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Paul's BG 182

Discussion in 'Clio Projects' started by Paul.M, Dec 3, 2013.

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  1. Paul.M

    Paul.M

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    Hi all

    Thought I would start a thread to keep track of the changes of my 182 during my ownership.

    A bit of my clio background: a black 1.2 which was standard then inbetween other cars I had these 2 1.6's which a few may recognise

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    I recently owned an E46 coupe however it was a 318ci and I suffered with a lot of the common problems and ended up ploughing a lot of money into it, while I was down in somerset with family I noticed the oil cap and dipstick were both covered in gunk and pretty much just gave up with it so when I got back I got rid of it to someone with a lot better knowledge than me to sort out.

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    I put so much money into the coupe that basically I needed something cheap to allow my savings to build back up a bit again so I was looking around and cheaper cars, remembered I always fancied trying a 182 and thought why not.

    So the hunt began and luckily I only had to travel about 80 miles to get this little beauty..

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    The specs:

    One owner (Who happens to share my surname)
    88k
    Both cup packs
    Totally standard
    Full renault history
    Belts changed at renault

    More to come...
     
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  2. Paul.M

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    I got the car home and did the first usual cliosport jobs:

    Osram diadems and a civic type R aeriel

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    Bosch aero wipers:

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    I also had the front wheels reweighted as I was getting a fair bit of wobble on the motorway, I think this was where the wheels were refurbed and not reweighted after.

    I then ran the car for a week (350ish) miles to see what was what.

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    Then I got an engine warning light on, got the code read and it came up with a pre-cat 02 sensor so I picked up a genuine bosch one and got that fitted.

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    I then took out the hole filled front mats and the huge lookers sticker out of the back window:

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    Replaced with a cliosport one:

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    And I need to get new front plates ordered to replace these things:

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  3. jamie crookston

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    So far so good mate. Your 182 is the exact same as the one I used to own.
     
  4. Paul.M

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    I then took the car down to watch a trackday at oulton park and it sat watching over where it should be (and hopefully will get to experience next year)

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    Then it ticked over 90'000 miles and still drives great:

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    It got a bit mucky whilst and oulton so I thought I would treat it to its first decent clean:

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    That brings me up to where the car currently is at, my plans are as follows:

    A full service at birchdown as soon as I can sort it
    New tyres to replace the ying yangs on it (they make a terrible noise)
    New exhaust to replace the original one which is still hanging on for dear life
    Ill then be replacing the front discs and pads with brembo HC's and uprated pads
    Next year I'll get the belts done again and probably the dephaser as its a bit noisy when warm

    After that I'm in two minds with what to do, I'll either be selling this and buying a cheapish track car (probably a phase 1 172 or something like a saxo) or Ill be taking the 182 off the road and trailering it to do a few trackdays in (my friend has a few trailers and tow cars which is handy).

    At the minute I'm thinking its probably better the devil I know and although the 182 may have cost me more to start with I already know its a tidy one, especially after the above has been done.
     
  5. Paul.M

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    Thanks! I didn't want a black one at first but it was tidier than the other coloured ones I saw so went for it in the end :smile:
     
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    That looks mint, would never think it's done 90k miles :smile:
     
  7. Paul.M

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    Really nice car man! Love it!
     
  9. superpotter80

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    nice car looks very clean,liking the red wheels idea
     
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    That really does look lovely :smile:

    Would never think it's done 90k!
     
  11. Paul.M

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    Thanks chaps, I also love the red but all my friends I've spoken to have all said green its a toughie.
     
  12. Dr Jekyll

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    Very clean for 90k, looks great :smile:
     
  13. Richyy182

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    Love this car!! Looks amazing. Wish I'd gone BG
     
  14. George@RTR_Parts

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    Looks very clean and tidy mate

    Either red or green for me with the track wheels
     
  15. Paul.M

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    Cheers for the comments :smile:

    Not really an update as such but last weekend my friends with the mini's (There's a few pics floating about on here) and myself filled up the cars and headed up to the lakes, it has been too long since we have just gone and had a laugh and a nice run out with the cars.

    I must say the clio was faultless and I managed to have a laugh even at slow speeds.

    A couple of pics:

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    And one showing the mini's :smile:

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    I've just ordered the bits to give the car a full service to get everything nice and fresh.

