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Ben black gold 182



benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
I've decided after a couple months to finally make a build thread. I'm currently sitting in performance hq awaiting a remap so I've got some time

I got the car recently from Anstruther after a dander along with @sburrel93 I decided to take it, it seemed to have been well loved, ktec catback, apex sprints, new discs pads and shocks and a set of 17" superturismo's which were very quickly changed for a set of 15" superturismo's and the former are in the garage so I'll need to shift them.

My phone isn't letting me upload pictures because it's a shitebag so I'll get on that as soon as I can

After purchasing it on the Friday night @sburrell93 spent 2 days machine polishing it to its former glory as the paint was quite swirled (the orevious owner didn't even know it had gold flake in it)
After that I've been fixing up little things, I got a fattys induction kit fitted to sort out the morbid intake Temps I was getting and I have a video to upload later about that too, I picked up a ktec boot mat and ripped the back seats out, new first lambda and an evol dogbone with yellow bushes. Car is much vibrate now.
I've decided instead of going for some red styling or some s**t I'm going to go for the clean look, it is a full fat clio and I think the silver alloys suit it so I'm going for clean but subtly modified instead of something mental.

My previous car was an astra vxr so it was quite to very nippy in straight lines and to be honest I was quite disappointed going to the clio in terms of speed, however I've began to love it as it's new 15" shied make it handle like f**k, in ways the astra could never dream of no matter how many whitelime arbs you fit to it lol!
The clio has a set of piper performance cams fitted and a shitty map to suit from supercedes so I'm currently in performance hq now getting that sorted, as for power I think I'll be done after this, I fancy getting a whiteline or pms rarb, pms top mounts and strut brace then who knows!

Some bay tidying is needed too so I'm on the hunt for a new upper inlet mani which I'll polish up and get my plastic cover painted and hopefuly replace the stickers on it

Pics to come later
 

benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
Quick update, ehhh car has shat itself whilst being remapped due to the superchips map being an irregular file size, apparently this is common for revo tuning etc however at the moment the car has immobilised on performance hq's dyno, russ has told me he's going to have to take the ecu out and desolder any chips that may be there etc and itl be a couple days before I get it back. Love it, shite as it may be it's just unfortunate really, top guys here for sorting it out for me and they're hoping to get it all sorted soon as
 

benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
some gold flehk
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after ripping the back seats out
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this was the final result after the 2 days of machine polishing we done
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@sburrell93 and his 172
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before and after of the paint
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benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
turns out after an argument with a speed bump i have 2 totally shat rear exhaust bushes so i'll get them ordered up shortly
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reflection pic because because
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got a couple videos from the initial dyno run before it all went downhill aswell, ill get those later
 

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sburrell93

Scotland - South
ClioSport Area Rep
I'll dig out the photos of the bonnet with the before and after polishing shots when I can be bothered. Those halogen lamps showed up all sorts of horrors in the paint 😂
 

benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
@sburrell93 i cant find any before and after photos of the damaged paint, too many photos to rake through on the phone!
 

benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
phoned up hq thismorning, they had to send my ecu away and its being worked on today so i might have it back tomorrow. hooray
 

benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
purchasd some new exhaust hangers from fleabay for the grand old price of £7 odd quid each, also got some EXH008 powerflex exhaust bushes which im gunna fit to them after seeing a thread on here about it, so thatl be something to do when i get back
 

benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
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Jebus Christmas thatl be these here then...so much for delivery on Tuesday
 

benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
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Back from Aberdeen and my new exhaust mounts are here! These will just be used temporarily and kept in decent nic as I'll fit the bushes to my old scabby mounts, spray them up nd keep it nice
 

benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
On another note I still don't have my car back as it wasn't ready. Which is kinda taking the absolute piss. So itl be MAYBE ready by Monday at the latest which is useless
 

benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
Inlet mani arrived the other day with a fuel rail guard, got a metal polishing kit on the way too so I'll have the bay looking decent soon hopefully!
Also getting a set of 10mm 1 degree spacers for the rear

On another note I still don't have my car back from its remap. Thatl be 3 weeks on Tuesday
 
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Back from Aberdeen and my new exhaust mounts are here! These will just be used temporarily and kept in decent nic as I'll fit the bushes to my old scabby mounts, spray them up nd keep it nice

I fitted these and they lasted about 4 minutes... The exhaust smashed them to pieces, when I looks at them a few months later all that was left was red chunks..

