Engine Oil Choice

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Engine Oil Choice

Post by TepeeNoExpert »

A question (or two) for those in the know; I'm looking to do a full service on the 2.0 Peugeot Expert Tepee I recently purchased. For all filters I'm going with MANN products as I've used them for years and trust the brand but the engine oil is the one in question. I see some recommending TOTAL QUARTZ and I've found 5ltrs of TOTAL QUARTZ INEO ECS 5W-30 for £33 delivered which seems reasonable, however, I've got a surplus of Castrol MAGNATEC STOP-START 5W-30 C2 from my other vehicle and this comes up as compatible on Castrols website, the question is whether the Total is worth the extra over the Castrol product I already have? Also, if I went with Castrol would there be a wear concern on engine components from using a different brand of oil (presuming Total oils have been used throughout the cars service history).
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Re: Engine Oil Choice

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If the spec of the Castrol oil meets that required by the car (see Owner's Handbook), then it will be fine.
Sticking with the major brands (Castrol, Total . . . ) is sensible.
It will also be safe to mix identical spec oils, if you are trying to use up stock.