DanSA Posted 28, April 2009 Report Share Posted 28, April 2009 Not really a Newbie, but for those who donâ€™t know, Iâ€™m back in an RSC, this time a Mk1 172 Cup in Silver, and very happy too.. Purchased from Michael over in Sydney, who has done a great job looking after it since new, not one rattle or squeak to be heard! Car had 75.5k on the clock, now up to 79k after driving her back thru the Blue Mountains, Hay plain , and Pineroo to SA. Averaged 7.2L/100km, and dealt with the rain, flooded highways and long stints perfectly. (5hrs one day, 9.5hrs day after) Sheâ€™s stock standard, with original letter of authenticity, full books, Bang for your Buck 2001 magazine, and pre delivery photos. Timing & Acc belt done at 75k, so hopefully no repeats of the Mk2 experienceâ€¦ Only a couple of things to look at, none of them urgent: Steering wheel will need a re-trim as per most Mk1â€™s â€“ will get this recovered locally. Plastic silver inserts on the inside of the doors need a re-spray due to Renaults interesting rubberized paint.. nice DIY project. One of the engine mounts is allowing the engine to move back in its cradle, under full power only, touching the exhaust to body by the sounds of it. This only happens in 1st and 2nd, and is easily avoided by driving style â€“ only did it twice on the whole trip back. Iâ€™m really chuffed to have scored a nice Mk1 for something different, and now just need to sell my Octavia RS - if anyone is after a great deal â€“ PM me Thanks all, and see you around the hills.. Dan PS: Picâ€™s to followâ€¦ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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