Jump to content
sporty-shite

Riding the roffle wave!!111!1!Sportys French fruitcake. Clio 172. £1150 or roffle at £20 a go. Free extra ticket to four random entrants once 55 sold.

Recommended Posts

1.Pandamonium

2.

3.M'coli

4. Minimad5

5.

6.Moog

7.

8. Mrs M'Coli

9.

10. Tickman

11.

12.

13.

14.

15.

16. robthedonkey

17.

18. JoelloM

19.

20. Minimad5

21.Kiltox

22.

23.

24.

25.

26.Kringle

27. Minimad5

28. Moog

29.

30.

31.

32.

33.Outlaw118

34.

35.

36.

37. Loserone

38.

39.

40. Minimad5

41.

42.

43.

44.

45.

46. Loserone

47.

48. Minimad5

49.

50.

51. Yes Oui Si

52.

53.

54. Minimad5

55.

56.

57. billy_bunter

58.

59. Minimad5

 

 

 

After roffle results from the Jag, the itch for something "a bit more me" was intense. Luckily, a certain little French fancy came up which also cured a logistics problem.

 

Off I went, and brought this little thing back. Gave it a valet when I got home (baby wipes and pound shop dashboard spray) and a decent wash.

 

Here it is....

 

41933101312_ef7a638dd8_b.jpg20180508_145605 by Chris France, on Flickr

 

41258957354_80ceafe96d_b.jpg20180508_145640 by Chris France, on Flickr

 

27108616577_3a447020a8_b.jpg20180508_145617 by Chris France, on Flickr

 

And a contrast of small French hatchbacks. One smooth and sedate, one bonkers.

 

41933099932_c33276134a_b.jpg20180508_145703 by Chris France, on Flickr

 

Next to look at is exhaust and engine mount. It's got a vibration under hard acceleration. I believe there's a "dog bone" engine mount which is prone to wear, and the cat has been cut out, so the pipe may not be perfectly straight.

 

Also need to fit the proper 172 back seats I've bagged, and asses which bits of trim I need before raiding the local scrappy.

 

Edited to finally sort photos out!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well fucking brilliant. It's done a Renault already. On the way home from work, and the ABS light came on. Followed by the airbag light. And the EML. Then the radio stopped working. Then the speedo stopped working. Then it started misfiring.

 

Stopped for petrol, because it was on its arse, and when got back to it, turning the key elicited a few clicking relays and a bit of buzzing from the clocks.

 

Waiting for green flag. And I'm fucking cold and hungry.

 

Little French bastard.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Arses. I'd be checking the alternator is charging first. Mine did all sorts of crazy things when the alternator died.

Thought about that.w but it did the same on my way to work this morning, then fired straight up when I left to come home.

 

Hopefully green flag guy can plug it in and give me a clue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Arses. I'd be checking the alternator is charging first. Mine did all sorts of crazy things when the alternator died.

Top marks for Dome!!! Jump started it, checked charging, and it's kicking out a paltry 9 volts. Checked the back of the alternator, and the main lead looks a bit crusty, so hopefully I can clean that up and get a result, although a new alternator isn't the end of the world. At least I know what it needs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Arses. I'd be checking the alternator is charging first. Mine did all sorts of crazy things when the alternator died.

Top marks for Dome!!! Jump started it, checked charging, and it's kicking out a paltry 9 volts. Checked the back of the alternator, and the main lead looks a bit crusty, so hopefully I can clean that up and get a result, although a new alternator isn't the end of the world. At least I know what it needs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hope it is just the electrical connections as access isn't the best for changing (don't ask Dome or you will find him in the fetal position rocking) 

I only had a lack of electricity after nearly three weeks of not being touched but a jump start and it charged itself back up fine. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, it isn't the connections. Tested it tonight. 10 volts across battery, which was just the charge left on it. Tested from back of alternator and got something like 1.6v. Tested after the connection and got the same 10 volts as I got at battery. Looks like it's skinnned knuckles on my next day off!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Step 1

 

Remove the front bumper...

 

And no, the alternator isn't shared with anything else.

 

I tried changing the regulator in mine but that didn't work.

Then I bought a cheap used one but that didn't work.

Then I got the used one fixed but that still didn't work.

