Clio 197 Ultra Red 2007 from Finland -wake up from winter hibernation

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Antti O, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    Paintwork correction & coating complete. 5 Days

    -Wash, iron contamination removal, tar removing, masking
    -polishing with flex rotary & rupes da machines
    -2 layers of ceramic coating
    -18 hours drying time for coating

    here you have video update:
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    Some pictures from my friends garage when car was coated:

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    I am happy for result.. :sunglasses:
     
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  2. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    I fixed video sharing now it should be okay
     
  3. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    Hello

    Now it is 1 of october, clio 197 is now dailydriver until i can drive BMW E46.
    Little work going on..
    I wish it will be ready in 2 weeks and i can drive clio for winter storage.
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    Saturday was great weather for driving
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  4. John aravanopoulos

    John aravanopoulos

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    what projector is VALEO AND motor etc all price
     
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  5. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    Hi
    I am not sure, renault original projector headlights..
     
  6. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    Clio has been 1,5 months in insulated garage, but not warm. I hope it stays in good condition there.
    I have moisture collector ball inside car, and CTEK charger connected.

    I decided to sell this car. It has been for sale since june 2018.
    Zero calls or emails so far.
    I am asking 12900€ which is negotiable naturally.
    Before you say the price is crazy you have to understand how expensive cars we do have here because of big import tax for used and new cars.
    I dont have interest throwing money for 3 car maintenance next year.
    Thats why i decided to sell clio if i find some good owner who understands how to treat this kind of car.
    I have no problem to sell this for another country, so feel free to contact me if you are interested from Sweden for example. In case i dont find any potential buyer, maybe i leave this car for my ownership and storage for next years. Cambelt service is due 2019 or 2020 so i have to pay for that in case i still own this car.

    My photo hosting site seems to be now unsupported by this forum, so no proper size photos available. Sorry.
     

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  7. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    Oil service completed.

    Mileage: 113900km/70774miles

    -Castrol Magnatec 5W-40 C3 oil
    -Genuine Renault oil filter
    -Washer for sump plug
    -Mahle cabin filter

    I drove 2 kilometres and now it is back in garage.

    Car is now also for sale in mobile.de:

    https://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=270671060

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  8. Rishi

    Rishi Platinum Member

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    Gutted to see you selling Antti O, will miss your pictures a lot.

    Whoever buys your car will be picking up a lovely motor.
     
  9. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    good luck selling..well looked after car...:thumb:
     
  10. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    I am not so confident i will ever make deal of this car based on interest from July..
    0 calls, 0 emails..
    I dont have problem to keep this in my ownership, but it is expensive to keep 3 cars in top condition.

    Yep, i am quite confident it is one of the best in at least Finland. :smiley:

    Pictures not working. argh.
    I dont want to pay for another image hosting just for this forum..
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2018
  11. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    Happy new year!

    Clio has been in my another garage since october.
    Car has been for sale 5 months and zero calls/emails. I have no interest drop asking price because i know how good example my car is.

    I will visit garage in January and warm engine up first with electronic pre-heater and then i turn key, lets see how it goes. I will write updates later.

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  12. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Winner - POTM October 2018 Platinum Member

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    I agree that you should not reduce the price Antti. Maybe you are meant to keep the car! Happy New Year to you.
     
  13. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    Hello!

    Last friday was nice and warm day (+6 celsius).
    Unfortunately we still have 60cm of snow (23inch).
    In the morning, i put CTEK MXS 5.0 automatic charger for clio battery. In the afternoon i went again in my garage where clio is in storage.
    I connected it for block pre heater, and it boiled coolant approx 20 minutes.
    Then was time to start engine.
    Clio started instantly without any problems, and idled smoothly. Car idled so long that coolant was approx 90celsius. Then i put car back for garage.
    There is still 2 months winter left, so next update will be in late april or may when there is no snow and salt in the roads and i can take Clio out from garage and drive.

    Now i am driving with winterbeater E46 which has been in my family since 2005 (my father bought it brand new). Also ceramic coating, easy to wash salt off.

    Ps. Look road conditions.. definetly not cup suspension roads..
    Most of the roads are like potato fields.

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  14. peter

    peter POTM Winner - February 2017 Gold Member

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    surprised nobody cared to inquire about the clio.
    how popular are hot hatches in finland?
     
  15. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    Hello Peter

    Clio has been for sale now since July 2018, ZERO calls or emails.
    There is small group of enthuasist who like hot hatches, i think Civic type r (EP3) is the most popular.
    Most of our roads are straight and boring, and many people prefer touring type cars where you can put your family, dog, grandparents and half of your furniture. Hot hatch , with 2 doors is not for those people.

    Renault has really bad reputation here, unfortunately.
    If you buy new renault, price will sink down really fast.
    Most people think a) renaults are prone for rust b) electric faults. c) impossible to sale.
    This is so funny because all Mk3 clios we had own (2x197, Gordini 200, 1.6-16v), quite reliable cars.
    And we all do know clios do not rust. In fact i think Clio bodyshells and doors can take salt etc much better compared to for example BMW.

    I hope when spring arrives in May there might be some interested. I also have this car in German site mobile.de listed : https://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/details.html?id=275546145

    I am quite confident to say my car must be one of the best LHD examples available now.

    Winter greetings from Finland, 58cm snow.
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  16. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    Nice update Antti. Glad to hear it fired up with zero issues.

    But hey: where's the Clio pics ? :sunglasses:
     
  17. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    Hello

    This forum does not like my photo hosting site, some pics work and some dont. I dont know why.
    Before winter photos were fine. Some update in this forum?
    There is now not really much to capture in image. Car stands in garage behind wall of snow. This morning we had again 15cm of fresh snow. Now it is 65cm snow outside.
     
  18. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    Use IMGUR.

    Free and easy....
     
  19. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

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    Okay i test that, sad thing is that i pay 30euros / year for my kuvat.fi service.
     

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