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RB 182 2005


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.



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.
  BG 182FF
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.


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.


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.