Renault Scenic (1999 - 2003) - 01 1.9 dti - possible change of engine  
01 1.9 dti - possible change of engine - wypte-bus-preservation
Hi,

Wonder if someone can assist me. I currently have a 51 plate Renault Scenic with 1.9 dTi engine. It has what I believe is a problem with the fuel pump or system, and so is a bad starter.

The car itself I like (much moreso that the 2003 onwards shape scenic that I have test driven and even more than current or previous Espace models) as I find it very comfortable to sit in and believe it has a good driving position, and I've had this idea that if I'm going to spend £500 on a new fuel pump (which may or may not cure the fault) there is an argument for saying why don't I spend an amount on a new engine (I wish to stick with diesel).

FIRST QUESTION - would the Renault common rail diesel engine fit in my car (in terms of compatibility with other systems, electrics etc) simply?

SECOND QUESTION - if I fancied something completely different, would a larger diesel engine (example the Peugeot 2.2 hDi engine) be possible to fit? I'm aware that there would be a high degree of rewiring needed and doubtless other issues too - I guess my question is whether it would physically fit?

Or should I just get rid of my Scenic and buy something else (MPV recommendations gratefully received - preferably a diesel that isn't too sluggish, and that doesn't have a centrally mounted speedometer).

Thanks in anticipation
J

Edited by Pugugly on 16/10/2009 at 18:29

Tags: buying diesels high seating position used cars

01 1.9 dti - possible change of engine - Robin the Technician
I may be overstepping the mark here, but why don't you get it to a diesel specialist to identify the reason its poor starting. It could even be something simple and cost very little. Speculating on what it 'could' be and the suggestions to cure it - replace the engine - is frankly, ridiculous. The engine in your car is a reliable one and if serviced in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations, should give a long life. Your problem could be as simple as a poor connection on a wiring block or a £10 relay for the glow plugs (if fitted) - but you get my meaning.

Robin the Technician
01 1.9 dti - possible change of engine - wypte-bus-preservation
Thanks both for your responses.

The car has recently been to the fourth garage (two of which proclaiming to be diesel specialists) and the advice has been "I think its the fuel pump but you don't want to be paying out to put a new fuel pump on an old car, and theres no point in bothering with a second-hand one".

It has what was referred to as the old style fuel pump without the ability to log-in to it to diagnose further.
01 1.9 dti - possible change of engine - Altea Ego
FIRST QUESTION - would the Renault common rail diesel engine fit in my car (in
terms of compatibility with other systems electrics etc) simply?


No
SECOND QUESTION - if I fancied something completely different would a larger diesel engine (example
the Peugeot 2.2 hDi engine) be possible to fit? I'm aware that there would be
a high degree of rewiring needed and doubtless other issues too - I guess my
question is whether it would physically fit?


No

Or should I just get rid of my Scenic and buy something else (MPV recommendations
gratefully received - preferably a diesel that isn't too sluggish and that doesn't have a
centrally mounted speedometer).


Get the current engine fixed.
01 1.9 dti - possible change of engine - bell boy
nobody in the west yorkshire bus preservation society can help you?
im shocked
surely some member can give you a pointer to your problems
i wouldnt fancy swapping an engine over in a renault though for a different type as renault themselves cant get their wiring looms right on a good monday afternoon
(i seriously believe they put problem looms in right hand drive cars as they dont seem to have as much issues on the continent,unless someone knows better)

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