Big Bens Albi T

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Big Ben, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. DS197

    DS197 POTM Winner - June 2017 Paid Member

    Clio 197
    That's not good to hear mate, can't imagine the journey back was comfortable. Public transport in the summer is a nightmare. I'm sure once it's all back together though it'll be worth it! If it's any consolation, i'm dropping mine off there tomorrow for a couple of days and it's not going to be cheap either :tired: Whenever I sort out one niggle, another pops up. You can't win with these cars!
     

  2. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Every time it goes in the garage the already agreed expensive bill seems to double!!
    Hope you have better luck with yours mate
     
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  3. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Platinum Member

    Inverness
    Clio Renaultsport 200
    Sorry to read about your troubles Ben. Part of the love/hate relationship we have with our cars. Hang on for the good times. You know once it's done the car will give you the biggest smile on your face!
     
  4. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Really sorry to hear this Ben, that is rotten luck :worried: I've been there when the car goes in for one thing, yet something else crops up! Always a kick in the nuts, I feel for you bud. Hopefully it can get sorted out and you can get back to enjoying her at the trackday.
     
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  5. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Do you know sitting in traffic on the way home tonight - my thoughts came to you and the ongoing aircon saga Ben.

    A saga that's just gotten longer still unfortunately.....

    I'm with Johnny99. Couple of paydays, a good weekend blat and then unleashing some whoop-ass on them rubbish looking, slow and poor handling MK4's with their new-fangled gearbox's at Curb's will have you forgetting your woes in no time :smile: :smile: :smile:

    Good luck buddy.
     
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  6. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Cheers Shuv.

    I'll bounce back quickly. It's only (more)money @///M :grinning:

    Can't be much left to fix after this...:grimacing:

    Onwards and upwards
     
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  7. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Thanks Johnny. Probably shouldn't of tried the cheap option in the first place and gone with a new condenser!
    Roll on monday
     
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  8. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Cheers Jimmy. Couple more days and I'll be happy as a pig in...
     
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  9. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Thanks Sean. I did check it out but only a few more quid for Renault item so went with that
     
  10. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Last few posts show you've perked up :smile:

    Have a great weekend pal.
     
  11. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Corona does that:drunk:

    Enjoy yours too mate
     
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  12. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    i like Coronona too Ben!!dont worry about it too much..i've been there and it feels horrible but you will get her back and she will treat you to some nice cold air..
    it will all brighten up soon for you buddy.
     
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  13. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Thanks mate. There's me moaning about not having a bit of a/c...
    Some people have been without their whole car for months and not moaned as much as me:grinning:
     
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  14. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    well i did moan a bit to be fair..its just s*** when you cant have your car..to me its adrenaline and all that when you are behind the wheel..my body just needs it and i guess you feel the same..
     
  15. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Thanks to @DS197 for the photos

    Thanks to @Yiannis197 for being a top bloke:grinning:

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    Wish I could get a bucket and sponge on them dirty bits:flushed:
     
  16. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Looks quite mean mate if im honest. I'd leave the bumper off to be fair........ :smile:
     
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  17. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    +1:thumb:
     
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  18. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Moderator

    Medway, Kent
    Clio 220 Trophy
    +2

    Ben, does that mean you ultimately had a condenser for a later model? I've checked ECP on both mine and your registration and it gives me the same part number for the Valeo part...
     
  19. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    I'll have to talk to Terry to get the definitive answer to that tomorrow Micah.

    My understanding is that the one I had was a radiator(I thought it was big)/condenser combination that can't be separated. Used on other clios and other Renault cars.

    Our cars have a separate condenser (albeit hardly any difference visually) and can be ordered individually.
    Terry is getting me the individual item from Renault. I'll get the part number for future reference.
     
  20. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Jesus mate. It's just never ending!

    Feel for you mate. We've all been there with ridiculous situ's like this. Just gotta plod on through huh, no other option really.
     

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