Gordan the Gordini

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Kazumz, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. Kazumz

    Kazumz Paid Member

    Wiltshire/Swansea
    Clio RS 200 Gordini
    Well, an hour of chewing metal way from that collar and I've given up! Will be buying a dremel saturday to rip it to peices, damn thing!
     

  2. Kazumz

    Kazumz Paid Member

    Wiltshire/Swansea
    Clio RS 200 Gordini
    Used the dremel to cut the collar off the torque arm whilst it was out of the engine bay, quite straight forward.

    Installing the mount in to the arm was a doddle too.

    What are these vibrations that everyone complains about? I only noticed a SLIGHT and I mean SLIGHT (only because I was expecting them) increase in vibrations. The car does a little thump starting and stopping the engine but really that's about it...?

    On another note, tried to rock the engine myself by pulling it and it just simply DOES NOT MOVE at all. Way better in my eyes with very little increase in discomfort.
     
  3. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200

    Haha - YES.

    If you ratchet strap ***something*** onto a Transit Van bed and then try to move it to check if its secured down properly: the whole van will rock.

    THAT's what the firmness of the uprated mounts remind me of when i try to rock my engine !
     
  4. Kazumz

    Kazumz Paid Member

    Wiltshire/Swansea
    Clio RS 200 Gordini
    Seems a fantastic thing to do any I'd gladly recommend it to everyone. I'd almost class it as a must-do on these cars. No regrets!

    I don't think I'll do any of the other mounts.. Perhaps the gearbox mount next, but that's not as essential as the upper torque mount where it'll kill your manifold flexis if not done.
     
  5. TB Rich

    TB Rich Paid Member

    Bournemouth
    Clio 200
    Yeah I dremeled that bloody collar off the oem top arm too, I'm sure I've read of people saying easy just bend it - fair enough if Geoff Capes is your neighbour I guess.
     
  6. TB Rich

    TB Rich Paid Member

    Bournemouth
    Clio 200
    oh and if doing to protect flexi's I think the lower one has more impact than the upper. A little bit of speculation on my part but I've seen a number of cars without a top arm at all when running the full vibra kit, and of course vibra don't make a top one - maybe failed logic but seems reasonable to me. Personally I run a powerflex top arm and the full vibra kit, but if you change any more i'd go lower first.
     
  7. Kazumz

    Kazumz Paid Member

    Wiltshire/Swansea
    Clio RS 200 Gordini
    Thanks for the info Rich.

    Yeah, I broke a screwdriver trying to get under the collar... I'm no skinny twig but jesus, I'm not Arnold Schwarts either!

    The dremel was lovely cutting in to it, not a problem. Just cut half way through the collar hook on the top then bent it with a screw driver.

    Someone said that you tighten the torque arm bolts up to 105nm but I struggle to believe it's really that tight... I've done it now but if you say that's too tight I'll go get new bolts and re-do it.
     
  8. TB Rich

    TB Rich Paid Member

    Bournemouth
    Clio 200
    Yep just double checked in the service manual & both bolts for the top arm are 105nm.
     
  9. Kazumz

    Kazumz Paid Member

    Wiltshire/Swansea
    Clio RS 200 Gordini
    Jeepers man I had to yank the wrench for it to click

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
     
  10. Kazumz

    Kazumz Paid Member

    Wiltshire/Swansea
    Clio RS 200 Gordini
    05189c9b7c2159600e18fcc88cefc126.jpg

    Just a snap ☺

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
     
  11. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Very nice one too !

    What filter / induction / airbox set-up you running ?
     
  12. Kazumz

    Kazumz Paid Member

    Wiltshire/Swansea
    Clio RS 200 Gordini
    It's the KTEC Induction Kit, it's fantastic and improved my throttle response down low (until I ruined that by putting a straight through exhaust on it!). There's little to no heat soak with it too. After a hard drive, you can feel the cone is cold and half the pipe is cold too so it's doing a very good job.
     
  13. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200

    Interesting !

    And sounds really good (No pun intended), like its doing a 'proper job'.

    Cheers.
     
  14. Kazumz

    Kazumz Paid Member

    Wiltshire/Swansea
    Clio RS 200 Gordini
    It used to sound good, but I can't hear it anymore lol! Sound is deafening from the exhaust. Another mod I'd certainly recommend :smile:
     
  15. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Gold Member

    Medway, Kent
    Clio 220 Trophy
    Could you live with it before the exhaust got ASBO?


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  16. Kazumz

    Kazumz Paid Member

    Wiltshire/Swansea
    Clio RS 200 Gordini
    Yes it was fantastic. Only made a noise past half throttle and the growl down low sounds like a subaru.

    Screams up the revs, very deep tone. Sounds like you've got a decent size engine, not a pea shooter.

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
     
  17. Kazumz

    Kazumz Paid Member

    Wiltshire/Swansea
    Clio RS 200 Gordini
    be6895083d338d82750fa5a281cafb6c.jpg

    Something has changed!

    (After I finished you can't even tell they were even on there!)

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
     
  18. Kazumz

    Kazumz Paid Member

    Wiltshire/Swansea
    Clio RS 200 Gordini
    Oh and the reason why I did it is because they turned a horrible yellow white colour and started to peel so looked horrendous.

    I won't be putting stripes back on there.

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
     
  19. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197
    the thing is that you can always put the stripes back on no problem..enjoy the new look
     
  20. TB Rich

    TB Rich Paid Member

    Bournemouth
    Clio 200
    Get some decent pics up but I reckon it'll probably look better now without the stripes. I think the wheels, mirrors and blade are probably the best combination of white parts to use on a Gordini keeping the theme.
    I keep thinking about maybe wrapping my blade white so I'll be interested to see your pics - I'll use photoshop and make the car yellow, might be useful in deciding :wink:
     

  • Share This Page