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    dealer put wrong oil - will it do any damage?

    Just had my 24K service. Noticed they've put in 10W40 instead of 5W40 as per the book. I'm going to complain but will it damage my car in the meantime? F*cking useless.

    They're also quoting 125+VAT for PE2 tyres each. Isn't that a bit steep?

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    Re: dealer put wrong oil - will it do any damage?

    The oil will not be an issue in the slightest. 10w40 is quite the norm from a dealer!

    As for the tyres, that's about right from Renault but they can be had for less than 100 a corner elsewhere. Do a search it's been coverd hundreds of times mate.

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    Re: dealer put wrong oil - will it do any damage?

    10-40 is the correct spec along with 5-40 etc theres loads of oils you can use.

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    Re: dealer put wrong oil - will it do any damage?

    Book says 5W40 for the 2.0 litre engine so I'm going get them to change it. It's written in the front of the service book (shows they don't even read it)

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    Re: dealer put wrong oil - will it do any damage?

    Quote Originally Posted by JBarber View Post
    Book says 5W40 for the 2.0 litre engine so I'm going get them to change it
    Be careful the dealer can tell you your wrong demanding they chnage it for another oils as the engine is allowed to use the oils only exception is the temps drop below -20 degrees c which ins't going to happen.

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    Re: dealer put wrong oil - will it do any damage?

    Yeah, they just use what they have to hand. It won't be a problem.

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    Re: dealer put wrong oil - will it do any damage?

    Techs dont sit there all day reading people's service book looking to see what the oil grade is. They use the oil thats in the pumps (10w40) as thats all thats supplied. Wont cause any probs, it just aint the best oil to use..

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    Re: dealer put wrong oil - will it do any damage?

    The maintenance books says (I quote)

    For the Clio 2.0 16V Renault Sport engine and V6 engine for the Megane II 2.0 T engine, use ACEA A3 5W40 standard oil

    Sh*te english I know but that is exactly what is written

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    Re: dealer put wrong oil - will it do any damage?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidmellors View Post
    Techs dont sit there all day reading people's service book looking to see what the oil grade is. They use the oil thats in the pumps (10w40) as thats all thats supplied. Wont cause any probs, it just aint the best oil to use..
    Doesn't make any difference realy. You might be able to tell after say 250k after a life of short cold runs but thats all.

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    Re: dealer put wrong oil - will it do any damage?

    Quote Originally Posted by JBarber View Post
    The maintenance books says (I quote)

    For the Clio 2.0 16V Renault Sport engine and V6 engine for the Megane II 2.0 T engine, use ACEA A3 5W40 standard oil

    Sh*te english I know but that is exactly what is written
    But the manual isn't the rule. The spec is and the spec states you can use it.

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    Re: dealer put wrong oil - will it do any damage?

    Yea im not sayin you'l notice any diff.. but the oil outta renault pumps is 10w40 semi synthetic...so not the greatest. And a 250k f4r would probly be rattling its tits off anyway, no matter what oil used!

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    Re: dealer put wrong oil - will it do any damage?

    Thats why Im always curious as to why people pay silly money for all this silkolene/motul s**t if you arn't planning on keeping the car for AT LEAST 5years plus then its not going to effect you.

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    Re: dealer put wrong oil - will it do any damage?

    A 'manual' is guidance by it's very nature mate. As edde says it's the spec that governs what we can/cannot use.

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    Re: dealer put wrong oil - will it do any damage?

    Tosh. It's not in the manual - it's in the service (maintenance) book which is the record the car is properly maintained and hence SPECIFIES the schedule and what work is to be carried out. Anyway, I shall be taking it up with them

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    Re: dealer put wrong oil - will it do any damage?

    Good luck

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    Re: dealer put wrong oil - will it do any damage?

    it's going back in for warranty work anyway. I'm sure you're right that in reality in makes no difference, put if you pay a premium to get a Renault stamp in the book the least they can do is carry out the service as per the book

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    Re: dealer put wrong oil - will it do any damage?

    The majority of renaults serviced at a main dealers are the 1.4's, 1.6's and 1.9.diesels etc, so the oil out the pumps is for those cars.. its only really the turbo diesels that renault insisted u used different oil (5w30 iirc). They wont stock 5 different grades of oil, hence u getting 10w40.

    The best thing to do would be to supply your own oil if its that important, and get some knocked off the service bill.

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    Re: dealer put wrong oil - will it do any damage?

    the thing is last time this garage used the right stuff

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    Re: dealer put wrong oil - will it do any damage?

    Your engine will explode long before the type of oil makes any difference.

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    Re: dealer put wrong oil - will it do any damage?

    Quote Originally Posted by JBarber View Post
    the thing is last time this garage used the right stuff
    How do you know mate?

    They could put anything in the actual engine, then just invoice it as 5w40 for less hassle

 

 
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