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Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Ice_ken, Jan 16, 2017.
Mine has cup dampers
orderd a bunch of parts to get it back to perfect condition.
One of the rear calipers really didn't want to move when I changed over to the Galfer pads, so I orderd 2 new ones. The insulation against the bulkhead was torn up, orderd the whole deal with the fitting kit.
On top of that, I never had a spare key, so orderd one of those aswell. The batterycover was broken and I needed some OE brackets for the front brakelines, because the goodridge lines keep rubbing against everything...So orderd a set of Hel front brakelines, hoping they fit better. Lot's of stuff coming up...
Yesterday I wanted to replace the batterycover, all the tabs had been broken off:
A brand new one:
I didn't fit, because some had replaced the original battery with a taller one. So I bought a correct size battery
all back together, nice and straight:
got some new parts in:
insulation for the bulkhead
with the fitting kit:
My rear calipers were starting to seize so I orderd new ones, to be fitted within 2 weeks:
I never had 2 working keys to the car so a new one was in order:
So I had some mayor issues with the car, so this morning I left here with my mecanic. He's the guy that does the things I don't have the knowledge for...he does brilliant work. The first issue was: the gearbox has to come out of the car to get rebuild, the usual crunching going in 3rd and 4th gear. So the time had come to upgrade to a Quaife ATB:
The car has 95000km's and the gearbox has to come of anyway so a new clutch kit, slave cylinder, crankgasket, vibratechnics gearbox support will be fitted for good measure.
A few weeks ago my exhaust had cracked, so I started ordering replacement parts...an Akrapovic evolution exhaust and new hangers and bushings:
example pic of the akrapovic:
On top of this, I noticed someone had fiddeld with the oxygen(lambda) sensor, so I orderd a new one.
Wow amazing list of parts ordered there! Exciting times having all that work done!!
Serious list of parts Ken. Great stuff. Will feel like new
Love parts ordering..will feel like a brand new car after all this...thumbs up
What a whole load of hassle to get a battery cover on !
As stated. Nice list of bits though. Car is going to 'feel' GREAT
thanks guys, hopefully that will be the end of a lot of issues for a long time.
My new oxygensensor arrived today, some one had solderd on the old one:
gearbox rebuild, Quaife atb on the right:
shiny new bits..always love pictures of the internals
Loving a good old refresh with brand spanking new parts!
progress of the rebuild on the gearbox; the gearbox is back together and fitted in the car, along with the new clutch, clutch slavecylinder and crankshaft seal.
rebuild spec on the gearbox: new steel synchro's on 2nd, 3rd and 4th gear, replacing entire synchronizer sleeves on 3rd and 4th. Also replaced all the seals and some bearings. Oh and fitted the Quaife + new bearings.
Also replaced: support bearing for the driveshaft.
When putting it back together this happend, we didn't even touch the nut on the threads but the threads noticed it was kindoff crooked. When trying to undo the bolt, this happend:
You can actually see it was slit in half already. Don't ask me how this happend, we're absolutely clueless.
So now I needed 2 new shocks for the front end...great! Oh and the vibratechnics gearboxmount didn't fit...so I went OEM for on that one aswell. Oh and I'll be replacing the dustcovers on the shocks aswell.
some pics of the akrapovic:
fitted the new calipers with a rebuild kit:
I had some lightbulbs to replace in the front headlights, so I had to take the headlights out, this is what I came across:
Totally wrecked condensor...
pulled it all off the car:
new condensor, and some small stuff had to be replaced (clips, O-rings etc)
Headlights, with all new lights (all H7 and H1 are philips whitevision, silver vision for the indicators and LED's for those W5W fitting, fitted whitevision H11's for the fogs aswell)
I'm hoping i'm done with spending money on it now.
nice update mate..bet she drives well now
Very nice update! Are you happy with the Akra? You'll have to get a video up
Love the last pic; a Clio in its natural habitat
Loving all these pics mate. Epic work going into a nice car.
my fastest on Zolder today, not the best driving i've ever done, was the fastest though:
went through the MOT today, No problems what so ever.