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  1. Iamhiding

    Definitive 1*2 tie rod / steering rack info

    Appreciate this has been covered a few times but there’s lots of speculative answers and contradictive Information littering posts. I think it would be handy to have differences concisely documented so can anyone help confirm rack type smi or trw and inner tie rod lengths for the following UK...
  2. Iamhiding

    Odd brake pressure issue non cup 172 ph2

    glad my endless hours of bleeding and swearing have helped someone, but yep replaced the caliper, it bled as it should and it was instantly noticeable. The abs bleed on top if that made an unreal difference though, brakes are almost as sensitive as a modern car. wish I could explain why the...
  3. Iamhiding

    172 / 182 oil pump mod worthwhileness & bleeding

    Just realised in the title and 1st post I said bleeding the pump :LOL: Hmm someone had brakes on their mind. not sure what the correct procedure for priming is but I filled the pump prior to fitting. disconnected coilPack / fuel pump connectors So it couldn’t start and cranked the engine with...
  4. Iamhiding

    172 / 182 oil pump mod worthwhileness & bleeding

    I get you. Honestly time as it’s my daily and space but also a lack of experience with engines as I didn’t even think to check, would’ve been a good shout to at least see how they’re doing. My workshops for bikes and there just isn’t space for a car so 9/10 I’m outside On gravel swearing in the...
  5. Iamhiding

    172 / 182 oil pump mod worthwhileness & bleeding

    hadn't had it off previous to replacing the pump, was pleasantly Surprised by there being no crap in the sump, was fairly clean and pickup was clear too. Half expected to find it full of metal flake knowing my luck thats awesome you got away with that, I’ve seen a few pickups rammed with...
  6. Iamhiding

    172 / 182 oil pump mod worthwhileness & bleeding

    alrighty man, yeah I suspect it’s the issue but I can’t 100% say so. Descriptive words are subjective, was toying with words, overplaying a whine with how Harrowing and guttural a whine feels when it’s coming from your engine and you suffer mechanical sympathy :LOL: that and the filters acting...
  7. Iamhiding

    172 / 182 oil pump mod worthwhileness & bleeding

    I’ll be replacing a suspected failing oil pump later in the week. 148k engine, Howling bottom end like the pump is struggling when cold with the thickness of the cold oil and vibrations from the oil filter. No oil light popping up and the noise goes away once warm. Very subtle valve tick once...
  8. Iamhiding

    Odd brake pressure issue non cup 172 ph2

    Cheers man, that was some journey it led me on. just wish it made some sense. I would’ve deleted the abs system if it didn’t drive the speedo / mot issues.... and still had the same issue. could’ve been a couple of overlapping coincidental issues but going from taking air when bleeding to it...
  9. Iamhiding

    Odd brake pressure issue non cup 172 ph2

    Just following this up after sorting but not solving it. After replacing the abs pump, a rear abs sensor that coincidentally failed and the rear brake over axle line that blew whilst replacing said sensor It turned out to be the rear right caliper. figured it out by Pushing a piston in and...
  10. Iamhiding

    Odd brake pressure issue non cup 172 ph2

    Hi guys, just want to bounce this off someone. Clio 172 ph2 non cup with abs. I’m no stranger to rebuilding bike/car brakes etc, spent more time doing it than I care to think about although I’m less familiar when it comes to abs systems. So the story, Brakes were fine prior to this. few...
  11. Iamhiding

    Another jc5 bites the dust

    That’s brutal Neil. I wonder how many of these boxes will be left in a few years... almost everyone I’ve spoken to has had gearbox woes with them. Shame there isn’t an easy alternative box swap. Mines could probably do with a rebuild, getting a bit of bearing noise from it I think. Wee...
  12. Iamhiding

    Another jc5 bites the dust

    Condenser not compressor duhhhh brain fart.
  13. Iamhiding

    Another jc5 bites the dust

    So about a week back on the road after doing the box and an oncoming learner picks up a rock about 3x the size of a tennis ball in their wheel and pings it across the road at me... ??? sourced a headlight already but waiting for breakers to be open tomorrow to hear back about a nearside iceberg...
  14. Iamhiding

    Another jc5 bites the dust

    Hmm... never looked into available sizes ??? More Clio dilemmas have led to fresh rubber time being postponed anyway. Picture to follow ? probably going to end up on the t1rs the more my budget keeps getting hit. Sucks doesn’t it ? genuinely going to have to get cover for when I’m further than...
  15. Iamhiding

