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Wrong Oil?

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wigelywoo   
Fri Nov 09 2018, 05:39am
Member No: #50068
Joined: Dec 17 2017
Location: Nottinghamshire
My Picasso 2.0 blue hdi has been refilled with 5/30 instead of 0/30
What, if any, problems could result from this?
FrankBullitt   
Fri Nov 09 2018, 09:14am

Member No: #19238
Joined: Apr 12 2011
Location: Cambridgeshire
The only real issue is if the whether gets truly cold over the winter he viscosity won’t be as good as 0w but in reality you’re looking at well below freezing (like Scandinavian weather) - I would be more conserned they didn’t use the right oil and whether it has the correct SAPS rating as this can cause issues.

Frankly, oil is cheap and engines aren’t so I would get it flushed and replaced with the proper stuff.
dmpzsn   
Fri Nov 09 2018, 12:46pm
Member No: #25128
Joined: Apr 09 2012
Location: Somerset
If you do as Frank suggests, don't forget to change the filter.
DeuxChevaux   
Fri Nov 09 2018, 03:33pm
Member No: #16472
Joined: Nov 21 2010
Location: North Norfolk UK
If you look in the handbook the oils that are recomended are Ineo first at 0 30 and Ineo ecs which is 5 30. Both are C2 oils. If yours has had a proper C2 oil of either viscosity it is fine. If it hasn't had a C2 oil then I would change it for either viscosity C2 oil
 

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