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My Ph1 172....

Discussion in 'Clio Projects' started by G Hut, Sep 24, 2017.

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  1. G Hut

    G Hut ClioSport Club Member

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    Hi all
    Newbie to site and loving all the info available so thought would share my 172 Ph1 progress after getting the car earlier this month
    75k from new, registered Sep 2000 so 17 years old, with good history and seems all original apart from some yellow springs that seem to have lowered it.
    Needs a good clean and detail


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  2. G Hut

    G Hut ClioSport Club Member

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    So got some time yesterday and with track day planned for Nov it was time to start some service work

    Brake fluid change and think it was original from the colour......... quite nice you can get to the back bleed point with the wheels still on

    Then for the new rear box hanger as new unfitted one had come with the car, bolts quite stubborn but all came off in the end, one already had been replaced with nut / bot setup as rear one seems to have snapped off earlier in its life.
    Cleaned up and back on with some copper slip then wax coat in a vain attempt to keep them from getting any worse

    Car in at the dealer tomorrow for the big one, belts, dephaser,water pump and aux set, assuming all goes well next weekend will be pads and discs and oils
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    imprezaworks ClioSport Club Member

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    Looks great, nice and fresh
     
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    dann2707 ClioSport Club Member

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    Word of advice, those mounts will fail again soon so it's best to support them with some plastic rod or sockets(bodge)in between the voids in the rubber part. Nice looking car.
     
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  5. G Hut

    G Hut ClioSport Club Member

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    Thanks for the tip appreciated l, did wonder about that as the new one once on looked well loaded and pulled down.
    Was considering using the old mount I took off to to make a powerflex one as they sell the block that fits in the frame
     
  6. KitsonRis

    KitsonRis ClioSport Club Member

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    Can always gob the exhaust mount full of Tiger Seal to create a "solid" one....my brother did this on mine and it worked a treat and never had any issues from it.
     
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    Coops Turbo ClioSport Club Member

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    Nice, another phase 1 about the place
    Yellow springs are usually apex which ride horribly, usually very crashy over bumpy/pot holey roads.
     
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    mintno1 ClioSport Club Member

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    Agreed, I had Apex springs on my first Ph1 and the ride was awful, currently running Eibach springs on my Ph1 now and they are a lot better, Cooksports were good on the cup too but depends what route you want to go down :up:
     
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    Coops Turbo ClioSport Club Member

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    Yeah had apex on my first phase 1 aswell, looked miiiiiint, rode horrendously!
     
  10. barnesautos

    barnesautos ClioSport Club Member

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    Did someone say bodge .
    Mine still going after many years lol .

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    Nice example you have there .
    Did you install racing brake fluid ?
    Deff advise if your going to track it .
     
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  11. G Hut

    G Hut ClioSport Club Member

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    Hi
    Yes put some ATE dot 4 type 200 in as spec showed higher boiling point etc
     

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    m&l172ph1 ClioSport Club Member

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    I've now acquired my wife's phase 1 aswell so going to put all my performance bits onto it. :smile:
     
  13. G Hut

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    So it had its belts, water pump and dephaser done on Tuesday, engine for sure a lot quieter so think the dephaser was on its way out

    Had some time today so it was engine and gearbox oil change. think the gearbox oil was ready for a change as it came out brown.........
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    Then for a creative and actually very clean fill method
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    Into the box

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    Took about 2.8L until it dribbled out of the fill, had car off axle stands and on the flat!
    Engine took bang on 4L of oil with a new filter

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    Think new discs next on the list to be ready for bedford trackday on the 13th November
     
  14. G Hut

    G Hut ClioSport Club Member

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    Had some time this morning so attacked the weeping dephaser solenoid seal and replaced

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    Seal was a little tight to get out but refrained from the hammer and screwdriver attack

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    New seal and a 30mm Halfrauds socket as the perfect size drift to knock back in

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    Lots cleaner now, just how long for LOL
     
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  15. G Hut

    G Hut ClioSport Club Member

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    Couple of hours free again today so time for the new rear brake parts and the as new 172 cup rear shocks thanks to @robmuns

    Old discs past their best and been on for a while by the looks of it

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    On with the new, gone genuine on the rear as know they get very little loading and hope they will be a little more resistance to corrosion, dealer told me that rear pads are now discontinued but they had a single set left in stock

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    Shocks came off easy enough and no jammed bolts....phew. But did note that old no OE shocks when compressed did not spring back up but the new OE cup shocks did??

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    Cleaned, copper slipped and put it all back together, much better

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    Brembo HC to be ordered for the front with some new pads, top mounts and gaiters so can be fitted with the as new 172 cup front shocks also from @robmuns
     

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