MarcB's LY Clio 197 F1 R27

Looks loads better with the Speedlines! I used to love the cup alloys but I think they're my least favourite out of all options these days.
So been collecting some bits and bobs for the front end.
Have a common broken front coil spring so decided to get the following

2 x Genuine Cup Shocks
2 x Genuine Cup Springs
2 x Febi Top Mounts
2 x Febi Drop Links
2 x First Link Anti Rotation Links.

Managed to track down my parts manager at a new Renault dealership so the shocks and springs where peanuts.

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I fixed a Clio 200 not so long ago and I have a theory on front spring breakage I did notice the tang that's sits at the end of the spring is a lot taller than it needs to be and because the spring normally breaks at the bottom coil I think the tang can hit the coil above and hammers the coil until it corrodes or cracks it so the last time I cut the tang down to the height of the coil end as it does not need to be higher than that. What do you think?
Might be worth changing the ARB bushes while you have the struts/front suspension out?
Speedlines are still looking sweet. :thumb:
So today seen the new suspension.

Both fronts springs had snapped, One side in 3 places and the other in 2 places.

Today was a case of New springs, Shocks, Top mounts , Drop links and Anti Rotation links.

Also cleaned out all the scuttle panel and drain plugs.

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So spent this afternoon ripping out arches and doing some cleaning at SWR in Stirling.
The stones , Mud & grit at the back of the arches was unreal so managed to get that that all cleaned and taken out.

All wheels off and cleaned inside out, car was then washed and then brought onto the ramp to do a couple of small jobs.

Wee update on the rear.
After months of looking for yellow head rests to go in the carI have managed to get a full rear Cup bench with yellow head rests.

All that’s needed now is rear seat belts to go yellow and that’s the interior complete.

So little update,
Managed to get myself some rear seatbelts which will be getting sent away to KolorKoncept to get re-webbed and match the fronts.

Car was well over due a service so got stick into that with all new filters and fresh oil.


So while changing the oil filter I came across some stuff I did not want.
In 2017 I got the front lower radiator support changed under warranty and when we pulled the under tray off the thing is in bits.

The rust is hanging off it and its bad so once again I will need to be changing it.
Going to go for a slightly upgraded one from BTT motorsport who supply them powered coated.

Next up was rather a lot of oil, Yip sump gasket leaking so been parts hunting to get all the parts needed and then back in for a new sump gasket, Bolts along with oil and filter change again.
@MarcB Whats the sump gasket like to change? on mine i have a slight leak and its that or the crank seal gearbox end which i really hope its not.
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@MarcB Whats the sump gasket like to change? on mine i have a slight leak and its that or the crack seal gearbox end which i really hope its not.

I have not been using the car and been using a couple of others.
I won't be doing the work as it will be getting booked into my Renault specialists for a fresh oil change again and new sump gasket.
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FML !!!

I hate Clios


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As you can see its number 8 in the parts drawing so just e-mailed my parts man.
Ordered up all the nuts, bolts, rivets, speedclips

Hoping by the next 2 weeks I will have this all fitted and things again. Just glad in a way that my front RS Splitter was not damaged or pulled off.

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