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Who here owns a Renaultsport?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by russ9898, 10 Aug 2008.

  1. Lead_Head

    Mobster

    Joined: 26 Jan 2003

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    Location: Nottm

    I've got excessive tyre wear on the outer edge of my mk2 Clio 172 front drivers side tyre. I have a thudding noise when going over bumps coming from the same side. What could this be?

    - shocks?
    - dampners?
    - springs?
    - low tyre pressure (adding to wear).

    The tracking seems OK, although the car does tramline to whatever camber the road is but I thought that was usual for a 172?
     
  2. Skeeter

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Mar 2007

    Posts: 37,148

    Location: Surrey

    Have you had the tracking checked, or are you just assuming its ok from driving it?
     
  3. Lead_Head

    Mobster

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    Location: Nottm

    I'm assuming it's OK from driving it.
     
  4. Amos91

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Northamptonshire

    I'd get the tracking checked and whilst there check the suspension for play etc.
     
  5. Skeeter

    Caporegime

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    Location: Surrey

    You won't be able to tell just from driving it. Get it checked out.
     
  6. SarGara

    Hitman

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    Location: Nottingham

  7. Lead_Head

    Mobster

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    Location: Nottm

    Is it best to change the tyre first or will that have no impact?
     
  8. Kristoph

    Sgarrista

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    Anyone have a rough idea of cost for the Auxiliary belt change service for the 182? Ktec want £270(I think?) but I'm on a bit of a budget.
     
  9. Homer-Simpson

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Nov 2002

    Posts: 1,122

    Your location might help suggest somewhere more local? :)
     
  10. Kristoph

    Sgarrista

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    Sorry! :D - Somerset
     
  11. Westyfield2

    Capodecina

    Joined: 14 Dec 2005

    Posts: 12,494

    Location: Bath

    I'd highly recommend SJM Automotive (Dan) in Street.
    IIRC he charges £265 for the 36K service (Aux Belt + Oil/Filter + Air Filter + Cabin Filter).
     
  12. Maccy

    Commissario

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 37,809

    Location: Herts

    There's a very nice 200 up for sale with leather Recaros...it's so tempting...
     
  13. mr tommo

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 Dec 2004

    Posts: 5,387

    Location: Stoke-on-Trent

    I've come across a chrome sport sign from the 182 today. Found it in my drawer at work. Still has the backing on. Free if anybody wants it?
     
  14. dacads

    Capodecina

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    Location: Valhalla

    Would the 172 be a good choice for a first car?
     
  15. Maccy

    Commissario

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    No. I doubt you'd get any reasonable insurance quotes either!
     
  16. Kristoph

    Sgarrista

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    Depends entirely on age.

    My 182 was my first car, but I was 24. It still wasn't cheap, and I'd probably go for something sensible - as after the novelty wears off, it's an extra expense!
     
  17. Kristoph

    Sgarrista

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    I've spoken to Dan over on the cs forums, didn't know I had any local specialists! Saves me going to Ktec. :D
     
  18. Westyfield2

    Capodecina

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    He's a good bloke - did my complete suspension refresh & Cooksport springs a few weeks back.
     
  19. dacads

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    1.2k doesn't seem that bad to me:p

    Or I could go with something slow and save £500

    Any other options for a budget of 2k? I should probably make a thread, will do soon :)

    Leon Cupra seems good and probably more reliable than a clio
     
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  20. Clarkey

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    Kwikfit use Hunter equipment actually...