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  1. tadas

    From gravel to road 172 PH1

    Good day all! It has been pretty much seven years since I have posted here on the forum about my gravel Clio rs 172. Basically, I have raced it in snow, ice, and gravel. I was not kind at all to it. It does have quite a few special bits to it, and it even has a special VIN number. Good bits...
  2. Z

    Swop a clio 182 engine for a 172 ?

    hi guys , bit of a noob here Both mechanically and when it comes to clio sports. I own a 182 and messed up my engine. After trawling the net ive found a 172 engine im told the code is F4R736 whereas mine is a 738. Please talk me through the process is it simple as removing one and slapping on...
  3. H

    Knock in the steering column at standstill

    Hello, My 172 ph2 has a knock coming up through the steering column when the steering wheel is rocked. It is most noticeable when the engine is off. I have disconnected the track rod ends from the hub to take the pressure off the steering rack and my problem still persist. Is it common for...
  4. 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...
  5. asrob910

    172 Exclusive

    Here potentially for a slating but looking for some advice. I've been offered the chance of a 172 Exclusive, I know they aren't for everyone but I've been keeping my eyes open for something which can be driven but at the same time something which *MIGHT* be worth some money in the future. I've...
  6. S

    New Aussie Clio 172 owner 🇦🇺

    Hi from Australia everyone, I just recently purchased my first Renault (a 2001 Clio 172 non cup). It has 127,000 kms (approx 79,000 miles for everyone else in the group). Its due a timing belt and has a rough idle on startup but other than that is in very nice condition. It does have a sticky...
  7. F

    My 172 kangoo cup

    Hi guys, so ive just bought this 172 kangoo cup, seems pretty good for what i paid but is not perfect Was building my own andd got about half way through it but being a farm contractor has made it hard to spent lots of time working on it so bit the bullit and bought one already done Will post...
  8. 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...
  9. Asher172

    Finally an official member

    Hi All, Now 've been lurking on this forum for just under a year as a 'free' member. But ive honestly found this forum to be an absolute godsend. As of about 15 mins ago, im now a full paying member. I have already started a build thread on my 172, feel free to take a look below! Click Here...
  10. mtph1pb_001


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  11. I

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

    As the title suggests I’d like to know what choices there are (currently, Feb 2020) looking for something quiet, and not too chav looking :unsure: My car is a 172 cup (so ph2) and I think it currently has a straight through exhaust with some backward pointing tips on the current back box...
  12. MaddRT

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

    Hi all, So I've made a post over @ 'New to forum' area with some background so check that out if you're interested in some context I started recording my project last year on Instagram under @m444drt which I plan to still update as I go down to convenience as I'm more of the millennial...
  13. MaddRT

    New Member Clio 172 Ph1 M444DRT, South Wales

    Hi all, I've been on numerous Renault OC's on Facebook for years with previously owning Twingos (GT & RS) so I thought it best to make an account & introduce myself here I've owned my project ph1 since 2017. Some details below: Registered Nov 2000 original reg X821 SNW Titanium Silver 150,000...
  14. E

    Clio 172 Engine Out

    Hi chaps, My missus' 172 that we just bought is due for its belts to be done as well as the dephaser and water pump, from what I've read, it's easier to do the belts by taking the engine out. Has anyone got any tips for taking out the engine for the belts? Would it be easier to take it out of...
  15. E

    Clio 172 electrics died whilst driving

    Hi chaps, On saturday me and my missus went and picked up a 172 Clio for her as a new daily (she doesnt do much mileage) and all was honky doory, however, we had done about 17 miles (wet evening), I was just putting the high beams on and bam, all of the dash lights went out, the radio went out...
  16. Captain Hat

    Engine starts to misfire when it warms up- 172 Cup

    So, my 172 Cup. Started misfiring but only does it when the engine's up to temperature. Replaced the lambda sensor as it'd needed it for a while. Replaced the spark plugs. Checked the injectors. Replaced the HT leads. Replaced the coil pack (twice). Put it into a garage to see if they...
  17. Asher172

    Iceberg Silver 172 - First Track Car Build

    Hi All and welcome to my Clio Mk2 172 build. To give a brief background, ive had a few cars now which ive built/modified mainly for 'stance' and 'show' purposes, ranging from Civics, e36's to my most recent being an R34 Skyline. As ive gotten a little older and bored of the show scene, ive had...
  18. H

