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My little clio story so far.



So I though id share my story about my car ownership so far after 6 months after I passed my test I got my first car
so I got this in 2010 september
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had it for a while and had some problems one day it broke down and my bank account covered me with green flag which in turn wasnt so brillant
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and then I boughts some angel eyes which I liked and some sport seats
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keeping things peachy ;)
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then i went and bought this beauty
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and then it snowed
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all three of my clios with my gfs aswell
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after a clean with the little one awaiting a new buyer
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with my dads camper
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the final one of them both before the little one went :(
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another shot after cleaning
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need to get a new rear licence plate light holder ad the one has broken clips and needs replacing but makes it look a bit boy racer still cool though
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and a final shot tucked away with freshly spayed top grill
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my next plans are to fix headlight crazing and to spray foglight surronds and bottom grill and to maybe tint fogs yellow. and i would like to get my own plate (c5 PBP) cliosport Paris Brook Peach
and I would really like to get some recaro sportsters fitted come september and student loan time but i need to convice my self over the pricetag and hassle of the subframes etc.
I would also like to learn more about working on a car as i love cars to bits but have no clue on what to do when it comes to working on them maintaining them and general servicing.

sorry about picture quality/slightly poor story
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so the missus has just picked her car up after being annoyed at not having as quick car as me.
and she now has this fair to say we have a fairly awesome driveway
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Yeah I still havn't got round to sorting my headlights yet but will hopefully get it done this week.
 
as you guys probably know from my other thread the im an massive idoit an cant do a simple job my headlights where screwed
so AlexW offred to pop round and sort them out for me with his rotary thing :s
massive diffrence liked im amazed at how good it looks now.
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after
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my friend are hilarous -_-
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and with alex's diesel project!
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now she is all clean roll on CSS tommorow!!!
 
more pictures a few from css after leaving the convoy just before harlow to go get the ex-missus car we arrived in duxford just at the tail end of the convoy i was pretty annoyed to be honest as that was the bit i was looking forward to most but oh well only took a few pictures as the weather was dissapointing to say the least
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I have now finished college so took a picture of the last time it will be in that car park. :)
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terrible picture with my mates 1 series at southend
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couple of it after it was cleaned
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I know have a small list of jobs to do for it
tax is due end of the month
need new handbrake cable as drivers side has snapped
exhuast mounts have sagged currently cable tied
rear licence plate light
need a steering wheel retrim as the thumbs have gone :(
gear knob needs refreshing
need to get lambda sensor as eml light is on tempted just to decat but can't as mot is due in august so will have to get sensors then after mot decat it :)
and need to get a new windscreen so a busy summer ahead :)
 
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This will be getting a bit of an update most likely from alexW as he currently has it due to needing bits for the mot and him knowing what to do
slight update read paperwork wrong on my mot and got pulled for no mot and a 100 pound fine will hopefully be back on the road on wednesday and will hopefully be perfect for Trax on the waiting list for a snappy retrim so looking forward to that coming as other peoples look brillant. other then that milage is pilling on and im enjoying it. when its not broken or needing money thrown at it.
 
  Many.
As the man above said, This is mine for the past/next few days, Heres Some of what I've been doing....

Firstly, dumped on my drive in a hurry Friday night, Got to work giving it a bath, it was minging.
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All four wheels were removed, Rears first, one complete, one not touched yet. Both had bloody ages spent on them cleaning them before sealing.
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Dark by this point as you can see... But a nice clean shiny wheel.
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New day means more cleaning, firstly claying the whole car, I can see its been done before, but I was surprised how much came off the car... This was just the roof!
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Then took it down the workshop and got it up on the ramp, had a quick inspection of the car underneath and didn't find too much wrong!
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One reason for taking it down the workshop.... I had already replaced the front discs and pads just over a week ago
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One thing I did find was a slightly bent front wheel, No vibration had been noticed though. (This is clearly before I cleaned this wheel!)
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While it was on the ramp I also fitted some poly exhaust hangers, Sits much better now. Excuse my poor camera skills, theres not enough space on my drive atm and I had to lean across my DCi's bonnet to get this pic!
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While doing the discs and pads I painted the calipers all round...
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Interior also got my cleaning treatment, Didn't go mental on it as its going for MOT wednesday and track rod ends tomorrow night, so will give it a final hoover before Paris gets it back...
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When I took the car down the workshop, I was really annoyed at how much black crap was coming off the wheels in my hands, So Cleaned it all off, causing a mess in my kitchen, and lots of very black water, the leather is worn, but my god its much better to use. Some use should see it smooth off again, feels much better with a couple of leather treatments...
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Seats didn't get ignored, Just hoovered as there not that dirty, no need to get the carpet cleaner out. Treated the leather and thats a lot nicer, Will hopefully give it another coat before it returns to Paris.
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Engine bay got a slight going over, Plastics cleaned up, some of the dirt and dust cleaned, Will tackle this properly in the future as theres a couple of jobs to be done! (Paris has the engine cover!)
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Finally, where all the real work has been.... The whole outside of the car has been clayed, polished and waxed, it looks amazing. All plastics treated, glass polished, and quite a few bits were removed to clean shut gaps etc. Exhaust polished up, old number plate sticky pads removed etc.
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Headlights are out for a bit more polishing.
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Will add a few more pics in a couple of days, and hopefully update to say its passed its MOT. If it does, theres a nice decat to fit to make that miltek sound even better!

