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Hello - prospective owner

Discussion in 'New to ClioSport? Read this section first' started by Rykard, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Rykard

    Rykard

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    Hi,
    new prospective owner from Leicester.
    I am almost ready to buy a 51 clio 172 as a daily runabout instead of my Discovery...
    it's done 116,00 miles. Had the brakes done front and rear. Looks like there is a small fluid leak on the drivers side front wheel.
    Radio is crap - i presume they are all like this?
    Might need a new tyre - slow puncture - what are the recommended?
    Is there anything specific I should be looking out for?
    cheers
    Rich
     
  2. imprezaworks

    imprezaworks ClioSport Club Member

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    Cambelt been done?
     
  3. Rykard

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    not sure, the seller is away till next week. i will find out then
     
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  4. jonno_c

    jonno_c ClioSport Club Member

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    Were you on Love Island last year? ; )
     
  5. Rykard

    Rykard

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    not that I am aware of...
     
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  6. Typhoon

    Typhoon Gangsta ClioSport Moderator

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    Cambelt 100%. Make sure it's done by a specialist as well. Find out if/when it was done and who by and then update this thread and one of us will let you know.
     
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  7. Rykard

    Rykard

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    I am in Leicester, is there anyone local who is recommended? The garage I normally use is a land rover and v8 specialist (Armson AE).
     
  8. Typhoon

    Typhoon Gangsta ClioSport Moderator

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    1 billion% recommend @MicKPM from Diamond Motors in Long Eaton, Nottingham.
     
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  9. MarkMchugh

    MarkMchugh ClioSport Club Member

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    If the belts are due to be done is it a ticking time bomb if left past due times?
     
  10. Dom_capper

    Dom_capper ClioSport Club Member

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    Yes. Wouldn't be pretty if it went.
     
  11. Danny_172

    Danny_172 ClioSport Club Member

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    How far over is yours?
     
  12. Rykard

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    when should the belts have been done? i
    t's 15/16 years old and done 115600 miles - so I guess they should have been done a couple of times?
     
  13. bloke

    bloke ClioSport Club Member

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    the wife's 172 has done best part of 100,000 miles on it's current belt and still hasn't snapped :wink:
     
  14. Danny_172

    Danny_172 ClioSport Club Member

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    5 years or 72k whichevers soonest.
     
  15. MarkMchugh

    MarkMchugh ClioSport Club Member

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    Mines just hit 5 years and done 25k miles on this belt so was just wondering should I start panicing
     
  16. Phase1sr

    Phase1sr ClioSport Club Member

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    You should be looking at getting it replaced.
     
  17. MRBILLYUK

    MRBILLYUK ClioSport Club Member

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    How mch is the car ?
    If you're paying top dollar then get one that's had both belts done . If it's cheap as chips then get the belts done yourself at Diamond motors.
    I wouldn't say they are a ticking time bomb if it's gone past the scheduled service interval , but that depends on how far past mileage/age wise. There must be 100's of people out there who aren't a member of a car forum and are totally oblivious to the service interval.

    Is there an advert for it you can post a link to ?

    Why do you say the radio is crap ? You mean crap reception or crap sound ? Maybe the speakers are knackered .

    Tyres are quite a personal thing . I've been running Uniroyal Rainsport 3's for the past few years and love them , especially in the wet . For a 172 they can be had for as little as £49 at Camskill . I would always keep the same brand of tyre on the same axle.
    https://www.camskill.co.uk/m62b0s94...yres_-_16_inch_R16_inch_-_195_45_16_195_45R16

    If you have any doubts about this car , look elsewhere . There are always plenty for sale in the usual places.
     
  18. MRBILLYUK

    MRBILLYUK ClioSport Club Member

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    I left my 182's major belt service until it was 6 years old on 33k miles . I wouldn't start panicking just yet. But I would be planning / saving ( if money is an issue) on getting the belts done in the near future .
     
  19. bloke

    bloke ClioSport Club Member

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    Isn't it 6 years now Renault/gates say?

    You're cup though so it's fair bit cheaper having them done on a cup, only takes about 20 minutes :tongueclosed:
     
  20. MarkMchugh

    MarkMchugh ClioSport Club Member

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    What's price wise for a cup? Dephaser and aux plus lador?
     
  21. Rykard

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    A mate who runs a garage had it off someone who didn't want to pay for a few bits to be done. It's had brakes all round as far as I know. He wants about a grand for it. The interior looks pretty good tbh. The radio has crap reception.
    tyre wise, just looking at options as it looks like one has a slow puncture.
     
  22. MRBILLYUK

    MRBILLYUK ClioSport Club Member

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    Offer your mate £750 to take it off his hands then get the belts done yourself at Diamond motors . Get Mick to give it the once over to highlight any other issues it might have and you might have yourself a bargain .
    https://diamondmotors.co.uk/
    About 10 quid to fix a puncture if it's repairable, that's if it's not the wheel itself causing the slow puncture . If the tyres knackered look at Camskill and just replace it . Best to replace in pairs though really .
    I couldn't say about the radio reception . Maybe have a search on here or google.
     
  23. Norbury90

    Norbury90 ClioSport Club Member

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    I love my Michelin PS3s if we are talking tyres
     
  24. Rykard

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    if I buy it, subject to the questions I have to ask above, i was just after a good value mid range sewt of tyres that won't break the bank and will allow me to stay on the road. :-)
     
  25. MarkMchugh

    MarkMchugh ClioSport Club Member

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    Get some remoulds :smile:
     
  26. Rykard

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    do they still exist?
     
  27. MRBILLYUK

    MRBILLYUK ClioSport Club Member

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    Uniroyal Rainsport 3's
     
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  28. STEVE.M

    STEVE.M ClioSport Club Member

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    In XL.
     
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