Clio Sport Reliability???
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    Tadpole
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    Default Clio Sport Reliability???

    New to this forum because Clio Sports are tempting me at the moment. I still love my 92 aus delivered MR2 but somehting with more seats may be required and a change for change's sake too perhaps.

    just wondering from owners of these cars what problems they've had if any? i heard a batch from 2002 and had issues but i don't know what these were or how true this is.

    also wondering what sort of cost something like a timing belt would be (i'll assume it's a 100,000km change) and general servicing and parts etc etc.

    Also wondering what options are there for getting more than the 130-ish kw out of these engines as far as proven results from exhaust, engine management etc etc

    Thanks, Steve (MCCR)

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    The problem with the early 2002 models was apparently related to faulty top dead centre sensors, but it took a long time for the problem to be diagnosed. I'd imagine most of the cars would by now have been fixed under warranty.

    Another place to search for answers to your questions would be here: http://ozrenaultsport.com/

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    oh what a pain in the butt! oh well at least as you say. it's probably now sorted out.

    i'll check that link, thanks

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    In regards to your tuning options question, the 2.0L F4R engine is already pretty well tuned, so unless your doing something like quad throttle bodies etc you may find that the price/power gain ratio is fairly dismal.

    At the same time not many RSC owners have gone the tuning route with their cars due to them already being happy with the way they are (ie they don't need to be modded), or that they're mostly still under warranty.
    JoJo

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    Yeas, most of the mods done by the guys on OZRS are wheel, tyre, brake and suspension upgrades. A few have done intake and exhaust, but more for the noise than any appreciable power gains.

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    As moosey and RSC172 have already said most RSC owners that
    have modded their cars have gone for wheels and tyres and various
    suspension stuff, although the majority of these are the 172 model.

    I don't know of any 182 owners around that have seriously changed
    anything on their cars, although they are only just over a year old now
    in Australia. The 182 CUP model is the one to get in my opinion.
    Its a little more sorted suspension wise and apart from changing
    the rims to a lighter version, I fitted some OZ racing wheels, I've no
    plans to modify the suspension at all and I'm more than happy with
    the engines power and flexibility.

    Cheers,
    Biologist
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