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Colesy 182 turbo revival



colesy

ClioSport Club Member
  F56 Cooper S and 172
Removed the battery tray from the relocated battery today, glad I did as I had been tempted to keep it but will relocate back into the engine bay.
If you look closely it was held in with 4 self tapper screws 🙄 the car that keeps on giving aye!
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As frustrating as this project is being im so glad I’m being able to give it a second lease of life.
 

colesy

ClioSport Club Member
  F56 Cooper S and 172
Been out working on the 182 today. But it’s so cold I wasn’t out for long. Can’t wait for 20 degree days and long evenings!! Anyway another day another idiotic bodge from someone, who uses a 13mm headed bolt to keep the top dash in🙄
 

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colesy

ClioSport Club Member
  F56 Cooper S and 172
Some progress today! Subframe back on with new lower arm (offside was already new) new arb bushes inside and out. Also replaced the steering arm and track rod ends .

Fitted the rear pms studs, and ran a new fuel return line to the tank as the old one was too short. Aiming to have it rolling this weekend as long as everything arrives. Then I’ll just have to build the engine and throw that in. The end is nearing!

If anybody would be interested in a home made boost kit give me a message, it doesn’t fit the best but does work fine etc I will be getting the ED boost hose kit with intercooler
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npt

ClioSport Club Member
  BMW 320d- 172 cup
Will be a decent car once finished, ready for years of abuse before next rebuild 😁
 

colesy

ClioSport Club Member
  F56 Cooper S and 172
I need to order some engine bits and I want to order the thicker Megane gasket. Do I need to order a clio headset and then just a Megane headgasket, or can I just order a Megane headset? I’m not sure if the rest of the gaskets transfer over from 172 to Megane 225?
 

colesy

ClioSport Club Member
  F56 Cooper S and 172
So it’s been a while but still going. Some things have happened meaning when the car is complete my dad will be having it back and enjoying it for himself, ashame for me but that’s life! I’ll still get to enjoy it at some point!
Anyway, lots of progress. We got the gearbox rebuilt and diff serviced by the main man @NorthloopCup top service and really recommend.
Engine is now built and back in the car, just waiting for a few niggly bits to arrive and then it’ll be plumbed in. Hoping to have it running this week! Ordered a new intercooler and boost hoses from ED and hope to relocate the battery back to the engine bay.
The PMS shifter has now been removed abs fitted to my 172 as dad wants this to be more road than race car.
That’s it for now I’m not one with words!!
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Mbeau

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
So it’s been a while but still going. Some things have happened meaning when the car is complete my dad will be having it back and enjoying it for himself, ashame for me but that’s life! I’ll still get to enjoy it at some point!
Anyway, lots of progress. We got the gearbox rebuilt and diff serviced by the main man @NorthloopCup top service and really recommend.
Engine is now built and back in the car, just waiting for a few niggly bits to arrive and then it’ll be plumbed in. Hoping to have it running this week! Ordered a new intercooler and boost hoses from ED and hope to relocate the battery back to the engine bay.
The PMS shifter has now been removed abs fitted to my 172 as dad wants this to be more road than race car.
That’s it for now I’m not one with words!!
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Good progress! At least if going back to your dad then I am assuming you can still borrow it 😁 What clutch are you running?
 

colesy

ClioSport Club Member
  F56 Cooper S and 172
Good progress! At least if going back to your dad then I am assuming you can still borrow it 😁 What clutch are you running?
That’s the plan 😂 I’m not 100% sure on the model (forgot to look before i put it back together!) but it’s a helix one and it was in good condition, looked barely worn.
 


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