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  1. Jameswayne

    VW Trans to Clio II RS engine

    Dear people, I am interested in putting a clio II rs (2L) engine in my clio II 1.4 16v and rebuilding it to a 2l rs. I heard that it’s best to get a VW transmission and axle’s rather than the stock 2l rs transmission and axle’s because they get leaky en break fast. Can anyone point me in the...
  2. K

    Kangoo 172 cranking but not firing

    Hello all, I have just purchased a converted Kangoo with a 172 lump in it. Absolutely love it BUT it doesn't work. It is cranking strongly but will not turn over. There are no immobiliser lights on the dash - there is an aftermarket immobiliser but it appears this is off. Coil pack is...
  3. T

    1.2 16V Issues - Any Ideas? (Sorry for long post)

    Hi guys, got a bit of a weird issue with my Clio right now. It's an 07 1.2 16v Campus. So, it all started when I was in 4th gear at a high rpm (around 5ish). After this it did not want to go up anymore revs and the check engine light started flashing at me. Pulled over and gave it a look over...
  4. G

    Can anyone help please

    I’ve had my 64 plate Cleo D-que 0.9 for 6 months today when I’ve got back from shopping it’s started making this noise any ideas as to what it is please
  5. S

    Rear engine mount

    Looking to replace the rear engine mount/ dog leg bottom mount. 2 questions 1. How do you modify the original one to be more supporting and not get wobbly beyond silicone in the gaps. 2. The one for the automatic gearbox looks way more stable, will it fit manual cars?
  6. O

    RS 197 Engine Rebuild - Tolerances / Running Clearances

    My dad and I are looking to rebuild the engine in my 197 soon. All to OE spec. I'm currently looking for a list of standard tolerances for everything. I've come across R3 specs, but these look to be larger than those of standard road going engines... I'm assuming to cope with the higher heats...
  7. H

    182 Dodgy Idle

    Hi all, Hoping someone on here can help me as I’m getting ready to blow my brains out with my 182 at the moment! for the last few months I’ve had a running problem, bit of a dodgy idle and the car just not feeling right! Engine wise the car only has a JMRS induction kit and a scorpion exhaust...
  8. M

    'STOP' and 'OIL PRESSURE FAULT' lights appear when going round corners.

    Hi guys, Recently my 2007 Clio Mk3 has been displaying the 'OIL PRESSURE FAULT' message on the dash, as well as the 'STOP' light coming on. This only happens when driving around corners. I've checked my oil levels on the dipstick and it all looks fine. Car runs as normal and there's no...
  9. M

    Engine Warning Light and Shift Light?

    Hi all Car is a a 2005 Clio 182. Driving it down to Dover last week the car was doing strange things. Little bit chicken and egg, as I don't know what was cause and effect... Driving along, the car would very momentarily stutter. Maybe a misfire, but felt more like a torque-cut...
  10. Y

    Engine specs

    Hello everyone It’s Yazan Juma; a new member at I wanted ask how can i know my engine specs, here is the engine number below F4RD730C004073 If anyone can help me, thanks
  11. D

    Oil Pressure Fault

    My 1.2 Mk3 clio has thrown up the oil pressure fault. I've changed the pressure switch which hasn't solved the problem unfortunately, I'm going to change the oil filter in case that's clogged but is there anything else it could be apart from the oil pump? I was planning on selling the car so...
  12. M

    Front of engine wiring loom

    Hi Please see photographs of a disconnected plug on the front wiring loom on my 2005 182, any idea what it is or where it goes, to be fair the end looks a little broken, it goes into the loom that goes to the alternator & some of the sensors on the engine, any info will be greatly appreciated.
  13. B

    Strange Noise On Deceleration?

    Hi everyone. I’ve got this really weird squealing noise under light acceleration / decelerating? It doesn’t do it under hard acceleration and nothing at idle. I’m totally puzzled by it 😂 It was doing this before I fitted my induction kit and ktec decat. I thought it might be an air leak but...
  14. B

    Engine Rev Limiter?

