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Clio 172 track car



JKING3008

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
Morning all

Been away for a while, I had a Ibiza Cupra 1.8T then swapped it for a Astra H VXR running 427bhp.
Had a half cage and standalone ecu with Garrett Turbo.

Decided I wanted to time attack with it, and went balls deep into the build however went too far and costing too much. So I sold everything off, and have gone back to getting a Clio 172.

Its a 2004 reg in flame Red which has alreadyhad a full cage fitted along with other stuff. Here's some pictures from the add.
I will be going to pick it up next weekend from Livingston to bring it back to Norfolk.
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I'll get some more pics when pick it up.
 

JKING3008

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
Spec from the advert
EXTERIOR:
flame red paintwork in excellent condition bar a few age related marks (o/s rear quarter and rear bumper resprayed in 2015 due to vandalism) has been detailed regularly
satin black grilles
air holes in front bumper behind plate
carbon fog surrounds
front fogs removed and custom brake air ducts added
skoda fabia splitter
carbon headlamp washer blanks
stainless front tow eye
stainless cup racer rear tow eye
aerocatch bonnet pins
alloy bumper ties anodized black
custom n/s headlamp air feed
smoked side repeaters
peugeot mist washer jets
aero wiper blades
satin bmw grey front badge
custom anthracite door badges with flame red "2.0 16v" text
heko wind deflectors
peugeot 607 stubby aerial
larger cup spoiler
satin bmw grey rear badge
flame red boot release button
mk4 renaultsport badge
carbon rear wiper delete plate
tow point decals


CHASSIS:
BC racing DR series coilovers
8kg uprated springs with dampers valved to match
BC racing solid bearing adjustable top mounts
currently running 2.5 degrees of camber
whiteline rear anti roll bar
custom rosejointed rear arb links
polybushed front arb inner and outer
polybushed steering rack mounts
brembo hc front brake discs
ferodo DS1.11 race pads front
genuine renault rear discs and bearings
mintex rear brake pads
gloss black brake calipers
red stainless braided brake hoses
ate supergold brake fluid
omp front strut brace
omp rear strut brace
gloss black team dynamics pro race 1.2 15" with 195/50 ad08r yokohama

ENGINE:
2.0 16v
inlets painted silver with flame red renaultsport text
custom silicone/stainless intake tubing to relocate filter behind n/s headlamp
large ram air foam air filter
seperated and relocated engine breather with red piping and seperate filter
all coolant hoses replaced with red silicone versions
bailey motorsport stainless header tank
larger alloy radiator
complete cooling system overhaul
various painted parts under bonnet
satin black alloy battery cover
red/stainless alloy dress up bolts
engine cover sprayed flame red
stainless engine cover bolts
flocked fusebox lid
pure motorsport aircon delete and all piping/rad removed
full pure motorsport manifold back exhaust
powerflex exhaust hangers
pure motorsport complete solid bearing gear linkage and extended shifter
vibratechnics uprated engine mount
vibratechnics uprated gearbox mount
powerflex dog bone mount
carbon canister removed with proper inline tank breather
cambelt,dephaser,waterpump replaced in 2016
rolling roaded last year at 188.0bhp
new leads,plugs,coil,injector
valeo replacement clutch 2016

INTERIOR:
fully stripped interior
all unneccessary wiring removed
fulcrum motorsport full roll cage with double hoop diagonals, roof cross, harness bars and door bars powder coated bright red
cm composites dash pod
flat rear door cards
handle spacers
red door pulls
window switches still operational
fire extinguisher (hand held)
esp, hazards and heated rear window switches re located to dash pod
sparco pro 2000 fixed bucket seats
black jjc racing fixed sidemounts
jon foz x-low subframes
red omp 4 point harnesses
complete airbag system removal
complete a/c system removal
omp targa 330mm steering wheel
tim finch steering boss
ph1 stalk horn relocation
single tone horn
fully flocked black upper and lower dashboard
red flocked dash trims
anthracite flocked heater vents
anthracite flocked interior handle trims
carbon dial surround trim
pure motorsport extended shifter
alloy pedals
alloy foot rest
omp rear strut brace in red
alloy rear bumper bolts in tailgate shut
inside of car has been painted grey

