Day 2…Pro-Line Motorsport

Got back at 10pm from Pure and left the car on the transporter so we could head off the next morning (not quite as early mind!) to Pro-Line Motorsport who I am hugely pleased will be finishing the build from here 😎 . I’ve messed about far too long looking at the car and not getting any further forward with it, and whilst I’ve managed (hopefully!) to acquire quality items and plan the build pretty well thus far, it’s time for the build to take a professional leap forward in quality. Which is where Mitch at Pro-Line will step in and ensure the build is now finished to his exacting standards 🙂

Day 1…Pure Motorsport

At long last the ITB’s are on! Loaded up the car on to the recovery transporter (which is becoming an all too familiar procedure nowadays 😮 ) and headed off at 5am for a long haul down to see Nick at Pure Motorsport. Nick did the install as it is the first car except his own to run the setup, suffice to say it looks and fits incredibly and I’ll let the pictures do the talking on this one…..


A few new parts to complete the build

Acquired a few parts over the last couple of weeks, getting ready for the completion on the build.

Fuel system:

  • Clio MK IV R3T Fuel pump
  • Clio Cup Racer fuel plate cover
  • Radium Fuel Pulse Damper
  • -6 PROGold lines (AiM pressure sensor on -3 line)


  • Oil cooling:

  • Setrab cooler
  • Mishimoto thermostatic s/w plate
  • -10 PROGold lines (AiM pressure sensor on -3 line)


  • New year, (another) new engine

    Picked this up just before Christmas, currently fitted in the car but awaiting a few more bits to arrive and a few changes to the installation before it will be running once more. Changes from the previous spec engine is that it is basically going to a standard bottom end, however with the addition of ITB’s (Spec page updated). I no longer have the appetite for expensive forged builds as the cost of rebuilding is too high Vs. the actual performance gains, and with the ITB’s it will still make I guess about 220-ish, albeit with just less torque in the mid-range I suspect. Crucially though the cost and time involved for replacing the engine should the worst should happen again, will be far far less. This frees up the budget for doing some more interesting things on the car as I’m frankly bored of replacing engines now! 🙂