Ali's Albi 197

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Heppy997, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. Heppy997

    Heppy997 Paid Member

    109
    Huddersfield
    clio 197
    She's finally done! Turned the key for the first time on Christmas Day and it fired straight up.
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    Although I have to say it's the last time I work on cars outside in winter.... IMG_7836.JPG

    More pics to follow....
     
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  2. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    haha what a cracking picture..your dedication have paid off :thumb:
    im really happy for you..nothing better than knowing she is alive..
     
  3. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    That picture is awesome!!
    Would’ve won POTM hands down:grinning:
    Credit to you for battling on through the winter. Enjoy the beast:thumb:
     
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  4. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    That is some dedication - lmao!
     
  5. Heppy997

    Heppy997 Paid Member

    109
    Huddersfield
    clio 197
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    Filled up with coolant and my heart sank as I heard it all pissing out on the floor.....turns out this pipe was the culprit. New set of coolant pipes in and we were in business

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    Little bracket made for the IC
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    Exhaust linked up. Reasonably simple, meg link pipe to a cut down decat into the clio back box. Hardest bit was tightening nuts on the meg decat

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    Looking mean!
     
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  6. Benno

    Benno Gold Member

    Just need black badges then she'll be done! :wink:

    In all seriousness, fair play for doing it all! I wouldn't know the first place to start...
     
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  7. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Great effort. Look forward to your first impressions out on the road!
     
  8. Heppy997

    Heppy997 Paid Member

    109
    Huddersfield
    clio 197
    It's bloody quick! Even with the standard 225bhp. Will be an animal when its been mapped
     
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  9. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    sure it will be..get it mapped asap..you will not believe how fast they go :track:
     
  10. Heppy997

    Heppy997 Paid Member

    109
    Huddersfield
    clio 197
    Little update, not much been happening other than sorting little niggles. It's 95% there, just need to iron out these last few bits then enjoy it!

    My current to do list includes:

    Sort out misfire on cold idle, and when flat out in 5th and 6th. Replaced coil packs and spark plugs so far.

    Replace alternator, it's whining like a bitch. Tensioner bearing too for good measure

    Gearbox seal leaking a bit

    New shocks and springs; Spax coilovers are too hard for road use.

    New aluminium coolant tank and bracket



    Had a fun drive yesterday, 2 (quite important) suspension bolts decided to exit the car which made for an interesting drive home Jacked it up and the passenger wheel was just jiggling around! So 3x new stainless bolts each side, Locktited in and I was ready to go.
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    Replaced the pads with some Mintex 1144 and stainless pins too

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    Car is off into the garage on Friday to try and sort this misfire out. It cut out on boost this evening and came up 'Check Injection' and 'Check ESP', codes are telling me lambda sensors but who knows....
     
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  11. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    looks good..good job on the bolts..still 5% to go to its perfection..not a lot :thumb:
     
  12. Heppy997

    Heppy997 Paid Member

    109
    Huddersfield
    clio 197
    Thanks @Pav, went to see your mate Trevor today in Salford, said injectors were the issue so got some coming next week. Didn't charge me either!

    New alternator arrived today, hopefully solve my squeaky bearing noise. Will replace tensioner bearing at the same time.
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  13. Benno

    Benno Gold Member

    Looks like you're getting there mate! Glad my pads have gone to good use.

    Nice to see Trevor getting used more too, still seriously thinking about heading up to get the conversion done by him!
     
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  14. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    sorry missed this somehow..glad to hear Trev has proved an asset once again...he is the man to see for sure if anything...
     
  15. Heppy997

    Heppy997 Paid Member

    109
    Huddersfield
    clio 197
    Yep, top bloke, knows his stuff about these conversions. He was on with one when I went today, red one not sure who's it was
     
  16. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    sure he didnt call you a "mate" :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
     
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  17. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    Love this. Miss my albi so much!
     
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  18. Heppy997

    Heppy997 Paid Member

    109
    Huddersfield
    clio 197
    New alternator fitted yesterday, bearings weren't actually too bad in the old one but best to replace as they only get worse.

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    IMG_8971.JPG Found out that most of the noise was coming from the AC compressor pulley! Bearing is well and truly shot. Got one on its way for that, wish I'd have known though as I'll have to take the front end of the car off again to fit it:sweatsmile:

    Heres a vid of the bearing:

    Next job, replacing injectors which should be here this week :grinning:
     
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  19. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    good job..which injectors are you going for?
     
  20. Heppy997

    Heppy997 Paid Member

    109
    Huddersfield
    clio 197
    Just standard ones for the minute, won't be mapping it for another coupe of months i don't think so I'll just keep it standard for now. Just want it running right
     

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