Then I bought a new one.

 

Safe yourself the trouble and buy new in the first place!

 

I love these cars but the type r is like a dream to work on in comparison

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is achievable in possibly 10 minutes.

 

post-17457-0-19492300-1526451264_thumb.jpg

 

The auxiliary belt is hard work to get on when replacing the tensioner, this has been done so keep the tensioner tensioned with either a decent jubilee clamp or some of those massive cable ties, 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Update. It'sin pieces awaiting the alternator I ordered on a premium next day delivery. Phoned ECP to chase it up, and apparently, it's not in stock and shouldn't be showing in their website.

 

"Yeah, we can get yu one, it'll be early next week though"

 

Had to go with it, because it's the cheapest by far. May do some more Internet research tonight, though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Late update.Fpollowing much arsing about, and a couple of polite telephone calls to express my disappointment and frustration, I ended up with a more expensive alternator from ECP, at the same price (obvs), but I ended up having to collect it from Warrington, so I didn't have to wait any longer. This was fitted, with the aid of a large jubilee clip for the aux belt tensioner, a new connector to replace the broken one on the main feed wire, and only a small amount of swearing and ranting.

 

Electrically, all is good *touches wood*.

 

However, since I bought it, there has been a vibration under hard acceleration. I had put this down to a faulty engine mount, and after having read (or dreamt) that the upper gearbox mount had been replaced, and knowing that the upper engine mount was good, presumed that the "dogbone" was worn and in need of replacement. Feeling flush, I ordered a poly bush set for it, and set about replacing said bushes, ans changing the oil and filer today.

 

Up on ramps, and had a look around. Found this.....

 

41910019814_5852097926_b.jpg2018-06-06_10-23-43 by Chris France, on Flickr

 

Didin't realise there was another gearbox mount at the front!!! This looks pretty shagged, and the dogbone actually seems ok. So, I'll have to get one of these ordered, and get back on it on my next day off, which is next week now. Might as well do the dogbone whilst I'm abit it, though, so I'll do the two at the same time.

 

Changed oil and filter, and sprayed a bit of carb cleaner into the throttle body, just to see if I could get rid of a bit of the lumpy idle. Oils nice and clean, now, but idel is still the same, not that I'm bothered.

 

Still love driving this thing, though, so I don't m ind throwing a couple of quid at it. MOT is due soon, hopefully that won't be too traumatic!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Upper gearbox rubber was replaced at the same time as the main top engine mount. I thought the dog bone was ok too so didn't change it. I didn't know there was another mount and can't quite place it from the picture.

 

Both Me and Neil were discussing this the other day as it is quite a bit (a lot) faster the the current shit 182 that arrived. 

Have you a friendly tester for the decat pipe?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Upper gearbox rubber was replaced at the same time as the main top engine mount. I thought the dog bone was ok too so didn't change it. I didn't know there was another mount and can't quite place it from the picture.

 

Both Me and Neil were discussing this the other day as it is quite a bit (a lot) faster the the current shit 182 that arrived.

Have you a friendly tester for the decat pipe?

It is a fucking weapon. Top cliobantz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Similar Content

    • By TheDoctor
      I don't like it. I want a small car. Suzuki Wagon or similar. 
      £350 or roffle at 6 quid each.
      Good:
      159,000 miles. Just under a year's MOT
      Leather Interior (Actually that's a 'bad' to some people)
      Bad:
      Complicated starting method - 2 keys and an immobilizer
      Likes a drink - TADTS (Plus it is Scottish)
      Smells oily sometimes - TADTS
      Tappy noise occasionally. Have been told Vanos - but hasn't affected anything. Might actually just be a loose engine cover.
      Gearbox hangs in a low gear for first 30 seconds or so of driving after cold start. Fine after that. 
      Bodywork has scratches and rust (rear arches)
       
      I don't actually have many pictures...

