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Racing Blue EK54YVU Owners?



RenaultRy

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182/MK4 GT 120
Not sure if this is in the correct section so apolgies if not. Are there any previous owners of this car on here? I have had it for around 2 years now after I bought it in a sorry state for £350. All I knew was the engine was no good and the obvious body work damage.
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As you can see from the condition of the car, it had been sat for just over a year. I bought it blind, wasn't too sure what I was taking on but when it turned up I was very supprised. Seem to have struck abit of gold in my eyes! No outside visible rust arches were spotless and behind fuel cap also!

Had to get it washer up immediately! So I did.
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I liked this angle, you couldn't see the dent on the bonnet 😁
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I was very happy with how well it turned out.

So Next I set upon cleaning the interior ;D
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Looking good eh? Once all the interior was refitted I made a start on the engine and looking at the damage was clear, ill let the pictures do the talking...
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Seems the piston didn't want to be part of the F4R any more.. this wasn't overly a huge problem at the time as luckily I had a spare engine to hand. You can say it all fell nicely for me.
 

RenaultRy

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182/MK4 GT 120
I wasn't sure on the condition of the JC5/130 but I did know they are alot stronger than the previous circlip type so I took the gamble.

I then went and bought a ported head with some 197 camshafts, got some very nice inlets made up by m.s custom engineering, he also refurbed my brakes as you'll notice later in the post...
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A few other bits popped up also when I wasnt looking but I couldn't help myself and had to buy, like this stunning Yozza system!
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So I then saw another bonnet, I decided I'd change it up abit, to stand out more.
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We did it, we got vented....

So here were at, last summer, I've pretty much got you upto speed...
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Your now at the next chapter with me, the bonnet and bumper both had a respray as bonnet came off a cup :) .
 

RenaultRy

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182/MK4 GT 120
So this summer of 2020, pretty much stuck inside I decided I wanted to fully rebuilt the front end. Full subframe got all the blasted and powder coated,
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New wishbones with powerflex bushes all round,
New ball joints,

Every single exterior bolt off another car I had blasted and zinc plated.
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Wish me luck working out what goes where... This wasnt even half of them xD haha....

So we made a start , on the car, everything was stripped off it.... Again (hope this is the last friggin time)

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The engine bay was cleaned and then repainted, the subframe then took its place, the arches are next on the list to be cleaned and treated.

But then this project took another turn, because I then bought a low boosted car (purely for the engine)


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So now, I removed the loom to tidy it up and wire up the AEM fuel and ignition controller, to date, this is about where we are.

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So now your upto scratch, this is now going to be my Low Boosted Racing blue project. Hope you enjoyed the read. And I will update this as I do stuff if it's of interest.

Thankyou for your time.
 

RenaultRy

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182/MK4 GT 120
This is proper content! What a transformation man. Awesome find indeed.
Thanks mate, I may of missed a few bits in-between but you get the gist. Yes, amazing find! This as always been top contender for one of my favourite colours so I was so excited when I found it! Can't wait to update this thread when I manage to get some more done! Weathers abit poor atm.
 

RenaultRy

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182/MK4 GT 120
Update, let's start with update #1! Under sealing, managed to find bit of time to get the arch liners out and clean it all up behind there, got brand-new arch liners on the way just missing one side of the rear half, found them all with a bit of digging, last ones £70 delivered for 3 parts! Bargin again!.

Anyway it's starting to look abit fresher now!

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Next job for me is to fit the wiring loom back inside along with the wishbones and hubs, followed by the steering rack and shocks :D .

Slowly slowly it's getting there.. :)
 

RenaultRy

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182/MK4 GT 120
looking good matey and top find that! glad you saved it!

Pud is right though, those headlights....nope! lol!
Cheers mate, it's getting done, and not you aswell🤣 they're nice 😜 maybe one day ill put some brand new xenon's but till then, nah! Hehe
 

jameswrx

ClioSport Club Member
Pud is right though, those headlights....nope! lol!

I think there’s some crossed wires. I’m assuming (op?) the weird painted bad boy ones were on it, he’s fitted ‘new’ ones. Pud’s comment was at the crap ones and OP thought he meant ‘old headlights’ as in the ones he’s just changed to need to be fresher.

edit...

