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Inferno track car build



So the daily wheels ended up with a puncture but to be fair they have lasted ages so now was the time to fit the newly painted team dynamics ๐Ÿ˜!

Heres a photo of them fitted at a car meet i attended the other weekend.

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And a close up with the HiSpec calipers ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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I also had another tracknight on thursday just past. Have to say the car performed extremely well again and I seem to be finding faster routes round Knockhill!

This had also given me a chance to try out my new led lights on my headlight blanks. Had a few good comments on them already!

Ill let the pictures do the talking.

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So been a while since i have updated this!

Car has been off the road since September just due to not wanting to use it during the winter months. Been beneficial though as its postponed my mot to a better time rather than the week before Xmas. So last weekend it passed its mot with one advisory, Rear wheel bearing starting to show slight play. So fairly happy with that!

To save hassle x2 rear discs have been ordered and awaiting delivery. Along with this i decided to purchase some track time up Knockhill racing circuit. So the car will be seeing the track again in 2 weeks time.

Preperation! Incoming.

Before the upcoming track day i have decided to service the car as its not been done since last year, the car hasnt seen a lot of miles since its last service but going to do so for piece of mind.

Ordered are as follows.

Oil
Oil filter
Sump washer
Gear oil
Ht leads
Spark plugs
BMC Air filter cleaner and regenerator kit
Rear discs and pads
And also a couple other goodies for the car

Most of which have been delivered

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Still waiting on a few things coming but over the weekend I decided to set about tackling the airfilter. Now this fikter was off another car a mate had bought a few year back and the filter looked pretty old then and iv had it for 4 years and hasnt been cleaned once. So safe to say was pretty intrigued as to how the kit works and how the filter will clean up.

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First of all removed the filter from the car and brought it in the house to pull apart.

Straight away i spotted an issue as the screws were all rusty so to my delight 2 of which rounded. Pliers got them out and the filter was soon in 3 parts.

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Following the instructions with the kit i tapped out some debris from the filter was actually shocked how much came out ๐Ÿ˜ณthen applied the cleaning solution down all the cores in the filter, i decided to use the kitchen sink to do this so you can only imagine the mrs face when she witnessed the aftermath ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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i then applied more cleaning solution and rinsed with water to flush it thoroughly ๐Ÿ™Š

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Yes absolutely caked in dirt, debris and deposits. I then left the filter for 24hrs to completely dry out. Now to recoating with the regenerator oil in the kit. Bit if a fiddle messy job as this needs to be applied from the inside so once again a fine coating down every single core and let it all haze up so the whole filter element was a red colour and let it all dry in this took about an hour or so before it was completely dry.

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Now for reassembly. Instead of faffing around with the old screws I headed out to the shed/workshop and looked out some new self tappers the same size

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Then it was a case of screw all parts back together and voila! Job done. Pity the carbon fibre is all dull and faded and also the original sticker has seen better days but atleast internally its like new again!

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Thats about it until the next update. Hopefully some more things shall arrive in the post and set about getting stuff fitted before the track day ๐Ÿ
 

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Kept looking at the above photo of the bumper being off and couldn't help but think the front crash bar looks a little scruffy!

Nothing some underseal cant sort!
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Much better!

Speaking of sorting things though.... An issue has appeared ๐Ÿคฆ Took the car for a drive to see how everything feels. Cars driving fine but Speedo isn't working and the stop light and handbrake light are constantly on ๐Ÿคท

Anyone got any ideas?
 
Looks like i found my issue. Front driverside abs sensor has been rubbing away and now all buffed through and damaged.

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New one was picked up today and now onto a job im really not looking forward to doing.
Have a feeling removing the old sensor from the hub will be a ballache
 
So the abs sensor was of course a pain!

1st of all the old one was totally siezed into the hub ๐Ÿคฆ Decided to get barbaric and cut the top off and then the bottom at either sides of the hub and chap the magnet through carefully without hitting the abs ring thankfully this went to plan ๐Ÿ‘Œ what didnt go to plan was the fact the sensor that renault had given me was for the rear and not the front (i should have checked i know๐Ÿ™ˆ)

So that was job over for the night, Next day I phone about and finally come accross a local factors that have one! Had too wait a day for delivery so this took me upto Friday ๐Ÿ™„ Cutting it very fine for the trackday on the Sunday. Friday afternoon came and I collected the sensor... Voila! The correct one, out to the car i go and its an extremely tight fit. Eventually with some minor purseusion the sensor slots in and bolts back into place.

Job done!.... So i thought ๐Ÿคฆ Got the wheel back on and the car back on the ground its getting dark by this point and unfortunatly theres very little light where the car is ๐Ÿ™„ So I go to take the car for a test drive and still no Speedo ๐Ÿคฆ It was looking like this trackday was either not going to be a go ahead or corner entry speeds were going to be a bit iffy ๐Ÿ˜‚ .

Saturday! Starting to get stressed about it and finally came to the realisation... I didnt clear the code ๐Ÿ˜‚ went out and checked the codes and it was still there, so cleared and finally! A working speedo!! Also noticed that a rear abs sensor had flagged up. Which was actually not to much of an issue due to the one renault gave me being a rear... The rear i need!

So Saturday afternoon done final once over on the car and a final bolt check. Loaded the boot with spares etc and all ready for the Sunday!

6am start on Sunday for my 1hr trip to knockhill. Quick pit stop to get some vpower and the Clio finally made it to its 1st track time of the year!!

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The car was performing brilliantly all day in every session, no major issues but an upgrade in tyre is definitely needed as im gaining far too much pressure to quickly!

Quick cool down for the lunch time interval to watch some drifting and let the wee man roll his egg down Duffus dip (knockhill 1st corner)

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Back out for the rest of the day and the paddock was starting to empty out a bit so the sessions were being mixed which meant more track time ๐Ÿ‘Œ

All in it was a brilliant day and cant wait to get back at it! My mate had is 1st passenger experience of knockhill and of a Clio sport. 1st time being in my car and loved it! Thunk hes now up for track days! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Here some images from throughout the day to conclude

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So another little job to add to the list.

My towing eyelet decided to go awol ๐Ÿ™„

So bought some of the MSA Wire tow hooks. At first was wondering how the hell they were going to fit but noticed a hole in the front chassis legs that could be useable.

M10 8.8 Tensile bolts, Nyloc nuts and some big washers and that done the trick. Had to do a quick modify of the lower grill but nothing mental.

So heres the finished outcome.

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Another little update.

Started a wire tuck on the rear passenger side interior and removed some un-needed wires and washer hose. Ill need to get a pic or that now its finished.


But on another note...


Theyre were some bits of the wrap on the car that were bugging me. Imperfections etc.

The front bumper was starting to tear a bit and the rear driver quarter had always annoyed me as the line wasnt straight (my fault for doing it free hand) ๐Ÿคฆ

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So removed the bits that needed redone and whilst the wrap was off the more and more i thought to my self. "Its been on for 2 years now, how a bout a change ๐Ÿค”"

So the car is now a blank canvas ๐Ÿ‘€

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I do have a new design in my head so watch this space ๐Ÿ‘€
 

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