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My BG Clio 182

Gus

ClioSport Moderator
#12
Love this car. Very little on it that needs attention, an afternoon will have it in near perfect condition. It drives fantastically, alignment is spot on, brakes are strong, engine timing is spot on, pulls exactly as a 182 should and delivers high mpg when doing 70mph - averaged 45 over 3 hours. No smoke at all when pushing hard.
Had a lot of fun looking at a few cars and this one was by far the best.
 
#13
Love this car. Very little on it that needs attention, an afternoon will have it in near perfect condition. It drives fantastically, alignment is spot on, brakes are strong, engine timing is spot on, pulls exactly as a 182 should and delivers high mpg when doing 70mph - averaged 45 over 3 hours. No smoke at all when pushing hard.
Had a lot of fun looking at a few cars and this one was by far the best.
Thankyou Gus, for ferrying me about and inspecting cars for me! It's a learning curve for me!
 
#14
Today I spent a few hours swapping bits from the 1.72 to the 182; as follows:

Remove v6 airbox and fit KTEC
Swap Aliminium footrest
Swap RenaultSport mats
Swap Silvervisions
Swap rear plate housing and bulb
Swap batteries
Turinis on 182
Swap stereos
Swap wipers

I'm unable to drive it as my insurance company are shut on Sunday's, so will sort that tomorrow!

I gave it a quick going over with snowfoam.

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Got extremely sunburnt in the process but oh well!

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#15
So first thing I wanted to do for my own peice of mind was a full service so with @optical 's help, we set about doing the following:

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Engine Oil Change
Gearbox Oil Change
VVT Seal replaced, as we suspected this is what was leaking oil onto the rocker cover.

Also decided to fit some Trendlines:

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Fitted a Powerflex Purple Dogbone mount:

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As you can see, I went to town cleaning up the rocker cover and touch wood it's stayed spotless since.

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Attachments

#16
Fitted a KTEC Induction kit a while ago:

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I plan to paint the calipers Yellow. Not to everyones taste, but my KTEC is yellow, and I plan on a Yellow Snappy wheel at some point so it made sense.

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While doing the service we noticed that the Rear left shock was leaking badly, luckily @Steven103 saved the day with a spare set of rear shocks!

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#18
Lastly, I went and took a few pictures of a dirty car having just done an hour on the motorway but I am so happy with how it looks I couldn't resist!

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Still a fair bit to do;

PDR man booked to take the car away for dent removal and a few scratch repairs
Remove tints when I can be bothered
Fancy plates are on order and should be here any day. They'll go straight on.
 

Budgie

ClioSport Club Member
#21
Not sure as the markings have worn off. They're red so assume Eibach Sportlines?

May refresh springs at some point.
From how they're all bunched up, pretty sure they're not sportlines. I could be wrong, and it's a very quick/cheap thing to change/improve. :)
 
#25
I'd have kept mine if it had trendlines in I reckon.

Reading CS at work makes me want to sell my ST and get a 182 and make it mint.
 

dann2707

ClioSport Club Member
#27
Looks great mate. Pressed plates are so gay though!

Wonder how it would look with 172 headlights. My guess is awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
 
#32
They are Recaro Trendlines, the same as those that come in a Trophy, however the ones in the Trophy are half alacantra, half leather.

These are out of a Megane with the Lux pack, full leather.

Still a lot to do on this car, watch this space!
 
#34
Coilovers springs? Are they coilovers but without the shocks? Surely at that point they're just springs? FLOL.

Love it Mark, it's a world of difference from the 1.72. It goes when you ask it!
 

Dr Jekyll

ClioSport Club Member
#35
They are 100% Vmaxx rear springs, just without the adjusters and standard shocks instead.

Glad your happy with it mate. Can see this project getting expensive for you!
 

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