Think this could be a 1st, not 100% on that though. but i got thinking, i want to make a diary of my ownership of my 172. i think it would help when i come to re-sell the car etc etc and is sort of a more personal project thread.
It will contain updates every 2weeks (minimum) of things like..
-good driving trips/meets/photoshoots,
-having abit of fun with other cars,
-updates on moding the car,
-milage / milage done since last / services / running costs
Unfortunatly i have already owned the car four months since purchase but better late than never!
so here goes, Firstly i should introduce myself properly as i never actually did when i 1st joined the club and have been on here a while now. lol!
My name is Piers, i am 20 and i live in Carlisle, below is a pic of me on the right and my better half on the left!
and here is my 172 as i 1st got it standard!
When i got it in Dec it had 48,000 miles on the clock it is a 2002 model and was in mint condition mainly standard apart from a load of stickerd and private plate and stealth exhaust.. always serviced before it was due and passed every MOT so had a very healthy past which i was happy about i bought her for 3,600quid after a good haggling down of 600quid! lol so was chuffed about that!
It also came with some dyno tested papers. says it i producing 147.6hp at the wheels which i was again chuffed with as some produce as little as 130hp at the fly.
Below is a quick summary of the last four months of ownership!
Over the last four months i have coverd another 5000 miles which brings it to 53.000miles. i got the cambelt and aux service done ASAP as they hadent been done and were due (hence the price) i got that done on the cheap from a friend in newcastle (renault technition!). i bought the parts direct through my uncle who works high up in renault so got a great discount. ended up only paying 300 for the major service and stampd . some people pay over 600!!!
The 1st mod i did which was in Jan. was buy a CF Splitter from Ktec. here she is with that!
here is a pic of my 1st photoshoot i had with my friend when i 1st attached the splitter. his clio is a 1.5dci with my old 1.4clios 17" alloys on lol
this one is a couple weeks later with my cuzin and his Alfa 147 GTA.. Shexy!!
i have a couple good run out in my flamer with my cuz. around the lakes.
Unfortuatly when the snowy/icy weather came along a week after the above photoshoot with my cuz i has a very minor accident. was only doing 20mph in very bad conditions coming home from my gf house (blizzard!! lol) and was coming down a hill / corner and car decides not to turn due to heavy ice and snow and goes of into some snow and grass (luckly nothing harder) and i broke the splitter!! crack the bumper, was gutted!! heres a pic of the damage
the bad weather!!
so this was a major pain in the arse! removed what was left of the splitter and got the bumper plastic welded were the splits and cracks are so look much better! hardly noticable! decided not to take it to a body shop as i will want to respray it in the future due to stone chips and would get it done all in one at a later date, as its not really noticable there is much point!
after fixing that problem, both my xenons went out. a good friend one here helped me out with that problem. he found out it was both ballast units had got f**ked due to corrosion. water had got into the headlights and f**ked the ballast units so i bought 2 second hand off of here for 50quid. renault quoted me 310 to fix one headlight (ballast unit and labour work!) so got quite a bargain since casson182 fitted them for me before fitting them i dried them out good and proper before re-fitting them to prevent this in the future, so far so good! working perfect! here she was once fixed
next event on the list was i decided to colour code my bullets flame red! here is how they turned out. (still want to paint the lettering white mind but we will come to that later!)
then next on the list was clear side repeaters and silva techs all round! nicked the clear repeaters off my dads 1.4 (simple swap, he will never know! lol) and bought silva techs from ktec
next was i wanted a small ariel. so i went to the local area in carlisle that has all the car garages and found a C2 VTS whic a tiny ariel. went into the dealer and orderd one. cost me 3.82 and arrived in 2 days. some people say signel is s**t but i have not had any trouble and mostly listen to cd/iphone so dont care lol.. here it is..
next was i did abit of diy on the interior. resprays the interioir trim flame red to match the car i like it but u guys may not!
just for the record. i clean my car everyother day or every weekend if i work away with work. includes, rinse,wash,clay,polish,wash,wax,hoover,wipe down interior ..not all of those steps are taken as they only need doing every month or so ...are the products i work with..
since that pic i now have zymol car wash and autoglym polish
....so thats the brief summary of whats happend and what i have done to the car so far!
i have just bought some special limited edition Ex Clio Cup Magnesium Alloys which weigh in at 4.5kg a piece. will make a huge weight saving once fitted. will upload pics as soon as they arrive!!
thanks for veiwing, watch this space. updates soon! injoy!!