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What is this thing called???



Pin3Appl3

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio dynamique
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Tge little plastic cap thing, it's no longer there and is it important? I believe it would stop oil coming out? Also old picture so the engine is no longer covered in all that oil😂
 

Martin.

ClioSport Club Member
It's only a breather, it's not essential. I've not had one on mine for years. Put a silicone bung over it if you're concerned, but mine has never dripped oil.

You would struggle to fill up the box with oil without it.
 

JamesBryan

ClioSport Club Member
  Titanium 182
The pipe is ususally much longer than that on the breather, it's been shortened a fair bit.
 

Martin.

ClioSport Club Member
Don't you fill the gearbox up through the plug hole on the side?
Yeah you do, but you need the breather to let the air out as you're putting oil in. Othewise you'd be there for hours.

The pipe is ususally much longer than that on the breather, it's been shortened a fair bit.
To be fair mine is that short and I'm sure it came like that. The previous owner didn't touch the car at all.
 

JamesBryan

ClioSport Club Member
  Titanium 182
To be fair mine is that short and I'm sure it came like that. The previous owner didn't touch the car at all.
Mine goes up to just under the head of the engine as does the one we've just taken out another 182.

Probably a variation from factory.
 
  monaco 172
Yeah you do, but you need the breather to let the air out as you're putting oil in. Othewise you'd be there for hours.



To be fair mine is that short and I'm sure it came like that. The previous owner didn't touch the car at all.
Changed the oil on mine loads of times and never took the cap off the breather.

But then again the pipe I use to fill from the front doesn't create an air tight seal
 

Martin_172

ClioSport Club Member
  182 Converted Van
as above not needed unless you were making an air tight seal around the filler hole when filling it.

later cars had long breathers, some of the 1.2 16v ones came up and clipped onto the battery tray at same height as the top of the battery.
 

R3k1355

ClioSport Club Member
Changed the oil on mine loads of times and never took the cap off the breather.

But then again the pipe I use to fill from the front doesn't create an air tight seal
This, and my memory isn't great but it's a pretty large plug you take out to fill it through.

Unless people do their gearbox oil through a hosepipe now?
 


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