Matt's track/nurburgring RS250 Clio f1

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by M77MWw, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. Northloopcup

    Northloopcup Gold Member

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    Remove the rubber strip at the rear of the bonnet to allow the hot air out. That'll help reduce under bonnet temps.
    Also, make sure the rad and intercooler are shrouded to make the air go through them, rather than spill over the surface.

    This is what I did to my radiator and it improves the efficiency massively. IMG_1452.JPG
     
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  2. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    as above..remove the scuttle seal..helps massively..you could get an alloy rad from ebay..i managed to get one from a member on a megane forum and its great.never goes above 99 no matter what..also fitting a low temp thermostat from engine dynamics helps..
    Sean already mentioned it but spending £40 for a scan gauge is well worth it..
     
  3. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

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    Has the system been bled right mate? And are both fans speeds kicking in properly?
     
  4. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    Cheers chaps, I already removed the rubber seal and will be looking at thermostat next I think. As far as im aware it's bled right.

    Cap off
    Start car
    Undo top nipple until fluid come out
    Same for lower bleed point
    Heaters on and cap on up to temp
    Let cool and add coolant if needed.

    As for the fans yes I'm 99% sure both speeds are working

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  5. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    How's that bleeding process sound guys?

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  6. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

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    Get the car up to temp before opening the bleed nipples, that way the thermostat is open and the coolant is flowing around the engine.
     
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  7. Kosy

    Kosy

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    Wow what a car! Any vids of it on track?
     
  8. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    Not as yet really buddy as GoPro position was shocking. I'm off to nurburgring this Friday so hoping for some good videos

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  9. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    So ring prep done today! Removed the runners off the passenger side seat and fixed it to the mounts like the driver's side so no flex at all. Check of all the hoses etc and another rebleed of the coolant system just in case. Removed the fogs for a little more air flow and have ordered non sport grills to cut out again for more flow. fe9b4f1ffcd0c268ba150101821d79d3.jpg 04c56e033ec8b74350fe6bea6512211c.jpg

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  10. Cossers

    Cossers

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    Lovely car but why did you take the stickers of bud :-( looked so well in the red with the door decals in the first page.
     
  11. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    im surprised you were having temp issues..i run A/C,which means 1 more radiator in front of the engine one,and there are no issues what so ever..anyway,hope all goes well and you will enjoy chasing some more powerful cars :track:
     
  12. Kosy

    Kosy

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    Can't wait for the ring videos!

    How does it feel performance wise compared to your Megane?
     
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  13. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    Haha just wasn't a fan buddy I much prefer the clean look

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  14. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    Mate it's baffling me really is, just hoping something silly but so far so good

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  15. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    Hard to tell mate, not had her on a dry track day yet but feels very similar but a bit more agile.

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  16. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    PBS prorace pads going in tomorrow so will be good to see how they compare to my go too ferodo ds Uno...also lost driver's side wheel arch liner today on my test runs which resulted in wing being damaged so a professional repaire was in order [​IMG][​IMG]

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  17. M19TNR

    M19TNR Paid Member

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    Haha love abit of drift stitching!

    Bad news about the damage, but could have been worse mate
     
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  18. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    That's it mate I'll get her a new wing when I'm back

    Also in the middle of making the open nose grills for the front but only have passenger side atm as a test ebc5257e46dfa6472ec0f710d9833b90.jpg

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  19. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

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    How did the damage happen, did the wheel hit the arch?
     
  20. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    No mate the arch liner flew out so much have hit it on the way out

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