** Clio Owners PLEASE read HIGHLY IMPORTANT **

Discussion in 'Body Work and Exterior Lights' started by Gam, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. lemonnobby

    lemonnobby Paid Member

    just to say on this the o/s on is very small and you need to cut the end off. the n/s one has a flap on the end you need to take the flap off
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  2. tiababy


    Megane 275 trophy 006
    Did this a few days ago
    glad I did as the drivers side was completely blocked and the passenger side had some sort of dirt plug half way down. No puddles though. Good timing as it torrential down poured last night and today.

    thanks for posting this reminder as it something I've been meaning to crack on with since February.
    (91000miles and 7 years old)
  3. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    I've got round to doing this earlier on today. Thankfully there wasn't much build up, but it's good to know where it all is and to keep an eye on it. Thank you.
  4. Did mine the other week. Just in time too, drivers side was completely blocked. To do mine I took the bolts out the wiper arm on the drivers side (taped wiper mark on windscreen first). etyjevuj.jpg 9amy5uvu.jpg y6a8eheq.jpg 2e4yru3a.jpg y8e9uvaq.jpg 8y6a4eda.jpg me2u7u5a.jpg
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  5. Isn't it ridiculous how much water can be held there!
  6. Mentalpen

    Mentalpen Guest

    to save marking the wiper position just put them in the service position.
  7. Giles


    Red 197 & Trophy 220
    they are rubbish drain design!
  8. -Eddie-

    -Eddie- Missing In Action Paid Member

    200 Cup
    Only seen this thread and after having problems with electrics recently, albeit intermittently, I thought I'd check it out.

    Poor drain holes where badly blocked. Disgusting the hungry that was in the drivers side one in particular. Cleaned out now so fingers crossed the intermittent issues disappear!
  9. Rogue

    Rogue Platinum Member

    Boosted R27
    Hope you ain't been having problems with you alarm.
  10. -Eddie-

    -Eddie- Missing In Action Paid Member

    200 Cup
    Not alarm. Thankfully.
  11. Lewis.


    Glacier White 200 Cup
    I just bought me a Clio 200 this weekend and gave it clean yesterday and noticed there were leaves and gunk in under the scuttle so going to have a proper look at this over the weekend as I fear the drain plugs are probably blocked too, thanks guys!
  12. foofighter


    clio 197
    Just done mine, thanks for the heads up :tongueout:anic:
  13. Great thread, did mine today and passenger side cleared up fine but driver side (LHD car) doesn't seem to be willing to let go. Look clean and tried with hot water compressed air and a coat hanger. I guess the actual tube is bent or something. How do i access the tube, just take of the wheel well and I see the tube or what? Thanks!
  14. BrooksMCR

    BrooksMCR Gold Member

    Clio 197
    Got mine sorted last week, there was a fair bit of gunk but I found a £2 drain unblocking pipe from B&M Bargains did the trick along side a jug of water!

    All done and dusted within 15 mins!
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  15. Nelthewire

    Nelthewire Paid Member

    Warrington, Cheshire
    clio 200 cup
    All i can say is thanks so much for informing us of this. This site is awesome for info. I bought my 200 cup 3 weeks ago and am totally obsessed with it !!! I've been cleaning the car bit by bit, last weekend i clay bared polished and waxed. And today before a wash i thought id have a look at my drain holes. So glad i did, drivers side was blocked with a small duck pond in there and passenger side full of muck and leaves. an hour and a half of cleaning and all is good !!! IMG_0454.JPG IMG_0455.JPG IMG_0458.JPG
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  16. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    220T TROPHY
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  17. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Stunning engine bay mate!

    Glad the info helped you out :smile:
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  18. Nelthewire

    Nelthewire Paid Member

    Warrington, Cheshire
    clio 200 cup
    Thank you for the info !!! the engine bay took some cleaning was quite grotty when i got it. worth the cut hands and lots of swearing tho :tonguewink:
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  19. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    So important this. Basically one leaf blocking the drain plug left unnoticed and you could be in for a lot of problems. Drain plugs and brakes should be serviced at least twice a year.
  20. Marsch


    Berlin, Germany
    Stealth Grey RS 200
    I'm planning to do this, too. Are these plastic things holding the grill in place screws or just plugs and how do I get them off at best without damaging them?

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