    The car may also be up for if I can find a suitable estate so keep your eyes peeled :smile:

    Thanks
     
  16. Paul.M

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    Little bit of an update...

    Bought a new number plate bulb case and some led bulbs:

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    I think that was well overdue:

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    The above pic shows how much I really need to pull my finger out and order new plates.

    Also popped in some new led interior lights, I also have some to pop in my side lights when I get round to it:

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    The car was then fully serviced and I picked up 4 Hankook V12 evo tyres to stick on, ordered them from camskill as usual and yet again faultless service from them cheers chaps:

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    I also have another little 'hot hatch' now to play with along with the clio:

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    And how the clio currently stands:

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    Next up will be the belts being changed along with the an aftermarket exhaust to replace the standard rotted one, but that depends on whether I keep it or not, I really should be selling it for something bigger again but it has got right under my skin now so I'm in two minds.

    Thanks
     
  17. Paul.M

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    Slight update time...

    I popped a brake order in with our very own @G 172 who I would highly reccomend to anyone wanting to complete a brake upgrade.

    I got brembo hc disks, mintex pads and superblue fluid, all delivered quickly and with no issues.

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    So the other night after work me and my friend set about fitting the disks and pads.

    It started off well and we motored along:

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    However as usual everything didn't quite go to plan, we got the caliper off, the pads out and down to this stage:

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    Then the disk retaining bolt decided it was happy in the disk and rounded off, so a quick phone call to my other friend had him turning up with the drill and metal drill bits, two of them drilled out fine however the final one of the drivers side decided to fight back and the drill bit ended up snapped in the retaining bolt (by this stage I really hated torx bolts).

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    We dashed to B&Q and picked up a nice new chisel then came back and set about hitting it until it finally started to turn then eventually came out.

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    Finally built back up:

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    I thought I would give the inside of the wheels a clean while I had them off too:

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    The car as it currently stands:

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    Next up I have these mist washer jets to go on:

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    In other news I also detailed the swift:

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  18. Paul.M

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    Next up is getting the belts done and sorting a slight oil leak on the cam cover at the same time.

    At the minute I have lost the love for the car, when I am driving it I have a right laugh and love it but then when I get some spare time I find myself sat on autotrader looking.

    Also in regards to these mintex pads does anyone know how I can stop them squeeling so much, they are rather loud!

    I put the anti-squeel shims on that came with them but they don't seem to help, I have only covered circa 250 miles on them so far, is it a case of me just being impatient and they should quieten down on their own?

    Also the front end seems quite 'loose' it seems to make loud noises when driving over rougher ground and doesn't feel quite as tight as it has done, are there any common problems I could look at? everything seems to be quite tight when we had it on the ramp doing the brake fluid but to me there is something amiss?

    Thanks

    Paul
     
  19. Ade182

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    Remove the shims mate, especially if they are the M1144's. Mine deafened folk with the shims in.
     
  20. George@RTR_Parts

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    No worries Paul, cheers mate!

    Ref the Mintex M1144 squealing, the shims are best removed and they don't want to be wedged in too tight. They sometimes need a bit of paint filing off the end tabs of the backing plate, nothing drastic just so they have a bit of room to expand when hot. 1mm of vertical movement will do it. Good practice to do this with all uprated pads on these cars imo

    If you haven't bedded the pads in yet, this will help and will get them working as they should be. PM me and I can talk you through bedding them in if you haven't already
     
  21. Paul.M

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    Cheers for the heads up lads, I went and spoke to my friend after work with the above comments and we are going to redo them on thursday, George I will pm you now reference the bedding in of the pads.
     
  22. Paul.M

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    Well today the pads were redone and they are much better, still squeeling occasionally but I'm going to bed them in how George has explained to me and I recon that should sort them out which I am happy about.

    Also I have booked the car in with DTM for my belts to be done on the 10th, in the mean time I am looking for what exhaust to purchase as mine has now pretty much given up although it has done mighty well to hit 95k and still be attached to be honest!
     
  23. Paul.M

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    Thought I would do a little update on the car.

    It is now just about to tick over to 97k and hasn't put a foot wrong in my ownership, really impressed with it to be honest, it laps everything up and is a great little all rounder.

