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Old 10-02-13, 08:24 PM   #1
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Hi there,

I'm getting a 207 RC this week with the 1.6THP engine and 175 hp

Could you guys recommend another engine oil to the OEM Total Ineo 5w-30 oil ? What else are you using ?

I was thinking about : AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil

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Old 10-02-13, 08:31 PM   #2
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Make sure use a good quality fully synthetic 5w30. This engine likes oil so a better quality the better. It'd be best to use INEO.

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Old 10-02-13, 08:49 PM   #3
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Cheers David.

The only reason i'm trying to avoid the Total oil is that it might be produced in Eastern Europe ( i'm located here and there is a big Total factory around).

If any owners use anything else with great results, please share your opinions

Will use the INEO for the oil change if no "experiments" were made with other oils.

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Old 10-02-13, 09:37 PM   #4
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You could use Fuchs or Motul but really the recommended Total is the one I would use, and indeed do use myself.
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Old 11-02-13, 12:21 AM   #5
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Total Quartz Ineo ICS 5/30 is what you want to use.
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Old 13-02-13, 11:34 AM   #6
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Thanks for the help guys, i will go with the INEO then !

Can i have your advice again please. The engine from the 207RC i'm looking at, has a bit of oil in some locations. I have attached some pics, is this any cause for concern or it's normal ? Car has around 30,000 miles.

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Old 13-02-13, 01:07 PM   #7
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Don't worry about it. Clean it off with some brake cleaner.

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Old 17-02-13, 09:06 PM   #8
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Thanks for the help, i got the car and it drivers very nicely ! It needs some getting used to though. The clutch is hard and the car itself is pretty aggressive, you feel that it just wants to go, especially in the first gears ! Coming from a 207 1.6Hdi to this and it's a big difference.

It's currently running INE ECS 5w-30 but the former owner said he was pretty unhappy with it. He previously ran with Motul.

Still thinking about Amsoil European Forumula 5w-30 : AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil

Specs looks similar to the INEO with low saps and everything.

Will post some pics when i get it cleaned.

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Old 17-02-13, 10:28 PM   #9
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Far too many cowboys doing whatever they think is 'best' and think they know better than engineers who built the bloody thing.

The only time I'd consider a third party oil is if I was in an area where I couldn't get it. Even then you can have it shipped to you...

To be honest it probably makes very little to no difference but why not use the manufacturer recommended stuff?

For reference my stock standard 207 GT THP150 clutch is light as a feather, not sure why yours would be so heavy. Perhaps it is an aftermarket clutch
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Old 18-02-13, 09:03 AM   #10
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I understand your concerns about the manufacturer's recommended oil. But most of this is just marketing. Total is far from the best available engine oil. A lot of people stick to the factory INEO from what i see, but still have a lot of engine trouble with their THP's... so i don't know what to think about that.

Will definately use INEO in my 1.6 Hdi because of the DPF, but i'll still give this a thought on the RC. Oil change is due at the end of the month.

I had a very light clutch on a Renault Logan and it was pain to drive ! It's great on the HDi 207 and bit harder on the RC. Once you get used it's quite nice !

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