Martin_172

    Trophy Sachs Dampers

    Better with a set of apex dampers, they last longer at £45 each 😂
  11. Martin_172

    Ren Breakers

    I got one from cliospares years ago, turned up damaged, the bits at the windscreen side where it comes to a point where bent, I just fixed it as the car wasn't a garage queen but best bet is always collect it or at least go via paypal
  12. Martin_172

    Trophy Sachs Dampers

    Assume he will have them up for a long time to come lol
  13. Martin_172

    Trophy Sachs Dampers

    £600, has the fluid been replaced by liquid gold mixed with Charlie?
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    Really feint hesitation/miss at light throttle

    to save loads of reading, stick an updated summary post with everything you have changed so far so we can see what's left and see if we can get to the bottom of it
  15. Martin_172

    Renault Scenic II 2.0 T vs Megane RS 2.0T Engine diferences

    I believe the 2.0t 165 is a VVT engine and the 225 does without VVT?
  16. Martin_172

    Work colleague purchased an '05 Clio 1.5DCi as their first car...

    Fantastic when they work, nothing you can really do to prevent fuel system issues, just worry about it when it happens and enjoy it before it does 😂
  17. Martin_172

    Stolen Trophy? T800PHY

    Why would anyone steal a 15yr old Clio? Unless they were going for a blast up the Twisties?
  18. Martin_172

    Maddy's PB Ph1 172 Track Inspired Show Car & Weekend Toy

    I would say black plastic, once dressed etc always think that looks best even if it is a bit more maintenance, breaks it up a little what did I do to deserve a facebook delete 😂😂
  19. Martin_172

    Megane gearbox 197/200

    no it wont, its the high RPM changes that causes the syncros to fail, no matter how easy you are with the box Having spent most of my driving with JC5's im used to having to use mechanical sympathy with the boxes and not rushing them, always heal and toe even during normal driving and I killed...
  20. Martin_172

    1.2 16v massive oil leak!

    when it was running for 5 minutes I could hardly see where it was coming from just a splatter landing on a coolant hose but I assume when its sitting at higher RPM on the motorway etc its firing it out!
  21. Martin_172

    All new Mk5 Renault Clio

    it has adaptive dampers?
  22. Martin_172

    Clio II 1.2 as a first project

    depends what your ideas are for your project? They drive nice, are reliable, cheap to fix, don't rust, handle well, looks are a personal preference but assume you like the look since your asking
  23. Martin_172

    1.2 16v massive oil leak!

    spot on! done this today and boom straight away I could see the mist landing on a coolant hose from where a missing inlet manifold bolt was!
  24. Martin_172

    New Member Clio 172 Ph1 M444DRT, South Wales

    I like that, Standard lights and bright silver OZ F1's would look awesome though!
  25. Martin_172

    1.2 16v massive oil leak!

    will check tomorrow how would it be getting out from the inlet manifold though its all sealed?
  26. Martin_172

    1.2 16v massive oil leak!

    yep all good! bone dry! that will be next or a TCE conversion lol nope all good. im stumped, got it at my garage tomorrow to strip it to bits and get a better look, its the fact its everywhere as if there has been an oil explosion but no signs of where its coming from when its running!
  27. Martin_172

    Upgraded injectors on 1.2tce

    just fit the injectors on site when you get there doesn't take long. EFI would be my choice even if it is a bit of a trek
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    1.2 16v massive oil leak!

    I'm stumped! The top and front of engine is coated in oil, underside of the bonnet is coated as if there has been an oil explosion! Alternator side is covered, gearbox side is dry It's using a litre a day. Sump is all good, oil filter all good Breathers all good Not coming from the dipstick or...
  29. Martin_172


    at risk of sounding a bit blunt, what do you actually want to achieve? the reason to modify a car is to achieve something, so unless you just have money burning a hole in your pocket with no other hobbies then what made you register on a forum and ask what you should modify on your car?
  30. Martin_172

    The New Clio Cup Car...

    this is cliosport, don't you know how it works, the new engine is smaller, lighter, more efficient, delivers more power and more torque but its definitely went backwords as the 182 was the last of the rear hot hatches iirc ;)