Ken's RS 200 daily/trackday car

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Ice_ken, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197
    always a relief when the car passes..well done
     

  2. Ice_ken

    Ice_ken Paid Member

    47
    2010 Renault Clio RS 200
    Been a month since I last updated, and again failure...

    This time it's the well known exhaust collector that's cracked, the flexi joints are going out aswell.

    1200€ to replace everything, just insane. I've already spent tons on this car and once again it let me down. Wanted to do a trackday on sunday, probably won't get it fixed in time.
     
  3. Christopher

    Christopher Paid Member

    753
    Manchester
    200 Clubsport
    Ugh. Grim news mate.

    Toyosport/Powerflex option then?
     
  4. Ice_ken

    Ice_ken Paid Member

    47
    2010 Renault Clio RS 200
    If got an akrapovic exhaust, so no secundairy cat, which means I have to keep the pre-cat...so no aftermarket manifold :worried: would have bought the one on optimiz-acces otherwise.

    Just spent a ton on all my cars, this was the last thing I needed to go wrong.
     
  5. kevlar

    kevlar Gold Member

    638
    I went with K Tec one with a sports cat
     
  6. Ice_ken

    Ice_ken Paid Member

    47
    2010 Renault Clio RS 200
    Can't, because akrapovic mid pipe
     
  7. kevlar

    kevlar Gold Member

    638
    I have the akro evo exhaust...sounds beastly!
     
  8. Ice_ken

    Ice_ken Paid Member

    47
    2010 Renault Clio RS 200
    the akrapovic fit's directly to the manifold. So did you modify it?
     
  9. kevlar

    kevlar Gold Member

    638
    Done by k tec...
     
  10. Ice_ken

    Ice_ken Paid Member

    47
    2010 Renault Clio RS 200
    The exhaust collector is still in back order :chair:It's been 3 weeks now...

    Since then it's been running worse and worse at very low revs (between 1,5 to 2,5k rpm), running to rich. You can actually smell the fuel out of the exhaust. So when you set off it stumbles a bit when cold.

    I just hope the exhaust collector will fix it, otherwise i'll have to take the inlet manifold off. Actually I'll have to this anyway because it leaks oil from the valve cover on to the injectors. Might change to injectors aswell.

    I'm tired of having problems likes this.
     
  11. Ice_ken

    Ice_ken Paid Member

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    2010 Renault Clio RS 200
    Been replaced recently:
    -coils
    -sparkplugs
    -exhaust collector flexi joints
    -exhaust collector gasket
    -exhaust collector nuts
    -exhaust collector clamp
    -injectors, O-rings, clamps
    -intake manifold gaskets
    -MAP sensor
    -Gasket VVT solenoïd

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  12. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Comprehensive list of work right there !

    Welding on the header flange and on the flexi's (Both of which arent easy to get too) looks top notch. Congrats and Kudos to whoever did that work........:smile:

    Hows the car driving now after all that work ???
     
  13. Ice_ken

    Ice_ken Paid Member

    47
    2010 Renault Clio RS 200
    a little bit better, I still have issues with the respons. I'm looking at the short and long term fuel trim and it's not good. I'll be dropping it off at the grand master of diagnose. We're not sure where the problems lies.
     
  14. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Do tell ! ?

    And good luck with that. You would have to think the chances of being a 'mechanical' fault are disappearing fast.....so some electronic / mapping tweaks could turn up trumps.
     
  15. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197
    the car must feel much better now after all that work..enjoy her :thumb:
     
  16. Ice_ken

    Ice_ken Paid Member

    47
    2010 Renault Clio RS 200
    I'm a bachelor in automotive technologies. He used to be my teacher...
     
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  17. Ice_ken

    Ice_ken Paid Member

    47
    2010 Renault Clio RS 200
    found the problem: burned and cracked an intake valve on cilinder n°3

    So now we need to take the head of and replaced all the valves and maybe valvestemguides. Get the head refinished and put it all back together.
     
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  18. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Having a finger on the problem is a big step forward Ken. Hope this sees you well on the road to a full (and preferably painless) recovery asap!
     
  19. Ice_ken

    Ice_ken Paid Member

    47
    2010 Renault Clio RS 200
    on a more positive note: my silverstone/laguna wheels are done:
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  20. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197

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