Matt's track/nurburgring RS250 Clio f1

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by M77MWw, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. Northloopcup

    Northloopcup Gold Member

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    If it was the head gasket mate, it wouldn't even withstand an arse kicking on the road!!

    That fan blowing the wrong way would stall the airflow and reduce how much managed to flow through the rad.
     
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  2. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    I hope so I really can't be dealing with that sort of issue right now haha nurburgring trip in 3 weeks

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  3. Northloopcup

    Northloopcup Gold Member

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    Just try and give it a fistful on the road mate, or load it up and left foot brake to simulate a good kicking. It'll generate heat and highlight any issues.
     
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  4. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    Kicked the absolute shit out of it on the road and can't seem to get it to go above normal temps, but saying that I never tried to do it prior. I'm hoping it's sorted and nothing worse

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  5. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    Good news...glad its sorted..common mistake on these conversions...
    Enjoy her
     
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  6. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    Fingers crossed but I'm still getting sniffer test done

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  7. RSPez

    RSPez Gold Member

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    Seen this at combe, looks the part.
    Shame about your issues but hopefully all sorted now :smile:

    Pez
     
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  8. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    Update...I seem to have found a small drip of coolant front the lower hose on the bottle that when moved evolved in to a larger drip, after removing the pipes I found that the lower neck on the coolant bottle was mishaped so I'm hoping that this may also have been a course for the overheating I experienced as if this had allowed air in surely that would affect the cooling.

    Anyway new bottle, engine mount inserts and dog bone mount inserts all waiting to go on before my nurburgring trip on the 27th of this month....I'm also think the hole cutter may be used on the front bumper for more air flow.

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  9. tcw

    tcw Paid Member

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    Good to hear that you've sorted the overheating issue - guess these things may have played a smaller part in it.

    I have to say - not a massive fan of holesaw + bumper - though appreciate there's some functional reasoning for it - have you considered some ducting from fog lights?
     
  10. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    Tbh I doubt I'll cut anything off if haha

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  11. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    Got round to fitting powerflex upper and lower mount inserts along with lower dog bone mount and new coolant bottle...must say the car vibrates a lot my then my Megane did with engine mount insert and vibratecnic dog bone mount but hey track car.

    The old mounts had seen better days
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  12. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

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    No need to cut it mate! She’ll be fine now that you’ve found and resolved the issue. Mines the same set up as yours and not had any issues with temps on track.
     
  13. suj

    suj Gold Member

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    Matt, the purple part of the upper torque mount is wrong it should be sitting flush like this pic

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  14. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

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    Good spot!
     
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  15. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    Cheers mate I'll whip that off and swap it to around

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  16. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    Couple of pics from castle Combe last week 71ca04da08d889f7a8b4b55e4b0e968c.jpg 4f1157461896efd6ad8a4c2600dbddc0.jpg

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  17. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    So I had the head gasket sniff tested and thankfully no yellow liquid so we are all good...it's very hot today and sitting in traffic and driving sits on or just over the 3rd line even after a good blast but on a speed run (private road of course) it goes up to the 4th then back down to the 3rd. Is this normal? I have no idea what these run like in hot weather on track etc

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  18. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    This is her normally, on a cruise and after a blast in 31 degrees heat c72a959ec3229497bf2356157e3abce0.jpg

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  19. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

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    In heavy traffic i.e. prolonged jams, mine went to just over the third line, but I had a TurboGauge plugged into the OBD port and it showed a water temp of 103degrees :oops: That was with a Clio rad though and a rubbish ebay intercooler. In normal hard driving the water temp never went over high 80s, and low 90s on track.
    Best bet is to get something like the TurboGauge (only about £45 brand new on ebay) and check the temps with it. You'll be able to check inlet temps too i.e. how well your intercooler is working.
     
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  20. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    I'm also thinking potential issue with thermostat?

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