      1   2 . Disco Fever 3   4   5   6 . Aston Martin 7   8   9   10   11 . Ohdearme 12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23 . sporty-shite 24  .Amishtat 25   26   27   28   29 . Disco Fever 30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37   38   39   40   41   42   43   44 . Split_Pin 45   46   47   48   49   50   51   52 . Disco Fever 53   54   55   56   57   58 . sporty-shite 59    
       
    • By flat4alfa
      NOW EDITED:
      Proper funny-face Multipla
      My wife's car for last 8 years
      ELX spec, so has the twin sunroofs
      8v turbo diesel that plods on and on.  And on and on.  Did the 20 mile commute today, outside lane of M1 for a lot of it.
      Dependable to go anywhere. More reliable that was ever in the blueprint !
      Clutch 2016
      Cambelt 2017
      180k and everything still works including the folding mirrors, air con, both sunroofs, all windows, etc
      Some war wounds well what do you expect, some interior sticky plastics but nothing broken


      Some noisy front clonking to deal with -  was told it's the inner ARB bushings despite MOT man being happy.  Just been turning up the stereo
       
      UPDATE
      Now has a Cat-C marker because of this.  Grrr.  The upshot is the insurer valued it at £1k.  Stitched together with cable ties for now.   

      MOT all the way to October
      Thinking roffling at Tenner a ticket - it really is that reliable and I don't want it gone but wife is in ear about it.  Taxed and insured until end of the month, see
      We moved white goods with it last week and a whole fixed panels front end from a classic Mini (Riley Elf ectually) the week before.  So VAN status is achievable as the seats just lift out

       
      01. -
      02. -snagglepuss
      03. -aldo135
      04. -
      05. -
      06. -garethj
      07. -
      08. -
      09. -TheDoctor
      10. -
      11. -
      12. -Iamgroot
      13. -aldo135
      14. -
      15. -Aston Martin
      16. -snagglepuss
      17. -
      18. -
      19. -Aston Martin
      20. -
      21. -
      22. -
      23. -Nyphur
      24. -
      25. -
      26. -
      27. -
      28. -Kringle
      29. -
      30. -aldo135
      31. -
      32. -Aston Martin
      33. -
      34. -
      35. -gm
      36. -
      37. -
      38. -
      39. -
      40. -barefoot
      41. -
      42. -
      43. -
      44. -
      45. -Kringle
      46. -
      47. -Aston Martin
      48. -
      49. -
      50. -
      51. -
      52. -tonedepear
      53. -
      54. -
      55. -
      56. -Aston Martin
      57. -
      58. -tonedepear
      59. -
    • By gm
      this has been stagnating over in the for sale section for a couple of weeks and I really need to get it shifted (fatha gm is not happy about it being parked out front of his house)
      so tickets are now only FOUR EARTH POUNDS EACH or THREE FOR A TENNER !
      the original roffle post is here 
       
       
      but please reply below with how many tickets you are wanting
       

       
       
