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Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Greg0986, Oct 18, 2016.
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Greg, sorry, was frantically posting before my plane took off last night!
Here's what my 'Clio Tech' (mate) advised for that one:
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.
A single picture sums up my weekend
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...
What lance and what snow foam are you using Greg? Looks lovely and clingy
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.
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 !
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...
Lovely arent they !
No good in a box though. WHENS IT GOING ON
Tomorrow, all in good time . Birthday boy here was lucky
Feels so good
Lovely ! Difference is amazing isnt it.......
No badge either. I like alot
***Is your gear-knob 'grey' ???
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.
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...)
*** 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.
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.
DSC_0188 by Gregory Berry, on Flickr
DSC_0178 by Gregory Berry, on Flickr
DSC_0176 by Gregory Berry, on Flickr
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
Great photos as always Greg!
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