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Old 04 June 2011, 01:33 PM
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Cool Newbie saying hi !

Hi guys and girls !

Been on scoobynet since I bought my bus but have been very quiet. Moved to Essex in December (from the other side of the tunnel) and have only just got the car back on the road.



Car let me down before I moved house, then started working again just as I moved (in the snow which was epic !) .. few weeks later it stopped again. Turned out to be the immobiliser wiring to the fuel pump. This however, took WEEKS to find...

In the mean time I needed a car, so bought a Clio 172 as I used to own one, and knew them inside out. Bought a mint one, sold it, 5 months on for the same price



Currently on the S555 plate, so if anyone sees me, wave like mad and I might wave back ! My private plate will be going on the Scoob at renewal time (less hassle and no extra fees from the insurance )

Not too far from the big Basildon Tesco, and have seen lots of Scoobs in there occasionally. Was torture turning up to do the weekly shop and finding dozens of cars there, teasing me whilst mine was SORN'd

Hope to attend a meet soon !

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Old 04 June 2011, 02:05 PM
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Hey,

Welcome to the ESC, nice scoob hope its runs pretty sweet now. Basildon tesco is the meeting point for the monthly southend run, which coincidently is tonight! If your free pop down! Should be a few numbers there tonight.

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Old 04 June 2011, 08:18 PM
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Welcome Rob I know that car
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Old 04 June 2011, 10:28 PM
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Welcome to the madhouse........
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Ha cheers guys.

Been in dirty Dartford this evening for a friends birthday .. when's the next one ?

Stu - do you really know it ? I presume you mean the Scoob ? If so, how comes ?!
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https://www.scoobynet.com/private-fo...-my-wagon.html

Yes it used to be owned by 99greenwagon down in Somerset
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Old 05 June 2011, 02:56 PM
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Old 05 June 2011, 07:37 PM
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Hi Rob.

I prefer the Clio
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Cheers chaps.

Should have some new shoes as of tomorrow lunchtime .. see you in the morning Stu !

Hi frayz .. hush your noise Flat 4 > French cr*p !

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Cheers chaps.

Should have some new shoes as of tomorrow lunchtime .. see you in the morning Stu !

Hi frayz .. hush your noise Flat 4 > French cr*p !
Pitstop at the ready
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Old 06 June 2011, 01:31 PM
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Nice to meet you again Stu .. top man (will work out the iTrader thing shortly) !!

Wheels on and test flight accomplished !

Some seriously crappy phone pictures until it stops raining long enough to crack the SLR out...







Cheers again !

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Looks a million times better ! I do love those wheels More comfortable ride ?

Could do with some nice black kaylan flaps now
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Ha. Wanna buy them ? I'll give you a good deal

Got some half arsed pics just as the sun was going down this evening ..



Anyway, yes yes, much better...

Had to remove the rear arch protector (hence the mud on the ground as I poked a lot of muck out both sides while it was jacked up) as it was scrubbing on passenger side, there wasn't one on the drivers side anyway Once that was gone, cornering was much quieter, but now I think I need some coilovers !
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. . . . but now I think I need some coilovers !
And so it begins.

The dreaded "Modding Bug".

It often starts with a touch of the wobbly wheels. Then progresses to a rash of brakes & flaps. Before succumbing to free flowing inlet & exhaust plumbing.

Welcome to the ESC community.
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Old 11 June 2011, 10:42 AM
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Ha, no no .. it's staying as it is

Maybe a 6-spd if I can find one that's under a years salary

It's far from standard anyway !

I want to put it on a hub-dyno (perhaps TDI in Essex as they did a charity day for the Clio club - £30 each 'donation' but it all goes to Great Ormand St. hospital IIRC) and see what the score is !

Have 'we' been there before as a club !? Could be some monster power figure scores on the doors if a day was organised !!
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We couldn't get the numbers Rob, we did try but TDi wanted c.£50 donation ea. which I think put people off when next door do rollers for £30 IIRC ?
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Hmm .. That's a bit rubbish on all accounts !!
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Old 11 June 2011, 02:22 PM
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cars looking nice mate
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Cheers

Today I've got to go a bit nuts



But I've bought this to resolve the issue:



Man tools
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Originally Posted by TheEvilGiraffe View Post
Cheers

Today I've got to go a bit nuts



But I've bought this to resolve the issue:



Man tools
they look like the locking nuts ive got on mine as well are they kei racing nuts ?
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^ Yes mate, I should get commission the amount of recommends I've made

80Nms will do Rob
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those nuts do look good once on the car
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Also put the old wheels up against the OH's diesel bus for a giggle..


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Nice wrench
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Nice wrench
recommend me a torque wrench Frayz
with a link please
mine is crap
I would like a Frayz approved one
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