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  1. JimiD

    Hi Mase,

    Noticed that you're online and a Clio 2 owner like me.

    My Clio 2  has a faulty camshaft dephaser solenoid valve. Oil is bleeding up through the sensor socket. The oil makes it over to the headers where it's a fire risk and a headache for me as the fumes get into the cabin.

    I'm hoping you or somebody else out there has a spare in good condition?




  2. Mase

    New Clio 182 owner

    Tapatalk seems to have booted me off the forum .. oh well hope this works. There’s some good build threads here. Check out Ace and Clio43 and a few others. Lots of time, intelligence, effort, experience and money put into their cars.
  3. Mase

    New Clio 182 owner

    There’s a LOT of talk around here re roll centres if racing. Correction kit seems important if varying roll centres. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. I’d say ignore selector shaft leak. It’s nothing really important. Take a few years to lower the gear box oil level. Just change it every now and again eg 4-5 years. Of course if is really running that’s another thing [emoji846] bit never really heard of this. I think it all gets down to history and who looked after the car. Mine is a 2002 into my keeping 2005. It’s in excellent condition and presents very well for a 16-17 year old car and still goes very well which when you think about it is pretty amazing. It’s because I look after it. Hard to find one owned for 13 odd years. I’d go with a higher price car from the forum with a owner with a high post count. ‘Virtually’ guarantees a quality car as their presence in the ‘community’ carries value. Their knowledge is present and their commitment measurable. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. There’s a good stock one for sale in the for sale section. Less k’s half the price .. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Mase

    Hello! Clio 2 PH1

    Good problem solving right there. One or three dry joint joints on a pcb that is flexed day in day out. No joy. 30 mins on the soldering iron. $800 of issues solved. I like it. Full marks Vaughan. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Mase

    Hello! Clio 2 PH1

    Henk does a calibration update (RSTuner) that will solve that permanently Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Mase

    Hello! Clio 2 PH1

    Try this. Can’t hurt. Turn to past accessories but not to engine crank then off again. Then turn to start car normally. See if that makes a difference to the no start problem. Don’t rush it tho. Just eliminating if it’s the two key turn issue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Mase

    Hello! Clio 2 PH1

    Sound could be fuel pump priming. Least in the phase II you will get this on the 2nd key turn and perhaps after that too but I’ve never gotten that far. Pump is in tank under the rear seat. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Mase

    Hello! Clio 2 PH1

    Likely. A friend gave me a good tip on the old one. Small pliers and rotate the square pins on the male end 45 degrees and a squirt of proper electrical contact cleaner, re seat and you are good .. for a while ha ha .. then I applied the patch. Problem solved [emoji1303] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Mase

    Hello! Clio 2 PH1

    Does the ‘two key turn’ anomaly effect the Ph 1? Perhaps a new .cal file with the patch would be the go? Just a thought Just some feedback on this calibration update on my Ph 2. Since loaded the car has started first time every time. It’s been about 5-6 years guessing. Still on a black TDC sensor too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Looks like a pain in the bum. Having had the cam cover off it’s integral to locking down the cams so part of the refitting process is to bead specific gasket sealant around the bolt holes when forming the gasket. The cams sit in half bearings in the head and the other half (top half) is formed by the cam cover itself (least is for the F4R) but would presume the same for the f4rt. So removing the cover means releasing the timing and aux belt thus new belts if having a new bead of gasket goo. Is a fairly big job with new belts. Then this calls into question if one should change the ancillary bits as well I.e a full belt job. Depends on when this is needed. I’d probably do this: Remove bolt and used the recommended gasket seal around the head of the bolt and refit. Prob slow it down a fair bit. Then when the belts are due, go one step further and removed the cam cover and have a new seal set in place if it starts leaking again. Pain in the bum but I think you could seal the bolt and largely ignore till the next full belt job comes around. Hope this makes sense and is of some assistance. Others may disagree with me so feel free for other input. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. From what I’ve seen on the forum I’d say one of the cheapest if not the cheapest even including freight. Easily less than half local dealer prices on most things. Least it was last time I did a big buy in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I use Engine Dynamics UK for majority OE parts. They use VIN number and I give them model and manufacture date as well. They then use Diagolys to source parts through the local dealer network. Freight costs are low too. Contact Andy. Not sure is any other OZRS members use these guys do perhaps mention Jamie from South Aust so he makes the connection. Worth a shot if you are stuck. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. No uncommon to have some oil build up around the filler. Also adjacent to this is the dephaser solenoid valve which can weep a little. Also under the manifold is the breather system that has a seal and the breather comes direct from the cam cover into the manifold. This seal could poss weep a little too. None are a real worry. More so if a vacuum leak occurs on the manifold breather seal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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