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Rusty’s Titanium 182 take 2!



DomP182

ClioSport Club Member
  ph1 172, Arctic182
Have you had a glance at the underside yet?🙈 I just hope all my efforts aren't reversed over winter this year, I keep mine outside. Proplates👍
 

RustyMojo

ClioSport Club Member
Have you had a glance at the underside yet?🙈 I just hope all my efforts aren't reversed over winter this year, I keep mine outside. Proplates👍
I was going to over the weekend, luckily my Jack wouldn’t fit under the car and I couldn’t be arsed to pull the wheels onto the plates. I’m going to this week. I’m expecting a s**t show! But I do know the previous owner spent some time underneath it. Shall I post pictures of the expected horror show?
 

DomP182

ClioSport Club Member
  ph1 172, Arctic182
I was going to over the weekend, luckily my Jack wouldn’t fit under the car and I couldn’t be arsed to pull the wheels onto the plates. I’m going to this week. I’m expecting a s**t show! But I do know the previous owner spent some time underneath it. Shall I post pictures of the expected horror show?
Yeah what the hell, do it
 

RustyMojo

ClioSport Club Member
Christ I have been s**t at keeping this updated, but to be honest work has been hectic, so just been doing some fairly boring jobs which don’t really add value to thread until they are finished.
I have dropped the passenger front wing and side skirt off the car. I’m lucky my jacking points are nice and straight. But there is some surface corrosion which needs tidying. Glad I removed everything as I can now address some local areas of corrosion. There isn’t a lot and to be honest most normal humans would just ignore them they are that tiny, but I’m turning into a complete anal retentive mong.

whilst I had the wing off I noticed the Horn was a bloody mess, it worked but was corroded as hell. So I bought another from a breaker and give it a tidy upbefore refitting.
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next up the abs brackets on the front shock body were basically dust, so a stainless pair were sourced and fitted.
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the surface rust on the sill needed tidying up where the crap gathers between it and wing. Luckily this is all covered so preventative work now and a repaint should see it well.
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RustyMojo

ClioSport Club Member
So realising I have missed loads of updates this is a it all over the place. I have been working away tidying under the bonnet.
The car came with a home brew induction kit, whilst it worked perfectly I didn’t like how messy it looked. So ordered a silicone all in one kit and new Ram air filter JMRS seemed to offer a similar kit to the KTR version, but much cheaper and really well finished.
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Couple of things that have annoyed me since purchasing the car. First off was the broken battery terminal cover, not really a problem as it’s covered with the battery box. However in winter mode the battery cover is off and it drives me crackers. Also the fuse box had the standard broken tab. Local (ish) to me is an old fashion car breakers “Harry Bucklands” I picked up a nice little swag load for a fiver from him. A non broken fuse box, battery terminal cover, new bonnet seals and a 1.2 8v heat shield.
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This meant I could sack off the bulkhead heat shielding which was showing it’s age.
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once I have finished tidying the sills I will get everything put back together properly and photographed, butI keep digging up more little jobs, guess that’s what winters are for!
 

Touring_Rob

ClioSport Club Member
  182, E46 M3, 1000RR
Christ I have been s**t at keeping this updated, but to be honest work has been hectic, so just been doing some fairly boring jobs which don’t really add value to thread until they are finished.
I have dropped the passenger front wing and side skirt off the car. I’m lucky my jacking points are nice and straight. But there is some surface corrosion which needs tidying. Glad I removed everything as I can now address some local areas of corrosion. There isn’t a lot and to be honest most normal humans would just ignore them they are that tiny, but I’m turning into a complete anal retentive mong.

whilst I had the wing off I noticed the Horn was a bloody mess, it worked but was corroded as hell. So I bought another from a breaker and give it a tidy upbefore refitting.
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next up the abs brackets on the front shock body were basically dust, so a stainless pair were sourced and fitted.
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the surface rust on the sill needed tidying up where the crap gathers between it and wing. Luckily this is all covered so preventative work now and a repaint should see it well.
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Where did you get the stainless ABS brackets from mate? I am in neeeed.
 

Touring_Rob

ClioSport Club Member
  182, E46 M3, 1000RR
Also, looking great - next time you change your coolant I can recommend getting a new reservoir, they cheer the engine bay up so much. I think I bough mine from ECP for a daft £12.
 

RustyMojo

ClioSport Club Member
Also, looking great - next time you change your coolant I can recommend getting a new reservoir, they cheer the engine bay up so much. I think I bough mine from ECP for a daft £12.
I have one sat in the garage, with the Type D coolant ready to tackle that job mate. Just need to order a new thermostat and some new hose clips, then I will crack on with it.

ABS brackets;

 

Touring_Rob

ClioSport Club Member
  182, E46 M3, 1000RR
I have one sat in the garage, with the Type D coolant ready to tackle that job mate. Just need to order a new thermostat and some new hose clips, then I will crack on with it.

ABS brackets;

Ordered, thanks very much!
 

Touring_Rob

ClioSport Club Member
  182, E46 M3, 1000RR
What are your thoughts on the solid top mounts btw? I considered them but read that they knock and bang a bit too much on the road for some?
 

Touring_Rob

ClioSport Club Member
  182, E46 M3, 1000RR
Should I be worried that the targeted add that came up when I googled nesh was:
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Seems to suggest I'm a fat, single gold digging pervert.....

Any way, Sorry Russ! Back to you.
 

Touring_Rob

ClioSport Club Member
  182, E46 M3, 1000RR
Im on new cup shocks with cooksport springs, my original plan was for solid top mounts, I thought I would be able to improve steering feel and geometry without hurting ride too much, you've convinced me to give it a go! Not that I've done any miles at all on the new febi mounts in there right now 🤦‍♂️
 

RustyMojo

ClioSport Club Member
Im on new cup shocks with cooksport springs, my original plan was for solid top mounts, I thought I would be able to improve steering feel and geometry without hurting ride too much, you've convinced me to give it a go! Not that I've done any miles at all on the new febi mounts in there right now 🤦‍♂️
That’s basically my setup, just with Eibach springs. Definitely a worthwhile upgrade in my opinion
 

DomP182

ClioSport Club Member
  ph1 172, Arctic182
Did you have any problems getting the nuts off the fuse box housing, mine are right crusty little mounds of rust, cant even get a socket on them.
 
  Renault Clio 182 BG
Sunday I managed to grab a couple of hours, whilst wife was at the in-laws with the kids.

I had purchased a battery cover from a chap making them on Facebook. Quality is brilliant, however I was a bit miffed that it’s made out of steel, expecting it to be made out of alloy...regardless I am where I am with it for the time being and I can’t grumble too much as it looks smart enough! I made some new brackets to ensure the induction kit doesn’t rattle around too much
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oh and fitted a nice rubber bung on the acoustic valve port thanks to @frayz for supplying me one, the best over and cable toed hose was hammering my OCD every time I lifted the bonnet.
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final job for the week was removal of the OE badges and fitment of a newer style Renaultsport badge. I prefer the cleaner look with less badges and stickers everywhere so pretty happy with that.

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almost forgot...earlier in the week I had repaired all the spots of corrosion under the bonnet and fitted a new bonnet catch.
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I will continue to tidy up under the bonnet over the coming weeks. Next upgrade will be some Proam exhaust brackets as mine look well past it and the exhaust is more misaligned than my teeth (I’m from Gloucestershire, so it’s a genetic thing) oh and new number plates are ordered!! I can’t cope with how busy the current ones are on the car!!
That under bonnet clean is ace 👌 On my list of jobs to do.
 


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