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    Kiltox reacted to SiC in 2002 Renault Clio II 172 - First start after Cambelt change   
    Genuinely not a bad job. Remember I tend to go into the gory detail and try to offer as much explanation on how I did it. Not just to help others who may do it but also if I ever do it again!
    Totally doable as a DIY'er. I'm no expert and I managed it just fine. Tools wise there isn't anything too special either if you have a decent set. 99% of the work was done with:
     - Halfords Professional socket set. Can't remember which one but the one with the most bits in. This was 90% of my go to tools. 
     - 15 to 60Nm torque wrench. Actually used this the most apart from the socket set. Especially important for stuff like the water pump bolts and if you ever want to get them off again without rounding them off. Access is tight so you want to make sure everything is done up correctly as you may need to get it off again. 
     - 40 to 200Nm torque wrench. There was a few fasteners at 62Nm so ended up using this for them.
     - Another set of 8mm to 23mm sockets + ratchet. Mostly used 13mm/16mm/18mm and sometimes needed extra set of 3/8 inch. Mine were just a decent but cheap set. I think some own brand Screwfix set!
     - Impact wrench to get that crank bolt out
     - Breaker bar for some of the tighter stuff. Is recommend a lower profile one as some of the alloy cover bolts are super tight but the Aircon pipes are in the way. 
     - 14mm hex key for the dephaser pulley bolt cover. I used the one in a cheap blue box drain plug set I got off eBay a while back.
     - 80-100mm jubilee clip for the tensioner. Get genuine Jubilee or Noma here. I think a low profile detensioning tool would be handy too. I ended up using another drain key tool on a ratchet (as I have no 3/4 inch breaker) and the jack handle to give extra leverage when the knock off jubilee clip failed to tighten any further. 
     - Decent jack with long reach. Needed to often jack the engine as high as I could for best access. I have a SGS 3 tonne job one that I know a few on here like too. Think it has a 50cm reach on it. 
     - Genuine Renault locking tools. I was sceptical at first but these are a must if you want the best outcome. I'm now a believer of not using the cheap Laser tools for this job. You can get most of your money back on the Renault tools if you come to sell on anyway. 
     - Patience! Especially if this is your first belt job. Helps I have spare(s) daily drivers so I can work on this in my own time. 
    I mean all this stuff is something that most will have if they've done even only a few jobs on a car before. No skill is really needed and it's just about following instructions. Not like something like welding where it's an art to get right and a proper skill to learn. 
    All the stuff you hear about needing to remove the engine or drop the subframe, etc isn't true. Access is tight but you can get in easily enough to be honest. Sometimes you need to jack up to get to some bits at the middle then drop back down to get to the other bits in the middle. Especially on stuff like the water pump and the cambelt pulleys. 
    I'd totally do another one of these myself. In fact I'd do it over taking it into any garage or specialist as to do it properly takes time. Especially when checking tension by spinning the belts over. Probably get away with doing it the Renault specified amounts but it won't be as close as if you do it more. 
    Also interesting to note how far mine was out yet still ran ok. Might have been at risk further as the belt stretched over longer term (it only had done 8k miles on it) and then risk stuff clashing. But the state it was in the car still start and ran without breaking itself up. 
    I'm just looking forward to the first drive and seeing how different it feels now! Also keeping fingers crossed everything is still set correctly and won't slip back out 😬
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    Kiltox got a reaction from SiC in 2002 Renault Clio II 172 - First start after Cambelt change   
    Phwoaaar. Fair play to you, you’re getting stuck right into this. 

    100/10. 
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    Kiltox reacted to SiC in 2002 Renault Clio II 172 - First start after Cambelt change   
    While I think about it, if/when I'm selling this car in the future and you're reading this thread looking to buy, I've got all the old cambelt parts in boxes. Kinda mostly for proof that I haven't just bought parts and not fitted them. Even if this thread has been long enough so far that it should be clear I haven't done that!

    Anyway future buyer, I've probably forgotten about them so remind me and I can give them. If I remember where I put them...

