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RB 182 2005



Alan1.2

ClioSport Club Member
  clio dynamique
Hi Everyone,

I picked up a 2005 RB 182 with both cup packs- a few weeks ago.

I had a 2003 clio 1.2 back in 2011 and really wanted to get a car I could have some fun with. This was my dream car back when I was 17.

I bought the car blind and it has done 120,000 miles but has a history folder the size of an Argos catalogue! I am only the 3rd owner.

The car was rough inside, the steering wheel, gear knob and aircon buttons were all a state. The drivers seatbelt was horrible!

I had the car checked over the day after I bought it and all was well, I just needed a new drive shaft but I knew this beforehand.

I have now sourced and fitted new interior parts (also got new matts which look great) and had the drive shaft sorted this weekend. Gave the plastics a bit of TLC today.

I can see from the history the belts were done in 2016 which was 25,000 miles ago. I guess they will be needing done but what do you guys think? Do you think I should do them this summer or can I enjoy the car as it is and get them done next year?

Some photos of progress so far.

cheers
Alan
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Porl

ClioSport Club Member
Looks like a nice car. Cam belt is every 5 years and aux belt is every 3 as far as I recall. I doubt many aux belts in use are under 3 years old and it's that snapping that usually kills the cam belt. At 5 years old I'd be doing them ASAP.
 
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I can see from the history the belts were done in 2016 which was 25,000 miles ago.
The cambelt kit should be changed every 5 years or 72000.
The auxiliary belt kit should be changed every 5 years or 36000.
Originally renault said to change the auxiliary belt kit at 72000 but many didnt make it that far hence the change to 36000.
 

jameswrx

ClioSport Club Member
Aux belt is without doubt the biggest timing belt killer. My old car’s timing belt was 9 years old and wasn’t cracked (ex had the car for years before I got it back). The aux belt Was ready to pop and wipe out the engine.
 

jameswrx

ClioSport Club Member
Yes. When I did the belts on mine the original crank pulley looked ropey too. I didn’t want to risk leaving it to fall apart after all the rest of the work so new one from pure motorsport held up the job.
 

Alan1.2

ClioSport Club Member
  clio dynamique
Looks like a nice car. Cam belt is every 5 years and aux belt is every 3 as far as I recall. I doubt many aux belts in use are under 3 years old and it's that snapping that usually kills the cam belt. At 5 years old I'd be doing them ASAP.
Thank you for the advice. The more I have browsed these forums the more I think I will just bite the bullet and get them done this summer.
Probably be a thread for this elsewhere, but do you recommend only using a Renault specialist for this work and is there any close to the Glasgow area that anyone would recommend?
 

Alan1.2

ClioSport Club Member
  clio dynamique
Here is some updated pictures of the car. I have changed the plates and spent a bit of time each weekend getting the bodywork as good as I can. The wing mirrors will need replaced or at the very least resprayed to get it “up to standard”

You don’t see many of these around anymore and I have not yet drove past any RB 182s when out and about. Makes me want to keep it longer than intended.
 

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Alan1.2

ClioSport Club Member
  clio dynamique
Yes definitely have them done by ba specialist.
Thanks for this. I got a quote from a company on that thread based in Stirling called SWR autos.

All belts for £680 including VAT. Not sure if this is good or bad but seems about right.
 

Porl

ClioSport Club Member
Thanks for this. I got a quote from a company on that thread based in Stirling called SWR autos.

All belts for £680 including VAT. Not sure if this is good or bad but seems about right.
Is that including water pump and dephaser pulley? The parts aren't cheap and it's not a 2 minute job. If the pump and dephaser were changed last time the belts were done they may not need doing again though.
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dave120

ClioSport Club Member
Thanks for this. I got a quote from a company on that thread based in Stirling called SWR autos.

All belts for £680 including VAT. Not sure if this is good or bad but seems about right.
SWR come highly recommended. By me and a lot of the other Scottish lads on here.

Car looks nice.
 

Alan1.2

ClioSport Club Member
  clio dynamique
SWR come highly recommended. By me and a lot of the other Scottish lads on here.

Car looks nice.
Thank you Dave. Good to hear they come recommended. Perhaps the most local I am going to get. Will likely get booked in soon. Haha
 
Quite a few lads on here have used SWR and I've seen their name posted but never in bad taste which is always good

Might as well go the whole hog and have everything replaced whilst you're in there plus resealing the cam cover. It's a pain in the arse to get everything on, put it back together and find you've got to take it apart again or spend more money 😂
 


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