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Frayz's Inferno 182 - Back in the old flame



frayz

ClioSport Club Member
Not much happened on the little Clio lately as I’m still on the hunt for a proper gearbox with diff (think I’ve found one) and hunting for some Recaro Pole Position / Cobra Nogaros.

I did however acquire an ITG Maxogen induction kit for it. The filter element had seen better days so decided to treat it to a new one. Also my car previously had a slightly oversized battery so annoyingly I’ve had to get a smaller 063 size battery to get the carbon airbox in.

Haven’t really driven it yet so can’t comment on the outcome of performance / racket etc. But it looks pretty 🙂🤷🏽‍♂️

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frayz

ClioSport Club Member
Massive thanks to Mike Rainbird at RB Motorsport for helping me secure a great deal on todays Recaro delivery. I’ve known Mike for a lot of years now and his service and attention to detail is absolutely superb.

Unfortunately I’ve now got the agonising wait till i get time and a break in the weather to get these fitted.

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Hxrry

ClioSport Club Member
Massive thanks to Mike Rainbird at RB Motorsport for helping me secure a great deal on todays Recaro delivery. I’ve known Mike for a lot of years now and his service and attention to detail is absolutely superb.

Unfortunately I’ve now got the agonising wait till i get time and a break in the weather to get these fitted.

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B-e-a-utiful seats!!! :love: i bet you can’t wait to get these fitted! How will you be mounting these seats?
 

frayz

ClioSport Club Member

frayz

ClioSport Club Member
Been quiet on the update front with the Clio as im currently up to my neck in kitchen renovation and the car hasn't had a look in. I've just got an ever growing list of parts that i need to fit.
She has seen some attention in the last 2 days however.
Firstly a big thanks to Alex @AW Motorworks for fixing a small gearbox leak & fitting a pair of new CV boots to the NS driveshaft. Naturally it got yet another fresh lot of genuine ELF gearbox oil again too.
Also had a shock to hear it failed it MOT this morning due to high C02. I was pretty shocked by this as it had been running fine and still averaging 36mpg so was surprised to think that a lambda might have gone down.
Quick call to the motor factors for them to express me over an new NTK lambda which arrived at 4:15pm, popped home to fit it before getting back to the MOT station before 5pm for them to re test the emissions.

Thankfully all is right in the world once more and the little 182 C0 is back to normal :)
 

DomP182

ClioSport Club Member
  ph1 172, Arctic182
Been quiet on the update front with the Clio as im currently up to my neck in kitchen renovation and the car hasn't had a look in. I've just got an ever growing list of parts that i need to fit.
She has seen some attention in the last 2 days however.
Firstly a big thanks to Alex @AW Motorworks for fixing a small gearbox leak & fitting a pair of new CV boots to the NS driveshaft. Naturally it got yet another fresh lot of genuine ELF gearbox oil again too.
Also had a shock to hear it failed it MOT this morning due to high C02. I was pretty shocked by this as it had been running fine and still averaging 36mpg so was surprised to think that a lambda might have gone down.
Quick call to the motor factors for them to express me over an new NTK lambda which arrived at 4:15pm, popped home to fit it before getting back to the MOT station before 5pm for them to re test the emissions.

Thankfully all is right in the world once more and the little 182 C0 is back to normal :)
Where was the gearbox leak? Think mines pissing out of the selector seal
 

frayz

ClioSport Club Member
Where was the gearbox leak? Think mines pissing out of the selector seal
Inboard NS drive shaft. It was the original CV boot that Alex removed when he did the clutch last month.
I don't think it liked being removed and re-seated as it was the original item that had done 117kmiles, no fault of his.
Alex has now fitted a brand new one to both ends. :)
 

frayz

ClioSport Club Member
Massive thanks to Alyn @ AS Performance for the box of goodies that arrived for the Clio today. I’ve been purchasing my performance parts from Alyn for almost 15 years now and his knowledge and customer service is unlike any other I’ve experienced. Over the years I’ve never found anyone to get near on customer service or price. Even throws me in a gift from time to time, this time an Xtreme Clutch T-Shirt & Keyring 😅

Also had a small delivery from Kam Racing, my first purchase from them and also have to say the swiftness of their service has so far been very good.

So I’ve quite a list of parts to fit and I’ve just added the following to that pile:

Brembo HC discs
Performance Friction 097 pads
OEM rear discs
Brembo rear pads
Powerflex black steering rack bushes
Whiteline rear beam bushes
Pure Motorsport 19mm rear ARB
Pure Motorsport carbon shifter.

Looking forward to adding to the old girls freshness :)


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frayz

ClioSport Club Member
So I collected WZD from AW Motorworks this evening. I really didn’t fancy swapping gearboxes and doing beam bushes in this weather. So Alex was once again entrusted to take care of proceedings.
Super knowledgable, reliable and friendly. Alex is always a pleasure to deal with and I can highly recommend him to anyone.

I collected WZD this evening after she received the following upgrades.

Whiteline rear beam bushes
Pure Motorsport 19mm Rear Roll Bar
Pure Motorsport shifter
Fully rebuilt Cup gearbox with Quaife ATB diff.

I can’t wait to have proper drive and see how it’s hopefully improved the car.

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frayz

ClioSport Club Member
That looks lovely. Must drive well with the diff.
Thanks chap. To be honest I can’t say how well it feels with the diff yet as I drove home from Alex with my OE gearbox in the back. So it was a very steady drive home.
Looking forward to having a play in it and exploring its new balance with the rear bar too. I’ve got quite a few bits left to fit so should make for a nice package once I’m done. 🙂
 

frayz

ClioSport Club Member
Some very desirable upgrades there mate 👍. I really can't get on with the aesthetics of the pms shifter though. That knob🙈🤮.

