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    Morning all
    Our scenic F4R is now at 200+ kilometres and using a little oil approx 500mls a month depending on use of course.

    There is no apparent blue smoke at start up or after sitting warm that would indicate valve stem and ring wear.

    There are no oil leaks from the F4R and it is running well.

    Is it common for these motors to use oil .?

    If the incorrect lubricant is used could this be the reason?



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    Pretty common for that motor


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    Using the recommended lubricants in this day and age is imperative. They are tailored to your engine's requirements and if you look at the mileages now commonly attained you would understand that it is the lubricants that help achieve them. Back in the sixties/seventies most four potters would need a valve job and possibly rings by 160k.
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    My Scenic didn't use a drop of oil in the 5 odd years I had the car, never had to top it up.
    Was serviced once a year by a Renault specialist as I was doing about 8K kilometers per year and I believe the workshop was using Elf oils.
    But it only had 130K on the odometer when I sold the thing, nowhere near your 200K.
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    Hi Don
    At that milage it would be OK IMHO to step up a grade to a heavier oil if you want to slow down the oil use. Certainly I would not be using the really thin oil designed for the new cars. I have found using Mobile 1 in the past has been good for high oil use. What are you using.
    With a catalyic converter that is working properly any oil that goes through the motor will be burnt off and there will be no smoke to see. It will off course clog up faster if substantial oil is being burnt.
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    The F4R in my Clio uses no oil between services. Doesn't exactly get driven lightly and has 153k on the clock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STALLED View Post
    Doesn't exactly get driven lightly
    Renault engines seem to go better when mildly flogged.
    I do remember wringing the bejesus out of the 200k km RX4, constantly hitting rev limiter in anger, but I can't remember it using up any of its oil.
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    Half a litre a month isn't much. What I WOULD do is start keeping a good record of consumption and see the rate of increase, if indeed it does increase. Our Peugeot 306 used rather more than that for its last few years before being sold at 250,000 km, and not sold for that reason I'd add.
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    Thanks everyone
    I will look at changing to something a little heavier and keep an eye on usage.

    I m really only concerned if the usage is a possible precursor to something more problematic in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by don View Post
    Thanks everyone
    I will look at changing to something a little heavier and keep an eye on usage.

    I m really only concerned if the usage is a possible precursor to something more problematic in the future.
    How much future does a +200k Km 15 year old Renault have???

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    How much future does a +200k Km 15 year old Renault have???

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    My Laguna 1 had 275,000 Km on the clock and never used any oil between services.

    I used Castrol GTX Modern Engine 15W-40 for the 10 years that I used it as a daily driver.
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    As a daily driver the vehicles future is going to be till it suffers a terminal event.
    IE just replaced serpentine, water pump and tensioner pulley. Timing belt due in 70K.

    I would expect to have problems with the driveshafts by 220K + based on previous experiences.

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    Quote Originally Posted by don View Post

    I would expect to have problems with the driveshafts by 220K + based on previous experiences.
    My experience with drive shafts is as long as the boots are in good condition and not leaking oil or grease the drive shafts will last the life of the car.

    So do regular inspections of the driveshaft boots and replace the boot if it looks suspect.
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