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Hey, which oil do I need for my 3.0 ES9 A (XFV) engine?

I live in Latvia so it’s kinda cold here, around -5C° in winter. I hear it’s 5W30.

Also, how do I know if I’m getting the oil that fits? Which markings/names do I need to make sure that are written on the oil bottle?

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According to my handbook it's any of:
  • semi-synthetic 10W-40 (e.g., Total Activia 7000 10W-40 or Total Quartz 7000 10W-40)
  • synthetic 5W-40 (e.g., (e.g., Total Activia 9000 5W-40 or Total Quartz 9000 10W-40)
  • synthetic 0W-30 (e.g., (e.g., Total Activia Energy 5W-40 or Total Quartz Energy 10W-40)
  • synthetic 5W-30 (e.g., (e.g., Total Activia Ineo ECS or Total Quartz Ineo ECS)
So I'd pick your viscosity, look up the spec of the Total product, then look for products that meet the same spec.
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Okay thanks for that info!

I ended up going with Valvoline. Its also 5W-40, has the ACEA A3 / B4 specification that can be seen in Total Quartz as well as API sn / cf spec.

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-5c isn't too low. Regular 5w30 is fine, as is the 5w40 you chose, you might just get a bit higher fuel consumption on 5w40....but you can hammer the engine as the oil can take a bit more heat (it's why the old M3's got specced with 10w60 oil). Important part is the "PSA B71 2296".
 

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Funny you say that because I cannot find what my engines spec is. All I could find is that the B71 2290 is the general spec for all Peugeot cars... And so I actually found an oil with that spec but it doesn’t have the right ACEA :/
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You are looking too much into it. The PSA B71 tests are based on the ACEA tests with additional Peugeot testing. So you will never see a B71 2290 with a ACEA A3 B4 or a B71 2293 with an ACEA C2 C3.

The C2/C3 refers to low SAPs which is more important to diesel engines with a particulate filter.

As said above, go with the recommendation in your handbook!
 
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