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Silver Clio 182 (non cup)


ClioSport Club Member
  2005 Silver 182
Thanks @Darren61

Glad you like the read. It’s hard because I always read other threads from people smashing out loads of awesome stuff and getting really stuck in then there’s me pootling along with relatively menial things. Got big plans but need time/money/knowledge. 😄


ClioSport Club Member
Thanks @Darren61

Glad you like the read. It’s hard because I always read other threads from people smashing out loads of awesome stuff and getting really stuck in then there’s me pootling along with relatively menial things. Got big plans but need time/money/knowledge. 😄
I think it’s great to see people’s individual ideas come to life. And it doesn’t matter at what speed it’s done, as long as you’re enjoying it and learning along the way.

That’s what I’ve found with mine. Have a read if you haven’t done so already..

I used to own a Titanium 182 so like to see them being looked after, like yours is 😊👍


ClioSport Club Member
  williams + 182's
Its better to work gradually at your project. Enjoy the car while u work on it. Sometimes people get bored with their cars too soon because they've done everything in a few weeks and theres nothing to stay interested. Keep up the hard work. Looking good. I used to have titanium and loved it,!


ClioSport Club Member
  2005 Silver 182
So got a bit bored recently so set about painting my door bullets to match my mirror caps and badges. Really pleased with the results!

Below is my new stockpile of parts/service goodies I need to sort! Fresh coolant (Renault type d), oil (Petronas 5w40 full syn), Renault filter, spark plugs, manifold seal and gasket, cabin filter, braided lines and brake fluid.

And finally a bit of a downer. Moved the car to get to the garage and spotted this oil on the floor. After a bit of investigation I saw some on my front ARB. Realising it was coming from above the ARB I looked at the coilover. Leaking!!! The plastic guards had gone brittle and cracked open and shattered off at some point leaving the kit exposed. Grit has got in and killed it.
I was warned about cheaper coilovers when I purchased them but it was what I could get at the time. Looking to upgrade now (perfect excuse). Thinking of Bilstein B14 kit but open to other suggestions. Up to £1000 I think is my limit.

Cheers for reading and ideas!


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I’ve got B14’s, haven’t driven loads of miles with them yet but they’ve held up well on the track days I have done.

Although someone will be along to say they’re too soft and there’s better prospects with a £1k budget (which I’m sure there is) but they seem to be a good entry choice so far..

Shame about the leak but these things happen for a reason... and a great excuse to upgrade 😁


ClioSport Club Member
  2005 Silver 182
All stripped down early this morning ready to get underway with changing my spark plugs and printing my inlet.

Once the various sensors and tubes were removed from the upper inlet I spotted the area around this seal that looked as though it may of been blowing slightly. Just aswell I’ve got a replacement!

Old plugs removed. As I’ve never done plugs on any car before I’m not sure wether they look bad or good. I think pretty good tbh. These have covers 12,000 miles according to service paperwork.

Fresh set to go in. After reading up a lot beforehand I decided to stick with the OEM recommendation.

Inlet all masked up ready for a wire brush attack and paint. I’d sprayed my fuel rail guard earlier in the week with Halfords metallic black (chosen because it actually looks more like anthracite). It should look great against the carbon engine cover!

All sprayed up and lettering rubbed back to bare metal. Really chuffed with the result. Being patient when masking went any tidy up after was minimal.

In position and all put back together. First start up and it revved at about 2k constant ..... crap! Nothing major after some poking around found a vacuum hose (I believe) off! Not so put together then😄.
After putting it back on no problems. Sounds quieter now on idle and a bit smoother. I did replace the gasket between the top and bottom inlet also as well as all the o rings on the sensors etc.

Did replace the cabin filter today as well. Just need to get it jacked up to get at my lambdas so I can do those next.



ClioSport Club Member
  2005 Silver 182
Finally got some time to get the car jacked up and get at the lambda sensors. Bought a pair of genuine Bosch items to replace with as this was the recommendation of many people. The old ones came off surprising easy (only smashed my knuckles once).


The post cat sensor looked ok I reckon.

But the pre cat looked cooked! Is the blackness a sign of anything (running rich etc)?

Also changed the oil today with a fresh filter and sump plug to. Took my cap off and noticed this!!! Haven’t noticed the coolant draining or being oily. Was told this can be condensation from small journeys which this typically does. Hope it doesn’t point to anything nasty.

So with all the above done I really need to do my coolant and then braided brake lines and fresh fluid. And source some coil overs to replace my leaking ones before it’s first track outing March time! Tick tock!!