RENAULT CLIO RS RED BULL RACING RB7 + TDF UK CLIO 200 ROAD SYSTEM
Road tripping from the car wash (it started raining, bad luck) to the garage where the CLIO is normally when I don't need it. The other cars are in the house far from this garage, always need a little walk before taking the extra CLIO. Decided to get back that sunday, don't really like to drive hard under poor weather conditions ! As I said, sound and video from a low cost Samsung digital camera, so be fair ! See you next time... without rain.
Belgium is well known for it's chocolate and heavy rain (not talking about the PS3 here) ! :-)
Timing Belt Replacement - Renault Clio 1.2 16v D4F
How to change a timing belt on a Renault clio 1.2 16v (D4F engine) as well
as replacing the water pump and tensioner with new replacements.
The clio has just recently passed the 70,000 mile mark, i don't know when
the timing belt is due on these engines, it hadn't been done before so i
thought it was a good idea to change it now.
Having changed the 406's timing belt about a month ago i felt a bit more
confident tackling the same job on the clio. However on the 406 removing
the crankshaft pulley bolt was very easy it came off with the impact
wrench, on the clio it took 4 different attempts to get the bolt off with
the final solution being to wedge a screwdriver in the flywheel ring teeth
and then turn the bolt, however as i was working on the car in the
afternoons after work the attempts to get the bolt off happened over a few
days with WD40 being sprayed around the area each time which would have
also helped to remove the bolt.
The water pump was replaced as it showed signs that it was leaking, and the
tensioner was also replaced as it came in the box with the new belt, i
purchased a Gates timing belt kit, they seem to be a good quality part, it
is not the cheapest on the market, but with timing belts you cant really
skimp on quality unlike other parts
The cost for the new belt kit (which included the tensioner) and the water
pump came to a total of £82 from my local motor factors.
The tensioning procedure is mentioned in the Haynes manual but its very
confusing, thanks to lancs dave on renault forums who clarified the
procedure which i followed when doing this job.
You will need to refill the coolant system, i discarded the coolant that
was caught in the bucket, because the coolant passed over the oily
subframe, and the bucket was not 100% clean. To see the full video on
properly filling the D4F engine with coolant here is the link:
This video is only intended to help you with the process of changing the
timing belt on one of these engines, its something you need to be confident
that you can do, if you don't feel confident take the car to a mechanic as
getting it wrong can completely wreck the engine.
Any comments, or suggestions are welcome
2015 Renault Clio R.S. 220 Trophy EDC
Renault has unveiled a limited edition Clio R.S. 220 EDC Trophy, which
features 10 percent more power and a stiffer suspension.
The Trophy badge symbolizes sharper handling and increased performance
coupled with exclusivity and distinctive styling. The Clio R.S. 220 EDC
Trophy now features the same ingredients at the Megane R.S. 275 Trophy and
joins this limited-edition series of high-performance models.
The Clio R.S. 220 EDC Trophy is aimed at the most demanding customers, such
as track-day enthusiasts. It will first go on sale in Europe, from June
2015, before being released in about 10 other countries.
Clio R.S. 220 EDC Trophy is More Potent in Every Area
Thanks to revised engine mapping, the Clio Trophy has 10 percent more power
and torque, 220 hp and 192 lb-ft (260 Nm). 205 lb-ft (280 Nm) of torque is
possible, thanks to a torque Boost
in fourth and fifth gears. The car also benefits from a larger turbo, an air intake designed to minimize pressure
losses and a revised Exhaust system to
accommodate the latest Euro6 catalytic converter (and minimize back
EDC transmission has been refined and now enables up 30 percent faster gear changes. Down changes are now
more rapid, thanks notably to reduced travel of the steering wheel paddles.
A Stop&Start system works in Normal mode but is deactivated in Sport and
The 2015 Clio R.S. 220 EDC Trophy includes a lower, stiffer Trophy chassis:
the Clio is lower by 20mm at the front and 10mm at the rear (unladen).
Firmer shock absorbers have been fitted and are coupled with hydraulic bump
A new, faster rack (with ratio
reduced from 14.5:1 to 13.2:1) makes steering even more precise and direct.
The Clio R.S. 220 Trophy EDC is fitted with high-performance Michelin Pilot
Super Sport 205/40 R18 rubber and 18-inch black diamond-effect RADICAL