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Re: clio cambelt?

Originally Posted by Paul_Taylor View Post
Same question really.

Brought our daughter a 2005 Clio 1.2 16v last week. Fully serviced the engine today, and gave it a good going over.
To me it looks as if this engine is a timing chain ?.
When I looked up Clio on Wikipedia, it says the late 2004 and on has a new engine by Nissan. Aka the Micra engine.

Can anyone confirm this for me ?.
When I had the huge air box off to change the plugs etc, the end of the engine looks all enclosed in Alloy. Just like a Timing chain engine would.
Does your engine look like this hash=item3a7fb88cff

I know it mentions the Nissan deal but you might find it's more Renault than Nissan.
Developed with Nissan can mean anything.
A lot of Nissans use the Renault diesel engines from what I read.

Look at the end of the engine below the alloy part and you might find that it turns into plastic covers going down to the crankshaft pulley.
That means belt.
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