Lewis's RB Clio 197

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by lewishunter98, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Winner - POTM October 2018 Platinum Member

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    +1 for Motul RBF600
     
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  2. Big Ben

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  3. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    money pits they are for sure..however,they do put a smile on your face...
     
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  4. Pav

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    money pits they are for sure..however,they do put a smile on your face...
     
  5. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    You're not wrong! I absolutely love the car

    Ordered some motul RBF600 last night and paid for a Laguna gear knob today so more parts on the way!



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  6. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    Laguna gear knob arrived today! So when I finish work tonight I will be giving fitting a go, will report back when I've got a broken nose and a black eye be31bf10b930617d986eaa1dad0aaf50.jpg

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  7. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    Quality of this picture was ruined. But happy to report I got the new gearknob on without any injuries. Looks so much better and feels nicer too!

    My only thing with it, is it's a little too low. So maybe need to devise a way to lift the shifter up a bit perhaps and it'd be perfect 2ed602335379e3c91164ceef5c040dd4.jpg

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  8. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

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    One way to lift it is to install a Cae :smile: will work wonders
     
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  9. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    hahaha! If i had the money for one of them i wouldn't have a crunchy 3rd gear. I would love one though!

    When i had the C2 trackspec used to sell gearshift risers, everyone who had them liked them. I just wonder if there's a way of doing it on the clio. Somebody actually did do it on this forum too, but had to cut a whole in his firewall/bulkhead whatever you wanna call it for the cables, i don't really wanna do that as i'd probably mess it up ahaha
     
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  10. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    So

    Update:

    Stud conversion complete.

    Spacers all sorted all the way around.

    Braided lines installed and brakes bled (mostly)

    So when installing the braided lines. (I got the 6 line kit but didn't feel confident enough to do the very last two to the rear caliper) one of the ones on the rear axle had a rounded nut (super annoying.) So only one of them got done. (So at the moment I've three braided lines...)

    Then when bleeding. The osr caliper bleed nipple was also rounded before starting so I wasn't able to do that. Brakes are fine and still work but they're not a whole lot better than before. Still soft, but when they grab they grab better if that makes sense!? The old fluid was black. Disgusting.

    Going to pick up some new bleed nipples and go round again. Try and get the other line done too. No pics of the lines unfortunately. 6eb8b5b968bd9b9ff1b5cc5a2f3bb7a4.jpg d344eda6f201cb8f34795af23d70c663.jpg e4e469de6befc46654c9660b0cbe6811.jpg

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  11. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    Got a bit bored today, so decided to spray the vent surrounds gloss black! Far from perfect I won't lie. But it looks a lot better than the flat plastic imo 6f868109c2b6307fa1aa745f3cd78455.jpg f68dd99535b8806499b906d4da13d075.jpg

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  12. Big Ben

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    Looks ok in the pics. Some carbon effect might go well also
     
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  13. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    Yeah seen some carbon skinned stuff and looks great. Just need to sort the long dash trims and my centre console

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  14. Benno

    Benno Gold Member

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    Do yourself a favour and get the box done. My favourite day owning the clio was driving it away from Rentune with a smooth gearbox. Best drive home ever!
     
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  15. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    I have plans to mate! Just getting the money together for it

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  16. Pav

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    good going mate..looks much better..hope everything else is ok and ready for the winter..
     
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  17. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    Cheers! Probably not! Paintwork needs some attention but never find the time to do it haha, just refresh the suspension as there's a problem somewhere especially coming over cambered roads.

    But that's soon. And gearbox will hopefully be done December time. Then I can chill for a while Of course I almost definitely won't

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  18. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    Picked up a custom boot mat off the Facebook group and I love it.

    Also, I thought the car looked really cool when frosty the other day. So have some pics

    Detailed it the other day, clayed, polished, fresh coat of fusso and wax to top it off should see it some protection for a while.

    Big changes about to happen also.

    Have it booked in for the last 2 brake lines and new bleed nipples along with anti rotation links and drop links to be changed. (I attempted this and one anti rotation link ruined me). Let's just say it would have been easier had, I had proper cutting tools. The nuts would not come off.

    Ordering some PBS pads today and this week I may be ordering some coilovers to sort my shock problem 83e4d29c6b36ce6b1421bf1cbc7a7a9c.jpg 17a1bc60e5035120e93f0a61821354fa.jpg 6efde3a949b0fee8a681a5cbf61d14ea.jpg

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  19. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

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    Looks great. Some anthracite or white speedlines would finish that off nicely.
     
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  20. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    I always knew a white set would look cool, hadn't thought about anthracite though! May be on to something there

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  21. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

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