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    Default Clio Sport Needs New Box

    Hi diamond crew, I've wandered over from
    The Peugeot forum.

    There's a Clio Sport on Gumtree requiring a new gearbox.

    Opinions: go for it or pass?

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    Does the 2002 Clio sport have a different box to the big standard Clio?
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    The 'box on an RS Clio is unique to the model, and of a higher rating than the Clio "Normale". So it will best be replaced by one from another (equivalent, as there are also different versions) RS Clio2, then you need to know the history of that particular replacement 'box.

    Though the 'boxes are labelled as sealed for life, they may last longer with regular fluid changes, as the bearings can get starved if fluid levels drop. It may also be worth checking out Renault for a new 'box, they were knocking them out a few years ago for circa $1,200, so it may be worth paying the extra for peace of mind if the price of the car (and its condition apart from the 'box) is right.
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    At $2K I don't think its cheap.
    If you get your timing right I think you'd find a Sport box for between $250 to $400, and even then I think it has to be a 172 box as even the 182 is geared different.
    It might not even be a gearbox and just a drive shaft but who knows.
    I'd Pass.
    if you really want a 172 or 182 just be patient and cheap ones pop up that still drive. My lastest 182 Cup cost $4000 a rwc, transfer fee and all up under $4250
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    Thanks for the advice people! It's got low KMs which begs the question as to why the box needs replacing in the first place.

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    The question should be does it really need a new box. Who diagnosed it and what is wrong with it.

    I bought a R10S that had bearing rattle on start up. All it needed was the correct oil filter. Bought a Fugeo with crunching second gear. All it needed was the correct type of gear oil. The auto on my R15 went so I changed it to manual. Later decided to play with the auto and found a chewed up shim was all that was needed to fix the fault. Perhaps more detailed info is required, it may be a simple and cheap fix.

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