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2001 Renault Clio Grande 1.2, £150 project.



Alastair.

ClioSport Club Member
  986'S 172ph1+182FF
Picked up this little beaut from Bath Renault today, was suppose to be traded in at our Trowbridge branch but never made it.

Made my way over to Bath from Trowbridge at 2pm today, armed with trade plates and a few tools. I was told it was a non runner due to headgasket failure.

Checked the oil, full of water, header tank was empty. Stuck some coolant in and she started straight away. It stalled about 6 times but once it was warm it was ok ish.

Pooed my pants all the way back, as the engine temp was creeping up in traffic and it was idleing at about 3-400 rpm.

Got it back to work, again header tank was empty and stank of exhaust gases.

So in the morning i shall get it on the ramp at work, see if it needs anything for mot, which i dont think it does ( drove really well ) Price up a headset and cambelt, give it a service and i think it will be good to go, and then sell on.

Interior is mint, looks like new. Outside seems staright, scratches/scuffs etc. Needs a feking good clean and machine, fresh plates and new trims.

Will get more pics up as i go along.


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Will be sorting this scruffy headlight with the usual tricks, also bumper plastic is in need of a resto.

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Alastair.

ClioSport Club Member
  986'S 172ph1+182FF
It was going to the scrappy to be weighed in this week, so ive saved a Clio.:approve:
 

Alastair.

ClioSport Club Member
  986'S 172ph1+182FF
Full gasket set with bolts £35 on ebay lol, see if i can get it cheaper through work.
 

Alastair.

ClioSport Club Member
  986'S 172ph1+182FF
Did some work today on the clio, quick wash down at work (taking advantage of their water
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)Got the arches cleaned out as they were minging.

Checked it out on the ramp and all its needs to pass an m.o.t is a track rod end and rear wheel bearing which will cost me £20 for both parts.

Got it home, into the garage, took the head off, ready for the new gasket set when i get them ordered.

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Clearly, oil and coolant have mixed
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  pimp mobile Zafira
Is it just the gasket that's perished and nothing else that's gone? Still for thy price it a bargain and looks tip top.
 

Daniel

ClioSport Moderator
  Whichever has fuel
How much do you pay for a head skim Ali?

Our place has just gone from £45 up to £65!! I can understand a bit of an increase but £20 seems a bit steep!

Looks nice all cleaned up though, will look tip top with some proper Renault trims on it rather than that Halfords crap.
 

Alastair.

ClioSport Club Member
  986'S 172ph1+182FF
How much do you pay for a head skim Ali?

Our place has just gone from £45 up to £65!! I can understand a bit of an increase but £20 seems a bit steep!

Looks nice all cleaned up though, will look tip top with some proper Renault trims on it rather than that Halfords crap.

Head skim, nahhhhhhh, it will be alright.
 

Daniel

ClioSport Moderator
  Whichever has fuel
You mickey mouse rougue!!

For someone as anal as you, thats suprised me.
 

Alastair.

ClioSport Club Member
  986'S 172ph1+182FF
You mickey mouse rougue!!

For someone as anal as you, thats suprised me.

Dont get me wrong i will check it once ive fully cleaned it, this Clio is on a budget. Im trying not to spend anymore than £150 on it.
 

Daniel

ClioSport Moderator
  Whichever has fuel
But what's the point in spending £150 on it if the head resembles a bannana??
 
  53 Clio's & counting
For the sake of an extra 50 quid, id get the head checked, be a right bummer if you out it back together and it didn't run due to the head being fooked - another £35 on another gasket set and then more on a head matey
 

Alastair.

ClioSport Club Member
  986'S 172ph1+182FF
Mehhh ok then, may aswell, save me cleaning it i suppose, its faking minging.
 

Alastair.

ClioSport Club Member
  986'S 172ph1+182FF
Got a bit of cleaning done today and had the head checked by a mate who works for an engineering company and its all ok, staright as a nun.
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Head set inc bolts orderd today £25
Belts will be getting through work, along with a full service kit.
Motrio 5w40 and Renault type d coolant i have already

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Alastair.

ClioSport Club Member
  986'S 172ph1+182FF
Got a couple of bits today from work.

Cambelt kit
Alternator belt
Power steering belt and genuine tensioner
Motrio oil filter

This cost me a grand total of £19.91 :approve:

Just waiting on the Headset now, which we be here tomorrow.

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Alastair.

ClioSport Club Member
  986'S 172ph1+182FF
finished the head off this evening, its running really nicely now, yay!

headset

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Head on, torqued and angled

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Getting there

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Fluids

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Done

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Ged

  PD130 Peach
awesome :) What will you sell it for? nice tidy profit i imagine and a nice healthy car for someone's first car or similar :)

I would do something like this as a hobby if I had the space, and be happy if I made 100 quid. Good bit of fun having things apart!
 

Daniel

ClioSport Moderator
  Whichever has fuel
I bet you can clear £1000 profit from that.

Or use it while you sell the Audi and look for a beemer?
 

Alastair.

ClioSport Club Member
  986'S 172ph1+182FF
Oh f**k me, you do know what you're doing then?

Cheeky b*****d :rasp:, havent got a clue what to put it up for tbh? Its a 2001 on a Y, 103,000 miles last owner since 2002, Now has a fresh engine and will have 12 months mot soon, what do ya reckon?


Possibly thinking about that dan, run this, sell the Audi, find me a 330i touring!!
 

Daz.

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 200 RS EDC
I'm liking that - I keep getting the urge for a cheap project...
 

Daniel

ClioSport Moderator
  Whichever has fuel
In that case, I'd put it up for £1195. (Didn't realise it had cracked the magic 100k)
 

Alastair.

ClioSport Club Member
  986'S 172ph1+182FF
Oh yea, these bad boys turned up at work today x4 for £9.18 lol. Im not spending 40 odd quid on genuine ones, so these will do as the ones on there hae gone yellow.:S

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Alastair.

ClioSport Club Member
  986'S 172ph1+182FF
So heres the low down on costs so far....

Car £150
Fuel (typical trade in had none) £10

Head set £32.51 inc p+p
Cambelt kit
Both aux belts and tensioner
Oil filter
This cost £19.91

Oil and Coolant free

Trims £9.18

So, total spend to date is £221.60 MENTAL!
 

Ged

  PD130 Peach
So heres the low down on costs so far....

Car £150
Fuel (typical trade in had none) £10

Head set £32.51 inc p+p
Cambelt kit
Both aux belts and tensioner
Oil filter
This cost £19.91

Oil and Coolant free

Trims £9.18

So, total spend to date is £221.60 MENTAL!

10 quid on an autotrader add, then maybe an ebay listing... under 250 quid!

Fecking bargin!
 

Sam

North East
ClioSport Area Rep
Credit to you mate. Looks amazing from what it did!!

Decided how much your going to put it for sale for ?
 

Alastair.

ClioSport Club Member
  986'S 172ph1+182FF
Got the drivers side headlamp sorted out earlier, the plastic lens had suffered from the usual sun damage and had glazed/pitted over.

So, what do i attack it with? ummmmmmmmmmmm

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Chose this lot.

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and some compound, polish and wax

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Heres the headlamp

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During

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Before

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After

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