Black standard 197

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by James.McG197, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. James.McG197

    James.McG197 Gold Member

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    Clio 197
    Well no major updates just a good clean, used auto glyms aque wax, quite impressed however its an absolute pain to buff by hand!
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  2. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    very shiny..good job..any more mods coming your way??
     
  3. Mr. Ski

    Mr. Ski Paid Member

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    Nice Progress, looks really good.

    I've also just bought a black one,
     
  4. James.McG197

    James.McG197 Gold Member

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    @Pav please dont tempt me haha, got the holiday in 4 weeks so we shall see what happens afterwards:sunglasses:
    @Mr. Ski very nice! Paint work comes up well! Love the glitter in the paint
     
  5. James.McG197

    James.McG197 Gold Member

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    Nice day in the sun today and got some little jobs ive been meaning to do for a while, finally finished off the calliper refurb and got the brembo stickers on. 0389548D-F3F6-4FA5-944C-406A55DACFA4.jpeg
    Then i got abit adventurous and fancied re-trimming the A pillars with black.
    I can happily say what a ball ache this was! But once they were out it was nice and easy. Happy with the result for a DIY job, just makes me want to do the roof lining even more.
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    To come in future will be new discs and pabs i think. And if anyone knows anyone with an exhaust going ill be happy to look at buying
    Also copped a little carbon fiber cover for the engine bay 373E1B06-9B78-4F92-B607-764616C9D33E.jpeg
     
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  6. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    Nothing better than spending some quality time on your baby..What did you use for your a pillars?
     
  7. James.McG197

    James.McG197 Gold Member

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    @Pav literally just some black cotton. I was going to go with the Alcantara/suede vibe but went to the shop and they didnt have any. And for £4 i thought why not give it a go! Stuck them on with some adhesive which the woman said worse case scenario adhesive remover will bring them back standard again
     
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  8. Benno

    Benno Gold Member

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    Grand job with the A-pillars, something I've thought about since I got rid of my old A3 S-line with full black interior, just something a little sleeker about it!

    Don't know where you are but there's a KTR exhaust on here for a 197 in the classifieds. Get sorted with membership for a fiver and you'll see it. Well worth it just for the How-to guides alone.
     
  9. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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  10. James.McG197

    James.McG197 Gold Member

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    @Benno yeah ive been meaning to sort membership out, ill have to get it done this week. And im the same, ive just got rid of my new style Focus ST with all black rooflining etc. Definitely miss it, ive just heard bad reviews on removing the roof lining, we shall see
     
  11. James.McG197

    James.McG197 Gold Member

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    Location:
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    Car:
    Clio 197
    So little update:

    Car has been in for a health check....
    Both ball joints have gone so car is booked in for 3 weeks time,
    Also discovered a spring has bust so looking to get some new springs to lower it while im at it!

    Also purchased some akropavic exhaust tips. Cosmetic only but i love the look of them. Definitely freshens up the look of the back end compared to the slash cuts! 9BD75E8F-67D7-4948-888F-D38BCECCF139.jpeg 780A6A67-B582-442E-8FD9-660ED9D7AE2B.jpeg
     
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  12. James.McG197

    James.McG197 Gold Member

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    Clio 197
    Well not updated for some time,

    Finally got gold stickered!
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    Had the car in the garage to sort out the ball joints, had to get a new hub but ricky at rpm sorted me out!

    Id also had a spring bust so purchased some 30mm apex lowering springs, not seen any reviews on these but i can say they’re spot on, not too hard of a ride and handling has improved alot and looks brill. 3E5970D3-E960-4B4B-8523-6916D3279349.jpeg BE751694-6079-421E-BE67-1FB7F60FA3BE.jpeg

    Today i cleaned out the drainage holes, one was blocked up which wasnt pretty but gave me chance to dress all the plastics and freshen the engine bay up. F1F25912-812D-4686-AEF1-9762E35B3C50.jpeg

    And then noticed the stupid oil near the spark plugs so again set to cleaning it out. The rubber seal had expanded so much it was useless so made up a new seal so hopefully all will be fine now. 0665C4F5-59A1-4B91-B65F-B7CE4C7F90FD.jpeg
     
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  13. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    nice one..glad you are happy with the new setup..
     
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  14. James.McG197

    James.McG197 Gold Member

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    Clio 197
    Discs and pads will be on the agenda next month i think, and an aircon recharge this month. Was thinking standard discs front and rear, then a good pair of pads on the front if anyones got any suggestions? Mid budget normal driving with some fast road
     
  15. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    probably the best combo..unless you want to spend some more penies..:sweatsmile:
     
  16. James.McG197

    James.McG197 Gold Member

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    Location:
    Barnsley
    Car:
    Clio 197
    Not updated for quite a few months!
    Few little maintenance updates

    Finally got the brakes sorted went for the mintex pads on front and brembos on the rear, one of the front pistons were siezed and the rears barely working at all so got them all free’d up and now they work brilliant!

    Then the wipers.... stopped in the middle of the screen took them apart and had a went through a good can of WD40 worked for a day and then same again, ordered a new motor and while it was on order came across the how to guide on seized linkages, and they were dry as a bone, metal on metal no grease at all, so sorted that out.

    These cars really are the gift that keeps on giving -.-


    next im thinking of changing up the wheel colour, saw someone with some storm grey wheels but wondering if they would go on black? anyone any suggestions? I want subtle but different 9FEE31F4-EB42-4CC1-80AE-C3FE15370B5E.jpeg
     
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  17. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    ohh yeah..white wheels are nice when clean..:thumb:
     
  18. James.McG197

    James.McG197 Gold Member

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    Location:
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    ***when clean :tearsofjoy:
     
  19. wootwoot

    wootwoot

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    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    Car:
    Clio 197
    I was also thinking of that wheel color. If you do it post lost of pics please

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