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    Kiltox reacted to paulplom in 2002 Renault Clio II 172 - First start after Cambelt change   
    I was nervous for you watching that start up video!
    I've got one of those makita torches until I left it under a sink in Morpeth last week.
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    Kiltox got a reaction from crad in New members, introduce yourself here.   
    Any chance we can apply something similar (perhaps stricter) to the for sale section? We seem to have an influx of people only joining to try and buy cheap shite with no interaction elsewhere. 
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    Kiltox got a reaction from hennabm in Brown as fuck: 2001 BMW X5 3.0 - Exxon5!   
    OFH gasket was the cause of my leaks and it seems to be doing ok for now - which as you know means it’s probably currently plotting to leak from somewhere else  
    Bloody things. 
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    Kiltox got a reaction from gadgetgricey in Brown as fuck: 2001 BMW X5 3.0 - Exxon5!   
    OFH gasket was the cause of my leaks and it seems to be doing ok for now - which as you know means it’s probably currently plotting to leak from somewhere else  
    Bloody things. 
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    Kiltox got a reaction from RobT in The new news 24 thread   
    It has been a faithful companion to my OH who used it for the past year and a half. Cracking little motor. 
    Also A1 buyer would sell car to completely sight unseen again A++++++  
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    Kiltox got a reaction from egg in The new news 24 thread   
    It has been a faithful companion to my OH who used it for the past year and a half. Cracking little motor. 
    Also A1 buyer would sell car to completely sight unseen again A++++++  
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    Kiltox got a reaction from mk2_craig in The new news 24 thread   
    It has been a faithful companion to my OH who used it for the past year and a half. Cracking little motor. 
    Also A1 buyer would sell car to completely sight unseen again A++++++  
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    Kiltox got a reaction from stonedagain in 2002 Renault Clio II 172 - First start after Cambelt change   
    So you swapped a pile of wank for a pile of wank - sounds about right. 
    Swaps are usually offered because the car is too shit to sell. 
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    Kiltox reacted to egg in The new news 24 thread   
    Thanks to the efficient transportation of @worldofceri and previous owner @Kiltox, I'm now the owner of the ex-@purplebargeken Hyundai i10 - which will be the daily hack, and was why I put the Mazda up for sale. 

    As the previous most modern car I've owned was from 2002, this is a bit of a jump forward*! I hope we have many miles of white goods motoring...
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    Kiltox reacted to BorniteIdentity in Brown as fuck: 2001 BMW X5 3.0 - Exxon5!   
    Fuck this EV nonsense* and get into this alongside the X5
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/3232039063571017/
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    Kiltox got a reaction from mk2_craig in 2002 Renault Clio II 172 - First start after Cambelt change   
    Ah, yes. Two owners in very quick succession would raise an alarm - unless it’s on Autoshite of course  
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    Kiltox got a reaction from maxxo in Picasso restoration.......a tale of idiocy and citroen fun   
    Just add water 
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    Kiltox got a reaction from 808 Estate in Brown as fuck: 2001 BMW X5 3.0 - Exxon5!   
    PEZ
     

     
    How fucking much pez????
     

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    Kiltox got a reaction from tonedepear in Brown as fuck: 2001 BMW X5 3.0 - Exxon5!   
    110 mile drive to work this morning

     
    Not bad going really!

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    Kiltox got a reaction from Dan_ZTT in Brown as fuck: 2001 BMW X5 3.0 - Exxon5!   
    110 mile drive to work this morning

     
    Not bad going really!

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    Kiltox got a reaction from dome in Brown as fuck: 2001 BMW X5 3.0 - Exxon5!   
    110 mile drive to work this morning

     
    Not bad going really!

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    Kiltox reacted to Split_Pin in Brown as fuck: 2001 BMW X5 3.0 - Exxon5!   
    Don't worry I was a scumbag FTE.
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    Kiltox got a reaction from rantingYoof in Brown as fuck: 2001 BMW X5 3.0 - Exxon5!   
    110 mile drive to work this morning

     
    Not bad going really!

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    Kiltox got a reaction from Split_Pin in Brown as fuck: 2001 BMW X5 3.0 - Exxon5!   
    110 mile drive to work this morning

     
    Not bad going really!

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    Kiltox got a reaction from hennabm in Brown as fuck: 2001 BMW X5 3.0 - Exxon5!   
    110 mile drive to work this morning

     
    Not bad going really!

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    Kiltox got a reaction from yes oui si in Kiltox’s YouTube Shenanigans - 26/08/20 - I’m back!   
    Bloody hell, it’s been a while since I’ve updated this. It’s been a crazy few months!
    Things are going to change a bit because I’m still working 6 days a week but I’m hopefully going to be able to start making videos again!
     
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    Kiltox got a reaction from Nyphur in Brown as fuck: 2001 BMW X5 3.0 - Exxon5!   
    Practical 

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