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Joe's 182 semi lemon

Discussion in 'Clio Projects' started by Joe Smart, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. Joe Smart

    Joe Smart ClioSport Club Member

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    So I'm back in a clio after selling my dreadful 172 for a MX-5 then selling that to upgrade to a Mazda 3 MPS Aero.
    Finding that a bit boring I wanted to get back into a Clio, a good one.

    I found this one for sale a couple of hours away for 2400 which was a bit much but I needed a car. It's come with a bunch of history and has a old sticker from here so someone's previously had it on here.
    Belts and dephaser have been done with a full top end rebuild after the aux belt took out the timing belt. The garage that did it didnt seal it up properly because it has a slight oil leak up top.

    The exhaust doesn't sit properly and bangs at the back. I'm guessing it's knackered engine mounts and a snapped exhaust mount.

    Passengers window reg is buggered.
    Also bound to be a couple of small things I've missed.

    The plan is to fix all of the problems not including the slight oil leak for now and bolt on some goodies.
    So far I've got a PMS Shifter, turinis with Nankang ns1s(cheap and potentially cheerful) Mintex M1144 pads with Brembo hc disks, stud conversion.

    I've also just ordered some cooksport springs for now and have a brand new Whiteline rear arb that is currently on the marketplace (not really sure it's much use to me)

    Next on the list is polybush most things.

    Anyway thanks for reading any suggestions welcome [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. imprezaworks

    imprezaworks ClioSport Club Member

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    By all accounts those tyre are w**k
     
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  3. Joe Smart

    Joe Smart ClioSport Club Member

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    I thought it might have been the case, worst case I use them for autosolos. Wanted some AD08R but the guy who gets them is busy.

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  4. imprezaworks

    imprezaworks ClioSport Club Member

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    @bloke

    Has just bought some in 16's, maybe he could let you know who from
     
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  5. bloke

    bloke ClioSport Club Member

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    the tyres aren't that bad to be fair.

    my lad just got a set of ad08r from ben patey on facebook.
     
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  6. Joe Smart

    Joe Smart ClioSport Club Member

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    I've been trying to get some from Jordan beets but not got a reply.

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  7. bloke

    bloke ClioSport Club Member

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    am sure he's away? seem to remember him posting something not long ago about ether being away or just busy?
     
  8. Joe Smart

    Joe Smart ClioSport Club Member

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    Think he had the week before last off. Sure he said he had 30 odd messages to get through.

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  9. bloke

    bloke ClioSport Club Member

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    pass, just remember seeing something he'd posted.
     
  10. imprezaworks

    imprezaworks ClioSport Club Member

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    The ado8 although dear are polar opposites of those tyres.
     
  11. Joe Smart

    Joe Smart ClioSport Club Member

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    So the Turinis are one. Still have some overkill 20mm spacers which will be coming off tomorrow when I fit the stud conversion.
    Getting some really bad arch scrape at the back with any sort of weight in. Going to get some genuine shocks to go with some cooksport springs.

    Also noticed today the scorpion cat back has started blowing and has started to snap off at a rear mount. Going to get it welded tomorrow.

    Also! Yet another also I've developed a misfire... [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  12. Joe Smart

    Joe Smart ClioSport Club Member

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    Today saw a few upgrades before it goes to get the oil leak and belts changed.

    New Private plate on. PMS Shifter kit on with a polybush dogbone mount. 4 hours of much swearing it was ready to go.

    Tomorrow it's a good clean and refurbishing the headlights. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    my mates got some ns1's on his Ibiza cupra. Says there ok, good in the dry. Average in the wet. Done a few track days too.
     
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  14. Joe Smart

    Joe Smart ClioSport Club Member

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    So the headlight restoration is done, Not too happy with the offside one so might have to go over it again. When I took the tape off the nearside it pulled some paint . Knew it was badly painted so it's my own fault.

    Gave it a clean and decided I should put my cooksport springs on.
    All ready for the oil leak to be sorted on Tuesday [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  15. Joe Smart

    Joe Smart ClioSport Club Member

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    So the oil leak has been fixed, it was the Camshaft seals. I had a new set of belts and pulleys (not dephaser as it was new last year)

    I've just removed the scorpion exhaust and fitted a ktec resonated system.

    I'm not chasing this illusive misfire. I've ordered an injector to swap around to see if I can make it better.

    It took part of its first event this weekend with Preston Motorsport clubs autosolo. It went well until the last lap when I nailed 2 cones and lost 4 places on the leaderboard.

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  16. Christopher

    Christopher ClioSport Club Member

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    Good project. Misfire will most likely be a squiffy injector, they caused havoc on my 182.
     
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  17. Joe Smart

    Joe Smart ClioSport Club Member

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    Hope so, trying to find a bit of time free at work to start swapping them about

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  18. Joe Smart

    Joe Smart ClioSport Club Member

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    Something stands out here![​IMG]

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  19. Joe Smart

    Joe Smart ClioSport Club Member

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    So 5 days after sorting my misfire with the Injector I appear to have another misfire...

    It appears to have an intermittent 2nd lambda fault. I'm not convinced it's that causing it. Its very occasional and no where near as bad as the Injector issue.

    I tried to fit the dampener kit for my PMS Shifter but it was catching no matter what. At closer inspection it's also knocking the turret when going into reverse. I'm going to re adjust it one day to sort it out.

    I seem to have developed quite a bad knock on the nearside front in very few miles... will inspect tomorrow.

    Problem free motoring [​IMG][​IMG]

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  20. Louis'

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    Unless i'm mistaken a post cat lambda would have no effect at all on your car and would only bring on your EML. The issue is elsewhere if still misfiring.
     
  21. Joe Smart

    Joe Smart ClioSport Club Member

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    Aye, that was my thought. It's only a very minor misfire. I'll see if it gets ant worse.

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  22. Joe Smart

    Joe Smart ClioSport Club Member

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    So... this morning I got in the car to set off, it started up fine and idled ok with no sign of smoke.
    I set off and it completely bogged down and wouldn't accelerate for a good... 200 ft? Then it was perfectly fine.

    Going well this is

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    Crank sensor? Could be a few things. Needs clip
     
  24. tallsean

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    These tyres are really good on track, not as good as federal 595rs though.

    They are very noisey sounded like a wheel bearing gone on my EVO X.
    They may take longer to get heat into as the Clio is so much lighter.

    As a trackday tyre they are good as an everyday tyre they are very compromised.


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  25. Joe Smart

    Joe Smart ClioSport Club Member

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    Bit of a aesthetic week, some silver coloured front indicator bulbs in to clean it up a bit.
    I also picked up some cheap phase 1 rear lights, I quite like them on the blue Clios. Not to everyone's taste but it's not their car .
    Now have a slight earth issue somewhere with the rear lights, I'll sort it next week.

    Picking up a Sparco Sprint bucket seat up tomorrow while in Leeds.
    [​IMG]

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  26. leeds_182

    leeds_182 North Yorkshire & Humber ClioSport Area Rep

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    What a nightmare mate! For what you've spent you could've got a minter!
     
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    Joe Smart ClioSport Club Member

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    Picked this up from Leeds earlier [​IMG]

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  28. Joe Smart

    Joe Smart ClioSport Club Member

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    Slight Racekor [​IMG]

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