Clio 197 Ultra Red 2007 from Finland

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Antti O, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    My "favourite" bad road is the N8 through Flanders. It's like the whole road was built out of slabs and they've angled them upwards at the end so you drop onto the next across a gap. Bu-dum bu-dum bu-dum every ten feet for miles. It's hilariously bad!
     

  2. peter

    peter POTM Winner - February 2017 Gold Member

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    yeah, i know. the same on this side of the country. the guy who thought that was a good idea to build a road, should be shot.
    no, first he should be shot in the knees and later, much later in the head.
     
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  3. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    HA! Had a bit of a chuckle about that Peter.

    I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm just guessing you might not have a lot of love for the guy?
     
  4. peter

    peter POTM Winner - February 2017 Gold Member

    752
    b e l g i u m
    RB7 #166
    every time i take the clio for a spin on those roads, i feel like puching someone in the face.
     
  5. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    First proper drive when we had the Bilstein suspension fitted was over to Belgium. At least it was a VERY good test of ride quality!
     
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  6. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

    Mikkeli, Finland
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    Rainy day again.. windshield coating works.

     
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  7. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

    Mikkeli, Finland
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    Good news. I got phone call from my mechanic. Clio is now ready.
    4x new shocks and 2x new front springs + 2x horizontal drop links. Everything went smooth, all bolt holes are now cleaned and lubricated. All bolts in correct torque.
    He said that fronts were easy to open, but rear shock bottom bolts were really tight. Threadlocker from factory..

    Next tracking and then it is ready for b-roads.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2017
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  8. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    have it too and i hate it..the wipers seem to struggle as they stutter sometimes..glad you like it though..
     
  9. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

    Mikkeli, Finland
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    Qyeon coating and wipers struggle? Strange.
    I have new genuine windshield + pair of genuine wiper blades. No any problems..

    Got car back yesterday and front seems to be little higher than before. Both front springs were kaputt. Also one of the rear shocks was broken. Luckily i bought whole set of shocks. Car is now washed and under blanket in my garage. Tracking is scheduled for next tuesday. I dont want to ruin michelins if tracking is out.
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2017
  10. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

    Mikkeli, Finland
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    Some pics from yesterday suspension work

    Old units and spring compressors
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    And new front shocks
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    All shocks are made by KYB
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  11. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

    Mikkeli, Finland
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    I serviced my front brakes. Cleaned calibers so good you can.
    Aluminium caliber is difficult to clean / keep clean.
    Copper paster for pads and cheramic paste for sliding pins.

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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2017
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  12. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Any difficulty getting the pins out Antti?

    I tried mine the other day and couldn't move them so left it for now.

    P.S
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    Paste
    Ceramic
     
  13. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

    Mikkeli, Finland
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    No, easy hit with hammer and those were off.
    This is not the first time i removed pins.. first time those were really seized.
     
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  14. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

    Mikkeli, Finland
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    My side project E46, some pics.
    I washed it today. Recently i replaced rear shocks. What a improvement for handling. No more flying carpet touch. Next i have to replace front shocks also with Bilstein B4.

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    Last edited: Jul 23, 2017
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  15. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Clearly both your cars get the special treatment, Antti, very nice indeed.

    Also, it looks amazing where you live - I'd quite happily wake up to that scenery every day :smile: although possibly without the low temperatures :wink:
     
  16. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Have you been polishing. Again ?

    Or is that a stupid question.....
     
  17. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

    Mikkeli, Finland
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    We have lot of forest. In fact, here is not much more than forest and lakes. I am so used to it.
    You can drive 50 km and there is anything but pine trees :smiley: We have only 5 million people in this country.



    Yep, i did 2-stage polish for this bmw when i had my summer holiday. It took something like 20 hours.
    I did it with rotary polisher, flex. Paintwork was quite horrible, because it was machine washed before.
     
  18. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Very nice Antti. Liking the E46. Wish mine was that clean!
     
  19. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

    Mikkeli, Finland
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    I like e46 a lot , i have had 5 or so different E46. I am currently looking for facelift 330ci msport with manual gearbox, in mint condition. Not easy..
     
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  20. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Obviously I have a huge soft spot for an E46!

    Crazy that you're struggling to find one. Must be a very different market over there. Loads available over here!
     

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