Oil for ZX 1.4i

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Oil for ZX 1.4i

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Finding this a bit confusing. Haynes say anything between 10w/30 to 15/50 but I’ve just picked up 5w/40 from the local motor factors which comes up on their system.

Will the 5w/40 be okay?
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Re: Oil for ZX 1.4i

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Hi

Please post your VIN up for me (automasked on post submission) so I can provide you with the correct Citroen recommended oil for your ZX.
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Re: Oil for ZX 1.4i

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GiveMeABreak wrote:
03 May 2022, 11:35
Hi

Please post your VIN up for me (automasked on post submission) so I can provide you with the correct Citroen recommended oil for your ZX.
Many thanks. It’s VF7**************[VIN obfuscated, can be read by forum staff]
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Re: Oil for ZX 1.4i

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I would stick to 10W 40 semi-synthetic. As your car is a bit older than the later specifications, it's not listed, but 10W-40 is listed for the later TU3 Engines. This will cover you from -20° to +50° climates.
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Re: Oil for ZX 1.4i

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GiveMeABreak wrote:
03 May 2022, 12:09
I would stick to 10W 40 semi-synthetic. As your car is a bit older than the later specifications, it's not listed, but 10W-40 is listed for the later TU3 Engines. This will cover you from -20° to +50° climates.
Thanks. The service handbook with the car actually states that 5w40 will be fine but I’ll pick up a gallon of 10w40 today.