clio diesel

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TerryG
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Re: clio diesel

#91 Post by TerryG » Fri May 12, 2017 10:10 pm

I have a nice golf you could buy to replace it with if you fancy ;)
Understeer: when you hit the wall with the front of the car.
Oversteer: when you hit the wall with the back of the car.
Horsepower: how fast you hit the wall.
Torque: how far you take the wall with you.

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Re: clio diesel

#92 Post by rich. » Sat May 13, 2017 7:06 am

thats very kind terry... i may take you up on that :lol:
clio was a nightmare to work on! starter is located on the back of the engine under the turbo & above the diff etc.. i got it off & took it to my chap, he took it apart & all the brushes are gone, replaced by an oily goo. not helped by the oil leak from the turbo.... i will get it back tuesday. more excitement to follow!

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Re: clio diesel

#93 Post by JPB » Sat May 13, 2017 10:25 am

Rich, if your turbo is leaking oil, then I suggest you buy Terry's Golf. Driving around with a slight oil leak from a turbo has a nasty habit of becoming one of these "sitting at the road side, waiting for the French AA" situations. Whereas Golves never ever go wrong, not much, well ok, maybe a little if they're new ones.. :scared:
John, If it's old & badly broken, chances are I've owned it. :|

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Re: clio diesel

#94 Post by TerryG » Sat May 13, 2017 7:11 pm

You can even pick what colour interior I put in it as I haven't bought it one yet ;)
Understeer: when you hit the wall with the front of the car.
Oversteer: when you hit the wall with the back of the car.
Horsepower: how fast you hit the wall.
Torque: how far you take the wall with you.

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Re: clio diesel

#95 Post by JPB » Sat May 13, 2017 7:31 pm

He's from France, give him bales of straw to sit on! :lol:
John, If it's old & badly broken, chances are I've owned it. :|

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Re: clio diesel

#96 Post by rich. » Sun May 14, 2017 4:27 pm

JPB wrote:
Sat May 13, 2017 7:31 pm
He's from France, give him bales of straw to sit on! :lol:
i will have you know i am quite refined when it comes to comfort, i will only accept bales of barley straw..

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Re: clio diesel

#97 Post by JPB » Sun May 14, 2017 4:36 pm

Picky! I'll sit on anything as long as it's not made with real womble skin.
John, If it's old & badly broken, chances are I've owned it. :|

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Re: clio diesel

#98 Post by rich. » Tue May 16, 2017 5:09 am

JPB wrote:
Sun May 14, 2017 4:36 pm
Picky! I'll sit on anything as long as it's not made with real womble skin.
my old workmate was the county specialist on the wild womble population...

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Re: clio diesel

#99 Post by rich. » Thu May 18, 2017 11:02 am

to quote ght, tales of woe...
long story very short, remove starter.. (if you remember my epic mr2 alternator replacement its nearly the same)
collect renovated starter motor
fit it, skint knuckles & fingers with some choice language to add atmosphere..
test.. it works but not all the time..
remove starter, more cursing check connections, grind off a bout 1 mm from main feed to get a better fit.. refit, & it works. refit all the bits of plastic etc, test the car & everything works fine...
try the car this morning, & its playing up.. drive to the auto electrician explain the problem, test & it bloody works .. try again & then it plays up, his advice drive home strip it out & they will check the new relay.. so i have taken it out, had the relay replaced tested and i am about to try again...

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Re: clio diesel

#100 Post by JPB » Thu May 18, 2017 12:01 pm

FFS buy a Datsun! :lol:
John, If it's old & badly broken, chances are I've owned it. :|

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