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  1. M

    Hole in 172 gearbox - Options

    I’ll give it a go. Watch this space!!
  2. M

    Hole in 172 gearbox - Options

    Pretty sure I’ve got all the bits. Only one roller bearing let go. If I try the quiksteel route, I assume I need the aluminium version of the paste? Many thanks for your advice on this as well as my previous instalment!
  3. M

    Hole in 172 gearbox - Options

    Afternoon all. So a while back I sheared the tripod off the NS driveshaft. After much magnet fishing I got all the bits out, but one of the lobes from the tripod has pushed a hole in the gearbox casing. It was very stuck. So any thoughts on how to plug the hole? Special magic glue / sealant? Get...
  4. M

    The great deals/rare parts thread

    My mistake. Probably not suitable for a race car section. Good deal though.
  5. M

    The great deals/rare parts thread

    ECP seem to be selling 172 clutch kits for £30 after discount. I’ve ordered on to put on the shel.
  6. M

    ECP - Radiator

    There’s a clutch on there for £30 (after discount) is that right??
  7. M

    Gearbox Ate My Driveshaft on a Targa Rally- Garage Needed Around Farnborough

    Drained the oil and found no needle bearings in the oil. Took the shaft out. I could feel the missing third circular lobe jammed just inside the gearbox casing, between the case and the bolt in plate. Managed to get that out, although I can feel another piece. Two questions: Is the bolt in plate...
  8. M

    Gearbox Ate My Driveshaft on a Targa Rally- Garage Needed Around Farnborough

    So the car was delivered home and the garage that took a quick look had put the assorted shaft part in the footwell. So I’m missing one set of needle bearings and the cylinder bit. I may drain and see what I can fish out to start with.
  9. M

    Gearbox Ate My Driveshaft on a Targa Rally- Garage Needed Around Farnborough

    Cool, thanks for the advice all. I’ll take a look when it’s back at the end of the week and report back!
  10. M

    Gearbox Ate My Driveshaft on a Targa Rally- Garage Needed Around Farnborough

    So I’m now having the car shipped home so I can sort it during lockdown. Any idea if the 172 gear box has a magnet inside to catch any bits? Or is the gearbox likely to be shot. Being glass half full, I was hoping to fish the bits out, whack a new shaft in and hope for the best! Thoughts??
  11. M

    Gearbox Ate My Driveshaft on a Targa Rally- Garage Needed Around Farnborough

    Afternoon All Had a brilliant day of super budget Motorsport on Sunday on a Targa rally. Running second in class on the last test, when changing from first to second i got a thud and no gears. Had it recovered to a good motorsport specialist (who where at the rally), who have identified that the...
  12. M

    172 Radio Code Request

    Many thanks, it’s much appreciated.
  13. M

    172 Radio Code Request

    Afternoon Could anyone help with a radio code for my 172. Have been living with it for a year but tomorrow I have a fairly long drive for a targa rally. I believe the relevant numbers from the side of the radio unit are TR796. Cheers all
  14. M

    Wishbone Replacement Goes Bad

    Excellent, I’ll crack on!
  15. M

    Wishbone Replacement Goes Bad

    So, I started to replace the wishbones on my 172 phase 2, and before I realised GSF had sold me the wrong type..... ggggrrrrr So the tie rod that goes from the front inner wishbone bolt up to the inner wheel liner, I sheared the bolt that connects it at the upper wheel arch position. As I lost...
  16. M

    Front ABS Rings - Width Important?

    Excellent. Many thanks. I’d better get out there and nail it all back together before the rain comes
  17. M

    Front ABS Rings - Width Important?

    So my Ph 2 172 has the thin (7.5mm) 44 tooth ABS rings. However a new drive shaft has been delivered with the wider 15mm 44 tooth rings. Are they ok to fit, or will that bugger the ABS signal? Any guidance much appreciated.
  18. M

    Monaco Blue 172 :-)

    Looks good. Where did you have the windscreen done? Mine needs doing and the current quote was £240.
  19. M

    Le Mans 2019

    I'm taking my 996 staying with Team Langoustine at the inside of Tetre Rouge. Our usual place. V V excited!!!
  20. M

    Wishbones for Targa Rallying

    Excellent. I was hoping that was the right answer!
  21. M

    Wishbones for Targa Rallying

    Afternoon all As I've now got a place on a Targa rally at the end on June (my first in the 172) I think I need to change the wishbones, as there is quite a bit of play. So the question is, do I go standard OEM or do I go for something with a harder bushing. Any guidance from the rally gods is...
  22. M

    Clio 173 Cup running on 3?

    Even my cheap code reader helped narrow down a recent stutter to a specific cylinder / injector. If you haven't got access to one, its £15 well spent.
  23. M

    Uprated poly exhaust mounts - how many interested?

    Fitted mine yesterday. Apart from shearing one of the bracket bolts it was a piece of cake. Nice part.
  24. M

    172 Standard vs Cup Seats

    Thanks for the opinions. Much appreciated.
  25. M

    172 Standard vs Cup Seats

    Afternoon all Any opinions on the pro's / con's of standard vs. cup seats for a 172. I'm assuming the cup ones are considerably lighter? Are they any better for spirited driving? Less comfortable for longer trips? I'm just thinking of 'adding lightness' to my standard 172. Cheers
  26. M

    172 - Chirp Chirp Chirp Between 2k – 4k’ish

    Excellent. Many thanks for the Beaniesport lead. They hadn't come up in any of my searches.
  27. M

    172 - Chirp Chirp Chirp Between 2k – 4k’ish

    Many thanks for the comments. Its a non Cup, with AC. Only history of belt change it a K-Tec receipt for both belts in 2010 at 50,000 miles. Its now on 86k, so they are overdue. I was hoping to trundle around in it for a few months to see if I like it before going 'all in' for new belts and...
  28. M

    172 - Chirp Chirp Chirp Between 2k – 4k’ish

    Afternoon all, I now have my first FWD Frenchie since a 205 gti a had a few years ago. The known to do list has gone quite well: - No HVAC fixed with the £3 resistor from RS Components. - Misfire fixed with a new no 3 injector. - Rear shock replaced (previous owner did one for the MOT, but left...
  29. M

    Clio 172 road rally car

    I'm also interested in this. I've been doing Targa rallies (similar regs a road rallys but on old MOD bases) for the past 3 years or so, in BMW's. Superb form of budget motorsport, only £50 entry fee! Always fancied a 1*2 so have just picked up a 172. With the BMW's we didn't do much...
  30. M

    Advice Needed On Rear Suspension For Rally Car

    I'm thinking of buying a 172/182 (ideally a 172 Cup) for targa rally's. So I'll be searching for forum for tips!
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