Trackspec Clio 197

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by trackspec197, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Sideshowfred

    Sideshowfred Gold Member

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    Perfect thank you. I didn't think there was enough room for the depth of the plug but will try and do what you have done

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  2. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

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    There’s plenty of depth mate. Just make sure you position it where there is a hole behind otherwise you’ll have to cut the inner skin, although this won’t be an issue just more work really.
     
  3. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

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    Ive been using the Clio for a couple of days back and fourth to work and loving every minute of it.

    Wanted to share the success of the radiator cooling ductinh. It has made a considerably and consistent reduction in temperatures. Previously I was averaging water temp on a normal drive around 98-100deg C and since fitting the duct it’s now ranging between 80-84deg C with an average of 29-32deg C on the inlet temperate too.

    To support this I have removed the sealing strip on the bulkhead to allow the engine bay heat to escape this has certainly helped.

    Note I am still running a Clio Radiator.

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  4. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

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    Good info for future reference :wink:
    How's the engine anyway Matt, any upgrades planned?
     
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  5. RSRowe

    RSRowe Paid Member

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    Brill idea having the scangauge in the top pod
     
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  6. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

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    Not bad thanks Sean. I may get the map adjusted at some point for the new exhaust etc but no upgrades planned for this motor. Although I am planning on a motor upgrade at some point by going fully forged and Clio head, stronger valve train, different cams and uprated manifold and turbo. I have also been pricing a sequential gearbox...
     
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  7. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

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    Nice one, sounds good. If you want to sell the engine as is then let me know and I'll have it back off you.
     
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  8. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

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  9. Daverb

    Daverb

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    Clio 197 box sequential?
     
  10. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    Glad all your little upgrades made lots of difference..keep up the hard work...:thumb:
     
  11. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

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    A friend of mine deals with a french manufacturer of after market sequential gearboxes with fully adjustable ratios and all other supporting parts.

    Thanks Pav. Surprising how something that cost around £5 can make so much difference but I guess that’s why touring cars and WRC cars etc run similar ducting set ups.
     
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  12. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

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    New foot trays fitted to finish the floor off.

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  13. Mark_L

    Mark_L Paid Member

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    They look good mate, definitely finishes off the floor.

    Did you get the roof vent aswell?
     
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  14. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Got to say that looks great.

    Christ I bet it’s noisy inside that cabin with no deadening!?
     
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  15. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

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    I haven’t ordered yet mate. I can’t decide whether to get the carbon fibre one and leave it unpainted or go for the GP one and paint it racing blue.
    It’s not too bad Ben. I’m use to minis with straight cut gearboxes and my last 106 was so much noisier lol.

    Thankfully it’s not a daily!
     
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  16. Mark_L

    Mark_L Paid Member

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    I'd go Blue personally, bit more subtle.
     
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  17. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

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    I think that’s the way I’m going to go. Will order one shortly
     
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  18. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    nice..good job on them..
     
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  19. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

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    I’ve driven quite a bit of the car recently and really enjoying every minute of it. It’s been a good opportunity to make sure that everything is working as it should ahead of any track days.

    My new car cover has arrived. Really impressed with the quality and feel.

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  20. KYFO.CO.UK

    KYFO.CO.UK

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    Is it a Renault?
     

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