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Renault clio 1-5 dci (2002)

Blowing black smoke when you rev it???

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  • kevtsh Aug 06, 2008

    i have the same problem with a renault laguna 2003 1.9dci

    blowing loads of black smoke when i rev high in all gears except 5th. im told it blows when taking off, although not enough to see in mirror.

    i dont notice any lack of power, although its been like this since i got it so maybe it should be better...

  • PKenyon Feb 10, 2009

    Renault Clio 1.5 dci 2002, blowing black smoke, and lossing power whilst driving. Suddenly goes from 70 down to 50

    (Starts Ok and tick over is Ok. Renault and Bosch havent found any Problems or Faulty feedback from there computers,

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Renault megan grinding noise from engine sometimes smokeing from engine

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    not sparking

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    1.9 dci

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    start not cranking



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Hi there!

It's very likely a valve stem seal that has split. This will allow oil into the cylinder from the crank gallery.

Off with it's head! I'm afraid.

The only other thing it can be is overfueling - but then it will be sputtering and lagging on acceleration.
You can check which cylinder is affected by removing the plugs and looking for the oily one. They will all need replacing really as it's false economy to do just 1. The seals are cheap. I would get a new cambelt fitted at the same time - as it has to come off anyway.

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Clio1,5 dci 2002
pregledana je pumpa - ispravna, pregledane su dize - ispravne

Auto jednostavno neće upaliti a ugasio se na parkiralištu kad je radio u leru.
na kompjuteru ne pokazuje grešku !

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Have changed Air and Fuel Filters,
Then i changed the Ignition Key, He Ho no Problems, must have been a faulty key, interupting immobilizer, so much for expensive and so called professional Garages

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The first thing to do is check you air filter start with the simple things first.
Air filters are the first thing to block up before you go out and buy one check it first you can run the car down the road without it to see if it has stops smokong also check the pipes are free from debris. You must have a filter in dont be tempted to run the car without one you could damage your engine. Next fuel filters again these should be change at service intavals. Im sure if you do this first it will solve your pronlem. If it is still smoking moniter your oil to see if it is using oil if it is this could be an expensive profesional repair. If no oil is been used you might have contaminated fuel, you could try running it down to empty and filling up but this might not work, the best way is to drain out the tank and water traps or filters. Hope ths helps.
Good luck.

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