Engine oil

Discussion in 'Engine, Gearbox, Exhaust and Air Intake' started by Mohan197, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Mohan197

    Mohan197 Gold Member

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    Clio 197
    Please move if not the right place:
    I am in need of oil for my 197, can anyone please advise best/cheapest place to get this? And what is best.

    Any advice would be great!

    Thanks


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  2. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Any 5w40 will be fine. With regards a specific brand, you won't go far wrong with OEM Elf, however a lot of people prefer other brands - it's just down to personal choices. If you contact our site trader @oilman of Opie Oils, he will be able to recommend something for you, and also any offers that they have on at the moment.
     
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  3. Jordanfaf

    Jordanfaf Paid Member

    123
    Dublin, Ireland
    Renault Clio 197
    I use Millers for every car I've ever owned. Mainly because my local motor factors does a brilliant deal on it

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  4. tcw

    tcw Paid Member

    99
    Colchester
    Clio 197
  5. J90RDN

    J90RDN Paid Member

    183
    Leicestershire
    Clio 197 - Track
    Was just about to link to that deal - purchased myself a few weeks ago, but was £37.10 then. Didn't realise inflation was such a killer!!!!
     
  6. tcw

    tcw Paid Member

    99
    Colchester
    Clio 197
    The price is still good with a genuine filter! It's just a shame @renaultpartsdirect don't sell it anymore due to the courier issues :worried:
     
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  7. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
  8. Sean197

    Sean197 Boost Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T
    Honestly I've no idea if any other oil would be 'better', I bought because of the price and I'd seen it recommended on here.
     
  9. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Loads of posts on this, some recommend OEM, some say a decent branded one (shell, motul, fuchs etc). Think as long as you're not buying it from poundland you'll be fine!
     
  10. Mohan197

    Mohan197 Gold Member

    39
    Clio 197
    Cheers guys I'll get some tomorrow, and there is no issue with mixing brand is there as I'm not sure what's currently in there!


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  11. Mohan197

    Mohan197 Gold Member

    39
    Clio 197
    Or is it always best to do a complete change?


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  12. tcw

    tcw Paid Member

    99
    Colchester
    Clio 197
    When was the last change? Honestly for the price and effort I'd do a full one if you're comfortable giving it a go.


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  13. Mohan197

    Mohan197 Gold Member

    39
    Clio 197
    Last change was last year and was done as part of my service by Ktec. Never done a full change myself before


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  14. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

    one of the best things you can do is do a yearly oil change....keeps all the gunk & carbon build up to minimum...massive help to engine longevity!
     
  15. Mohan197

    Mohan197 Gold Member

    39
    Clio 197
    What is the volume between min and max on the dipstick? Is it only 1 litre?


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  16. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
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  17. Kazumz

    Kazumz Paid Member

    Wiltshire/Swansea
    Clio RS 200 Gordini
    If you don't regularly do an oil change minimum yearly then the engine will only be knocking on heavens door earlier. It'll also ruin resale value in time

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  18. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    For the price and ease of doing an oil change there is no excuse no matter how many miles you do a year. If you DIY just keep receipts for oil and parts and record the mileage.
     
  19. DS197

    DS197 POTM Winner - June 2017 Paid Member

    Clio 197
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2017
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