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    Default Renault 19, no oil pressure?

    The Renault 19 has no oil pressure, the sump is only very slightly dented, maybe 1/4" is this enough to starve the pump?
    Hit a bump in our dirt track but the problem did not start then .

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    If the motor isn't rattling it might just be a defective sender...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berridale View Post
    The Renault 19 has no oil pressure, the sump is only very slightly dented, maybe 1/4" is this enough to starve the pump?
    Hit a bump in our dirt track but the problem did not start then .

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    How do you know your R19 has no oil pressure? Is the warning light on constantly?
    As 59 Floride says the motor would have a serious rattle. Replace the oil sender switch first if no engine rattle.
    If rattling investigate further. If no oil seal leaks and newish quality oil filter fitted (eg Purflux, not Ryco) and oil ok you need to test oil pressure with a guage, at sender unit outlet (only briefly)

    The R19 1.7 and 1.8 engines seem to have a bullet proof bottom end and no oil pressure would seem highly unlikely unless a huge mileage has been done or severe neglect/abuse has occurred.

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    Sounds like you've squashed the sump up against the oil pick up. You had better either replace the sump or remove it and do some panel beating before you do ruin the engine.
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    Dave,

    seems so.
    i took the sump off the spare engine and the pick-up has very little clearance between the sump floor.
    As you say squashed sump by the look of it.
    The pick-up design leaves no room for error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berridale View Post
    Dave,

    seems so.
    i took the sump off the spare engine and the pick-up has very little clearance between the sump floor.
    As you say squashed sump by the look of it.
    The pick-up design leaves no room for error.

    Gotta love older cars. All the modern ones have alloy sumps and they just smash. You'd really be stuck with a modern Renault.
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    "Gotta love older cars. All the modern ones have alloy sumps and they just smash. You'd really be stuck with a modern Renault."

    Like the 206 that had the sump smashed open when i got it from the tow-truck driver.
    Of course he didn't tell me what had happened ..........
    My daughter put a hole in her 306 sump crossing a ford at very low speed .

    I grafted a Volvo engine gravel tray to fit under the car . Plastic ones are great!
    2 holes drilled near rear wish-bone mounts , a couple of bolts and cable ties at the front or brackets.
    At least you will hear something.

    It was funny i got under the car had a good look and thought about a plan of action.
    Drained the oil and put the drain plug in a few threads then levered the drain plug from the perimeter of the sump and it popped out .
    Then caved the sump wall in slightly on either side and popped it out a bit more .
    Didn't have to take the sump off!

    Earlier posts,
    Engine sounded low on oil pressure.

    All fixed.

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    When the P206 sump was holed i cut up a piece to fit from a Volvo bumper bar and got it welded in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berridale View Post
    It was funny i got under the car had a good look and thought about a plan of action.
    Drained the oil and put the drain plug in a few threads then levered the drain plug from the perimeter of the sump and it popped out .
    Then caved the sump wall in slightly on either side and popped it out a bit more .
    Didn't have to take the sump off!..........

    All fixed.

    Brilliant!!

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