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Clio Trophy rebuild



  Clio Trophy
Hi,
I got a Trophy with 114K miles. no major work has been done on it so it's start to feel its age...
Steering and gearbox are getting a bit vague.
Transmission axle / all bushing would need replacing and Sachs suspension need rebuilding.
Engine feels strong but my mechanic mentioned he had seen blue smoke on his test drive. Service history is spot on though.

Any recommendation on who can bring this car back to life?
I heard a lot of good feedback for BTM, not sure if he is still in business..
Anyone gone the same road?






Looking for advise on where to
 
  monaco 172
AFAIK btm now lives in Australia.
Spot on service history doesn't always mean its not had it bollox thrashed from cold, and regular interval changes.

Most of the suspension and bushes are very easy DIY so any competent mechanic should be able to do that for you.

Hows the box feel? If its just sloppy then maybe the PMS shifter? Looks awesome but expensive.

Then just the usually belts and dephaser.

Have you witnessed the blue smoke?
 

Tim.

ClioSport Club Member
Whereabouts are you?

If you sign up to the ClioTrophy.co.uk forum you'll be able to get in touch with an extremely friendly and helpful chap called Rik who will be able to refurb your Sachs for you.
 
  Clio Trophy
AFAIK btm now lives in Australia.
Spot on service history doesn't always mean its not had it bollox thrashed from cold, and regular interval changes.

Most of the suspension and bushes are very easy DIY so any competent mechanic should be able to do that for you.

Hows the box feel? If its just sloppy then maybe the PMS shifter? Looks awesome but expensive.

Then just the usually belts and dephaser.

Have you witnessed the blue smoke?
Thanks for the info,
I could probably look after getting most suspension work done myself but i would like to get the engine checked up for any mileage related wear.
So looking for an experienced specialist on F4R, to set it right. (read a lot of stories of badly tuned/timed engine)
I haven't witness any blue smoke myself, and oil level has always been ok so not sure what happened during that test drive.

For the gear box I want to keep it standard, any part that are known to wear and create a loose feel in gear change?
In comparison I also have a bog standard clio 2 1.4 where gear change feels much tighter (also on 115K miles but hasn't been driven half as hard as the T) .
 
  Clio Trophy
Whereabouts are you?

If you sign up to the ClioTrophy.co.uk forum you'll be able to get in touch with an extremely friendly and helpful chap called Rik who will be able to refurb your Sachs for you.
Ok thanks!
Already on ClioTrophy.co.uk; I'll look for Rik there.
 


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