Cheers mate.

Truth be told, it’s something I’m still not quite sure of either, however in the metal I think it looks better than the photos suggest, and I hope that it looks more at home once the seats/steering wheel are in.
The actual knob I think is slightly too small in your hand and feels like it could certainly be a more ergonomic shape.
Even before it was fitted I’ve been thinking about getting a nicer profile knob turned up, we’ll see.
For now I want to try and get used to it and make sure I’m happy.
 
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0ss

ClioSport Club Member
It will probably look a lot more at home with the seats and wheel fitted. I've got a phase 1 ball on a scenic shifter in mine and the ball sits perfectly in the palm. It's bloody cold on these sub zero mornings though 😂.
 

frayz

ClioSport Club Member
It will probably look a lot more at home with the seats and wheel fitted. I've got a phase 1 ball on a scenic shifter in mine and the ball sits perfectly in the palm. It's bloody cold on these sub zero mornings though 😂.
I had one made for my Impreza that was in white delrin which looked/felt superb. More classic lightbulb shape in profile.
I may explore that idea at some point.
Yeah I’d rather delrin than something metallic in these temps 😅
 

frayz

ClioSport Club Member
First class service from Nick @ Pure Motorsport today. Ordered yesterday pm, arrived this morning.

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Also had a headlamp bulb die the other night so decided to upgrade to some new bulbs.
Phillips Xtreme Vision Gen2 bulbs for the dipped beam and matching Phillips Xtreme Ultinon LEDs for the sides.

Couple of before and afters, the original sidelights looked like candles. Haha.
I live in a countryside location so a decent bulb upgrade makes quite a difference for me.

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Guess which side is OEM vs the new Phillips. Lol

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Brigsy

ClioSport Club Member
  Kangoo 172cup
I bet the quaife makes a canny difference to the way it drives. The pms rear arb looks like a great bit of kit, first time i have seen one fitted.
 

frayz

ClioSport Club Member
I bet the quaife makes a canny difference to the way it drives. The pms rear arb looks like a great bit of kit, first time i have seen one fitted.
I have to say in these slippery conditions of late, the diff is very noticeable. Times when you might pull out of a tight greasy junction and the inside wheel would slip, Now it just hooks up. The way it grabs for the apex on tight corners is very noticeable. I hope in the try in addition to the PMS rear bar it should make for quite an improved drive.
 

Amos91

ClioSport Club Member
I have to say in these slippery conditions of late, the diff is very noticeable. Times when you might pull out of a tight greasy junction and the inside wheel would slip, Now it just hooks up. The way it grabs for the apex on tight corners is very noticeable. I hope in the try in addition to the PMS rear bar it should make for quite an improved drive.
Be interested to see if you can pick our the difference the PMS bar makes. My rear beam has just been powdercoated so looking at the same Whiteline bushes and PMS bar combo.
 

frayz

ClioSport Club Member
Be interested to see if you can pick our the difference the PMS bar makes. My rear beam has just been powdercoated so looking at the same Whiteline bushes and PMS bar combo.
It will be a slightly flawed review because the bushes and diff were done at the same time. Certainly though even on the softest setting the tail is a lot more lively to throttle input mid corner.
I think it makes a significant difference to how loose or adjustable the rear of the car is. Better or not is all dependant on how you like the car to feel.
Personally I like being able to adjust the angle of the car mid corner. Other people don’t like the fact the car can bite them a bit easier with a bar fitted.
 

frayz

ClioSport Club Member
So one of the things I noticed was that my shifter was very stiff to operate and didn’t self centre as per the OEM shifter. This made the drive feel very solid. But the shift always felt a bit vague in location as you was never 100% sure in you location across the gate. It was lovely at low speeds but felt afraid to push on because you lacked confidence in the gear location.
My particular shifter used the earlier revision of bearing with a stiff PTFE liner. So today I dropped the linkage out to swap to the latest revision of steel bearing without liner. It spins very freely and allows the shifter to centre and feel completely free.
Getting up the tower from the underside with some circlip pliers was fun but not as much agro as I first thought.
The downside with the new bearing is I now have the god awful PMS rattle. The shifter buzzes at all different frequencies in all gears.
So now I’m at a quandary as to if I should revert to the PTFE bearing??

My other job for this afternoon was to swap out the steering rack bushes for some Poweflex items. The originals were still pretty much mint even after 120k so was dubious as to if the new ones would feel any different. I’m pressed to say they do appear to have made the way the car changes direction a little sharper
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clio_ross

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
Have a look at this thread:-

https://cliosport.net/threads/pms-rattle-vibration-damper.828641/

this details some things that can be done to help with the vibrations. I’ve recently fitted a brand new PMS shifter and I‘ve filled the selector rod with lead shot, filled the pivot rubbers with red rubber grease and I have practically no vibrations. I do get a little vibration in 4th on the overrun, but that’s all. So hopefully this can help with your shifter.
 

frayz

ClioSport Club Member
Have a look at this thread:-

https://cliosport.net/threads/pms-rattle-vibration-damper.828641/

this details some things that can be done to help with the vibrations. I’ve recently fitted a brand new PMS shifter and I‘ve filled the selector rod with lead shot, filled the pivot rubbers with red rubber grease and I have practically no vibrations. I do get a little vibration in 4th on the overrun, but that’s all. So hopefully this can help with your shifter.
Thanks Ross, 👍🏼
 


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