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  1. Engines
    hi all, just bought a Clio 2 2002 8v 1.2 (for my sinsn :) ) Just looking at the throttle body today and is there anything missing at the back of it, it just looks like something should be there and there is a little screw/bolt sticking out. You should see what I am on about with this pic Thanks:
  2. Engines
    Hi all I really need advice. Our Clio just died a few weeks ago. After a lot of searching we found out that the cam timing has shifted! The reason for this was the crank sprocket woodruf key sheared off, damaging the sprocket key slot. A good second hand sprocket was fitted and the car ran...
  3. Engines
    My daughter has a late 2001 Clio 2 with an 8 valve 1.2 litre engine and 75,000 miles on the clock. It is having intermittent problems, very familiar on these pages. Sometimes, when idling, it runs rough and the engine rpm cycles up and down between 600 and 1200 rpm. Other times the engine...
  4. Engines
    Hi all I replaced cambelt and tensioner recently, and decided to replace the two oil seals at the same time (cam and crank). I now have a horrible oil leak from the crank region. Each time I open up, it does not look like the oil comes from a leaky seal. The problem is that the pulleys splats...
  5. Brakes/Hubs
    Hi need to change the brake pads and discs on my Clio, can anyone tell me the torque for the bolts when refitting ? Also I'm wanting to remove the rear brake drums an clean them, can anyone tell me the correct torque for the rear hub nut, and whether this nut needs to be renewed after removal...
  6. Exhausts
    I have a 2000 Clio 1.2 8v, is it normal that the exhaust system has no center silencer? Mine definitely doesn't have one, it's completely standard and isn't loud. Is this just because it has a small engine? Cheers Chris
  7. Engines
    I am trying to identify a Renault 8v cylinder head (believed to be the 1.4 or 1.6 litre petrol) which is a bit bigger than the clio 1.2 I was expecting when I bought it! As I need to sell it to recoup my losses, is there any way of telling the difference between the 1.4 and 1.6heads? I cannot...
  8. Engines
    Just wondering if anyone knows of the tappet settings for the Renault Clio 1.2 8valve 2001? Thanks in advance Sam
  9. Engines
    Hi, I have broke down this afternoon and the AA say it is the timing belt. He said this may be classed as a safe engine? (interference engine) Meaning no damage to the engine will have ccured can anyone confirm if this is true as when I call garages they advise to get the belt replaced and see...
  10. Engines
    Hi, my Clio 1.4 8V W reg-2000 has a blown head gasket, water in Piston Pot no. 1 (right end looking at engine). Some water has got into the sump. As I was not driving the car I have to presume some things. It is the Head Gasket ? Hopefully the Block is not cracked ? Water in the sump - is...
  11. Engines
    has anyone got a diagram to show the timing marks on the car above
  12. Engines
    Hi starts from cold, revs rise slowly, then when you throttle on , goes dead, obviously running far too rich, then starts fine after a few minuetes of cranking, whilst it sounds really sick, after that runs sweet as a nut, only small jouneys most of the time in the past 6 months (i'm a biker)...
  13. General tuning
    how hard is it to convert an 8 valve engine to a 16 valve? I have a 1.4 renault 19 with a very good reliable engine, its very nippy, not many 1.4s can keep up but i just need a bit more GO. im reluctant to sell as my motor is mint. So if it is possible? How hard is it to convert an 8 valve...
  14. Engines
    Hi I probably Had this in the wrong place but thanx to those that helped. I replaced front engine mountings and since then the car refuses to start, i have checked plugs [no spark], they atr bone dry, tried reseting fuel pump cut off. still no joy.continuous clicking from relay box , no power to...
  15. Engines
    Hi Just new to this. I have just replaced front engine mountings :rant:. now the damn thing wont start not even a stutter. dunno where to start looking for problem any help much appreciated
  16. Engines
    How much should a new timing belt & fitting cost on a 2000 1.2 Clio Grande 8valve? Hey any ideas how much i should be paying for my new timing belt fitting on my Clio Grande 1.2 8valve year 2000? Thanks Guys.
  17. Engines
    Can anybody help me please? I am trying to find out where you fill the automatic transmision on a1999 (T) Megane Scenic 2.0RT 8Valve. Acording to Haynes there should be a tube up the side of the gearbox but My car does not have this. Any help would be greatly apreciated.
  18. Engines
    My 1998 Scenic has developed an intermittent high idle when it is warm. When pulling up at a junction the idle drops to either just under 1000, around 2000 or somewhere in between. It doesn't fluctuate, just sits steady at these values. I have checked the throttle and it is not sticking. We...