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post #2 of (permalink) Old 16th May 2012
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Re: Mk1 Clio 1.4 rt

Hi, a good service is the right place to start and should help bring a bit of life back to the old girl.

The 1.4 motor never won any prizes for urge or go, I'm afraid as it was tuned for economy rather than power. 130k is a fair amount for a small petrol, but if it has been looked after, it should go on a bit yet!

It is likely that a combination of age related issues and patchy servicing are colluding to rob what power there was available!

If once you have serviced it and you still find it is lacking might be worth digging a bit deeper. What is fuel economy like? Probably worth putting a bottle of fuel system cleaner through it as well and cleaning the throttle body whilst checking all the pipes and connections for leaks. Are the brakes binding?

Let us know how you get on


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