engine oil for PureTech 1.0 vti 68

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Model: C3 2013-2017 Facelift A51
Year: 2014 (14)
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Mileage: 33300
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Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
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hello,
i had a quick look through previous topics, as i'm sure it has been asked before, but couldn't find one relating to the PureTech engine.
2014, C3, 1.0 ltr., vti 68, what is the recommended engine oil?
Citroen's own website says Total Quartz Ineo First 0-30 synthetic, but then goes on to say 'but check your owners handbook'
i don't have a handbook/service book, or any tech media to draw upon, so, has anyone a definitive answer for me?
thanks, Danny
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rivvitt wrote: Sun May 27, 2018 8:17 am hello,
i had a quick look through previous topics, as i'm sure it has been asked before, but couldn't find one relating to the PureTech engine.
2014, C3, 1.0 ltr., vti 68, what is the recommended engine oil?
Citroen's own website says Total Quartz Ineo First 0-30 synthetic, but then goes on to say 'but check your owners handbook'
i don't have a handbook/service book, or any tech media to draw upon, so, has anyone a definitive answer for me?
thanks, Danny
Hi Danny

3 oils listed for the puretech 1.0 engine.


Quartz INEO First 0W - 30
From -45°C to 45°C

Quartz INEO ECS 5W - 30
From -30°C to 45°C

Quartz 9000 5W - 40
From -30°C to 50°C

With different temperature ranges (viscosity).


The capacity is listed as
Capacity 3,25 litre
Filter capacity 0,25 litre
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Model: C3 2013-2017 Facelift A51
Year: 2014 (14)
Engine Size: 1.1
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 26000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
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Hi rivvitt,

I have the same car as you and I use Total Quartz 7000 10w.40w Semi-Synthetic as recommended in the Citroen Maintenance and Warranty guide.
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thanks to Arfur+Shoestring for your replies, i eventually found some info and it recommends Total oils, but recommends all grades, i.e. 0-30 to 10-40w full synthetic and one semi synthetic, so that is as clear as mud!!
my train of thought is that with the Variable Timing it might make a difference, with it being a hydraulic operation?
i am very much old school (63) and still have thick green Duckhams oil in my mind.
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A modern low viscosity oil will provide better cold starting and economy when cold due to its lower internal friction and a lower viscosity when warm will provide a better economy on a run, too. That's all good but the oil will need to provide very good wear resistance at both ends of the hot and cold. It is also subjected to 'extended' drain intervals of 20K or so. Total developed the fully synthetic 9000 for this job and its developed this oil further to include low saps for diesels with DPF and the more modern and demanding engines benefit in terms of engine wear protection from the newer oils.

Anything below the total 9000 will not meet at least one of the criteria above, like the 7000 which, in the more demanding engines, need more regular oil changes than a fully synthetic would provide.
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Model: C3 2013-2017 Facelift A51
Year: 2014 (14)
Engine Size: 1.1
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 26000
Trim Level: VTR+
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: EB0 PureTech 3-Cylinder (68 PS)
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Citroen recommend the Total 7000 10w.40w semi-synthetic for the Puretech engine in their manual so that is good enough for me. I certainly won't be doing 20,000 miles between oil changes, more like an annual change which be around 6000miles between changes.
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