Oil pump failure on a renault clio 1.2 , 8 valve - y reg .
Ive just bought a clio off a friend, he broke down and the AA guy said problem was the oil pump. My friend pulled the car over as soon as he realised he had a problem, what i would like to know is will the engine need to be reconditioned or will i get away with just replacing the oil pump. Any advise would be gratefully recieved.
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White smoke: White smoke is caused by water and or antifreeze entering the cylinder, and the engine trying to burn it with the fuel. If white smoke is present, check to see if the proper amount of antifreeze is inside the radiator and the overflow bottle. Also check to see if antifreeze has contaminated the engine oil. You can look at the engine oil dipstick, or look at the under side of the engine oil filler cap. If the oil is contaminated with antifreeze, it will have the appearance of a chocolate milkshake. Do not start the engine if the oil is contaminated with antifreeze, as serious internal engine damage can result.
It is also possible to be a engine problem you should immediate visit a car service.
locate were ur leak is coming from most common oil leaks are from the sump screw under the engine sometimes just tighting the screw can solve the problem and ur clio will over heat if ur level of oil is not right oil is pumped round ur moving engine componants to keep moving parts temperature down also check ur radiator for any leaks hope this helps
i have a clio, had same problem too. its the head gasket. when this breaks or cracks it allows water into parts of the engine it should not, and therefore the water starts to mix with the oil forming this 'light brown gunge' the problem is that when driving with a damaged head gasket you will damage the head of the engine too which is why this is reoccuring. your best bet is to take apart the engine, clean it out, buy a new head gasket and then get the head of your engine skimmed. this could solve the problem depending on how damaged your head is.
try my last solution posted, connectors on renault clios renouned for corroded electrical connection car guaranteed to start unless car needs replacement loom these also prone to fail very bad design of wiring connections they did a better job in the 70s