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The occasional misfire that was present when I got it was sorted with a tweak to a coily thing. I put on the winter tyres so that the fair wife could use it safely for her commute, the previous set appeared to be made from hard, shiny plastic. I bought a pair of curiously expensive monster windscreen wipers, replaced a siezed caliper on the front, pads both sides and three calipers/pads on the back axle! Also new rear discs and a new/refurbished/rebuilt handbrake box thing - twice from a specialist I visited in Wales!

Also a couple of basic services, spark plugs, a new heater blower motor, a fucking hazard warning light switch, a windscreen... 

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18 hours ago, barefoot said:

The occasional misfire that...

Because the car only cost me a fiver, I was quite happy to spend a few bob on it. It only actually FTP twice; the first time was heading North up the M1, severe vibration caused the wife to pull into services & call recovery - siezed front brake. Second was when the handbrake was applied & wouldn't release in a box junction at local traffic lights. The fair wife was less than amused by having to be pushed while she applied lots of revs/clutch action. I'm pretty sure that I left my pile of receipts in the car when I handed it over to @BorniteIdentity

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39 minutes ago, barefoot said:

Because the car only cost me a fiver, I was quite happy to spend a few bob on it. It only actually FTP twice; the first time was heading North up the M1, severe vibration caused the wife to pull into services & call recovery - siezed front brake. Second was when the handbrake was applied & wouldn't release in a box junction at local traffic lights. The fair wife was less than amused by having to be pushed while she applied lots of revs/clutch action. I'm pretty sure that I left my pile of receipts in the car when I handed it over to @BorniteIdentity

All service history stayed in the car fo' sho' - I absolutely love paperwork and stuff.

Where the DONGle went with the spreadsheet on is another matter.  It's probably in the car somewhere.

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If you need to clean the sticky soft touch off, Elbow Grease degreaser (from B&M and others) seems to be the recommended product on the Clio Sport forums/groups. It worked well on my Clio 172 when I used it, without melting the underlying plastic. 

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