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Questions about my engine bay (pictures)


ClioSport Club Member
  Megane 250 cup
Hello all, I've had my Clio for a while now(3ish+ years) and I'm finally getting round to doing some jobs I always keep my engine bay relatively clean. But there's some bits that scratch at that part of my brain why wife wishes didn't exist.

Engine bay pretty simple.

Is this normal? For it to not be sitting flush? Both sides do this.

What's this thing? And what can I do about its horrible condition? Just paint it with high temp spray?


A few questions here. Is it normal for it to go whiteish like this? Do I need the cover on? Is there a point of it? What spray can I use to get it cleaned up? Don't want fancy colors would like it stock. (or should I get a matched Inlet).
Also is there any guides to painting the inlets?


I think I've asked this question before but where do I get The of these bolts that hold the block of metal that sits in front of the fuel line?

Thank you.


ClioSport Club Member
  Titanium 182
Those suspensopn top mounts are correct, they turn with the steering that's why they're not tight to the body.

That hook thing is for an engine crane to lift the engine out. Can paint it or take it off if you want.

The inlet plenum with 'RenaultSport' on does oxidise like that yeah, it's aluminium. Best to paint it really, polishing them takes hours. Or leave it as is.

Fuel rail guard studs are available from Renault.


South East - Essex
ClioSport Area Rep
As above - nothing to worry about.

Best thing to do is shut the bonnet and go to the pub with the time and money you're going to waste tarting up the bits only the inevitable AA man can appreciate :up: