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Old 07.02.2011, 13:57
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Re: My Renault is using tooo much oil

Following up on this one......I took my garage to a renault main dealer today, one which was recommended as being 'honest'. He spent a while looking at the car and running some diagnostic tests, he said it was not the turbo after all but was a hose that had come away from the oil pump and all the white smoke and the extra oil useage was because of this factor. I guess the proof will be in the pudding but does this sound kosher, to all those motorheads out there?
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Old 07.02.2011, 14:22
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Following up on this one......I took my garage to a renault main dealer today, one which was recommended as being 'honest'. He spent a while looking at the car and running some diagnostic tests, he said it was not the turbo after all but was a hose that had come away from the oil pump and all the white smoke and the extra oil useage was because of this factor. I guess the proof will be in the pudding but does this sound kosher, to all those motorheads out there?
Sounds reasonable; proof will be in the pudding as you write
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Re: My Renault is using tooo much oil

could be, but if the pipe was loose and i am assuming the pipe is external then you should have oil drops in the parking place, still doesnt explain the smoke though.
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Old 07.02.2011, 15:11
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could be, but if the pipe was loose and i am assuming the pipe is external then you should have oil drops in the parking place, still doesnt explain the smoke though.

leaking oil dripping on a hot exhaust will smoke like a bugger
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Re: My Renault is using tooo much oil

true, but that would cause smoke everywhere, esp from under the car
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Re: My Renault is using tooo much oil

Well, proof was in the pudding.....car is completely f-----d . It has spent time at a renault dealership since last week , and after all the diagnostic testing, they have announced that the engine has no compression, it is losing oil and the smoke continues to bellow out. The engine replacement will be 9500 euros.

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Old 16.02.2011, 09:02
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Re: My Renault is using tooo much oil

Sorry to hear about that - how much did you pay for the thing ?

First car I ever bought had a blown cylinder head gasket - also a Renault.

As long as I can afford it I will always stick to German makes - had a Z3 which was the most reliable thing I ever drove - of course I crashed that.
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Old 16.02.2011, 09:13
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Well, proof was in the pudding.....car is completely f-----d . It has spent time at a renault dealership since last week , and after all the diagnostic testing, they have announced that the engine has no compression, it is losing oil and the smoke continues to bellow out. The engine replacement will be 9500 euros.

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renault dealers are just parts swappers, they really have no clue other then what the computer tells them, computer says engine broken, need new engine. I've had 2 brand new renaults in the past, on one service they didn't disconnect the battery so blew one of the main fuses, I picked the car up and the battery light was on, computer says alternator blown, you'll need a new one, £700. I asked them to check the fuses, they didn't even know where they where, so I checked them, sure enough blown fuse, they are worse then idiots.

personally I'd be taking it to an independent garage and get them to really find the problem, I'm pretty positive it doesn't need a new engine, if it was really that bad the engine wouldn't be working at all, maybe its just a gasket or 2, or its dropped a cylinder etc all of which can be fixed without the need for a whole new engine.

Or just drive it into a tree and claim on the insurance.

We use a very good indy garage who can actually diagnose and fix problems, here's the details

http://www.kerstein.ch/
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