Finally got round to registering on this forum.........although I have been reading the banter for a few months now! You all seem pretty good natured and underworked enough to spend your days posting here, so I reckon I might just fit in
Am thoroughly enjoying owning this little kids car with a grown-up engine slapped in it, although I reckon I live in the worst place to get the best out of it!! London aint great......although I do get to practise a lot of accelerating/braking over very short distances!
Ok, now I have a gripe......Ive had the 172 since Feb and my coolant level is already at the minimum! And I have a horrible grating/knocking noise coming form the front left side of the car. Now, I hold my hands up and openly admit to having bugger all knowledge (well, some - but not much) of what goes on mechanically.......(sigh)......mental note to self to sort this out one day!
Im getting a little service done just to be careful at the end of the month and the guy at Renault reckoned the grating/knocking may just be my brakes......if anyone has encountered similar issues and knows better, please help!
Also, where has the coolant gone? I cant see any leaks and dont think it should be vanishing anywhere! Or am I being overly concerned? I guess I just want a few opinions before it goes to them.......
Anyway, sorry for the long(ish) post.
PS - Hi