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Old 21-06-2014, 10:42 PM   #1
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Daniels Blue 182.

Picked this up yesterday down in High Wycombe and drove down from Leeds.

Absolutely loved the drive back, my last car was a diesel PD130 Seat Ibiza sport as seen in here which I'd modded a fair bit engine wise and got it running around 200bhp which was fun but I just wanted a car that handles amazing and I think I found it

Anyway, this was in the petrol station just where I picked it up from. Love the colour so much.





Lovely and shiny in my drive!






Then today I started to crack on with some jobs and seeing what I have to play with She's in excellent condition bar a few things as shown later below but here is her now.











Please excuse the mess in the background, having our windows done haha














That's not a scuff on the rear bumper, scared myself for a second when looking at this pic haha





Now the bad parts, the headlights desperately need restoring







There is a scuff here.







And the wheels need a refurb so badly.






Anyway, I removed the throttle body and gave it a clean up as it was ever so slightly carboned up.











The emissions were high on the MOT, apparently its running rich at around 2000rpm but okay at idle?
so I wanted to have a look at some of the sensors to see if they were dirty and also to inspect the spark plugs to see their condition so started removing everything to get to it.





Spark plugs looked fairly new, along with the air filter.

Started to wire in my dash cam .







I took a feed from the cigarette socket as it comes on with ignition.








Previous owner liked chocolate apparently.







I then fed the wire up along the B pillar




All in!






Need to sort the interior out and just ordered £40's worth of car detailing stuff including some more clay, iron and tar remover, wash and some pads and applicators so should be cleaning her up sometime next week inbetween graduate job interviews!!

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Old 21-06-2014, 10:58 PM   #2
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Nice mate.

I did the opposite. Went from. 172 to. Fabia mk1 vRS, truth be told the clio was more fun

See your suffering from the usual steering grip melting too, is that an aftermarket exhaust too ?

Main thing on these cars is the timing belt, make sure they are done at correct time!

Get ya self on cliosport too
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Nice little project mate. Good luck with the car.
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Very nice upgrade! I'll be popping back to this one fo sho.
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Thank you for all the comments so far. It's nice to have another project to play with.


The other day I removed the seats to clean under them. They weren't too bad but anyway...











The car has quite a lot of dust build up, a bit neglected from the previous owner.











Found a pound.







Peekaboo.






I then removed the acoustic valve for a little more noise at the top end











Then went for a drive and took a few snaps. Photography isn't really my thing... haha















More interior cleaning, look at that dirty knob




























Need to clean these seatbelts properly, any ideas what will remove the crud?





















Then all done and took some more snaps in the drive. Came out really well. I'm giving it a proper exterior detail tomorrow, just got some new goodies in









































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top motor mate and a nice project
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I'm not a Clio person but enjoyed this thread, good progress so far!
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Good choice!

Will have to keep an eye out for you in Leeds and give you a fellow Frenchie wave (I'm in a gti6)
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