Question about 2005 Renault R5
I recently took my Renault Clio X Reg Auto along to local ATS to fix a rattling exhaust.
They replaced the brackets/clamps/mountings connecting front exhaust pipe to engine.
Days later exhaust rattle returned getting worse. Problems startingcar, started Ok but not smooth and severe knocking noise, which settledafter a couple minutes, when engine ran smoothly, although exhauststill knocking.
Day before I decided to take car back to ATS to sort out exhaustproblems excessive amount of white smoke emitted from exhaust tailpipe. Noticed temperature gauge was reading high, stopped car toinspect coolant level which was low /reservoir empty, so topped it upand drove home.
Tested car today, coolant level ok, excessive white smoke still being emitted once engine warms up.
From researching on internet white smoke seems to indicatecoolant/antifreeze getting into engine system due to head gasketproblem.
Could ATS botched repair have caused problems or I have I been simply unlucky in that head gasket has failed??
Many thanks for help.
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Dec 09, 2012 | Cars & Trucks
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.
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