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Well from what I know one was running over 250bhp on standard pistons... He knew they were going to go at some point and bouncing off the rev limiter in 5th didnt really help. Sounds like hes having forged pistons fitted at the moment and will be back with around 300bhp! Other car had just had NOS fitted, they hadnt replaced the spark plugs and I think it put a hole in the head gasket between two of the cylinders.
Can i just say what the FUDGE is going on with clio 172s they all seem to have under 160bhp , now i know i might sound stupid but i thought my car was 172bhp and every other clio 172, and what can you say about the clio 172 with a sh*t 129 bhp
confused very confused, and there was i going to tackle a civic type-r.
if all the clio 172 are under 172bhp then why the fook does renault call them a clio 172 spot
going to get mine on a rolling road to see what bhp i got
OK! Just been down to smiths to have a quick free read cos i forgot me damn wallet! and a few surprises! good ones!
Firstly, Hardcore....Nicely fella! mint vtr, ignore my comment about times above, i misread mats reply, it was his times! doh!
Matbrown - impressive fella, shame we couldnt meet that saturday at southend, maybe next time.
Nickg123 - This was the most shockin part for me, i readin the mag seein yor car thinkin, hmmm nice gt! in fact very nice! infact it almost looks familiar! I then clocked the interior and thought FAP ME ive been in that car!!! Nick! im the dan who drove on a mission to come pick up those ph 2 valver wheels for my old red valver! And ive been talkin to you all this time, tellin u to get a dimma and all and didnt realise!
I havent read the article but from what i briefly saw....you blew it up!
Anyway hope you r enjoyin the dimma fella!
yeah, all nice and run in now, goes like poo off a shovel! the missus as youll prob remember wouldnt let me have a gt turbo. And when doin a HPI check to make buyers feel more confident about the valver i uncovered some disturbin hist! i couldnt sell it on knowin, so decided to give it to renault p/ex as they didnt care. I was aiming for the 1.616v but when the dealer showed me a cup that had just arrived i had to have one!
this also explains why in the "race with a rover turbo" thread you couldnt remember why you thought i had a 16v!
Mate - i remember what you were saying now!!! So what was wrong with the old 16v then???
Well the 5 melted a piston - basically GT Tuning had done all this crap head work - completely buggered it up, then set it all up wrong, it lasted a while but not too long - then i had to pay £1500 getting it rebuilt!!!
Anyway, i didnt sell it - i did a straight swap for my Dimma Clio - unfortunately after paying out that £1500 - the guy who has my 5 also blew it up about a month later!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I assume he had been driving it like a nutter, and the car was still being run-in which i tried to explain to him at the time........
Lets just say the valver had done a few more miles than i had on the clock! i was devastated!
about 25-30k more! **WARNING TO ALL PEOPLE!!** Dont do an AA check or others, they are very good but only do particular checks, do a hpi check they source the info individually, and also check milage hist, whereas other only check write offs, damage, stolen, chopped etc! ( yeah you do live and learn!)
Not everyone does these checks but i couldnt sell it on knowing it had been messed about (grrrr guilty concience), so renault came to the rescue.
Hows the dimma?, i did a search and i even i had said YEAH GET THE DIMMA!
You glad? esp seein as the gtt has blown up again... you tryin to sell it?? i wouldnt fella, its gorgeous!
anyone can go and buy a octavia, but how many dimmas in that cond are there floating about?