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    The sensor for the water temp gauge is on the top...

    The sensor for the water temp gauge is on the top of the thermostat housing, check that the plug and the wires to it are properly connected and in good condition before looking to buy a new one...
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    The asking price for mine when it's done has been...

    The asking price for mine when it's done has been £30k for a few years now, just got to wait a couple more for that to be a bargain :lol:
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    That car although nice - best colour obviously...

    That car although nice - best colour obviously :winkey: is about £3-4k overpriced in the current market imo so not really a good representation of true values. It's usually the rule of thumb that the...
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    Use this site to look up the part numbers if you...

    Use this site to look up the part numbers if you can...
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    W2 on Dream Car Giveaways

    Anyone buying tickets then?

    https://dreamcargiveaways.co.uk/current-competitions/renault-clio-williams-2/
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    If you go onto the Facebook group, look for a Guy...

    If you go onto the Facebook group, look for a Guy called Senna Albronda as he's got 7 of them available
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    Renaultsport Clio 172 Cup

    Probably not much interest on here but worth a shot anyway :thinking:

    Time to sell my "project" 172 Cup. It was a very neglected car with a knackered engine and lots of other...
  8. Thread: Oil Leaky

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    There's all sorts of gaskets & seals on that side...

    There's all sorts of gaskets & seals on that side of the engine that can fail with age & cause such a big leak, you need to work out if it's coming from the cylinder head or the block 1st to narrow...
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    Sent you a PM

    Sent you a PM
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    Get that in writing from them otherwise it's...

    Get that in writing from them otherwise it's total bollocks :winkey:

    Doesn't surprise me with it being Adrian Flux, from bitter personal experience of having to go through them for a claim (I...
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    That's a good question as I've never actually...

    That's a good question as I've never actually done it either :lol:

    I've only ever filled it back up after draining it all & having the engine removed & refitted so I'm not really sure what's the...
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    Only a slight bit of leg pulling but I do...

    Only a slight bit of leg pulling but I do genuinely dislike how light the steering feels on these cars when driving them properly, the lightness is perfectly acceptable for pootling about but it's...
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    Erm the only upgrade I know of is to make the...

    Erm the only upgrade I know of is to make the steering heavier by converting to manual steering as the power steering feels a bit too light :lol:
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    If it helps, you can widen your search by looking...

    If it helps, you can widen your search by looking for Megane F7R gearboxes as they are JC5's (JC5053 is one of the codes for them) or the Mk2 Clio 172 boxes - just needs to be from a phase 1 (JC5089)...
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    Looking at the specs on Autodoc the R19 ones...

    Looking at the specs on Autodoc the R19 ones aren't compatible, they're 45mm longer than the Williams which is probably a lot worse than 15mm less :lol:

    Lemforder is the OEM for the track rods &...
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    Just measure what you've got & go from there....

    Just measure what you've got & go from there. Measure what's on the car to the centre of the ball joint, then assemble your new parts & see if they match up or not

    But tbh it sounds more like...
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    I've sent them the link to this thread

    I've sent them the link to this thread
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    There's a guy on 1 of the Clio facebook groups...

    There's a guy on 1 of the Clio facebook groups selling a set of these

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/722040674951673/ the guy is called Leon Porter :winkey:
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    I've not needed to attempt to do the door cards...

    I've not needed to attempt to do the door cards themselves so no idea what is best for those but for the pockets the paint is perfect, mine were a disgusting patchy brown & faded to white in places....
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    Halfords flexible vinyl paint is the magic stuff...

    Halfords flexible vinyl paint is the magic stuff you need for the door pockets

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    Unless you're using the car for serious trackday...

    Unless you're using the car for serious trackday use or rallying there's no issue with using a lower spec subframe. The reinforcing is only there for homologation purposes so that it could be allowed...
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    When it comes to cost it's impossible to know as...

    When it comes to cost it's impossible to know as you don't know the extent of the damage & exactly how much work is required until you start digging deeper into the car.

    So to sum up Mk1 Clio...
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    ABS was an optional extra on all Mk1 Clios with a...

    ABS was an optional extra on all Mk1 Clios with a 16v engine and standard fit on all N reg cars, it's only wheel bearings that are affected by ABS being equipped or not but you should always ignore...
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    You're being paranoid & needlessly looking too...

    You're being paranoid & needlessly looking too deep into things, the calipers are exactly the same regardless of ABS, the only difference in calipers is if they're Lucas or Girling as they changed...
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    23mm are the ones you need for the Williams

    23mm are the ones you need for the Williams
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    I think I'm only safe & well because I'm not...

    I think I'm only safe & well because I'm not allowed out to play on racetracks atm :lol:

    It costs 25 euros during the week and 30 euros per lap at the weekends. The new season starts in a few...
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    If you want to take it there, you should look out...

    If you want to take it there, you should look out for the Oldtimers GP. I go to the ring quite regularly and this is the event I most want to take my Williams to as the whole place is rammed with...
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    That's nothing unusual tbh, they do make that...

    That's nothing unusual tbh, they do make that noise when taking it to the end of the steering lock & holding it there when the car is stationary. I'd only be concerned if it's any louder than that...
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    Got any photos of how it sits? I reckon it's...

    Got any photos of how it sits?

    I reckon it's more likely a case of mismatched springs or the rear axle just being lowered incorrectly
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    You've fallen victim to the wrong terminology by the sounds of it :lol: It's diamond cutting of the rim that's the magic words you're after :winkey:

    There's a place in Coventry called Wheels UK...
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