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Artic Clio 182



Robproof

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182
i bought this Clio 182 as a bit of fun just before Christmas. Plan was just to have some fun on the track with it.

Previous owner was a nice fellow who had only had it a year, but bought it from a neighbour who seemed to have spent a lot of effort getting the car solid and tidy (maybe some previous owners on here?). From the mot history it seems to have been stored for a few years and hardly used.

the body work was good but wouldn’t take much to a bring back, main issue was a rattle canned bumper, rough bonnet where the support struts had been cut away and a whole heap of carbon-look stickers on anything it could have.

in general was a nice spec car, drove well and after a test drive I was pretty excited to have a new toy. Spec was:

Brembo high carbon discs, braded hoses DS2500 pads
air con delete
Itg induction kit
Scorpion exhaust and decat
Ad08r tyres on OZ alloys
Interior stripped
Vibratech engine mount
Whiteline anti roll bar
Clio cup shocks & cool sport springs
Recently serviced with a bit of history
Original advert pics:

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I don’t/ didn’t have any grand plans to upgrade the car. Just wanted to make sure it was running right, tidy and have some fun with it. First thing was to get it down to a friends garage just to get a professinal, highly recommend them!

Kingswinford Motoring Services, Oak St, Kingswinford DY6 9LT
01384 350360

Thankfully it turned out to be a solid car, lots of effort had been spent that I didn’t originally see (polybushing throughout, the underneath had been painted recently and in general it was tidy).

few minor niggles, but nothing major. Mainly for peace of mind Gave it a minor service and all the fluids and oils (inc. gearbox) Fitted new driveshaft, abs ring, steering wheel squib (my fault I broke the squib fitting a OMP steering wheel i got with the car!).

Mechanically seemed sound, so went about tidying it up aesthetically and bring some essence of an original look back.
 

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Robproof

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182
After a mini mechanical tidy up, went about returning the aesthetics to a standard look and bring back the original bright work.

Rebadging/ new door bullets/ de-stickering and bought some new wheels to freshen up the look and then to book a few track days to have some fun!

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Robproof

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182
After a couple of track days, I decided to update the old ripped seats. Being on the taller side, I wanted to get some bucket seats fitted as low and far back in the car as possible. Decided to go with a fresh set of Sparco Grid bucket seats fitted on a set of Jon Foz lower mounts. Which were perfect for me.

bought a set of 2nd hand Luke harness’s which were decent condition, just out of date for competition use. (Fixed to seat belt mount points).

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I have since added a harness bar for now just to get the seat belt angles a little better, considering if it’s worth adding a cage or halfcage in the future. Also painted the rear of the car Matt black just to get rid of the 50 shades of blue and tidied up all the wiring.
 

Robproof

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182
Had a great day at Oulton park with the car! Drove ace, found a few wee issues which will update on in the future.
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before Oulton Park I booked in to EFI as I was told that there may be a map on the engine by the previous owner. Chris was awesome to deal with and really helpful. There wasn’t a map
On the engine, but through the process the engine wasn’t behaving as it should be. He suggested it was down on power due to the timing being ever so slightly out and also the first lambda sensor had failed

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New lambda sensor fitted and a fresh MOT from the lovely people at Kingswinford mo

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next off was to drop it up to Central Bodyshop to get the rough bumper repainted.
 

Robproof

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182
A friend recommended me to Central Bodyshop in Chorley (not local to me but Dan is a solid guy and well worth the trip for the quality of his work)

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So stoked with the finish of the bumper and sets the car off so well! Also Got rid of the horrible ripped number plate. Dan also mopped and waxed the rest of the body and it’s come up a treat.

Fitted some bass port tubes to a new (none painted) fog light surrounds, which I will try direct some air flow to brakes when I get some time.

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I did order a new bonnet also, but it came badly damaged thanks to the courier! Bit gutted but will hold off on that for a while now. (Front lip Skoda spoiler refitted-took off the old scratched painted one that originally came on the car).
 

Robproof

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182
Stoked now that the engine has lost it’s weird shade of blue and back to a stock look, clean and tidy.



New OE Cam Belt, water pump, dephaser all changed, the timing has been checked (as it was way out resulting in a broken valve). This has been professionally repaired and new cam fitted by a Renault Sport approved centre.

Few minor oil leaks cleared up (from the van cover and also the sump all re sealed) and engine fully degreased to clean it up.

Also fitted new plugs, coil pack, Magnecore 8.5mm performance leads.

The car drives so much better now and nice to know it’s in a healthy place before it’s next track day.

All excited now to book in for Bedford on Friday 21st and then Donnington 2nd March

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BaileyWolves

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172 Cup
Nice little toy mate !!! Glad ur enjoying it, where u from pal see you mentioned kingswinford
 

MRBILLYUK

ClioSport Club Member
  FF Jeden Osiem Dwa
A friend recommended me to Central Bodyshop in Chorley (not local to me but Dan is a solid guy and well worth the trip for the quality of his work)

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So stoked with the finish of the bumper and sets the car off so well! Also Got rid of the horrible ripped number plate. Dan also mopped and waxed the rest of the body and it’s come up a treat.

Fitted some bass port tubes to a new (none painted) fog light surrounds, which I will try direct some air flow to brakes when I get some time.

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I did order a new bonnet also, but it came badly damaged thanks to the courier! Bit gutted but will hold off on that for a while now. (Front lip Skoda spoiler refitted-took off the old scratched painted one that originally came on the car).
How much was the bumper respray?
Looks like they did a good job.
 


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