    Evening gents What is the standard rev limiter set at in a 172 cup? I just took mine a blast and it was revving to 8k. As far as I’m aware it’s had no cams or anything either. Anyone know? I don’t plan on going that high again anytime soon 😅
  15. R

    Rattling Noise above 2800-2900 rpm Clio 4 RS Trophy

    Hi, I have recently bought a 2018 Clio 4 RS 220 Trophy with lovely Akrapovic Exhaust. The car has driven about 26000km. I have noticed recently, that when the oil is about 90-95 degrees celsius (on the R.S. Monitor), I hear a rattling noise from under the hood, above 2800rpm stationary...
  16. M

    Clio 2.0 Dynamique s

    Hi looking for a replacement engine for my beloved Clio need to fit MK3 any any ideas where I can get one
  17. S

    1.6 16v sounding like a lawn mower

    Hey everyone, Today, myself and my clio had a rough day. Firstly, on my way to work, the exhaust back box mount failed and the whole exhaust fell off. Got that fixed, welded in a new exhaust and that was good... for a total of 15 minutes. I'm not sure if this is exhaust related, I highly doubt...
  18. H

    Clio 1.2 16V What’s going on

    Hello all, Bought a clio 2 days ago 2004 1.2 16V Digital Temperature meter goes max 2 stripes. Cold starts it is on 0 stripes. Took to mechanic to check Thermostat and Temperature Sensor. Sensor works. (Tested in boiling water) Thermostat was cheap so got advised to replace just to be sure...
  19. C

    Car wouldn’t start, but battery and alternator are good?

    Hello, I’m new to this forum. I’ve just bought a 1.1 2008 Renault Clio to get me around while a crash claim I was in gets sorted out. It was off a family friend and was pretty cheap as the clutch was on its way out. Ive drove the car around 4-5 times, it’s not insured untill September but I’ve...
  20. J


    Evening all, I recently popped my engine on a track day in my clio 182. I have a replacement engine. I am looking to see if anyone on here would be able to/or know anyone in north west, preferably close to macclesfield as possible to fit my new engine? Thanks
  21. D

    Engine swap

    Hi, my 1.2 engine in my mk 3 went last week, timing belt snapped and bent all 16 valves, I’ve just bought another mk3 1.2 engine with the same engine code as the one that went, Will this just be plug and play, or will I need the ecu to go with it?
  22. 1

    Throttle not working

    Was driving the 182 earlier today when it just lost all acceleration then the engine started to idol its self at between 2500rpm and 3000rpm and the throttle peddle wasn't responding but the throttle its self was still opening and closing each fine time it got pressed just wasn't letting the car...
  23. TheJimsterJim

    Overheating, squeaking engine and juddering steering. What has gone wrong?

    Been searching the forum but can't seem to figure out what has gone wrong on my 2005 182FF. Recently changed my alternator after it died and all seemed to be going just fine for about a week then today I took her for a spin and I'm sure I felt something go under the car and then could hear a...
  24. arChi69

    Running rough, EML on, no power

    Hope someone can point me in the right directions here. Was driving around yesterday when suddenly EML light came on flashing and car lost power, limp mode as such. Idles ok when stationary, but when moving off sounds like a Subaru boxer engine with a hint of sewing machine ? Also the exhaust...
  25. Archtects

    Clio sport check engine/revs its-self/sounds like motorbike

    On way home today was driving down the road changed down and rather than revving I heard what sounded one blowing I assumed it was my exhaust or something. But then I noticed check engine light and that the car was Reving it self, then I heard the noise it was making. Sounds a little bit like...
  26. M

    Catalitic convertor problems

    Having engine troubles especially in cold conditions. Engine will be less responsive at times and occasionally stall shortly after startup. The toxic fume warning light now flashes. Any ideas on a solution? 130k miles, 2001 Clio.
  27. Une_Baguette

    Metal Grinding Noise Around Timing Area?

    Hi all, recently my 172 has developed an issue around the timing belt area it sounds like a metal scraping noise kind of like a bearing has gone don't believe it is the dephaser but was just wondering if this has happened to anyone else? The timing belt and water pump were done 2 years ago by...
  28. ClioDude55

    Blowing sound from 16v mk2

    I get a blowing sound every time I press the gas, no matter the rpm. Coming from under the engine cover/back of motor. Anyone have any idea? Have checked for leaks on all hoses u can se without jacking up the car ?
  29. C

    Bolt sizes

    I need to replace the engine cover bolts and the inlet manifold bolts, what sizes are they?
  30. I

    Car won’t rev when engine is on!

    hi! I’m having problems with my 2001 manual Renault Clio. When I turn the engine on and put into gear to move off, my engine won’t rev meaning my car won’t move. When it happens I turn the engine off and on again, and keep having to restart the car until it revs. It doesn’t happen all the time...