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Sluggish Clio RS 200



Rob Thomson

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172 Cup
A few months ago my brother bought a very tidy low mileage 200. Initially he was very happy, but it seemed to lose performance. I had a quick drive in March, and it seemed really sluggish pulling away (no torque), and a slower than I'd expect at high revs. My 172 Cup felt night and day more lively.

Then lockdown started, he SORNed it, and hasn't driven it since. This weekend he's had a good look over it. He reckons everything seems good. Timing is spot-on. No fault codes. Plugs look good.

Any ideas?
 

Rob Thomson

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172 Cup
Timing was done just before he bought it, so maybe February this year. I've lent him my timing tools, which he's checked it with.

Cheers.
 

R-Sport.

ClioSport Club Member
  Mint 1*2's for sale-
Possible Cam sensor failure leasing to VVT not working top end.
 

Rob Thomson

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172 Cup
Yep, I appreciate it's heavier than the Cup but it felt crap to me, particularly when pulling away. Really gutless.

Definitely didn't feel right, and brother's adamant it had changed.
 

Mbeau

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
I have driven a few. Including a 200 on a track day at Brands. In comparison to 172/182 they feel slow.

There is a good reason everyone seems to return to the 172/182.........
 


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