    Another jc5 bites the dust

    T1rs are absolutely not on par with others in their rough full rrp range. I’ve used them but not on the clio, been in a few nippy cars with them, been surprised by them in the dry and terrified by them in the wet. ? but I stand by them being hard to beat for value, more so when you get them on...
  16. Iamhiding

    Another jc5 bites the dust

    Let it go man, let it go ? they’re a decent budget tyre for a bit of quick road use. find me a better set of tyres for 130 and I’ll wholeheartidly agree with you. ??‍♀️
  17. Iamhiding

    Another jc5 bites the dust

    For the record the Black powerflex top mount really isn’t too vibey. Installed it after a few days running on brand new top gear box and top engine mount w/ a used powerflex dogbone and it’s made for a lot more engine stability on top of what the new mounts were already doing. Well impressed...
  18. Iamhiding

    Another jc5 bites the dust

    YES! That would do me ???? see what the budget allows. 4 bikes and a Clio are a struggle to juggle.
  19. Iamhiding

    Another jc5 bites the dust

    That sucks and yeah it’s just a time bomb isn’t it ? I got lucky, my box cracked clutching out from the parking space at my house and I didn’t notice till about a mile down the road so was able to limp it back. If that had happened on a trip my wallet would’ve been in a much worse state... might...
  20. Iamhiding

    Another jc5 bites the dust

    I’ll agree to disagree ? “for the money” being the key phrase. T1r’s knocked down to 130 for 4 is dirt cheap. Represents good value for what they are, not to say they’re exceptional tyres but they’re good for the money. Tyres are such a personal thing. Those av7s seem to generally get a bad to...
  21. Iamhiding

    Another jc5 bites the dust

    If it’s whining the first thing I’d do is make sure the oil got done and pray haha. ? Thing is I’m not a mechanic by trade and I work on bikes primarily, actual mechanics will deal with all the issues I faced on a weekly basis and have quicker means of dealing with them. You won’t get nailed...
  22. Iamhiding

    Another jc5 bites the dust

    Could be wrong but the shield was some kind of fibre, rules out welding. The plan is a big jubilee clip if it does ever fail haha
  23. Iamhiding

    Another jc5 bites the dust

    40s not bad, I’ll have a look nearer the time. Agreed there are much better tyres out there but I just think they’re hard to beat for the money. Money being the issue as I just spent my tyre budget doing the box and all the little bits. I’m a fan of the sportcontacts and Falken ziex 714 I think...
  24. Iamhiding

    Another jc5 bites the dust

    Tell me about it, I stopped counting after that but probably close to 60... everything that could’ve went wrong or have been awkward, was. Not being Clio familiar didn’t help but it got beyond ridiculous. It’s like oh it’s only so many bolts, you do this you do that, subframes off, drop the box...
  25. Iamhiding

    Another jc5 bites the dust

    If you’re stupid like me and remove the starter heatsheild. this Method works for getting it back in... without removing the manifold ?. Just make sure you don’t put it in the wrong way like I did after taking the pic ? then break the clip off pulling it back out. Superglue is a magical thing...
  26. Iamhiding

    Another jc5 bites the dust

    It’s a well discussed topic on here but seriously the gearbox on the Clio isn’t a job for the faint hearted. If I were to do it again I wouldn’t take it out the bottom without having already having had the subframe off previously on said car. Couple of things to note, watch out for the heat...
  27. Iamhiding

    Another jc5 bites the dust

    Confirmed with the pin stamp on the bottom Steve ?? You called it. Seems peculiar and it’s an 02 car registered in feb 03 so it is still an early ph2
  28. Iamhiding

    Another jc5 bites the dust

    @STEVE.M that’s the connector for the speedo drive isn’t it? So odd that my speedos still working. **** kind of hit the fan last night, got my new box this morning but it’s going to be getting stripped at the weekend rather than today now. 70k 130 box and a 182 manifold for peanuts. Already...
  29. Iamhiding

    Another jc5 bites the dust

    Just physically checked for a speedo drive [1am pitch black with a torch] and I don’t have a speedo sensor plugged into anything. ? there might be a connector on the box but I just couldn’t make it out in the dark, wasn't anything plugged in anyhow. for all intensive purposes the 182’s 130 will...
  30. Iamhiding

    Another jc5 bites the dust

    Can’t say I am, had a quick google, are you on about the Facebook page? I came away from Facebook but kept messenger. Ah it’s fine you can tell from the revs and gears... kinda ? one of my motorbikes just runs a rev counter that I’ve marked to indicate rough speed. Kind of need it in the car...
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