After planning not to do anything until the spring... stuff happened anyway.
January 2020 - Carbon Fibre spoiler end plates, Spatz and door handle covers
January 2020 - De-badged and De-stickered the boot and rear window.
February 2020 - New MTec drilled and grooved discs, and brembo pads, on...
So I did a few things today -
1. Had garage change the brake fluid: mast step after I fitt new pads and discs all round.
2. Installed a powerflex gearbox mount - yellow one.
3. Pressure bled the clutch - old fluid looked like sludge, and quite a lot of bubbles came through with the new...
I bought the polybushes at the same time as a Toyosport manifold, but haven’t had anything fitted yet.
Might have a go at the gearbox and upper engine mount myself at the weekend - the guides in the How To section are pretty good.
Following this thread now in case anyone has other suggestions.
I noticed something similar after having my clutch changed: it sometimes takes a bit more effort to push into gear when you’re pressing on and changing up near the top of the rev range.
I bought some new engine and gearbox mounts that should firm things up - but no idea if they’ll help.
So finished up yesterday and did the front discs and pads - caliper pins came out super easy, the right tools obviously help.
The new pins I bought from Kamracing (not branded - only £12) were...
Yep - I bought some Ferrari Red calliper paint from eBay that can be hand painted.
Firet thing I did was strip flaking paint and corrosion with a powerdrill and wire brush attachment while they were on the car.
Then I played calliper Hokey Cokey changing the pads and discs - it would take me...
As always the scope and budget crept and a tin of paint turned into new discs and pads... but all good because I saved money by not buying new callipers!
Sat on my arse on the freezing cold drive for best part of 3 hours today, but rear discs and pads on the car, and first coat of paint’s on...
Thanks all - I’ve ordered some red calliper paint to tidy up, and some calliper springs just in case they do anything useful.
If they still stick after the cleanup I’ll have a go at replacing the pistons/seals.
Is there anything I should lubricate/grease the next time I have them apart - just...
Rear brakes started sticking on after car had been sitting for a few days so I followed How To guide to take callipers apart, clean and reassemble.
Good news is handbrake cables look good.
Bad news is paint’s flaking off all over the place! What are my options... will they be ok for a while...
Added some Carbon Fibre bits to the car - freshened up some dull spots, and happy with the result.
ktec ends for the spoiler were an expensive way to replace the rusty screw heads!
Supreme motorsport handle covers (dipped) - Good finish, and I don’t miss the buttons, but might end up...
Final update for the year:
Dec 2020 - New genuine Renault PCV valve (Engine noise fixed)
Dec 2020 - New genuine Renault Thermostat (Coolant leak fixed)
I’ll probably go ahead with the Toyo manifold and powerflex bits next year, but car’s now tucked away in garage for the winter.
New Thermostat arrived from RPD this morning... didn’t expect it until Monday, so really happy to get it swapped out this afternoon!!!
Not too messy a job - and all dry after a 30 minute drive. Old thermostat seal was properly knackered.
Thanks everyone for the help on this one - picture of...