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Author Flame Red Clio DCi 172 Rep - 1.9DCi conversion - 27/03/15 (Exhaust time!)
AlexW
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18th May 13 at 21:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Some of you may remember this from when I had the ole Corsa.

I bought it like this in Oct 2011...



Lasted 2 weeks before it broke down with fuel pump failure.....


Sat on my drive for ages until January this year I decided it was time to fix it, having just wrecked my motorbike on a pothole. New pump, New injectors, New fuel tank and lines, Good service, Mot, Tax (30!), totaling nearly a thousand pounds... But, it worked and should be good for another 150k

So, Used it....


Cleaned it, New number plates (3/4 height front plate), Silvertec indicator bulbs...



Lowered it...


172 alloys (Same style as the standard wheels, just an inch bigger and an inch wider...)



Other stuff has been done such as wrapped loads of interior parts in Black alcantara, De-wipered rear and changed all the audio for decent items.

Short term plans are either 1*2 interior, more alcantara (headlining mostly) and new steering wheel or 1*2 wide track front end, brakes etc, Both will change the car hugely, Just can't decide yet.

For anybody who feels like asking why I don't just buy a 1*2, I'll just leave this here...





[Edited on 12-03-2015 by AlexW]

[Edited on 27-03-2015 by AlexW]
ArdenblueDan
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Liking the colour dude
BeetleGav
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Not baddd get it lowered further! My mates got a Clio campus sat on its arse. Looks quality
I'm thinking of a cheap to tax car next. Never thought of a Clio, love this colour aswel
AlexW
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18th May 13 at 21:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I was/am never sure on the colour, Its Flame Red, which luckily is the same colour you can get 172's, so that'll help finding the bodykit eventually.

The 65 and 100bhp (Mines a 65) are 30 tax, The 80bhp is even less at 20, and they will all return between 55mpg if you rag the fuck out of them, and 80 mpg if you're a saint.
Simon_16v
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19th May 13 at 12:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks good mate, are you on ClioSport?

I've just recently got myself a 182 and I'm loving it!
AlexW
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19th May 13 at 20:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I am, I'd love a 182 but can't justify the cost.

Today I went mad cleaning, also dewipered the rear..

andy_mk3
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19th May 13 at 20:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Nice motor, these DCI's are hard to get hold of, they sell bloody quick cos they're so epic on fuel! Looks great on those wheels, amazing the difference an inch can make
N7 THD
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20th May 13 at 16:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Awesome car mate, looks really tidy!

Ive got one exactly the same, but its the DCi 100 model, and still returns 66mpg...

What is it lowered on?
AlexW
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I never intended to get a Clio, or a diesel, but I was searching for a new car and it popped up cheap, Its not the best example, but it'll get there.

Wheels make a huge differance considering they look exactly the same, Money well spent.

The 100bhp ones are good, I'll eventualy get this remapped to similar performance, Lots of stuff before then.

Its on some cheapo springs atm, No idea what they are, Planning to switch to Cooksport springs as soon as there back in stock.
Simon_16v
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20th May 13 at 20:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You'll have to let me know how they are, been thinking about Cooksport springs myself
Jamie-C
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20th May 13 at 21:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Awesome mpg
AlexW
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20th May 13 at 21:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cooksport are supposed to be the mutts nuts, The DCi weighs similar to the sports too so should be good. Just need them to get the next batch done, Hopefully won't be long.

Jamie, Its epic, and No smoke from this modern stuff
N7 THD
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I wasn't aware of cooksoort, are they good i guess? My plan is to fit a venom suspension kit, as I've heard very good reviews about the dampers, and if the springs are turd, then ill swap to H&R or Eibach...
AlexW
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Well Cooksport still haven't got any springs in stock, so I went for some used, but refurbed Koni's, which are what you get with H&R shocks. I'm happy enough with them so won't bother switching to Cooksports.

Last week the car ticked over 151,000 miles, so over 8k since January when I put it on the road with the new fuel system etc. So decided its time for a service, Well underdue, but figured why not.

Recently sprung a coolant leak, mainly caused by the header tank cap not letting pressure out when it should, Caused the water pump seal to go, and since I hadn't replaced the pump, figured I'd do that considering I was having it out anyway.

Finally got around to it today, Stripped the front of the car down and all the cambelt etc.

New Vs old, Date stamp shows its the original pump, so its done well to last 9 years and so many miles.


Put it all back together, Washed and took it for a spin and some pics with the new stance.





Keen eyed will notice I've done all the Renault diamonds black, Front and rear are wrapped in black vinyl, I think I'll be removing it as I'm not as much of a fan as I thought I would be, Wheel diamonds are staying though.

Now trying to decide between 172 wide track front (On standard arches etc for the time being) or more power (Intercooler and remap).

Comments good or bad welcome.
BeetleGav
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26th May 13 at 15:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Think that rear badge would look good black if the boot button was colour coded.
Do like this car, think its the colour haha
AlexW
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Cheers bud. I've removed the vinyl now, I much prefer it.

Today I attempted to fit my decat, Its a cut open and welded up standard cat to keep the MOT man happy, and you can't buy an off the shelf decat for these.

Got the old one removed easily, Shaft out (Much easier than a vauxhall!) and a few bolts plus a couple of supporting brackets.


Yes I have an oil leak to fix sometime.

Compared to the new...



Bugger, 80 turbo is slighty different, I found the differance. Will keep an eye out for a 65 cat/decat or a 80 turbo.

At least it wasn't a hard job.
Chris F
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27th May 13 at 15:24   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Looks smart now!
AlexW
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Road trip today, Collected a bargain. Front bumper, front wings and skirts, 100.

Car packed


I need to find a lower grill, and the correct upper grill, plus paint the fog surrounds black, and most importantly, fit wide track conversion so the wheels actually fill the arches! But its getting there....

Sun ruined this


To-do list is getting shorter!
BeetleGav
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Haha sweet! Need to sort them rub strips now!
AlexW
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2nd Jun 13 at 20:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

They are on the list, But quite a way down!

Just for the list pic....
Chris F
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Thats awesome buddy
Christopher
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Absolute bargain! The only 182 kits I could find were like 750 :O looks smart though buddy
ArdenblueDan
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Looks really nice buddy
Simon_16v
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Looks good alex, you going for a 172 or 182 rear bumper?
AlexW
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Cheers guys. Chris thats silly money, Most kits go for around 400 depending on colour, Talking another 200 or so for the wide track however.

Simon, Most likely a 172 that hasn't been cut for a exhaust, then eventually go for a 182 style exhaust to be different.

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