Can I use Castrol Edge 5w-30 LL instead of 5w-40 oil?

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Can I use Castrol Edge 5w-30 LL instead of 5w-40 oil?

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Hi everyone,

I have a 2002 Citroen C3 diesel (1.4 hatchback 16V HDi FWD I FC_,FN_1398cc 66KW 90HP 8HY - DV4TED4). A lot of oil brands recommend 5w-30 grade so I bought Castrol Edge 5w-30 LL. However, I recenlty realised that 5w-40 is recommended if using Castrol Edge.

Will it be ok to use the 5w-30 LL grade Castrol Edge? The engine is good and burns little oil so would the 5w-30 be a safe option to use? If someone could confirm that this will not do any damage that would be great.

Thanks
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Re: Can I use Castrol Edge 5w-30 LL instead of 5w-40 oil?

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For this engine, in the UK any of the following are recommended (the code in brackets is the the Citroen recommended standards)

0W30 oil (B71 2312)
5W30 oil (B71 2290)
5W40 oil (B71 2296)
10W40 oil (B71 2300)
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Re: Can I use Castrol Edge 5w-30 LL instead of 5w-40 oil?

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Thanks