Just zoomed in on the new ones, angel eye. No crossed wires. WTF were you thinking lol
 

RenaultRy

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182/MK4 GT 120
I think there’s some crossed wires. I’m assuming (op?) the weird painted bad boy ones were on it, he’s fitted ‘new’ ones. Pud’s comment was at the crap ones and OP thought he meant ‘old headlights’ as in the ones he’s just changed to need to be fresher.

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Just zoomed in on the new ones, angel eye. No crossed wires. WTF were you thinking lol
Just look nice at night haha xD
 

RBfroggy

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio sport 182 RB FF
I wasn't sure on the condition of the JC5/130 but I did know they are alot stronger than the previous circlip type so I took the gamble.

I then went and bought a ported head with some 197 camshafts, got some very nice inlets made up by m.s custom engineering, he also refurbed my brakes as you'll notice later in the post... View attachment 1513474View attachment 1513475


A few other bits popped up also when I wasnt looking but I couldn't help myself and had to buy, like this stunning Yozza system! View attachment 1513476View attachment 1513477

So I then saw another bonnet, I decided I'd change it up abit, to stand out more. View attachment 1513478

We did it, we got vented....

So here were at, last summer, I've pretty much got you upto speed... View attachment 1513479


Your now at the next chapter with me, the bonnet and bumper both had a respray as bonnet came off a cup :) .
I do the like rolled tips on the yozza systems
 

RenaultRy

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182/MK4 GT 120
So I've not updated this thread in a whole we're a whole lot closer than we was before. So starting from where we left off, I got the gearbox back home to clean it up and all the other bits this was covered in shitty paint from last time I did it. Cleaned it up and lacquered it. Loooked very nice. FB_IMG_1613931730814.jpgFB_IMG_1613931760844.jpgFB_IMG_1613931762965.jpgFB_IMG_1613931765858.jpg

Then I made a start on all the other bits Hubs and other parts.
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RenaultRy

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182/MK4 GT 120
Following on with the hubs-
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I then bought the intercooler back and spiced that up abit!

Not the best and wish I turned out better but :&( wasn't as easy as I thought....
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Few other little modifications with the shifter and got the hubs fitted...
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Time for my favourite part ; the engine...
 

RenaultRy

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182/MK4 GT 120
So I finally got my brother to give me a hand with this loading it onto the car back home to put onto the engine stand. Let's say, sh*t about to get sexy!
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First I started by removing the head, this is my far the tightest nut I ever have met to date... Even my impact gun couldn't do it. I'm still shocked it didn't snap when the previous person did it up lol xD it took some work.
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Locking tools in I finally managed to crack it off! So I started with removing the head and cleaning the main block up.
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RenaultRy

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182/MK4 GT 120
After the block was painted I moved onto the bottom end and fitted the ARP Rod bolts which I had to buy again due to being sold the wrong ones.
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Sump back on with fresh gasket and got rid of the awful torx head bolts

Back to the head, got a Megane MLS head gasket fitted also photos must be on my other phone!
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Then I did the cam cover in some gorgeous Wrinkle/crackle paint! Which really made the top of the engine. Looks amazing! Really happy how it turned out, just look at it!!
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Ktec cam cover bolt kit finished it off nicely!
 

RenaultRy

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182/MK4 GT 120
Finally it was completed with fresh belts, water pump, oil filter.
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Once that was wrapped up, I did get the steering rack cleaned and painted with new ends but again can't find the photos.
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Missed some photos out in-between here but we finally got it droped into the car and all the pipe work and wiring connected up!
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Old rad was swapped for an alloy one I had and were almost done! I did start it up the other day and I started first time! Sprug straight back into life and I'm more excited to drive it than I was before now.
 

RenaultRy

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182/MK4 GT 120
Which means there's only a few bits left to do!

Set up gear linkage!
Fit front brakes
Fit the last couple of intercooler hoses get the back tyres swapped over (other waiting to go on)
Give it one full check over and we should be good to go! 😁😁😁
 


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