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Craig's BG 182 | Saved From The Scrappy



Craig_B

ClioSport Club Member
  Megane 225 Trophy
Long time since I've used forums, used to be a regular poster back in the day when I had my ph1s. Anyway, story of this particular car is this.

I've broken a couple of clioswith mates in the past, and about 4-5 years ago a lady in work said to me my daughter drives one of those cars you have. So simply said if she needs any bits for it let me know or if she ever wants to get rid of it.

Fast forward to end of 2020 I get a phone call asking if still broke them for parts. Which I didn't, as no time, new commitments and no space to break one anymore. Asked her what happened and the cambelt has snapped.

I went and looked at it and asked what she would like for it. She said if you don't have it I will ring the scrap man to come and take it. I'm not going to disclose the figure but I bit her hand off, and 2 days later it was on my drive.

It's a 2 owner 54 plate with 126k on. Belive it to be a FF? It's got cup spoiler. Completely standard. I've never owned a Clio sport as original as this, seems like nothing as ever been off the car. It even has a brand new genuine bootnet, and full genuine mat set with the rear one piece mat.

So my goal is to source an engine and get it back up and running onto the road. My past clios have all been stripped out, more occasional track day cars. So with this, as I'm old now will be to get it back up and running and keep it standard as possible. Well if I can anyway. Would like simple mods like cooksports and cup shocks, maybe 15s and an exhaust system.

Quick photo of it being picked it to get started. I've done a fair bit of stripping allready but this 1st post will do for now.
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Craig_B

ClioSport Club Member
  Megane 225 Trophy
C'mon, tell what you paid for it. If she was going to scrap it itv was definitely very very good for your wallet!
No price won't be disclosed. But yes definitely good for my wallet haha

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Porl

ClioSport Club Member
Paid in personal services then😉😂.
Is there any history of the belts being changed in its life before the failure? If that was the original belt it had done well!
 

Craig_B

ClioSport Club Member
  Megane 225 Trophy
Paid in personal services then.
Is there any history of the belts being changed in its life before the failure? If that was the original belt it had done well!
Had very minimal history with the car, some receipts for oil and filter changes. Owner misplaced a lot of it.

Belt condition looked ok to me. Owner had it a good amount of time and never changed the belt, so unless the first owner did.

Photo is a screen shot from a video showing the loose belt. But belt not perished or nothing.
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Porl

ClioSport Club Member
Shame there's no paperwork with it but still better to save it from the scrappy than let it be stripped.
 

Craig_B

ClioSport Club Member
  Megane 225 Trophy
Shame there's no paperwork with it but still better to save it from the scrappy than let it be stripped.
It will have a good bit of history now from my ownership.

Need to source an engine now to start to build up to swap them over.

Yeah wanted to save it being an original low owner car.

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Craig_B

ClioSport Club Member
  Megane 225 Trophy
So first port of call with it was giving the interior a massive clean. Interior was minging, and full of dog hair, so very through vacuum was done. Quite a few grubby sticky plastics on the dash and door handles so be on the list to replace or try and clean up.

Next on the list was as someone has allready mentioned and was the Cat. Yes it got removed and sold to put some money in the fund for the new engine.

Parts list has been written on everything needed.

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Craig_B

ClioSport Club Member
  Megane 225 Trophy
Good to see another saved tbh, mental how the prices seem to have hiked on Clio's. Leaving cats on these is just asking to have it jacked up though

Mines got a decat and I'm still wary of leaving it parked up anywhere
Yeah, I've broken a few in the past but with prices seem to be increasing on them I didn't have to the heart to break this one for parts, and plus, it will put me back into one at a reduced cost. I have missed having one.

Yes I have purchased a few bits allready, including a scorpion decat as belive it fits a standard system, a powerflex dogbone, powerflex exhaust mounts, 2 sets of wheels, a standard 15" set to keep the car rolling so will be able to get the 182 wheels off the car to refurb. And also another bargain which I could not believe is a set of genuine Oz F1's, with 3 unbroken centre caps!
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Craig_B

ClioSport Club Member
  Megane 225 Trophy
Few parts accumulated.
Oz F1's (another bargain)
Powerflex black series exhaust bushes, as the ones on there ATM are non existent
Scorpion decat pipe
Powerflex dogbone
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