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chris043 last won the day on 13 April 2015

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About chris043

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    Albion Park. NSW
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    Classic cars, drive days, rugby league, sea cruising.
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    Previously 2014 Renault Clio RS200 Sport in Liquid Yellow.
    Current 2017 Ford Escape 2 litre turbo SUV, Ruby red with all the bells and whistles.

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  1. chris043

    Delivery kilometer

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    Just joined - wow big community!

    Yep....interested to know which Elan it was. I was interested in the 1990 to 1995 model at one stage but could never find one in reasonable nick. They were a little road rocket with an Isuzu turbo.
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    Query: Clio RS 200

    You need to take one for a test drive to fully understand the DCT gearbox. All dual clutch gear boxes, DCT, DSG whatever in any car, not only Clios operate the same and can be annoying at roundabouts, slow traffic etc. however on the open road they can be lot of fun due to fast gear changes etc. I eventually traded mine for a 'normal' torque converter auto as I found myself doing a lot of short drives involving many roundabouts and stop/starts etc. and it wasn't really suited for that so I suggest you be aware of that. Also I had visions of the DCT giving up just after the 5 year warranty ended costing me around $8,000 to replace....the eternal pessimist. 😴 In saying that they can be a lot of fun and I still miss mine for the power and handling and the DCT 'box seems to withstand track work ok. so possibly the concern is exaggerated 😖
  4. chris043

    Looking to buy Clio RS

    pm sent Firebolt...🙂
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    Oil change

    http://www.reset-service.com/oil-reset-light/reset-service-light-indicator-renault-megane-2 This is how you do it.
  6. chris043

    Rs 265 hatch rust?

    Seems to only be available to European Reno owners. Can't find Aussie version.
  7. chris043

    G'day From A New Addict - 1st things?

    I did it at pace a few years ago in a SW20 MR2 chasing other like cars on a CAMS sanctioned rally. Oversteer on most corners going up, most fun I have had since my honeymoon.
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    Buying Used: 2015 Clio RS 200 Sport

    Good price...don't worry about negative comments. Any car new or old can have issues and you still have a couple of years warranty left. I have never had any real dramas with mine...
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    Owner of new 220 trophy

    Just in case you are unaware where the missing door seals should be, the missing front door ones are at the bottom of the doors and you will probably see the holes in the metal where they should have been clipped in. The missing back door ones run right around the door from where the top seals finish at the rear base of the window to the end of the door base or leading edge at the bottom of the door. Don't let them give you their normal bulldust about some cars being assembled without them etc. etc. The back door ones in particular prevent dust and water entering the cabin. If they argue the point quote Stromlo's case where he had his missing ones supplied There is an extensive thread on this here somewhere as you probably know...
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    Owner of new 220 trophy

    Yep Dan...go direct to Renault, Australia re door seals and once you receive them if you are confident enough fit them yourself or get your friendly panel beater to do it professionally.
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    Potential Clio RS200 EDC Owner

    Mine doesn't 'clunk' when downshifting....maybe a little sometimes when upshifting under hard acceleration in manual Sport or Race mode
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    Potential Clio RS200 EDC Owner

    Probably because the boffins at Renault think that the DCT computer knows more about ideal downshift times than we do...
  13. chris043

    Saying hello after some lurking

    Sorry....I think I misunderstood you SSBB. You were referring to the facelift for the latest 220 model over the first 220 model? I so, what Chuck said and torque rise from 260 nm. to 280 nm. I believe.
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    Potential Clio RS200 EDC Owner

    No issues in my case after 3 years + and 33,000 km. Many complain about the EDC gearbox but it's more a case of getting used to it.
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    Saying hello after some lurking

    Bigger turbo, 20 more horses (15kw), extra 40 torques compared to the early Clio IV, more responsive gearbox, better steering wheel paddles, firmer suspension, minor cosmetic changes. Strangely ths 220 is only a little quicker than the 200 in straight line acceleration however I imagine the extra torque would certainly be noticeable particularly on the track.