Which oil do I need?

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2006 (06)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 71200
Trim Level: SX
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What is the correct grade of engine oil I need for my car it's a c3 2006 sx petrol 1.4 I have been using 10w-40 but now have been advised to use 5w-30 or 40. I don't have my vehicle handbook.
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2003 (03)
Engine Size: 1.4 i
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 79984
Trim Level: VTR+
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Jjb0800 wrote: Sun Mar 20, 2022 10:44 am What is the correct grade of engine oil I need for my car it's a c3 2006 sx petrol 1.4 I have been using 10w-40 but now have been advised to use 5w-30 or 40. I don't have my vehicle handbook.
Hi

Oil quality is not identified by the W rating. The W rating is for different temperature ranges.

You should be using an oil with the best wear resistance specified by Citroen.

For a 2006 C3 Petrol engine this will be this Total Quartz 7000 oil.