Oil change advice - which oil to use?

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Hi all
My C3 1.4 petrol (08 plate) needs an oil change. I bought the car without an owner's manual.
What oil do I need for the car? How much do I need. What is the torque setting for the sump plug?

Any advice welcome.
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starfield wrote: Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:41 pm Hi all
My C3 1.4 petrol (08 plate) needs an oil change. I bought the car without an owner's manual.
What oil do I need for the car? How much do I need. What is the torque setting for the sump plug?

Any advice welcome.
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The oil specified for your C3 is this total 7000. 5L will do.

Change the oil filter at the same time. You may be better checking the part number against reg here at ECP to get the right filter as there is more than one available.

I have never torqued a sump nut :shock:

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but haynes says 30Nm :P
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What about the oil filter. There are some that comes with a handle and others don't. Which one should I get?
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Use the link C3car provided above or tell us your VIN, someone will respond with the PSA part number and you can cross reference that with other manufactures part numbers.

Any well know brand of 5 weight (5W-30 or 5W-40) fully synthetic oil will do if you live in Europe. In hotter climates you might choose a 10 weight (10W-XX) fully synthetic oil.
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