Question about 2000 Renault 181
Put oil in car2.5ltrs and oil all gone after two weeks, the fuel injector light is on, and it is putting out a bit of black smake through the exhaust system. run really well and no power loss, garage said i need a new engine even though the never looked at it and wanted £1800.00 and labour ontop please help
It can be any of the following - and some more I don't know about:
1) Valve stem seals leaking, if you run against compression (eg. downhill) and then accellerates and it smokes, this is a possibility.
2) Piston Rings worn out - smokes all the time
3) PCV Valve shot - smokes all the time
4) Bad oil. NEVER MIX OILS!!!!! You can use any brand you like if it is correctly rated and tested, eg API SF/CC rated, BUT STICK TO THAT BRAND!!!! I won't recommend any specific brand- I use Shell in my car, Castrol in my truck and Mobil in my bike - so I'm not brand-specific. However, I keep to one specific oil (type and grade) per vehicle. My car has done 200000 + kilo's, my bike 145000, and my previous truck did 300000 till I sold it - all of them without any engine problems.
Go to another garage for a second opinion.
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