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On certain models of renault petrol engines ,they are susceptable to oil leak on the right hand side of the engine where the water connection /hose fittings are ,the top bolts are screwed into the head but its not a blind hole but it goes all the way through the head ,For some reason the bolts work loose after 10,000kms and oil is everywhere ,first suspicion is the oil switch but ?? check these 10mm spanner size bolts are not loose that hold this plastic housing tight.

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Open the bonnet, go to the drivers side front wing and look down to the front of the engine. You should be able to see the oil filter at the front of the engine.

With the engine cold put your hand on the oil filter and the dipstick is just over a hands width towards the front centre of the engine.
Also where it says 16 valve in yellow on the top of the engine cover follow a straight line down towards the front of the engine and that's pretty much about it's location.

When the "oil ok" light is displayed on the dashboard, press the trip reset button there should be six 000000's displayed.

This lets you know if the engine oil is at the correct level.
These zeros decrease as the oil level goes down. I reckon It's about 250mill - 1/4 of a litre of oil for each zero.
So let's say if you have only three zeros displayed, then you would require about 750mill of oil to reach the correct level. It's best to add a small amount at a time using a measuring jug.

Hope this helps,

Ian.

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