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    (Original post by Elementric)
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    Yes. If your car does not have enough power to pull away from 4th->5th then you have a problem.
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    (Original post by Lara C.)
    And you think that is causing an 2002 Clio to run at 80mph max? :rolleyes:

    Sometimes your head is screwed on just a little too tight Graham :p:
    It could be the early signs of a worn out engine (losing max hp), but granted, a good service (or lack of) is probably more likely.
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    (Original post by Lara C.)
    Yes. If your car does not have enough power to pull away from 4th->5th then you have a problem.
    Nah, the gearbox is just set up wrong, set up for cruising. The gear is far too high for the amount of torque the engine has and thus, a lower gear (4th) is more likely to reach top speed on small engines.

    Try it, try and get to the red line in a 1.4 in 5th. You can't, you run out of torque, try it in 4th and you will probably get a higher top speed as you can reach the red line, worth trying either way, nothing to lose.
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    (Original post by gbduo)
    It could be the early signs of a worn out engine (losing max hp), but granted, a good service (or lack of) is probably more likely.
    The chances of a 2002 correctly maintained engine wearing out are astronomically small unless something major has given way. In fact its unheard of as far as i know that such a new engine could wear out so easily. I think your just spoiling for an argument Graham.....
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    (Original post by gbduo)
    Nah, the gearbox is just set up wrong, set up for cruising. The gear is far too high for the amount of torque the engine has and thus, a lower gear (4th) is more likely to reach top speed on small engines.

    Try it, try and get to the red line in a 1.4 in 5th. You can't, you run out of torque, try it in 4th and you will probably get a higher top speed as you can reach the red line, worth trying either way, nothing to lose.
    Your seriously deluded. The gearbox in a 1.2 Renault Clio is NOT set up for cruising, fair enough in a bentley or in a BINI with 6 gears.

    You may very well not be able to hit the rev limiter in even a 1.4 in 5th, in fact i know you cant because my car is a healthy 100bhp 1.4 and it runs out at about 5500rpm. But thats still ALOT faster than flat out in 4th.
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    (Original post by Lara C.)
    The chances of a 2002 correctly maintained engine wearing out are astronomically small unless something major has given way. In fact its unheard of as far as i know that such a new engine could wear out so easily. I think your just spoiling for an argument Graham.....
    It's French anything could happen! :p:
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    (Original post by Lara C.)
    Your seriously deluded. The gearbox in a 1.2 Renault Clio is NOT set up for cruising, fair enough in a bentley or in a BINI with 6 gears.

    You may very well not be able to hit the rev limiter in even a 1.4 in 5th, in fact i know you cant because my car is a healthy 100bhp 1.4 and it runs out at about 5500rpm. But thats still ALOT faster than flat out in 4th.
    Its worth a shot, especially with lower power and less torquey engines, honestly, it can make a big difference.
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    (Original post by gbduo)
    It's French anything could happen! :p:
    Im being serious Graham, youve just pissed me off again by making these stupid comments. You know the engine isnt worn out and if it was there would be something seriously wrong with. Please dont do this again.
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    (Original post by Lara C.)
    Im being serious Graham, youve just pissed me off again by making these stupid comments. You know the engine isnt worn out and if it was there would be something seriously wrong with. Please dont do this again.
    Sorry :o:
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    (Original post by gbduo)
    Its worth a shot, especially with lower power and less torquey engines, honestly, it can make a big difference.
    No it cant, its a city car and its not made for cruising. Its sole purpose just like all the other cars ive owned is to get you from town to town as cheaply as possible. Its not a motorway car and they Renault have not chosen the gear ratios for it, they are chosen for urban economy which means short compact ratios. Im yet to drive such a car that wont get very close to its top RPM in 5th gear.
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    (Original post by gbduo)
    Sorry :o:
    Its fine. Lets just leave it be
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    Is the car chugging at that speed? It sounds like it could be the throttle body, it's a quite common fault with newer clios and the micra with which it shares so many parts. Service the car and go from there.
 
 
 
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