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Saxo VTS low mile



Ant1

ClioSport Club Member
Suspension back on, driveshafts on, brake discs and callipers removes ready for new discs and pads tomorrow. Fitted air filter after being sent the wrong size twice.

Just filling up gearbox with fresh oil. f**king stinks!
 

Louis

ClioSport Club Member
Suspension back on, driveshafts on, brake discs and callipers removes ready for new discs and pads tomorrow. Fitted air filter after being sent the wrong size twice.

Just filling up gearbox with fresh oil. f**king stinks!
I've never noticed gearbox oil smelling any different to normal oil tbh? And I've removed 40 year old s**t out of an old triumph
 

dann2707

ClioSport Club Member
I've never noticed gearbox oil smelling any different to normal oil tbh? And I've removed 40 year old s**t out of an old triumph
Same, I have done many gearbox oil changes and to me it smells the same as normal oil. Wonder if its the same phenomenon where Coriander tastes and smells completely different to other people etc
 

josh11490

ClioSport Club Member
  Not a clio, Saxo vtr
The bolt holding that mount in place, worth replacing with high tensile.

My old VTR went through 2-3 quite fast, I did drive it like bit of a tit at 17 though.
 

Simon998

ClioSport Club Member
  Ph2 172, 106 Rallye
Mine snapped the actual casting, cam gears fell back onto the broken mount and snapped the belt and belt every valve. Again, I drove like a tit when I was 18 lol.
 

imprezaworks

ClioSport Club Member
  No car. To speak of.
Are they the standard nankank tyres?

Re looked. Thought we had all come to the same conclusion being awful?
 

Ant1

ClioSport Club Member
Sadly the NS2Rs weren't available when I ordered. Only other option was the Eagle F1s. I have another set of VTS alloys that I'm going to refurb, if I can get hold of the Rs I will fit those, if not the Eagles. Car is dry use only and not going to be spanked around within a inch of it's life, they will be sufficient for the time being. I'm not mega happy, not going to deny that as all my other cars run PS3s, PSS, and PS4S but it is what it is.
 

Ant1

ClioSport Club Member
Ahhh, I was only 180deg out then lol. I've just taken delivery of a full set of Michelin PS4s for my TT, they are going on this weekend.
You won't be disappointed! Used PSS on my M5 which where amazing, switched the rears to PS4S and again another league ahead on the PSS, amazing in the wet.
 

Ant1

ClioSport Club Member
Finally coming together! Few bits left to do. Tomorrow I will be bleeding the brakes, fluid is brown lol. Also will be changing the fuel filter and removing the side skirts to clean sills and wax oil.

Monday alloys will be balance, inner plastics refitted, arch trims refitted and but back on the ground. Than it's off for MOT and than I will be fitting the nice bits.

So far:-

- Full cambelt and waterpump kit *done
- Oil and filter *done
- Air filter *done
- Fuel filter *to be fitted
- Thermostat *done
- Coolant *done
- Upper engine mount *done
- Spark Plugs *done
- Wishbones *done
- Drop links *done
- Rack ends *done
- Shocks springs, topmounts *done
- Driveshafts + seals * done
- Fresh gearbox oil * done
- Wiper blades *done
- paint callipers
- Discs and pads *done
- strip inner arches, treat common areas even though not needed and seal with Dintorl stone chop *done
- Strip and clean boot floor and protect * done
- Alloy refurb *done
- Tyres *done

To do

- Remove side skirts, clean and protect * Sunday
- New door pillar stickers *to be fitted
- New spare wheel hook *to be fitted
- Battery clamp *to be fitted
- Powersteering res cap *to be fitted
- Water bottle cap *to be fitted
- Gear knob *to be fitted
- VTS badges *to be fitted
- Manifold cover *to be fitted

Pics from today.

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Ant1

ClioSport Club Member
Bit of a c**t tho morning trying to do this on the floor, here goes.

So it’s fairly obvious that that side skirt design is s**t. Yes it’s great that they remove a piece of the side skirt so you can jack from the correct points without damaging the side skirts however. As you can see from the pic below there is a open gap which allows all the road s**t flicked up from the front wheels to travel down the inner skirt and sit up against the sill.

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Not good, I got away with it but many won’t even know how bad this can get.

Pic of front jacking points before work.

Passenger

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Drivers

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Onto the grinding and applying the rust eater to leave until tomorrow.

Drivers

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Passenger

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Onto the rears

Rear passenger

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Drivers rear

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Silent_Scone

ClioSport Club Member
  Evo VIII MR FQ340
You can see it's peppered in some places but that's a pretty clean car all things considered. Nice work
 

Ant1

ClioSport Club Member
You can see it's peppered in some places but that's a pretty clean car all things considered. Nice work
It’s all surface, I could put more pressure on the grinder and remove every bit, have to be careful as the metal on these is thin.

I have seen loads and also been sent pics from other owners of the same areas, horrific describes them well. Most wouldn’t even do what I have done, it’s not 100% perfect but it will go the distance.
 

Ant1

ClioSport Club Member
Ok so after cleaning off the gel this is what I was left with this morning.

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After throughout de-greasing I applied two coats of the next treatment, this needs to be left for 24hrs. I will zinc prime tomorrow and seal.

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Ordered all the clips needed to put sideskirts back on tomorrow after noon.

In the meantime I used to wifes foot to help me bleed the brakes. Look at the colour!

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Silent_Scone

ClioSport Club Member
  Evo VIII MR FQ340
It’s all surface, I could put more pressure on the grinder and remove every bit, have to be careful as the metal on these is thin.

I have seen loads and also been sent pics from other owners of the same areas, horrific describes them well. Most wouldn’t even do what I have done, it’s not 100% perfect but it will go the distance.
Aye, looks really well for one of these
 

Ant1

ClioSport Club Member
Final steps today!

Zinc primered the areas worked on, than sealed. Also wax oiled the inner sills whilst skirts were off.

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Side skirts refitted, arch liners refitted, arch trims refittted, spare wheel out back in place, wheels put back on here we are!

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Ant1

ClioSport Club Member
Final checks done ready for MOT. Horn packed so pinched the horn off the VTR and all working again.

MOT and wheel alignment booked for tomorrow.
 

Simon998

ClioSport Club Member
  Ph2 172, 106 Rallye
sorry if its been covered but what did you use on the boot floor? I used Deox then Hydrate 80 on my rallye but the rusts starting to appear again.
 

Ant1

ClioSport Club Member
Deox gel, Hydrate 80 than Dinitrol stone chip.

Didn’t have much rust so hoping nothing will reappear.
 

Ant1

ClioSport Club Member
Sorted a few bits today, swapped over the boot central locking box from the VTR, fitted the new fuel filter strap, removed and cleaned up the pump float as fuel gauge was not working. Gave her a quick bath and treated all plastics.

Wheel alignment Tuesday.
 


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