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  1. Patrick Bateman

    SACHS DAMPERS REBUILDS

    I just bought front and rear cup shocks from RPD. They have a sale on at the minute so it's not a lot of money.
  2. Patrick Bateman

    Brand New Sachs. (Group Buy)

    As per my comments in another thread, Jesse does not have any stock of these dampers. He said he was hoping to get more at the end of the year although how likely that is would be anyone's guess.
  3. Patrick Bateman

    ARB Outer Brackets P/N 546141405R- source?

    FYI these have suddenly appeared again on RPD- https://www.renaultpartsdirect.co.uk/parts/steering-suspension/renault-clio-172-182-anti-roll-bar-bush-outer-bracket/
  4. Patrick Bateman

    Trophy Sachs Dampers

    I'll break my silence now as I won the auction for these. I'm told these dampers were originally bought from Jesse. He does not have dampers for sale any more. Told me he's hoping to get more at the end of the year but I wasn't prepared to chance that.
  5. Patrick Bateman

    Brand New Sachs. (Group Buy)

    Did anyone ever get these dampers from Jesse and if so, for what sort of price?
  6. Patrick Bateman

    Trophy Sachs Dampers

    After I last posted I looked back at the old thread and it all sounded a bit dodgy- https://cliotrophy.co.uk/threads/brand-new-sachs-group-buy.54373/page-36 Have you dealt with him?
  7. Patrick Bateman

    Trophy Sachs Dampers

    Surely that link would be on here if that was still current? Or do you know otherwise?
  8. Patrick Bateman

    Trophy Sachs Dampers

    How do you know these are Twingo ones and is there any actual performance difference between those and the ones on the Trophy?
  9. Patrick Bateman

    Clio trophy wanted

    I'd echo that. Clearly been looked after and the cambelt has just been done. All for under £5k.
  10. Patrick Bateman

    Write off value? Sad times.

    Why does this happen with all the basic car valuations with the Trophy?
  11. Patrick Bateman

    Going from a more powerful car to a Trophy?

    The way they deal with poor tarmac is extraordinary. Have had some properly rough thumps over poor surfaces and the car always, absolutely always feels tied down and in total control.
  12. Patrick Bateman

    Suspension refresh

    Cheers for the above posts- was thinking for these parts specifically. I don't have any immediate plans for such stuff but figure next time the dampers need a refurb could be ideal. Would be curious as to what rear suspension components are worth replacing outwith the springs and shocks too.
  13. Patrick Bateman

    Suspension refresh

    Refreshing this as the link here is now expired. Would anyone be able to list the parts numbers for a full suspension refresh as a handy guide please? The RPD website is a bit of a pig to try and filter through these days.
  14. Patrick Bateman

    Clio 182 trophy help me price it

    If it was my car and I was willing to wait a while I'd stick it up at £6k. You can always come down.
  15. Patrick Bateman

    Cambelt change- what else?

    It's not rude but it's not unreasonable to debate the merits of some of the suggestions. What are the chances of the water pump failing before the next auxiliary belt change? I would expect to comfortably get 8 years out of a water pump. If it ends up needing replaced before then, which is...
  16. Patrick Bateman

    Cambelt change- what else?

    You didn't read the rest of the posts did you? ;)
  17. Patrick Bateman

    Cambelt change- what else?

    Even with a dephaser and water pump that are only on around 36k miles? I've had my fair share of preventative maintenance over the years in the form of thousands of pounds across a few cars but even so that seems excessive to expect to replace them every 5 years on so few miles surely? There...
  18. Patrick Bateman

    Cambelt change- what else?

    Is it not excessive though? How overplayed is the dephaser issue if the original can do almost 80k miles in 10 years and still be fine? Water pump can be done without doing the cambelt can it not?
  19. Patrick Bateman

    Cambelt change- what else?

    Trophy is due its second cambelt in my ownership in the next month. What else should I get replaced that may be original that can only be done when the cambelt is coming off? The dephaser and water pump were already replaced last time at 10 years old and were fine so that's 2 things I won't be...
  20. Patrick Bateman

    Going from a more powerful car to a Trophy?

    It was always my 'realistic' dream car. I got it at just the right time, I'd have missed the boat if I was to try and get one now.
  21. Patrick Bateman

    Going from a more powerful car to a Trophy?

    I had my Trophy alongside an e39 M5 (epic car) for about 2 years. I do miss not having a genuinely quick (rather than nippy) car but it's not the end of the world. Having both was definitely the ideal scenario.
  22. Patrick Bateman

    Inconsistent fuel gauge

    That first one wasn't immediate after parking up, maybe within 20 mins. I'll check tonight after the car has been sat for a while and compare again in the morning.
  23. Patrick Bateman

    Inconsistent fuel gauge

    I'll keep an eye on this but these photos show parking up after getting petrol last night (50) and first thing this morning (47).
  24. Patrick Bateman

    Inconsistent fuel gauge

    That was easy enough, taken over 5 years to find that out.
  25. Patrick Bateman

    Inconsistent fuel gauge

    That's a good shout, do you have a link to instructions for that?
  26. Patrick Bateman

    Inconsistent fuel gauge

    Any common or likely issues that could cause this? This becomes more inconsistent in the last quarter of a tank where it can vary quite a bit. Fuel light can come on way earlier than it should given the needle position. First sign of a problem was a while ago now when I'd park the car after...
  27. Patrick Bateman

    Rear caliper slider bolts

    This sound is a weird one, only notice it at slow speed, just before stopping really. Definitely to do with the brakes themselves and not rotation though as if I tap the pedal repeatedly at <5mph it will make the sound with every pedal press. Will get these fitted and take it from there...
  28. Patrick Bateman

    Rear caliper slider bolts

    Mmm strange. Wouldn't be the first time there's been an odd part discrepancy. The front anti-roll bar brackets were a mini saga for me. Ended up getting them here- https://www.onlinecarparts.co.uk/metalcaucho-8538068.html Cheap shit and neither even matched each other for size, one managed to...
  29. Patrick Bateman

    Rear caliper slider bolts

    No idea why I said 9 there, did mean 4! He was told they were NLA from Renault hence me looking at options. That being said, £50 excluding VAT is extortionate!
  30. Patrick Bateman

    Rear caliper slider bolts

    The link I posted is number 9 in your first image.
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