Cambelt and dephaser done in 2016 but going to look at getting it replaced after I get I for peace of mind.
Also, I can't see the Wishbones and rear axle having bushes replaced so I'll be getting them done aswell.
Clutch done in 2016 but may get an uprated one with lightweight Flywheel.
Have got new fluids coming today:
- valvoline VR1 5w-50
- Redline MT90
- Motul rbf600
- genuine NGK platinum PFR6E-10 3688
- bosch oil filter
 

JKING3008

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
Ordered some bits of KamRacing:
- Powerflex Black Wishbone bushes
- Powerflex Black Rear beam bushes
- Pure Motorsport Wishbone Strengthening plate
- Pure Motorsport Rear Axle Strengthening plates
- Pure Motorsport Stud Conversion Kit
- RTS Performance Clutch Kit
- TTV Lightweight Flywheel
- Genuine Renault Flywheel bolts
 

JKING3008

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
Have just order the cambelt kit from @renaultpartsdirect which consists of the following:
- Cam Belt Kit
- dephaser pulley
- water pump
- auxiliary belt only
- crank bolt
- cam seals kit
- cylinder head end plugs (x2)
 

JKING3008

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
Yesterday was a "interesting" day to say the least.
I went up to East Calder, Edinburgh to pick the car up finally.
Got car, and started driving home down towards the M74.
App. 15mins into the drive, the stop and battery symbol intermittently come on and then in stayed on.
It then stayed on, along with the ABS and traction control light coming on.
Then the speedo died, transmission light started flashing and began to missfire. Suspect it was the alternator at this point.

So stopped at a Traffic Scotland SOS phone, which didn't work. So phone the breakdown to get recovered.
Took over an hour to be picked up by the recovery lorry who took my to the depot in Lockerbie to be looked at and decide what to do.
They checked it over, and confirmed the alternator was knackered.
Took a while for decision to be made on way forward, and eventually it was decided to get me a taxi from Lockerbie to Newcastle Airport to pick up a hire car and drive home. I then didn't get home till 00.30 in the morning.
My car will then be dropped off at mine in the week so I can organise a repair.

Plan is to to get the alternator replaced at same time as cambelt, dephaser, water pump and auxiliary belt.
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JKING3008

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
Not the best start the ownership then! Hope you get it all sorted soon enough!
Yes mate, soul destroying as so far away from home and just spent all that money on a supposedly full working car.

Having a look for a new alternator, and I think mine is 110amp as its not a cup which means it the more expensive one e.g. RPD is £211 for the 110amp vs £149 for the 75amp
 

JKING3008

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
So ordered the above alternator which should be here in 2 working days.
Also ordered an additional 1 litre of valvoline 5w-50 as free shipping so works out cheaper than Opie Oils.
Gotta speak to recovery company today to see where to drop it off.
 

JKING3008

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
So the clio got delivered this about midday today all the way from Lockerbie by the recovery company.
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Needed a push to get it off the vehicle and onto to the yard
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However, because the battery was proper dead I had to get it jump started of the daily to be able to move it.
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Once started, battery just had enough juice to get it reversed into the garage so it'll stay there until can get the alternator fitted along with all the other bits.
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Greeny.

ClioSport Club Member
  www.trackclio.co.uk
Glad you got it home finally!

@JKING3008 you the guy with big arms I met at Snet once? Fairly sure its you, you had the Orange/Black/Grey high spec clio which you sold when you moved out from home or moved house or something? If so that shells been on eBay for ages, can't find it now though so perhaps they finally delisted it/sold it.

Anyway.. ill be down Snet a few times this year all being well so perhaps can share a garage or something depending who you normally go down there with etc.
 

