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Wrong oil or not ? #5328641 01/21/20 10:48 AM
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I just changed the oil on my neighbor's 2013 Citroën C4 1.6 HDi and after doing so i realized that's the jug she bought was "Total 5W30 Ineo Long Life" which is ACEA C3 and carries MB, BMW, VW and Porsche approvals but not PSA's.

The oil should be "Total 5W30 Ineo ECS" which is ACEA C2 and only has PSA B71 2290 approval.

I know that Total and PSA are hand in hand and Total has many fluids with only a PSA approval and PSA says not to use anything else than Total.

Can you give me your opinion on that ? I feel stupid for realizing that after the oil change is done. Also, i have zero experience with french cars and modern Diesels with particulate filters.


1998 Mercedes W202 C180 - 145K kms (Daily)
1995 Mercedes S124 E250 Diesel - 480K kms (Dad's)
1994 Pontiac Trans Sport V6 3.8 - 280K miles (POS)
Re: Wrong oil or not ? [Re: M119] #5328667 01/21/20 11:25 AM
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All good, do not worry. C3 is bit thicker than C2. As for any damage to DPF, it will not happen.


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11' VW Tiguan 2.0T (Castrol 0W30+OE filter)
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The ACEA C3 oil that was installed will be perfectly fine.


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(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Wrong oil or not ? [Re: M119] #5328797 01/21/20 01:57 PM
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https://www.oilspecifications.org/acea.php

approved it carries all "creme de la creme" specifications!


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1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD Elf Evolution NF900 5W40
Re: Wrong oil or not ? [Re: M119] #5328836 01/21/20 02:53 PM
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Thanks guys, i'll sleep better tonight ! It seems like viscosity is the biggest difference between these two oils when looking at the sheets. Maybe the lowest viscosity required by PSA is just some eco nonsense supposed to save .001 liter of fuel each tank...


1998 Mercedes W202 C180 - 145K kms (Daily)
1995 Mercedes S124 E250 Diesel - 480K kms (Dad's)
1994 Pontiac Trans Sport V6 3.8 - 280K miles (POS)
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Originally Posted by M119
Maybe the lowest viscosity required by PSA is just some eco nonsense supposed to save .001 liter of fuel each tank...


Its more like lower HTHS rating.......but one way or another you are corect!

Leave that CAFE nonsense for American coleagues
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2008 Toyota Yaris 1ND-TV 1.4 D4-D Tech9 5W30 C3 VW 504/507
1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD Elf Evolution NF900 5W40
Re: Wrong oil or not ? [Re: M119] #5328851 01/21/20 03:07 PM
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You're right ! Did anyone ever chose an oil to improve fuel economy ? LOL


1998 Mercedes W202 C180 - 145K kms (Daily)
1995 Mercedes S124 E250 Diesel - 480K kms (Dad's)
1994 Pontiac Trans Sport V6 3.8 - 280K miles (POS)
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