Before I stick a chunk of miles on the Clio I need to make sure the engine doesn’t fail on me due to crappy oil and worn out belts. I’ve ordered new oils fresh from Millers honey-pots, and new belts and other mysterious parts from Euro Car Parts.
Engine oil was a doddle to replace with Millers CFS10-40, and gearbox oil replaced with their 75-80 stuff. The gearbox oil doesn’t need replacing for something like 75,000 miles, so spending out and getting some superb-quality oil is my idea of fun.
I also added some Millers oil flush before draining the old oil out, this stuff grabs hold of loads of crap that would get left behind from just a regular oil change.
The rest of the engine was treated to a new timing belt, oil filter, water pump, glow plugs and a few other things. I need this thing to be as reliable as possible and I know that these parts are high in quality.
That’s it for now, I’ll put a few miles on the beast and give it a good shake-down, then it’ll be ready for a bit of modifying!
Service bits from Euro Car Parts £308
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