ive asked for mine to be acid bathed only ( sounds evil but im told it has to be done)
Some bloke with a Liquid Yellow 182 had the same treatment for free, recently.
I'd avoid it.
Top tip Chris, once you get it spend some time practicing opening and closing your door with the ridiculously placed door handle in high winds. It'll help avoid costly c*ck-ups.
apparently the best way to run it in is give it absolute death from day one as soon as its up to temperature.... so i heard. not 100% sure if its a good idea, infact im pretty f**king sure its not a good idea!!
Any 200 owners know how much oil a 200 takes? The same 5.5l as the 182?
I'm going to buy some oil for it's mini-service before Le Mans. Sod doing 12k on the factory oil.
The 182 doesn't even take 5.5L
Clio 1*2 takes 5.1L
You just know the PDI guy is going to take it for a cheeky rag around the port / import centre.
'Watch this... LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMITOR BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM'
i agree with giving it death from day one, get it nice and warm then nail it..
my R27 was ex press and had been nailed from the first mile and like truffs, it was one of the strongest standard 197's TDF had seen she was a real goodun
Agree on giving it death, mine made 190 standard on tdf's rollers.
LOL. Yup, it was a bonus of me ordering the RS Monitor; it's got an oil temp gauge.
That's my redline indicator.
So the 200 still takes 5.1l of oil then?
its not actually an oil temperature guage apparently, no sender for it, it just works out rough oil temperature bassed on coolant temp someone mentioned on here.
my GT DCi pulled well after 20k miles of death from day one, my 200 let go of piston 3 at 147mph @ 2000 miles lol