JKING3008

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
Glad you got it home finally!

@JKING3008 you the guy with big arms I met at Snet once? Fairly sure its you, you had the Orange/Black/Grey high spec clio which you sold when you moved out from home or moved house or something? If so that shells been on eBay for ages, can't find it now though so perhaps they finally delisted it/sold it.

Anyway.. ill be down Snet a few times this year all being well so perhaps can share a garage or something depending who you normally go down there with etc.
Yes mate, very happy now lol

Haha, quite possibly as I do like training😂 I did break it for parts but still havent bought a house😬
It was this clio I had previously
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Okay sweet, hopefully I can see you there😎
 

JKING3008

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
So got 2 jobs out of many done today, which was the spark plug change and PMS Stud Conversion.
Didn't realise it had spacers on the front when bought it so studs are just abiut long enough.
Excuse the dirty car, been in garage since its been back and haven't had a chance to wash as been offshore lol.
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JKING3008

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
What I did notice was that there was a smell of petrol in the oil when I checked the dipstick.

Could this have been caused by the alternator issue whereby they wasn't enough power for the spark plugs to ignite the fuel? Or should I be worried that the piston rings are on there way out?

Ive got new oil and filter to go in, so should I wait to get it diagnosed first?
 

JKING3008

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
So car went to garage today to change the alternator and have a quick check of the petrol smelling oil
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Required pushing out of garage as battery proper dead🤪

Got car to garage and replaced the alternator with a brand new Renault/ Valeo one
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Put the battery on charge whilst changing the alternator and once changed, it started absolutely fine😁

I then replaced the oil for Valvoline VR 1 5W-50 and replaced oil filter.

Stuck the code reader on and no faults shown for faulty lambda sensors and oil didn't smell too bad either which is a good sign👌
 

Louis

ClioSport Club Member
So car went to garage today to change the alternator and have a quick check of the petrol smelling oil
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Required pushing out of garage as battery proper dead🤪

Got car to garage and replaced the alternator with a brand new Renault/ Valeo one
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Put the battery on charge whilst changing the alternator and once changed, it started absolutely fine😁

I then replaced the oil for Valvoline VR 1 5W-50 and replaced oil filter.

Stuck the code reader on and no faults shown for faulty lambda sensors and oil didn't smell too bad either which is a good sign👌
May aswell pull the injectors and check they're all functional and genuine imho
 

jameswrx

ClioSport Club Member
May aswell pull the injectors and check they're all functional and genuine imho
I made the mistake of getting a set of cheap injectors for mine when trying to sort an issue, they were worse than the fecked OE injector! Were throwing bucket loads of fuel in and leaking form brand new! Total trash rubbish.

Bought a set of OE ones (which weren’t that dear in the grand scheme) and was lovely after, ran so much smoother than it’d ever been.
 

JKING3008

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
Emailed Nick at @pure-motorsport today and ordered the following:
- Damped Crank Pulley
- 68MM ALTERNATOR PULLEY AND SPACER
- LIGHTWEIGHT WATER PUMP PULLEY
- LIGHTWEIGHT PAS PUMP PULLEY
BELT 4PK 1295

So basically the lightweight pulley kit but with standard damped crank pulley.
These should be delivered Wednesday as missed today's collection 😅
 

Greeny.

ClioSport Club Member
  www.trackclio.co.uk
Im running -1.0 rear shims, took abit of a punt at what to try first, that puts both sides at -2.5 as somehow both of my rears were at -1.5 as they should be from the factory where as all of my previous cars have been all over the place.
 

JKING3008

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
Im running -1.0 rear shims, took abit of a punt at what to try first, that puts both sides at -2.5 as somehow both of my rears were at -1.5 as they should be from the factory where as all of my previous cars have been all over the place.
Nice, I think I'm gonna aim for -2' camber and 5mins toe-in either side for the rear.
Should be at - 2.5' camber on front but unsure on toe settings so I'll get that set to slightly toe-out.
 


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