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28000 172 cup - nearly ready for cam belts



Hi folks of Cliosport,

after some saving and some free time coming up I’ve decided to dust off the Cup and get it back on the road.

I’ve ordered myself some 4-pot brakes from KTR (2 weeks till they get here) Ive removed the old rear brakes and I bought new Pagid calipers and discs - that was after 4 hours of drilling to get the security bolts off (rusted to buggery) wheels are flaking pretty bad aswell.

I’ve realised it’s better to clean and paint any rust that’s starting, but as soon as they front discs and calipers arrive I’ll be able to move it - hopefully to garage to do the cam belts (planning to get all new hoses and alternator)

but I’ve got a question, ‘ the car has been stood still since 2011’ is the clutch fu*ked - how can I tell, I don’t want to start it I till the belts are done and I can’t test the clutch till it runs, not sure how to figure that one.
 

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Well Renault Stockport want £899.00 for cam belts and a water pump. When I asked Manchester Trinity about checking the clutch during the quoted £499.00 change he said ‘the engine doesn’t come out so we’ll check it after’. ?! Hmmm
 

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The_Pirate

ClioSport Club Member
  Golf R
You’d be able to get the clutch and belts done for under £1000 at a specialist, it’d be an idea to check with them?

How come its been stood since 2011?
 
You’d be able to get the clutch and belts done for under £1000 at a specialist, it’d be an idea to check with them?

How come its been stood since 2011?

I bought it new in 2003 (traded 1.3 Clio for £4000) and loved it as a daily runner.

I bought a house on unadopted road with limited parking but 3 years later I got a company car - nowhere to keep the Clio so it went to my mum and dads.

I got a company car but not enough pay to do up the Clio and do track days (I’ve done two to be honest think it was elvington airport nr York)

got another job with a car but travelled abroad a lot so no time to play with it.

Bought another house with my girlfriend - again no parking.

4 years ago I moved jobs - I lost the company car but loved the bigger car so I leased (always wanting to do the Clio but not on the cheap)

it’s taken a while but with lockdown, no holidays to go on - I’ve money in the bank and time on my hands

It’s time i got serious and fixed it up exactly as I wanted it.
 
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  Clio 172 Cup
hi,

I have loads of bits & bobs in the garage if you ever need anything.
Bonnet, Doors, mirrors, inlet manifold, bullets, gear knob insert, unused ARB poly bushes, Spare wheel toolkit, parcel shelf, rear carpet, blue dash trim, original air box etc.
All for sale on the cheap - I just need the space in the garage.
send me a DM if you need anything.

Good luck with the build.
 

Porl

ClioSport Club Member
Well Renault Stockport want £899.00 for cam belts and a water pump. When I asked Manchester Trinity about checking the clutch during the quoted £499.00 change he said ‘the engine doesn’t come out so we’ll check it after’. ?! Hmmm
£200 extra for a water pump? Are they planning on doing the belts first and then doing the pump as a separate job? 😂 f**king taking the piss. Find a specialist locally or put it on a transporter and send it to one. Unless you like being dry bummed?
 
hi,

I have loads of bits & bobs in the garage if you ever need anything.
Bonnet, Doors, mirrors, inlet manifold, bullets, gear knob insert, unused ARB poly bushes, Spare wheel toolkit, parcel shelf, rear carpet, blue dash trim, original air box etc.
All for sale on the cheap - I just need the space in the garage.
send me a DM if you need anything.

Good luck with the build.
Thanks mate, I’ll give you a shout
 
I’m struggling to find a list of recall notices for the Clio, I remember something about the bonnet catch & maybe the suspension mounts or bolts?

I registered with Renault but that gives you nothing useful except my paint warranty ran out in 2006 - corrosion ran out in 2015 pretty surprised with that.

would any one know where I might find it - reluctant to phone Renault as I’ve decided their a bunch of morons.

cheers
 

MRBILLYUK

ClioSport Club Member
  FF Jeden Osiem Dwa
I’m struggling to find a list of recall notices for the Clio, I remember something about the bonnet catch & maybe the suspension mounts or bolts?

I registered with Renault but that gives you nothing useful except my paint warranty ran out in 2006 - corrosion ran out in 2015 pretty surprised with that.

would any one know where I might find it - reluctant to phone Renault as I’ve decided their a bunch of morons.

cheers
The only recall I heard about for the mk2 Clio was as you said, the bonnet catch.
This is the letter I received.
 

