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BurnyC

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 197
Well, I'm finally in the 197 club! I've got a 182 that I'm selling to my Dad next week, and picked up a 197 yesterday. Very happy with it so far; Milltek exhaust, H&R springs, Cup spoiler, few other little bits. Can't wait to get it on track!

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massivewangers

ClioSport Club Member
  Several
I have also joined the club. Not sure how long I'll keep it. Was in need of a car as my daily is knackered. Body is pretty good, interior needs a good clean and driver's seat isn't great. Sounds like it has a stainless too, but need to work out what it is.

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Circumstances might mean it's not a long term fixture but, if I do get to keep it, it will get lowered/wheel refurb/spacers/spoiler.

Picking it up at the weekend hopefully.
 

Sunglasses_Ron

ClioSport Admin
I have also joined the club. Not sure how long I'll keep it. Was in need of a car as my daily is knackered. Body is pretty good, interior needs a good clean and driver's seat isn't great. Sounds like it has a stainless too, but need to work out what it is.

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Circumstances might mean it's not a long term fixture but, if I do get to keep it, it will get lowered/wheel refurb/spacers/spoiler.

Picking it up at the weekend hopefully.
That’s lovely mate! ❤
 
  Clio 197
Ma
Nice one Tommy, what you at K-Tec for, mods or maintenance?
Maintenance mate having the belts done and a health check and power run
Always been into vw so never really had the chance to mess about with renualts
But ye hopefully will get some decent info from here
 

Ads29

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172 Merc ML55
Bought my 200 in January, had a mere 28k on the clock then too, its nice to drive as a daily but not a patch on my 172 race car

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  Clio RS200
Just brought this little beauty as a project car for now and want to restore it because it's had no love previously.
How do i know what it should have the wheels and bumpers painted? I see most 09<onwards with the middle of the bumper black and not grey.

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Sunglasses_Ron

ClioSport Admin
Just brought this little beauty as a project car for now and want to restore it because it's had no love previously.
How do i know what it should have the wheels and bumpers painted? I see most 09<onwards with the middle of the bumper black and not grey.

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It’s got the wrong wheels on it. They’re off the 197 I think.

Other than that mate it looks lovely and I’m looking forward to seeing the progress.

Start a project thread 👍
 

FatRS

ClioSport Club Member
  Megane 250
The grey is the anthracite pack. Front bumper, rear diffuser and wing mirrors.
You could get those wheels on a 200 but very rare to find.
 

0ss

ClioSport Club Member
Just brought this little beauty as a project car for now and want to restore it because it's had no love previously.
How do i know what it should have the wheels and bumpers painted? I see most 09<onwards with the middle of the bumper black and not grey.

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The 197 wheels are much better looking than the 200 ones, maybe not in that finish though 😂. The grey and yellow looks good imo and I think the wheels in a matching grey would look good too.
 

Sunglasses_Ron

ClioSport Admin
The 197 wheels are much better looking than the 200 ones, maybe not in that finish though 😂. The grey and yellow looks good imo and I think the wheels in a matching grey would look good too.
Sorry but you are definitely wrong. The 200 speedlines are infinitely better than the 197 ones 😘
 
Ooof did you know it was in need of investment whe you bought it? They do look great in ultra red though 😂.
Not all of it, no. The first £500 I knew about, as I knew it needed timing belt and dephaser. But apart from that, it looked decent, drove well and showed no error codes But on the way to get the belts done, it got an ABS warning. Turned out the backing plate was shot, the sensor had been hanging around, knocking into the rear wheel bearing or something, which meant replacing the discs and pads too.

Turns out there is also a VERY slight crunch between 2nd and 3rd if your booting it too. So that will need looked at somewhere down the line. In the meantime, I have bought some high quality gearbox fluid, so hopefully that helps until the bank account recovers enough.

I did have a bit of money set aside for a new steering wheel and gearknob retrim. But that's obviously for down the road now. As is the Recaro retrim / bolster repairs.

Anyway, not driven her since picking her up really, apart from taking her to the specialist. And am picking her back up today. Hopefully now I can drive it, I'll forgive it all this expense, ha ha.
 
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NorthloopCup

ClioSport Moderator
Not all of it, no. The first £500 I knew about, as I knew it needed timing belt and dephaser. But apart from that, it looked decent, drove well and showed no error codes But on the way to get the belts done, it got an ABS warning. Turned out the backing plate was shot, the sensor had been hanging around, knocking into the rear wheel bearing or something, which meant replacing the discs and pads too.

Turns out there is also a VERY slight crunch between 2nd and 3rd if your booting it too. So that will need looked at somewhere down the line. In the meantime, I have bought some high quality gearbox fluid, so hopefully that helps until the bank account recovers enough.

I did have a bit of money set aside for a new steering wheel and gearknob retrim. But that's obviously for down the road now. As is the Recaro retrim / bolster repairs.

Anyway, not driven her since picking her up really, apart from taking her to the specialist. And am picking her back up today. Hopefully now I can drive it, I'll forgive it all this expense, ha ha.
Bleed the clutch when you change the box oil - trust me, it’ll help as that fluid in the clutch circuit will have never been changed since it was filled at the factory! Clutch drag is one of the biggest killers in these gearboxes.
Oh and redline mtl, or redline mt90 is THE best oil for these boxes. 👍🏻
 
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  Clio 197
Only money pits if you don't know what you should be looking for. No excuse really as the information is out there and not very hard to find.
 
  Clio RS200
Not all of it, no. The first £500 I knew about, as I knew it needed timing belt and dephaser. But apart from that, it looked decent, drove well and showed no error codes But on the way to get the belts done, it got an ABS warning. Turned out the backing plate was shot, the sensor had been hanging around, knocking into the rear wheel bearing or something, which meant replacing the discs and pads too.

Turns out there is also a VERY slight crunch between 2nd and 3rd if your booting it too. So that will need looked at somewhere down the line. In the meantime, I have bought some high quality gearbox fluid, so hopefully that helps until the bank account recovers enough.

I did have a bit of money set aside for a new steering wheel and gearknob retrim. But that's obviously for down the road now. As is the Recaro retrim / bolster repairs.

Anyway, not driven her since picking her up really, apart from taking her to the specialist. And am picking her back up today. Hopefully now I can drive it, I'll forgive it all this expense, ha ha.
In reply to your gearbox issue I have a similar issue in 4th crunching, do you or anyone here know someone who can do refurb's that aren't a total rip off at £400+
 


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