Greg's Albi Blue Clio 200

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Greg0986, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Gold Member

    Medway, Kent
    Clio 200
    Spanner and Allen key
     

  2. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Gold Member

    Medway, Kent
    Clio 200
    Greg, sorry, was frantically posting before my plane took off last night!
    Here's what my 'Clio Tech' (mate) advised for that one:
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  3. Greg0986

    Greg0986 Paid Member

    360
    Somerset
    Albi 200
    Awesome. On Sunday I am going to retighten every bolt I can see and put locktite on any that could work loose.

    The T30 and 18/16mm socket combo seems to be popular with these Renaults.
     
  4. Greg0986

    Greg0986 Paid Member

    360
    Somerset
    Albi 200
    A single picture sums up my weekend :tearsofjoy:

    IMG_20170702_203352.jpg

    Does anyone think it would be worth going to a garage to get them to buzz up every nut on the suspension on the passenger side? The knock is still there but not half as bad...
     
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  5. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    What lance and what snow foam are you using Greg? Looks lovely and clingy:good:
     
  6. Greg0986

    Greg0986 Paid Member

    360
    Somerset
    Albi 200
    Bog standard snow foam lance (I think it was from Mainz Car Care but they are out of business and it is a looong story about what happened to them) and the snow foam is Krystal Kleen Detail Blizzard.

    About 100ml of snow foam to 900ml of water. The dial is turned all the way to - and then backed off half a turn. Makes it cling but runny at the same time which works brilliantly. You can tell when snow foam is at the right consistency as it runs over badges and flows over gaps instead of dripping.

    I can make shaving cream but that doesn't work as well.
     
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  7. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Agreed on snow foam consistency.

    The best cleaning I've come across: comes by way of using Bilt Hammer Auto foam.

    It isn't the most impressive looking / most fun to use though !
     
  8. Greg0986

    Greg0986 Paid Member

    360
    Somerset
    Albi 200
    Shoddy piece of French turd!!!

    Apparently, the steering rack is knackered which is causing the knocking on one side of the suspension??? It was KwikFit, so I will take it with a pinch of salt though. If it is the rack, I might as well get it replaced when the subframe comes off for the manifold...
     
  9. Greg0986

    Greg0986 Paid Member

    360
    Somerset
    Albi 200
  10. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Lovely arent they !

    No good in a box though. WHENS IT GOING ON :smile:
     
  11. Greg0986

    Greg0986 Paid Member

    360
    Somerset
    Albi 200
    Tomorrow, all in good time :smile:. Birthday boy here was lucky :smiley:
     
  12. Greg0986

    Greg0986 Paid Member

    360
    Somerset
    Albi 200
    IMG_20170706_190149.jpg

    Feels so good :smiley:
     
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  13. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Lovely ! Difference is amazing isnt it.......

    No badge either. I like alot :smile:

    ***Is your gear-knob 'grey' ???
     
  14. Greg0986

    Greg0986 Paid Member

    360
    Somerset
    Albi 200
    It's silver/grey. I think it's the light. My finger has been itching the buy button on the Laguna gear knob on eBay.
     
  15. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197
  16. Greg0986

    Greg0986 Paid Member

    360
    Somerset
    Albi 200
    So, the list goes on to get ready for the Clio Festival. I have to:
    • Find the knocking on the passenger side, apparently it could be the steering rack (on a 200?), inner tie rod, or suspension (even though I replaced it 2 weeks ago)
    • Refurb the wheels
    • Fit the manifold
    • Cambelt/Water Pump/etc (as I am not convinced it was done properly before I bought it...)
    • Remap

    *** help needed ***

    If anyone has any ideas on what the knocking noise could be, I am all ears. It has had new top mounts, a new shock absorber, lowering springs (so new and not snapped) and a new drop link. It's also had a new swivel joint in February.

    I will also check the exhaust to make sure it isn't knocking either. The only thing that hasn't been replaced is the lower anti-roll bar link rod and the inner tie rod. The reason I say the inner tie rod is because when I jack the car up, there is quite a lot of movement 9 and 3 on the wheel.
     
  17. Greg0986

    Greg0986 Paid Member

    360
    Somerset
    Albi 200
    So has anyone got any ideas re the above?

    Some pictures from my 5:30am drive this morning... Up Burrington Coombe, across the Mendips and down Cheddar Gorge.

    [​IMG]DSC_0188 by Gregory Berry, on Flickr

    35784078076_4600c53507_o.png DSC_0178 by Gregory Berry, on Flickr

    35824447595_ea9ddc2547_o.png DSC_0176 by Gregory Berry, on Flickr
     
  18. Timbo

    Timbo

    60
    Clio Sport 200 Cup Trophee
    I've had this noise, or something similar. I'd suggest jacking up the car, and checking for any balljoint (lower control arm) movement on that side. This was my problem, although I still have some noise on that side
     
  19. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Great photos as always Greg!
     
  20. Harrysoon

    Harrysoon Paid Member

    7
    RS Clio 200
    Great read during my lunch at work! Got quite a few ideas (and tips!) for mine. Need to start doing a few little bits while the days are still long. Bigger jobs will need to wait until next year as the misses wants a new kitchen :worried:
     

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