    I had the belts and the dephaser done by DTM cars who I would highly reccomend to anyone looking to have work completed, brilliant guys.

    My original list is practically complete now:

    A full service Done
    New tyres to replace the ying yangs on it (they make a terrible noise) Done
    New exhaust to replace the original one which is still hanging on for dear life
    Ill then be replacing the front discs and pads with brembo HC's and uprated pads Done
    Next year I'll get the belts done again and probably the dephaser as its a bit noisy when warm Done

    While at DTM they gave the car a check over for me and came back with the following recommendations:

    Rear exhaust mounts
    Rear disks thin
    Manifold exhaust fitting kit needs replacement
    O/S inner track rod slight play

    So these will be my next areas of attack along with a new exhaust to complete the above list.

    A couple of recent pics:

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    Thanks :smile:
     
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    Love a BG and the latest pics look great! :smile:
     
  25. Ade182

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    It's looking great Paul. Keep seeing you about and its always clean!

    Re. the exhaust mounts, buy some Powerflex EXH008 exhaust bushes off of eBay. Shave them down to fit inside the Renault mounts then drill a hole through them for your exhaust hanger to go through.

    Cheap and works well, ran my Milltek on these modified mounts for over a year now and no problems!
     
  26. Paul.M

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    Thanks a lot, they do look great when clean....for all of 5 minutes.

    Cheers for the heads up, I'll get some ordered then, hopefully you see me when you get your clio back then so I actually recognise you!
     
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    Looks so nice!!
     
  28. Paul.M

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    Thank you :smile: is your 330 here to stay now then?
     
  29. sj2112

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    I really not sure lol

    its a cracking car but i just get itchy feet, wouldn't mind trying a FRP...

    i had thought of going back to a 182 just to have some money in the bank
     
  30. Dan...

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    Looks really nice Paul!
     
  31. Paul.M

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    Update time

    New exhaust to replace the original one which is still hanging on for dear life
    Rear exhaust mounts Done
    Rear disks thin
    Manifold exhaust fitting kit needs replacement Done
    O/S inner track rod slight play Done



    Firstly the above work has been carried out.

    I also gave the car a detail in preparation for the 'Three sisters roadshow'

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    Then I went down to the roadshow where I was placed between a 750bhp corvette, a quick Impreza and a 600bhp mustang, talk about feeling inadequate!

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    While I was there I did a couple of track sessions too which I really enjoyed.

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    The car didn't put a foot wrong except the exhaust which after 98000 miles finally gave up and now sounds horrendous. The day made me fall in love with the car again though.

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  32. Paul.M

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    Next up I have bought this steering wheel from @GrahamS to replace mine with half a thumb grip on the right which should tidy up the interior nicely, thanks again :smile:

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    I also picked up an RS192 exhaust from @Ade T this weekend, nice to meet you and thanks again.

    I have given it a clean and polish up and will get it fitted this week.

    Rubbish 50/50 off my phone:

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    And finished:

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    Next up I need to tax and mot it next month then hopefully that should be it for a while and I can concentrate on sorting out my mx5.

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    Thanks

    Paul :smile:
     
  33. Paul.M

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    Thanks Dan, hopefully we'll be seeing you in a sport soon too :smile:
     
  34. Paul.M

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    A couple of drive bys that the clio is in:

    [video=youtube_share;qGqW02qdgYM]http://youtu.be/qGqW02qdgYM[/video]

    I also have some in car ones off my go pro that I will put up once uploaded.
     
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    I hope so!
     
  36. Ade T

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    The exhausts come up well mate! Nice meet you too
     
  37. robhoops

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    Looking good paul :smile: thinking of chnaging your alloys or leaving them as they are? :smile:
     
  38. Paul.M

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    Thank you :smile:

    At present they will have to stay because next I'll be using my spare money to tax and insure my '5 again, I would quite like to go down the coilovers and 15's route at some point though, maybe when I need to replace the tyres I'll look at doing it.
     
  39. Jon.G

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    Rhys said you're off to the ring around October, when are you there?
     
  40. Paul.M

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    I'm supposed to be out there with friends (not in the clio) for the week starting 28th september, however work are currently messing me around no end (just been taken over by another company) so I haven't booked my room yet, It looks like it will be the same as last year for me and be a last minute yes I'm coming guys.
     

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