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When should you change timing belt for Clio?

When should you change timing belt for Clio?

Renault recommendations are that it is changed at five years or 72,000 miles, whichever is earlier.

What goes wrong with Renault Clio?

The Clio has been recalled twice over possible issues with how protectors on the brake hoses were fitted. In the worse case scenario this could result in wear to the hoses that causes fluid to leak, ultimately reducing braking performance (you’ll also see a warning light on the dash).

Which cars have timing chains?

What cars have timing chains instead of belts?

  • Most BMWs.
  • Most Mercedes.
  • All Cadillacs.
  • Alfa Romeo 159.
  • Chevrolet Corvette.
  • Dacia Duster, Sandero, Sandero Stepway.
  • Honda Jazz.
  • Mazda with Skyactiv-G engine.

Is the Renault Clio a reliable car?

The Clio appears to be pretty reliable, and it’s one of the safest superminis on sale. The latest Clio is the safest yet – it achieved a full five stars when tested by industry body Euro NCAP, with impressive adult, child and assistance ratings of 96%, 89% and 75% respectively.

How often should you service a Renault Clio?

Generally, all Renault cars are to be serviced every year or 18,000 miles, whichever comes first.

How long do timing chains last?

between 80,000 and 120,000 miles
When does a timing chain need to be replaced? The timing chain normally needs to be replaced between 80,000 and 120,000 miles unless there is a specific problem. Issues with the chain are common in higher mileage vehicles.

What are the signs of a bad timing chain?

Common signs of a faulty timing chain include engine misfires, metal shavings found in the oil, and rattling sounds from the engine while idling….

  • Engine misfires or runs poorly.
  • Metal shavings found in the oil.
  • Engine won’t start or fails.
  • Check Engine Light is on.
  • Engine rattles while idling.

Is Renault Clio a good car?

The Clio is a fun, accomplished car to drive. The latest Renault Clio matches the driving finesse of the Ford Fiesta and outshines the Ford in other areas. Its interior is one of the best in class, while generous interior space, excellent safety and low running costs should help make it a firm family favourite.

Are Renaults expensive to repair?

Renaults, Skodas, Fiats and Fords rank among the cheapest cars to repair, according to a new survey.

Do timing chains last forever?

A: As a general rule, if an engine has a timing chain and the oil was changed on a regular basis, the timing chain should last the lifetime of the engine.

Do Renault Clio hold their value?

There’s no two ways about it – the Clio doesn’t hold its value very well on the used market. This is partly due to Renault’s lingering reputation for making somewhat fragile and unreliable cars and partly due to the fact that the Clio isn’t considered as prestigious or desirable as a Volkswagen Polo.

How old is the timing belt on a Renault Clio?

I’m the owner of a 2004 Renault Clio 1.4 16V, petrol automatic, 3 doors. I bought the car 2 years ago and I just realized the timing belt was never changed.

How to tell if a Clio has a belt or chain?

If the timing belt / chain cover is plastic then its a belt, if its metal then its a chain. Thats how I’ve always been told (by a dealer) to tell if its belt or chain.

Is the timing belt a chain or chain?

Well,it is a timing belt fitted to your engine .This engine has been around for many years now and if your garage thinks its a chain i would go elsewhere!.As they obviously cant have ever replaced one and special tools are required! If the timing belt / chain cover is plastic then its a belt, if its metal then its a chain.

How much does it cost to service a Renault Clio?

The bottom line is that I am expected to pay R12000 for a vehicle that was serviced from new to date at a Renault franchise, not once elsewhere, yet no one bothered to inform me or check the state of the Timing Chain?