:)
 
he says the headlights are out for polishing but that actually a lie as you can see he has stolen them along with my wheels evidence below!!
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but no big props to this guy saved my clio on way too many occasions but did tell me he managed to get 13mpg in it the b*****d. looking forward to getting it back no more walking to burger town.
Also was let get dirty becuase I knew he would enjoy cleaning it
pictures of the minions at work
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we ruined plot of grass with acid ooops!!

and remains of front brakes which we(alex changed and answered my irratating questions) and effect of brakes
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  Many.
I figured you'd have more pics regarding the front brakes, hence not really mentioning it, got your moneys worth from those! Removing all that metal from everything is a PITA.

Going to enjoy spending your money tomorrow!!
 
  Many.
Little update tonight...

Ordered everything to give this a service after the MOT, plus a few extra bits it needs. Should run and drive mint when Paris gets it back!

Got the headlights back in, Have since slapped the big front plate on, and swapped the wheels as the new tyres haven't turned up yet
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Fingers crossed for a MOT pass tomorrow!
 
recived a text today saying car had failed on ball joint was put on alex wheels as my tyres hadnt turnt up yet and still havnt even though the vavles have? bloody parcel force! two hours later alex had changed and had it retested for a pass sweet!! so car is being treated to some goodies tommorow serviced and decateed and hopefully new tyres when they turn up.
 
  Many.
As the man above said, Failed on the N/S balljoint, Must have missed it when checking for play as it was that side that had the worn TRE too. Popped by the local factors and got a good quality pattern part, fitted that and took it back and got a Pass :)

Now the cars in bits again, Painting the inlet, fuel rail guard and engine mount, Plus giving it a service.
More tomorrow!
 
  Many.
I failed to get the pics I planned, Got it back together quicky, couple of replaced gaskets, painted engine bits, really smartens up the engine bay, still needs more but its a start!
Final pic before Paris got it back... Looking super clean
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Saturday Paris popped over for its first clean since he had it back, Was damn dirty. Cleaned it, applied some new wax, then took it for a couple of pics, Paris has loads more than I do...
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Saturday was in preperation for Trax yesterday, On the way there got this awesome shot
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Thats all I have for now, Hopefully this will kick Paris into posting pics he has, and I'll have more pics when it breaks again!
 
right time for my updateish
firstly leant alex my car on the tuesday to sort out decat, track rod end on driver side and transmission flush.
got it back wednesday night with just the decat as he was really busy, cant complain really the guys saved me ridiculous amounts of money and has never complained when i said its broken and he treats it like his own car with the care he gives it so less homo stuff now the car sounds soooo good with the decat more noisy and a pops a bit more now only problem is the road from alex and my gf is absolutly epic to drive so im stuggling to save petrol as the noise is so addicating right picture time! after a 20 mile drive at 40 miles an hour i got this!!!
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on saturday popped over to alex went to get diesel he left me in the car so i defaced the alacatra by writing his cars name into it(look at his licence plate!)
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couple pictures from where we cleaned them (these where taken on my s4 so excuse the quality)
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(looking like a massive tw*t^)
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flamer!!
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so sunday came around and we met up early in the morning for the drive up
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got a few pictures on the way up there
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sitting in the queue to get in made me feel like a real life forza horizon!
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trax sticker applied!
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cropped rolling shot
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bit of poor beading

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photos from traxs
triple number friends!!
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proper beading
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becuase they all claim part owership of my car they wanted to get in the picture
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picture in the mcds on the way home ( there was no spaces when we got there and i didnt know why it was lined so i parked there anyway(no disabled sign either))
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alexs exhuast broke!
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quick stop at the services
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and after 230 miles 70 quids worth of petrol I was home!!
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Headlights are out for a bit more polishing.
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Will add a few more pics in a couple of days, and hopefully update to say its passed its MOT. If it does, theres a nice decat to fit to make that miltek sound even better!

:)
How'd you get lights out? I thought you could only do it by removing bumper? I need mine out!
 
  Many.
Do need to take bumper off, but its not that hard, arch liners, four bumper bolts, then disconnect fog light loom. I placed the bumper back on after to save it getting damaged
 
small update nothing major car has been being used as van getting my new tv and canvas for my wall
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beading shot
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had a phone call from the ex gf a week back saying she chrashed her car naturally went to see if she was ok was greeted by this ;'(

she lost control on a country road in the wet and went through a tree and hit a telegraph pole almost in someones back garden has now been wrote off so one less rb 200 ;/
(shes fine just hurt her arm)
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excuse the poor photos I had been up for 20 hours at this point and I was bloody freezing!

went to Ace cafe with AlexW and a few friends(and almost got caught out by the camera on the sliproad to the north circular)
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and this morning, this arrived will hopefully get it fitted tonite :)
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snappy retrim :)
 


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