    Poor ignition when warm

    Hi all, Firstly I’ve had a little search through the forum but can’t seem to find much on this issue. I’ve recently picked up my first Clio Sport 172, all belts and pulleys have just been replaced by a specialist. From cold the car starts fine from the first turn of the key. However, once it...
  19. estiaeye

    Few of my 172 at an airfield in "Buochs"

    The first few sunny days here in switzerland brought us some really beautiful sunsets. Pictures taken with @Tiago-F1 and his liquid yellow 197 F1. :)
  20. M

    RenaultSport Clio 182 geo/tracking settings

    Hi, this is my first post. I own a RenaultSport Clio 182 55 plate in black gold. it has under 70k on the clock and is well looked after. I live in Hull, just off willerby road. I have had my Clio for around 4 years now and up to now, nothing has really gone wrong. I have mainly maintained it...
  21. CliosportCal

    Cals Boring Iceberg 172

    Firstly I will indroduce myself, I'm Cal (@CliosportCal on Instagram) I have been involved with the modified car scene for just over two years, my first car was a Clio 1.2 which I highly modified visually, slammed very low and made into a 172 rep. I then stripped the 1.2 back to standard...
  22. Une_Baguette

    Metal Grinding Noise Around Timing Area?

    Hi all, recently my 172 has developed an issue around the timing belt area it sounds like a metal scraping noise kind of like a bearing has gone don't believe it is the dephaser but was just wondering if this has happened to anyone else? The timing belt and water pump were done 2 years ago by...
  23. L

    Headlights v6 optic or casual? Clio 172

    Hello. So unfortunately i've had smaller accident with my car few weeks ago. My left headlight got damaged in the crash so i am going to change my headlights. So my question is should i replace only left one with the casual one or should i get two with lenses and sell the old one? Btw, right one...
  24. C

    Clio RS 182 Track Car

    I and a friend just picked up a 182 for very cheap as we know the guy who owns a couple of them! Body work isn't in perfect shape, dent on the bonnet and a few scrapes but it's pretty much track ready! Coilovers, decat with a map to suit, a nice intake. The previous owner said it was originally...
  25. 3

    Cooksports/Eibach + Koni Yellow or B14 for trackday use only Clio RS2 172?

    Hi guys, Iam thinking about suspension upgrade on my Clio RS2 172 becouse I feel much body roll when pushing too hard on track and tires are worn at outter side. Track driving only hobby, trying to self improve, trackdays 4-5 days per year (around 1200km/year track). Public roads only becouse...
  26. A

    Decatted but needs MOT

    Hello guys, I have recently bought a 172 sport cup and it has a toyo stainless manifold 4-2-1 which runs straight to a 3” power flow system that goes to a small rear silencer and exits the car. It also has no 02 sensor so the engine warning light appears on the dash I am wondering what people...
  27. Hazza462

    172 Sump Guard

    Wanting to see what sump guards people are using to get inspiration on making/buying one for my car. I've seen the PMS and OMP ones but they're both very expensive for what it is really.. so avoiding those and will probably end up making one. Just curious what and how other people have made...
  28. C

    My Iceberg Silver 172

    Hi all, New to this so just thought I'd say hello to you guys and get to know a bit more about the scene! I have recently purchased a 172. My first car was a 1.2 8 valve (god it was slow) and I always dreamed about a sport. Many cars have since been purchased but 2 years of driving later and...
  29. Armchairracer

    New member from Manchester .

    Hi ..been on here for a while but I've just become a paid up member..i have a Phase 1 Exclusive ( 133) ..its basically a toy that I sprint and hillclimb and occasionally embarrass my teenage daughter's when I pick them up ?..ive had it 2 years and it's just done 82ish thousands miles iirc..its...
  30. Ryannn982

    Trying to diagnose whether my timing has slipped.

    Hi everyone, I’m a bit stumped with this issue so hoping someone can help! Got a 2003 172 that I’ve been planning to use for motorsport. Unknown timing belt history and I’ve only had it a few weeks. Driving it particularly hard today and under deceleration I hear a large metallic rumbling...