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What have you done to your car today ???



rosco454

ClioSport Club Member
  BG 182
Photo was taken at the weekend but took it out and kicked it’s head in again today on my lunch break.

Still getting grief From pretty much everyone I know that I sold my Escort Cosworth and kept a Clio but it’s the most fun I’ve had driving a car for years!
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jameswrx

ClioSport Club Member
Photo was taken at the weekend but took it out and kicked it’s head in again today on my lunch break.

Still getting grief From pretty much everyone I know that I sold my Escort Cosworth and kept a Clio but it’s the most fun I’ve had driving a car for years!
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ha, yeah I can imagine! Having owned a few cossies though I can say I don’t blame you. They might not have the kudos of a cossie but they sure as hell are fun to drive for what they’re worth. The fact you don’t have to worry about them being nicked or damaged is handy too.

I absolutely love the way my 172 drives, it still baffles me how you can just keep pushing the turn and it just clings on.

Your car looks awesome too. Would love some turinis for mine, it’s THE perfect look on a 1*2
 

rosco454

ClioSport Club Member
  BG 182
The fact you don’t have to worry about them being nicked or damaged is handy too.

Your car looks awesome too. Would love some turinis for mine, it’s THE perfect look on a 1*2
Thanks very much mate, as long as you don't look too closely it's not doing too bad for the age they are now.

The escort was a case of never meet your hero's for me. Always wanted one from being a kid and bought one on 19k miles and dream spec that was probably too good to enjoy properly, always worried about breaking it or someone nicking it. Even after doing a few jobs it still stands me at less than 10% of what the Escort did and all the parts seem like they cost buttons in comparison, it's great!
 

Bankrupt_drunk

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
I fitted a powerflex upper engine mount. At first i wasn't sure the extra rattles and vibrations was worth it, but now I've sorted out a few bits of loose interior trim I'm really happy with how it feels. I think a few drives has also helped "settle" the new mount.
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DomP182

ClioSport Club Member
  ph1 172, Arctic182
My Caddy was in for the belts changing so a chance to use my flamer, got in it to find the battery flat..again! Definitely need to pick up that alternator @RustyMojo
 

Big Toe

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio Campus
Fitted now boot struts as the old ones were starting to go rusty and didn’t take the boot up on their own. Nearly took my chin off on the first open with the new ones
 

MLB

ClioSport Club Member
Nice, New radiator and condenser in or just clean everything up?

What did you need to disconnect the alternator for?
 

DomP182

ClioSport Club Member
  ph1 172, Arctic182
New radiator, condenser and dryer. The alternator was draining the battery, that is a new one in the photo but is the wrong as the terminals are in the way of the ac hoses. Oh and the idler pulley is knackered so that's getting done too.
 
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DomP182

ClioSport Club Member
  ph1 172, Arctic182
New idler fitted along with a new used alternator, new rad, condenser and drier. I'm not sure how but I managed to but I dragged it out for a whole day while losing bolts in the engine bay, drinking coffee, eating and listening to Man Utd collapse to Tottenham.
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DomP182

ClioSport Club Member
  ph1 172, Arctic182
How good does the new condenser look mate. Top work
It was a good fit although I think I've made a mistake leaving the ac lines open, but then they were leaking anyway so I'm sure they'd have had moisture in them.

That pulley was a right bugger to do but now ready for a trip to see if the aircon holds pressure and works, oh and the mot has run out😫
 

Bankrupt_drunk

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
Not the clio, but i changed the plugs and coils on my daily. Looks like they were a bit overdue!

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Hollidog

ClioSport Club Member
  182
Fitted now boot struts as the old ones were starting to go rusty and didn’t take the boot up on their own. Nearly took my chin off on the first open with the new ones
Where did you source your struts mate? Looking to do the same on mine
 

Bankrupt_drunk

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
Where did you source your struts mate? Looking to do the same on mine
I bought some of these after my clio tried to knock me out (the week after it'd had a new gearbox & clutch).


They've been on the car a year and still feel good.
 

Big Toe

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio Campus
Where did you source your struts mate? Looking to do the same on mine
Got them from SGS. I’ve got them on now and they go up much quicker but seem to stop short of going to the full extension. I’m sending them back to have them re-gassed.
 

Hollidog

ClioSport Club Member
  182
I bought some of these after my clio tried to knock me out (the week after it'd had a new gearbox & clutch).


They've been on the car a year and still feel good.
Cheers mate I've actually got a pair from him for the bonnet! Will get these ordered
Got them from SGS. I’ve got them on now and they go up much quicker but seem to stop short of going to the full extension. I’m sending them back to have them re-gassed.
I actually have the opposite problem, struts extend to far causing the spoiler to foul the roof and scratch it
 


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