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Author Anyone else got/had a ph1 Clio 172?
Cybermonkey
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8th Nov 18 at 05:28   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

There are only 85 of these 172 Cups in Australia




[Edited on 08-11-2018 by Cybermonkey]
SetH
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8th Nov 18 at 13:54   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I bet they are in better condition too due to the climate?

I can't remember the last time I saw an early 172 on the roads here.
Cybermonkey
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quote:
Originally posted by SetH
I bet they are in better condition too due to the climate?

I can't remember the last time I saw an early 172 on the roads here.


We don't have rust issues, mine is mint apart from some spacky repair work after a rear-ender. Still drives straight tho. I get all my parts from the UK, there are only 85 of these in Australia.
SetH
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21st Nov 18 at 12:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I would have thought it cheaper to get parts from La France! surely does not matter if you are in OZ.

Pretty cool to have such a rare car over there, keep it forever
Ojc
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28th Nov 18 at 21:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Willay has mint one
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quote:
Originally posted by Ojc
Willay has mint one


picsorban. How do you tag someone on this forum? Fucking hell this forum is so old school
SetH
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Jambo
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My steering wheel melted in the sweltering English summer, so Id imagine the dash has evaporated out there!!

Great cars tho!
SetH
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30th Jan 19 at 23:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I am sure someone had a Trophy on here at some point, what that you Jamborina?
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Nah I had a 182 FF in Liquid Yellow
Cybermonkey
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The steering wheel has seen better days, for sure. I have a spare here that I am going to get retrimmed at some point. Rest of the dash is fine, it never got that horrid sticky crap that the phase 2s and 182s were afflicted with. Phase 1 FTW!

Only problem I have now is that the throttle body needs an overhaul, its sticking. Trying to find a new one for less than $1000 delivered is doing my head in.
SetH
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13th Mar 19 at 10:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

1000 AUD for a throttle body? that's like over 500?

Just had a look on Ebay and used & refurb between 40 and 160. Do you have any relatives that can put one in a suitcase when they travel from the UK?
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Can't you just take it off and give it a damn good clean with some carb cleaner? Every throttle body I've had that's given me trouble has had that treatment and sorted me right out.

My 528i one jammed closed on the way home from Germany once, has to take it off outside a VW dealer I managed to limp to off a Belgium motorway, the techs there took pity on me and gave me a hand lol. Cleaned it with some rags got me home, then took it apart and blasted it out when I got home and was fine for another 10k until I sold it.
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quote:
Originally posted by SetH
1000 AUD for a throttle body? that's like over 500?

Just had a look on Ebay and used & refurb between 40 and 160. Do you have any relatives that can put one in a suitcase when they travel from the UK?


Can you linky me? The refurb ones I have seen but not a used jobby. The $1000 quote was for a brand new one from Renault.
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quote:
Originally posted by pow
Can't you just take it off and give it a damn good clean with some carb cleaner? Every throttle body I've had that's given me trouble has had that treatment and sorted me right out.

My 528i one jammed closed on the way home from Germany once, has to take it off outside a VW dealer I managed to limp to off a Belgium motorway, the techs there took pity on me and gave me a hand lol. Cleaned it with some rags got me home, then took it apart and blasted it out when I got home and was fine for another 10k until I sold it.


Have done all that, soaked it in carby cleaner but it only fixed it for 500km or so and then its back to normal. There is simply too much play in the spindle.

 
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