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Find out what the 'Service operations' 'Service Intervals' and 'Severe' operating conditions are?
"2014" Update:

Phil wrote ...

From 1st January 2014 the normal service intervals changed for certain models from 12,500 miles to 16,000 miles or one year.

These include:-

New C4 Picasso and Grand C4 Picasso, C3(excluding C3 Picasso), DS3, C4, DS4, DS5, C5 Euro 5 - HDi 1.4 and HDi 1.6 Diesel Engines


VTi 1.0 and VTi 1.2 Petrol Engines.

TO confuse things even further, the Berlingo From RPO code 13660 (3rd March 2014) has gone onto the 16,000 interval - however the C3 Picasso is still 12,500.

Original Guide:

In your service guide you will see reference to 'Normal' and 'Severe' operating conditions which affect service intervals.

So, Severe operating conditions are listed in the service guide ENT-GB-9006/2 as follows:

Use of the vehicle mainly in town (door to door delivery,taxi)

# Use in very hot countries where temperatures are frequently above 30c

# Use in cold countries where temperatures are frequently lower than -15c

# Driving in dusty environments (building sites0

# Repeated short journeys (engine cold)

# Use of none approved lubricants or poor quality fuels (sulphur content higher than 500 ppm)

The Regular and Shortened Service Intervals from the service guide: (click to enlarge)

If in doubt, always err on the side of caution and use the 'Severe' schedule. Yes it will increase servicing costs, but not significantly and will extend the useful life of your vehicle

The Service Operations required and when: (click to enlarge)

EOLYS Fluid: every 75/80,000 miles (128,000 Kms)

* FAP:

1.6 HDi to RPO 1073 - every 75,000 miles (120,000 Kms)
From RPO 10374 every 112,500 miles (181,000 Kms)

2.0HDi: up to RPO 10373 every 80,000 miles (128,000 Kms)
Between RPO 10381 and 10388:
every 80,000 miles if marked TR PSA F008 on the FAP
every 120,000 miles if marked TR PSA F105 on the FAP
From RPO 10389: every 120,000 miles.

Phil wrote ...
2nd September 2008 - Couple of updates for you regarding servicing and schedules for those that are interested.Changes to scheduled servicing:
• Change in the servicing interval for 2-litre petrol from RPO number 11162 (not retrospective to earlier vehicles)
→ Normal use - 12500 miles / 20000 km or 2 years (previously 20000 miles / 30000km or 2 years)

• Changes for 2-litre HDi from RPO 11480 (not retrospective to earlier vehicles)
→ Diesel fuel filter replacement in normal use - 20000 miles / 30000 km (previously 40000 miles or 60000 km).

Policy on lubricants → Generalisation of the prohibition of the use 10W40 oil on all 2-litre petrol engines and the mandatory use of 5W40 A3/B4.


They've reduced the 2 litre petrol service interval, and now it has to have fully synthetic 5w/40 oil fitted at service.

They're saying the 2.0HDI has to have a fuel filter every service now as opposed to just at the "major" 40,000 service.

According to the ORGA/RP calculator - Click Here - , the petrol engine service interval and oil spec change is for cars with a build date of 01/06/07 onwards.

The 2.0HDI fuel filter interval change is for cars built from 14/04/08.

BigJohnD wrote ...

This website will tell you the correct oil for your car's engine. - Click Here -

Enter either your number plate or details of your model.

E.g. Total Quartz INEO ECS 5W-30 ACEA C2 - Click Here -

(Total Quartz INEO ECS is the only Low SAPS oil recommended by Peugeot and Citroën.

PSA Peugeot & Citroën B71 2290 Homologation)

Other variant engines e.g. petrol can use the above oil but other options are also available for those.

Looking for oil which meets PSA spec B71 2290, (ACEA A3/B4 for engines without Particulate Filter and C2 or C3 for Engines with Particulate Filter) Here are some alternatives:

Mobil Super 3000 Formula P 5W-30
Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30
Shell Helix Ultra Extra 5W-30
Total Quartz Ineo ECS 5W-30
Comma Pro Tech 5W-30 ACEA C2 Low Saps
Penrite ENVIRO+ DL-1 (5W-30)
Castrol Magnatec Professional C2 5W-30 (only in 200l drum and 1l bottle apparently)

Some of these are pretty costly but the Total can be had for quite a reasonable price if ordering on the internet.

For a fuller list of alternatives see: - Click Here -
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FAQ Posted by Dave_Retired.
Info Created: 31 December 2008
Last Updated: 17 May 2014