Looking to buy this 197 (non runner)

Discussion in 'Clio 197 Area' started by vnahalv, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. vnahalv

    vnahalv Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio RS 197
    Came across this car for sale. It's a non runner and was wondering if anyone recognises it? Very little information regarding it's history, would like to know more.

    Has a strange weird front end and so very distinctive.

    This is also my first post so idk if I'm allowed to post here.
     

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  2. Marsch

    Marsch

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    Location:
    Berlin, Germany
    Car:
    Stealth Grey RS 200
    Oh, a member of #TeamNoDiamond. :laughing:
     
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  3. Jools

    Jools Gold Member

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    Location:
    Worthing
    Car:
    2006 clio197
    Taking de-badging to a whole new level
     
  4. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    Location:
    Lowestoft, England.
    Car:
    Racing Blue RS-200 / Citroen C2 GT
    Just goes to show Silver badge = runs ok.
    Black badge = Purrs like a kitten.
    No badge = stops working altogether :tearsofjoy:

    Sorry - cant help you with an ident on the car. Why isn't it supposedly working ?
     
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  5. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    Location:
    Manchester
    Car:
    albi blue 197 with boost
    sorry..not known to me ..
     
  6. vnahalv

    vnahalv Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio RS 197

    I asked the seller and the reply was "It just judders". The debadge job also has me curious tbh. Going to view it later today.
     
  7. Clawliger

    Clawliger

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    Car:
    197 R27
    How much is he selling it for?
     
  8. SeanTheSheep

    SeanTheSheep Paid Member

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    Location:
    South Wales
    Car:
    Clio 200
    Somehow looks like Voldemort from the front with no badge.

    Can't help with any history sorry??
     
  9. vnahalv

    vnahalv Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio RS 197
    I ended up buying it, checked if it was getting a spark which it wasn't so cleaned the crank sensor and that seemed to fix it. Will be replacing the crank sensor. Exhaust is not standard and has a cone filter on it.

    Happy days.
     
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  10. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

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    Location:
    Leeds, W Yorks
    Car:
    R27 #243
    Good luck with the car, I hope it all works out for you. I'm sure the forum will be able to help if you get stuck with anything down the line.
     
  11. vnahalv

    vnahalv Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio RS 197
    So been working on the car a fair bit this week, the brakes are off at the moment and new seals are on their way.

    Regarding the lack of a front badge, I took the bumper off and it turns out one of the previous owners had left the badge and just used fibre filler to mask it. Took a few hours to remove it all, bought a new badge for £20. Just need to get it painted now. Could someone recommend a body shop near Bedford/Northampton please?
     

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  12. vnahalv

    vnahalv Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio RS 197
    I also came across a sensor near the washer fluid tank and a tube coming out the top of the gearbox. Tried to search online but not a lot came up?
     

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  13. Antti O

    Antti O Paid Member

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    Location:
    Mikkeli, Finland
    Car:
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    Is it plug for the headlight washer pump?
    Here you can see my car which has those washers. Similar connector..

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  14. vnahalv

    vnahalv Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio RS 197
    Quick update.. Got the bumper fixed and black badged. All calipers repainted and rebuilt. Attempted to refurb the alloys and they turned out great.

    Gearbox has a crunch but it's low down the priority list. I'll drive around it until I can get a rebuilt box. The front seats are shit so looking to replace those and retrim the wheel.

    Any recommendations regarding the seats and steering wheel would be helpful!
     

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  15. Mick K-T

    Mick K-T Paid Member

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    Location:
    Lancashire
    Car:
    Clio 197
    Looks like its coming along nicely pal, who did your Calipers as they look mint.
     
  16. vnahalv

    vnahalv Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio RS 197
    Done all the work myself, got them sand blasted at a local place for £20.
     
  17. Doogle

    Doogle Winner - POTM March 2018 Paid Member

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    Location:
    Plymouth
    Car:
    BMW e46 330cd
    Yes bud, I have recently swapped that tank with a bog standard non xenon one as they are smaller and do not have the second pump for headlight washers. Depends if you want to blank them or keep them, I find them a pain as my headlight washers leak.
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