       
      the list so far (copied over from previous post)
      1 primeradoner (somewhere local)
      2 Northern Monkey (oop north, presumably)
      3 95 quid peugeot (suffolk)
      4 JimBell (sooth sheels)
      5 Snagglepuss (accrington)
      6 BL bloke (oldbury)
      7 Brown Nova (north wales)
      8 DaveHedgeHog31 (scotland)
      9 ohdearme (dunno, down south ?)
      10 Eddyramrod (north west-ish ?)
      11 clayts450 (Nottingham)
      12 sealtainn (fucking shetland!)
      13 JoeyEunos (chesterlestreet)
      14 primeradoner (local lad)
      15 JimBell (sooth sheels)
      16 Flat4 (scotland)
      17 davehedgehog31 c/o loserone (scootland)
      18 cavcraft c/o the doctor (chester(not -le-street))
      19 95 quid peugeot (suffolk)
      20 Northern Monkey (oop north, presumably)
      21 Brown Nova (north wales)
      22 Flat4 (near knock hill, I hear)
      23 BL bloke (oldbury)
      24 primeradoner (local lad)
      25 sealtainn (really ? fucking shetland ?)
      26 DaveHedgeHog31 (scotchland)
      27 clayts450 (Nottingham)
      28 gadgetgricey (west midlands)
      29 Snagglepuss (accrington)
      30 Eddyramrod (north west-ish ?)
      31 JimBell (sooth sheels)
      32 primeradoner (local car for local people)
      33 cavcraft (chester(not -le-street))
      34 95 quid peugeot (suffolk)
      35 Toby (Ipswich)
      36 gadgetgricey (west midlands)
      37 Brown Nova (north wales)
      38 Flat4 (jocks wahay)
      39 Toby (Ipswich)
      40 Toby (Ipswich)
      41 cavcraft (three trains away)
      42 sealtainn (floating by boat)
      43 BL bloke (oldbury)
      44 JoeyEunos (chesterlestreet)
      45 Eddyramrod (north west-ish ?)
      46 clayts450 (Nottingham)
      47 gadgetgricey (brum, brum)
      48 JimBell (sooth sheels)
      49 Snagglepuss (could it be autotested?)
      50 sealtainn c/o loserone
      51 primeradoner (local lad)
      52 Northern Monkey (oop north, presumably)
      53 davehedgehog31 c/o loserone (swap you for a haggis supper?)
      54 cavcraft (packed lunch included)
      55 primeradoner (howay the lads)
      56 JimBell (sooth sheels)
      57 The Doctor (time and space)
      58 cavcraft c/o the doctor (I'll pick you up in the roffle 107)
      59 JoeyEunos (chesterlestreet)
    • By purplebargeken
      Things are a changing folks, the Rover of Smoothness has to go and I think a Rover Roffle is the way for this to happen.
      You can see piccies of the car elsewhere on the forum but will try and post some as soon as I can over the weekend.
      This is really a lovely car that has had some serious money spent on her over the last few years.
      I have had a new rear section of exhaust fitted, a new brake caliper fitted to the N/S rear and it has had the CVT fluid drained and changed by the Rover specialist in St. Albans just a few months ago.  I had a new battery fitted when I bought her as well. She is a lovely smooth driving car, utterly comfortable too and she motors along beautifully. Quibbles? The heated seats don't work but seeing as the seats are velour fabric, that really isn't an issue.  A few giffer scuffs on the bumpers are present and there is a slight ding in the drivers front wing but I have a good wing that will come with the car.  The boot lid will sometimes come down unannounced but I was going to add a spring to the mechanism and see if it helped.  That's it really.  Mileage is around 58,000 or so. MOT till November I think. The old reg will come with the car and the current reg will be retained by me.  No OMG HGF/coolant loss/overheating issues whatsoever.
      She is insured under a classic insurance banner by PBIS. This is a lovely, lovely car.
      Roffle interest at £8 per number? Taxed to get you home. 
       
      If anyone wants to cross my palm with pound notes then £425 will see the car bought for cash tonite mate, no X boxes, sorry. 
       
      1.
      2. Sealtain (R)
      3.
      4. minimad5 (R)
      5. brown nova (R)
      6.
      7. ohdearme (R)
      8.
      9. ranting Yoof (R)
      10.
      11.
      12. TheDoctor (R)
      13.
      14. sealtain (R)
      15.
      16. flat4
      17.
      18. ohdearme (R)
      19.
      20.
      21.
      22. ranting Yoof (R)
      23.
      24.
      25.
      26.
      27. brown nova (R)
      28. gadgetpricey
      29.
      30.
      31.
      32. minimad5 (R)
      33.
      34.
      35.
      36.
      37.
      38.
      39. iamgroot
      40.
      41.
      42.
      43.
      44.
      45.
      46. barefoot (R)
      47.
      48.
      49.
      50.
      51.
      52.
      53.
      54.
      55.
      56.
      57.
      58.
      59.
    • By chaseracer
      OK, let's try this again; the sensible hybrid is on the way.
       
      Late-1995 'Inca' 3-door
      1.8 n/a
      90000 miles
      MOT 19.6.2019, but will have new ticket before moving on
      'Patinated' yet very solid; character dent in front wing; never welded, boot floor perfect
      Sunroof sealed, replacement provided
      Great fun on the twisties but good on big roads too; would drive this anywhere
      Tarty but comfy pleather CTi front seats (originals here too)
      Grips well in mud with a large SCTSH on the bonnet (SF16!)
      Previously polished by Outlaw Bob
      Colour-coded HubNut sticker for ultimate shite cred
       
      Car in WS12; taxed to get you home
       
      Shiters' price: £590
      or
      Roffle at £10 a go.



       
×
×
  • Create New...