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#121 OFFLINE   IainL

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 11:45 AM

Can't go wrong with that at all. My Megane, presumably with the same basic engine set up, has served me well.
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#122 OFFLINE   Tickman

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 12:23 PM

I'm guessing that's Chuck's new vehicular transport?

You could also call it Slow Poke, going by the number plate. :D

 

You are correct in that it is Chucks new chariot.

My mate has one of these with the 1.2* on 140k with a fucked clutch and it smokes oil from the engine bay. Still goes though. And these have the best bucket seats ever.

Clutch done in December for 1.5 times what I paid for the car.


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#123 OFFLINE   Tickman

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 12:26 PM

Can't go wrong with that at all. My Megane, presumably with the same basic engine set up, has served me well.

If I am half as lucky as you have been with your Megane then I will be very happy.


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#124 OFFLINE   Tickman

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 12:36 PM

First issue, the rear exhaust hanger is a bit wrong, not sure rope is an acceptable solution!

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Basically two of the mounting bolts have snapped off and someone has used a hole at least 15mm from where it should be so it is out of alignment and rattles against the car on overrun. 

I have already remounted it properly and will drill out at least one of the snapped bolts.

 

An in depth investigation of the interior of the car revealed £3.23 under the back seat :)

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List of stuff to do, not at all bad.

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Edit: That is my neatest writing!


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#125 OFFLINE   Tickman

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 02:27 PM

Some work done on the new arrival. 

Front brake discs and pads done and the exhaust hanger has been mounted properly which involved the use of a drill and a tap.

 

I tried sorting the Horn today with no success :(

 

The fuse is fine, the horn itself works using a power probe but nothing with the horn using the steering wheel.

 

How do I take off the horn button/Air bag without it smashing my face in? I am not used to these new contraptions, or is there and other possibilities that might be the cause?

 

Any info appreciated!


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Posted 31 March 2017 - 03:30 PM

I was going to post a hilarious* response with some "getting the horn" innuendo, but I will refrain.

 

 

IIRC, horns are on a relay in those - it would be a good idea to check this before anything else.

 

The next step would be to take the steering column cowling off and have a look for frayed/disconnected wires or dirty contacts. I'd disconnect the battery before doing this, just in case.

 

If relay and wiring are fine, and the fault is narrowed down to the steering switch, I'd probably be tempted to bodge a silly red push-button somewhere on the dash rather than spend an afternoon dismantling the airbag. Bad for concours competitions, good for an MoT.


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Posted 01 April 2017 - 05:06 PM

Clio fettling, brakes sorted, horn investigated with no success so a button will most likely get added next week.
Spare tyre was inflated as it was not totally flat (will be checked again soon) wiper blades all changed 16:95 with the trade card instead of £26.
Waiting for the headlight polishing kit to arrive.
The oil was very black but the motor factors closed seconds before we arrived ;( I still changed the oil as I had enough sitting around and will treat it as an engine flush.
I am currently being driven to Glasgow by Chuck for some gig that I will probably not like!

Not a bad first run for both Chuck and Nicole.
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Posted 10 April 2017 - 01:04 PM

Quick recap from the other day when the Forum was poorly.

 

This is the very good side before starting.

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This is the horrendous side after finishing.

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Thrilling* update but it is much better than it was before.


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#129 OFFLINE   IainL

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 08:09 PM

What did you use to restore the lights?

Our Duster has the horn button on the end of the stalk and it would almost definitely fit your Clio. Wonder if eBay have any of those cheap?
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#130 OFFLINE   IainL

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Posted 10 April 2017 - 08:13 PM

Nope! Button it is!
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Posted 11 April 2017 - 09:25 AM

What did you use to restore the lights?

http://www.halfords....CFYU-Gwod0GUI2A

This is the stuff I used but I used more sandpaper rather than just the little square pads that were included.


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 09:37 AM

It's always good to see a 'boring' supermini getting some love like that. It's the sort of car that would just be disposed of by a non-shiter.

I'm also still incredibly envious of your workshop. I'd love to even have a driveway!
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#133 OFFLINE   tooSavvy

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:31 AM

I'm also still incredibly envious of your workshop. I'd love to even have a driveway!


Yup... I have, of course, an entire back lane >> except when car is in the air/no wheels/immovable it suddenly becomes the Pit Lane @ *Monaco :(

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 01:13 PM

.... I'd love to even have a driveway!

I would love a driveway too. It is the reason the workshop was a necessity (to me) because the camber on the road is so steep and there is a bloody drain that is a magnet for everything that can possibly fall with the exception of any fluids which would go anywhere else except the drain!


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Posted 19 April 2017 - 10:36 AM

After the Easter holidays for the girls finishing it was time to get on with the prep for the MOT on SL0P (formally known as Nicole) after her un-ceremonial renaming it was time to make her a bit more vocal so I started working to get the horn to actually work.

I used the Haynes book of quite accurate really to get to this stage:

 

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Not too difficult, then I managed to get the airbag detached from the wheel but the wires had a weird connector and I really didn't want to create more issues so I compleetly bottled out of killing the car and put the airbag back in place and ran a separated wire with a fuse in line to a new button next to the headlight adjustment wheel.

 

After that it was time to do a pre mot check book the mot and take it along.

Advisory for one track rod end, advisory for the tyre for the same wheel and an advisory for a brake pipe and this too:

 

 

 

 

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Needless to say I am rather pleased with my ridiculously cheep car purchase.


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