Barney626's Nimbus 2008 197

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Barney626, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    BLoody hell mate - what a way to start a progress thread!

    Got a feeling this is going to be a BUSY thread!!!

  2. Barney626

    Barney626 Paid Member

    Clio 197 - Nimbus
    Just had a quick blast in the car this morning. Noticed when I closed the door to lock it there was a really prominent rattle coming from the rear wheel arch:

    Any idea what this could be?
  3. Barney626

    Barney626 Paid Member

    Clio 197 - Nimbus
    A couple of minor updates.

    Currently looking at getting a spare key, made a specific thread asking for advice ( but not got any as of yet.

    After noticing one of the number plate lights was damaged while fixing my number plate I ordered a new unit. Arrived today and fitted. Pardon the really dirty car, muddy farm roads do that to a car...

    Old unit lost it's clear cover:
    New unit installed:

    Also got another little delivery today:



    Nice bit of colour in the window now :smiley:
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  4. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    My new forum window decals arrived today too :smile:

    Looks good on yours. I went the other way ref colour and went very subtle......

    How much you getting quoted for a key-card and programming ?
  5. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Little touches make a big difference
  6. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    albi blue 197 with boost
    nice are officially one of us..welcome to mad house :thumb:
  7. Barney626

    Barney626 Paid Member

    Clio 197 - Nimbus
    Haven't really reach out to anyone yet but there are a couple of websites im looking at which claim they can do it. Prices range around the £90 mark.

    Just gave the car a wash after seeing the rear window in the sticker picture. I always like a clean car but it shows up my fairly abused paintwork...

    Lots of little chips and scratches about which I really need to get sorted. Will have access to a bigger garage and more tools in a few weeks so will probably deal with them then, plus paint brake calipers.
  8. Benno

    Benno Gold Member

    Wait. The Clio197 stickers are interior?! I never checked mine...will have to go and install one shortly I think if that's the case....

    P.S. your paintwork issues are nothing on mine..probably looking at a full respray for a decent finish..:money:
  9. Barney626

    Barney626 Paid Member

    Clio 197 - Nimbus
    I think you can get the stickers in both interior and exterior.

    Im not so sure, I have fairly major chips on pretty much every pannel.
  10. DS197

    DS197 POTM Winner - June 2017 Paid Member

    Clio 197
    My nearest specialist is around the £110/120 range if I recall correctly so that price seems fair.
  11. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    As above can get them in and out :smile:
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  12. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    ^^^ My smut-o-meter monitoring alarm just went off :smile:

    I'm in. Always in. Fully in. And nothing but in.
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  13. Benno

    Benno Gold Member

    Couldn't resist.......:excited:

  14. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Haha actually didn't twig that when I was writing, which is very much unlike me, usually have this sort of face on:

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  15. Barney626

    Barney626 Paid Member

    Clio 197 - Nimbus
    It's a bit misty this morning and both wing mirrors were misted up.

    Turned on the rear window heater to enable to wing mirror heaters and only the passenger side mirror cleared. Wondering if the heater in the drivers side has died, anyone know where to get a replacement? Is it just replacing the glass or the whole wing mirror assembly?
  16. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

    North East England
    LY FF Clio 200 with Cup Pack
    I've owned 2 Clios and both have done this from time to time. Turning the heaters off and on again has fixed it every time. Did you try that?

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  17. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    albi blue 197 with boost
    try popping the mirror out and see if there's any wires damaged or disconnected...
  18. Barney626

    Barney626 Paid Member

    Clio 197 - Nimbus
    So it's been a few days since I updated this thread. Had a lot going on recently so struggled with time.

    First off, I was away last weekend on a trip down south (Not car related) but got a few snaps near the harbor:


    All taken with my phone so not the best quality but you get the idea.

    Unfortunately, it's been downhill from there...

    Some prick opened his door onto my car in the hotel carpark while having a smoke in his car. Saw it happen out my window but by the time I got downstairs he had locked the car and left.


    Had bits of silver paint on his door edge, not sure whether it was from me but by the state of his car looks like he bashes it a lot.


    Did get his reg and left a note on the windshield with my number but haven't heard anything yet. Not sure it's really worth the hassle of chasing it up...

    Just today, took the car out for a drive, got back home and locked it. 30 seconds later alarm starts going off. Sure enough, my alarm issue has resurfaced. Originally thought this was down to the fuel cap solenoid but that still seems to be fully functional. Suppose the next step is a trip to a garage for some diagnostics...

    Annoyingly, I'm heading back to uni in a few days and was hoping to bring my car with me. Looks like it might have to come up later....
  19. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    albi blue 197 with boost
    what a prick really..hate people who dont take care for somebody elses property..think a bit of a touch up paint should do the trick to cover it..
    hope you get your alarm issue sorted too..a bit annoying to worry about it all the time plus your battery may die suddenly..
  20. Barney626

    Barney626 Paid Member

    Clio 197 - Nimbus
    So tried disconnecting the battery for half an hour which hasn't done anything.

    The bracket for the bonnet alarm plunger is seriously rusted, would that have something to do with it if it's used as an earth?

    Trying to get it booked in with four ashes, anyone know if they have ties to this site? If I mention being a member do they offer discounts or anything?
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2017

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