Newbie from Cheshire/ Staffordshire (viewing 197 cup tomorrow)

Discussion in 'New Members' started by AndyA, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. AndyA

    AndyA Paid Member

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    Hi all I'm new to the forum. Fast approaching 40 and a very long string of various cars later I find myself looking at a 197 cup tomorrow to replace my trusty 320d msport.

    My first car was a 1.2 Clio (I wrote it off somehow) and a couple of years ago I owned a tarmac prepped blueprinted 182 cup which was stripped out and dialed in well. A few laps of blyton in a stock 197 on ad08r sparked my interest in revisiting French cars again so here I am.

    Hello all!
    Andy
     
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  2. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

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    Welcome in mate. Few of us in our mid life crisis era! Hope the car is the right one for you.

    Colin
     
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  3. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    ......And beyond !


    Welcome to the forum Andy.

    GOOD LUCK looking at the car
     
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  4. AndyA

    AndyA Paid Member

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    Haha yep definate mid life crisis :tongueout: I've been having this for a few years now my last project was a 300bhp mk1 eunos Roadster. This should be more sedate...

    Good info on here I'm engrossed already
    Andy
     
  5. turkie172

    turkie172 Paid Member

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    Well good luck and remember the timing belt change 5 years or 72,000 miles people on here bought one before the dealer said the belts were done turned out the person that traded in lied. You need proof as it's an expensive dealer job to do and can take great value on and off a car, receipt of work, or parts the original belts will have Renault logos on it but impossible to check without going through the motions of changing it.

    6 years 62,000 miles a genuine factory belt will have the Renault logo genuine replacement belts will not the guy with the broken belt had the logo so he knew it was never changed he still lost an engine and had to cover it himself. And there is a knack to changing them so a Renault specialist or dealer is an advantage. Other than that the gearbox and the normal things look at the flexis for condition can be seen from engine bay a bit of a job but not extremely difficult to fix but a subframe out job.
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  6. AndyA

    AndyA Paid Member

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    Yes I had the whole cam belt and dephaser thing when I owned my 182 race car...

    FWIW this is the advert. I spoke to the guy he's 50 and is now a supervisor mechanic at a garage. He checks out on the phone

    Thoughts guys? The car looks clean and is offered at £3250 or offers

    2008 Renault Clio 197 Cup Glacier White 94 K miles 12 Months MOT New MTEC Drilled discs New Brembo Front Pads New Pagid Rear Pads New drop links New LUK Clutch Refurbished Rear BrakeCalipers Alloys Refurbished in The Right Grey New Front Fog lamps New Synchromesh Fitted to Gearbox So Smooth Gear Change New Tyres K&N Air fillter HPI Clear Full Service History Serviced at 94300 ALL WORKS DONE AT 94300 miles .At The Cost Of £1850 Cam Belt Was Done At 87000 Come to see the car or message me and ill get straight back to you

     
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  7. CJ197

    CJ197 Paid Member

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    Welcome to le family buddy, hope your new toy is a good one, the fun to be had is something special.
     
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  8. AndyA

    AndyA Paid Member

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    Thanks bud I'm looking forward to It!
     
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  9. AndyA

    AndyA Paid Member

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    Sorry for the newbie question but I've spent ages looking through Q&A to no avail. How do i view adverts in the classifieds? Is it post count or moderator approval or paid members only?

    Thanks in advance

    Andy
     
  10. CJ197

    CJ197 Paid Member

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    They are fun little cars to own, I love mines & still get a buzz when input the foot down when possuble lol.
    Ps I'm also in that mid life time lol
     
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  11. AndyA

    AndyA Paid Member

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    Haha great I'm not alone! It'll only be for a few months fun I'm emigrating to Florida in the summer. The ultimate mid life crisis?? :tongueout:
     
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  12. CJ197

    CJ197 Paid Member

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    You need to be a paid member to do that mate, it's as little as £5 for the year for standard membership or £20 for gold & £40 for lifetime premium. (If I remember correctly)
     
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  13. CJ197

    CJ197 Paid Member

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    Ooh lucky you, that's a nice move though, if you have space in your suitcase then give me a shout lol
     
  14. AndyA

    AndyA Paid Member

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    Excellent! I'll see how tomorrow goes then put my hand in my pocket! Not easy for a yorkshireman :smile:
     
  15. AndyA

    AndyA Paid Member

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    I Will! I have a huge vintage antler case I'm told it's roomy enough for am least 2 bodies :smile:
     
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  16. CJ197

    CJ197 Paid Member

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    Lol I hear you but even harder when you're a Scotsman like me lol.
    Ps fir the membership purchase just click your account at the top right of the page & the link for it is on the right side of the drop down list
     
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  17. CJ197

    CJ197 Paid Member

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    Lol that will do the trick buddy, I don't mind sharing
     
  18. AndyA

    AndyA Paid Member

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    Ha i grew up north of the border! Double whammy eh? Anyway I clicked through and paid up. Can't get a pint for much under a fiver nowadays. Looks like I'll have to buy it now :smiley:
     
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  19. CJ197

    CJ197 Paid Member

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    Lol well that's a double whammy right enough haha but welcome to the members area, all areas are available now, excluding the gold & platinum members area but I don't think there's much in there that's not available to us standard area dudes lol. Check the for sale area, the traders area & the how to area, that's especially good for its knowledge base.
     
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  20. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

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    Welcome aboard :french: always nice to see a fellow Yorkshireman join.. good luck in finding the right car!
    And emigrating to Florida sounds amazing
     
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