A softer lump of rubber would work better, this stuff just splits and falls apart..

OE lasted longer...
 

benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
ah fair enough! never really seen anyone complain about it, il go for it and see how it lasts and if they just break ill put the new oem mounts back on, whenever i get the car back haha
 

benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
The previous owner didn't even know it had gold flake! He asked me to teach him how when I showed him it clean haha!
 

benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
Looks awesome! I love black gold, I wasn't sure about it when I got it but after the detail I love it, I just wish I had it!! Tomorrow will mark the 3 week point for a remap...
 

benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
Some more bits arrived! 10mm spacers with 1 degree camber from @Josh_F, look awesome! Just need some hubcentric ones for the front but I'm unsure what size to get for the front

My list of things to do when I EVENTUALY get the car back consists of

Fitting shiny new rear shims
Polishing and fitting new inlet plenum and fuel rail guard
Sorting out my exhaust hangers and making up poly ones

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benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
Hooray!! The car is finally back after s long 5 weeks of problems bit, everything ended up sweet, the car was put back to a standard map and it's actually gained power! Obligatory clean of the car when I got it back and I got the exhaust hangers sorted out!

Now I just need to get the rear spacers on and the plenum polished up!
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Also once I got the old mounts out I gutted them and gave them some black paint just to be fancy, will fit the powerflex bushes and ken them on the car, keep my new mounts for spare just incase haha

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benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
Not mucked happened as far as progress goes apart from developing a misfire, its strange, sometimes when driving it it just gives up all throttle like it's stalled when driving, let it rolls bit and it revs, it does it intermittently, new spark plugs fitted made an improvement and the delphi says my new lambda is fucked hooray! Picking up a new one today that's not cheap pish, hopefuly it sorts it out! It's also lumpy as f**k so I may take the cat off and see if there's a nice big hole through it or something. Fun and games!
 

benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
Cars all good now! Shiny new lambda sorted my problems! So cleaned it and took it to a local meet and booted the arsehole off it to celebrate
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benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
cheers mate, there are a rare sight and look pretty good on the BG
Mines came with 17" ones with brand new tyres! End of last year from demon tweeks, got s receipt for about 1200quid for them!!! Went and picked up the 15" for an excellent price, very pleased with then, they look great imo, unsure if I want to keep them thst colourful maybe go darker
 

benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
Absolutely hee haw has been going on, changed the lambda again but this time for an expensive one, light stayed off for a few days then came back, suspect shite wiring, however last night after a bit of a thrash...within the speed limits.... The eml went off and it's stayed off so far, fine by me as it's driving smoother and everything now! Apart from that I've done nothing, spacers are there to be fitted and I need to polish the other inlet mani I got, so the most progress I've made to this build in the past wee while is cleaning it
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josh11490

ClioSport Club Member
  Not a clio, Saxo vtr
Blackgold is such a nice colour when the cars polished up! love the flake in it.

Car looks good pal.
 

benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
Blackgold is such a nice colour when the cars polished up! love the flake in it.

Car looks good pal.

cheers man! i took black as a failsafe colour but im awfy glad i did now, its right up there with my favourites when its clean, the gold flake makes all the difference
 

benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
Cars being shite again, keeps blowing the fuel pump relay fuse and a have no idea why. Need to look and see if there's some wiring faults or somethin. Ragin.
 

Dannyeff

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182 trophy
Cars being shite again, keeps blowing the fuel pump relay fuse and a have no idea why. Need to look and see if there's some wiring faults or somethin. Ragin.
Total nightmare mate. Always fixing something in mines lol
 

benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
fixed it! my shiny new lambda's plug decided to melt itself to the exhaust, shorting and causing the fuel pump fuse to blow instantly
 

benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
Drove to work today. Chuffed. I've been looking into these rs tuner maps, I really fancy one but I don't know if itl be any good with my cams or not gunna have to do some more digging before I decide I want one
 

benji93

ClioSport Club Member
  ph2 182, mk1 mx5
since the cars working i decided to treat it, new reg plates en route! went for a 520 x 90 mm front plate so it fits the bumper so ill get those on soon, fancy plates say if ordered before 12pm its sent out that day first class so il hopefully have them soon!
 


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