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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

    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...
  3. 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...
  4. Iamhiding

    Another jc5 bites the dust

    Can’t believe this is my first post here. ?? hoped it would have been the (wet side) cv boot but no joy. Two months in to owning my first hot hatch, ph2 172, 125k on the clocks. Gutted. Limped it a mile home. Fair to say this box is dead. Anyone hazard a guess as to what the cause has been...