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The_Pirate

ClioSport Club Member
  Golf R
I’m struggling to find a list of recall notices for the Clio, I remember something about the bonnet catch & maybe the suspension mounts or bolts?

I registered with Renault but that gives you nothing useful except my paint warranty ran out in 2006 - corrosion ran out in 2015 pretty surprised with that.

would any one know where I might find it - reluctant to phone Renault as I’ve decided their a bunch of morons.

cheers

You’re surprised that Renault have a warranty or that it ran out?!🤣
 

MRBILLYUK

ClioSport Club Member
  FF Jeden Osiem Dwa
So it was just a check (I can do) looks like no new parts or mods... good to know, cheers
It was down to lack of lubrication. Sometimes the catch didn't hold the bonnet down properly and could potentially fly open.
I first got a recall letter in 2008 if I remember correctly, which I ignored. I couldn't be bothered going to some incompetent Renault dealership and sit there for hours.
When I got the 2nd recall letter in 2013 I bit the bullet and took it to the dealership.
They replaced the whole bonnet catch free of charge. Their usual price to change it was £90. o_O
You can buy them new if you have any concerns. They're not very expensive.
 
It was down to lack of lubrication. Sometimes the catch didn't hold the bonnet down properly and could potentially fly open.
I first got a recall letter in 2008 if I remember correctly, which I ignored. I couldn't be bothered going to some incompetent Renault dealership and sit there for hours.
When I got the 2nd recall letter in 2013 I bit the bullet and took it to the dealership.
They replaced the whole bonnet catch free of charge. Their usual price to change it was £90. o_O
You can buy them new if you have any concerns. They're not very expensive.
Thanks I’ll check it out, hoping to get more work done over the weekend, I’ll know more of what needs doing
 
Right.. time to arrange the cam belts, I’m gonna get it transported to a garage, diamond motors or birchdown is the choice really.

Birchdown is an hour closer so I’d prefer them has anyone used them recently ?

I’ll be after a full belt change and I’ll need the water pump doing but I’d like all the hoses doing aswell and the alternator looks like s**t so I’d prefer a new one.

what else should i get done while the engine is out?

I was looking at sorting the exhaust it’s looking rotten in places, looking for a stealth/hidden system but I’ll keep the cat (already decided to put the standard air box on but with a k&n/type - I’m not looking for loud) does anyone have a system to recommend maybe different to k-tek or is that the best around.

mph and can someone tell me if I get the Haynes manual from Amazon for the ph2 2.0 is it close enough to be useful?
 
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robzracing

ClioSport Club Member
Right.. time to arrange the cam belts, I’m gonna get it transported to a garage, diamond motors or birchdown is the choice really.

Birchdown is an hour closer so I’d prefer them has anyone used them recently ?

I’ll be after a full belt change and I’ll need the water pump doing but I’d like all the hoses doing aswell and the alternator looks like s**t so I’d prefer a new one.

what else should i get done while the engine is out?

I was looking at sorting the exhaust it’s looking rotten in places, looking for a stealth/hidden system but I’ll keep the cat (already decided to put the standard air box on but with a k&n/type - I’m not looking for loud) does anyone have a system to recommend maybe different to k-tek or is that the best around.

mph and can someone tell me if I get the Haynes manual from Amazon for the ph2 2.0 is it close enough to be useful?
FYI a cambelt change isn't normally an engine out job but if you are taking it out I'd suggest doing the engine and gearbox mounts. Sat for so long they'll probably shake themselves to bits as soon as you start using it anyway.
 
FYI a cambelt change isn't normally an engine out job but if you are taking it out I'd suggest doing the engine and gearbox mounts. Sat for so long they'll probably shake themselves to bits as soon as you start using it anyway.
I thought that it needed to come out 😕 I was hoping it did - gave me a chance to do (pay someone else) a few of the other bits like you mentioned... probably water pump and alternator - no chance I could do this.

but I also want all cooling hoses - engine mounts - exhaust middle section (decide to keep rear Lazer box) - exhaust mounts/clamps (I think it’s ready to snap) - the piston tops are covered in black (carbon?) so I’ll ask if they can clean them - new spark plugs - an I’ve just seen powder coated engine mount covers (they sound essential right?)

I’ll be phoning 💎motors tomorrow, see if I can get stuff arranged

oh, I found two mouse skeletons in the wheel well and I think something is still living in the exhaust
 

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