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  1. Engines
    I'm looking for peoples views on the ongoing success rate of changing the gasket alone or whether other problems were found & resolved at the same time - perhaps head warping? If other problems were found, what problems were found? I too have finally fallen victim what I believe is the head...
  2. Older renaults (pre-1992)
    Hi All, My 1989 Renault 19 TSE 1390cc has just failed it’s MOT, primarily due to an oil leak from the head gasket and another from the gear box. The head gasket leak has been there for some time but apparently this year a new item has been added to the test for environmental /pollution reasons...
  3. Heating & cooling
    Hi there I have a 56 renault grand scenic, had her 5yrs no real issues, overheated 5 days ago got home checked fluids- empty expansion tank- refilled, started following morning bubbling sounds from behind dash, stopped within 30secs, car drove fine no smoke no contaminated oil. checked water...
  4. Engines
    Hi guy gonna change the sump on my 55plate 1.2 clio i have purchased a sump offline however i cant seem to find a gasket for it... when i rang euro parts they said this clio does not have a gasket you only use gasket paste is this correct ??
  5. Engines
    Hi , I need to remove the sump because the plastic dipstick broke off in the dipstick tube and has fallen into the sump.
  6. Engines
    Hi there forum! I need to give some context before telling what issue is about. Renault Vel Satis 3.5 was my dream car for a long time. It was also one ofmy best friends dream car aswell. And know I was in a situation when I could really aford it not that is expensive but to gift myself for...
  7. Heating & cooling
    Everything seemed fine on the test drive! A week or so after buying the van I noticed the heaters were no longer blowing hot or even warm air and I noticed a hot coolant smell in the cab. After a quick look under the bonnet and no neon arrow pointing to anything obvious I took it to my local and...
  8. Older renaults (pre-1992)
    Hello folks, just looking for a bit of guidance on how to replace the manifold gasket on my 1991 Renault Trafic mk1 1.7 camper, when she is started can see some fumes coming out by the manifold gasket area, so take it the gasket probably needs changing, it seems quite difficult to access it due...
  9. Older renaults (pre-1992)
    Hi, In the process off removing my exhaust manifold for a weld repair, I have discovered that i have a coolant leak from my head gasket, I have a replacement gasket on it's way, my questions are: When removing the cylinder head, is it necessary to remove the distributor, fuel pump etc or can...
  10. Electronics
    Hi everyone! I have a minor problem finding new gasket(s) for my throttle body. I have a rare version of 2001 Clio 1.2 8v with electronic throttle body. Does anybody know where can I find gaskets for this? I linked two pictures below. The gasket I'm looking for is the one between the inlet...
  11. Transmissions
    Hi! I am new in this forum. Last year I got a Laguna 2 2001 1.6 with manual gearbox. I like the car and the smooth ride! I am living in Norway, so I have a the steeringwheel on the left side. Yesterday I smelled burned oil after driving. And when I jacked up the car and looked under it, it...
  12. Engines
    Hi there, I recently took my Renault Clio to a garage for a quick check up, he has come back to me and said that the Head Gasket has blown and there is oil leaking into my cylinders, and it is unsafe to drive as it could seize up at any given moment. He has quoted me £750 for the work which...
  13. Engines
    Hi I'm net to the forum and only really joined to try find answer to my question as Renault them self's couldn't tell me. so my Clio mk2 1.6 16v thermostat housing has failed I'm leaking oil and oil and water is mixing. right I thought whilst I'm fixing it might as well upgrade to the metal...
  14. Engines
    Hello, My valve cover gasket was old and it was like stone than gasket. It's leaking oil and i bought Victor Reinz brand which i think it's a good quality brand. I replaced gasket and it's still leaking. Not like before but gasket is wet with oil. I don't have repair manual so please can you...
  15. Engines
    Hello all, I am new on here. I have the opportunity to buy a 56 plate Traffic for a very reasonable price...Problem is, the current owner hit a pigeon, which damaged a radiator hose and cause the head gasket to blow. I have tried a lot of Googleing and can't find much information about the...
  16. Engines
    Hi I have a '06 1.6 VVT Clio. My battery failed this week and upon opening the bonnet I noticed the expansion bottle dark in colour. Opening it up there was a small amout of cream and the water is oily. Checked the engine oil level and Im down to about a quater. There is no creamy residue in...
  17. Engines
    Hi All, I am after a bit of advice. I have a 2.2dci espace mk3 it broke down last year and has been sat outside my workshop (I am electronics engineer) until this week when I decided I would tackle the repairs as no local garage fancied looking at it. The car has done 123K and I brought it at...
  18. Older renaults (pre-1992)
    Hi, i was fitting a new rocker cover gasket today and noticed that my engine, oil cap and breather pipes had white sludge in. http://www.renaultforums.co.uk/picture.php?albumid=3001&pictureid=11441 http://www.renaultforums.co.uk/picture.php?albumid=3001&pictureid=11433 Now i know about...
  19. Heating & cooling
    Any advice on pitfalls of replacing a leaking 1.6vvt thermostat gasket (the fully plastic type housing with built in thermostat) with the oil ways etc on end of head. the 'leak' is a misting of oil over engine, no water / oil mixing has occurred and I will also be resealing the breather cover...
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