Peugeot-Citroën approvals are used when selecting engine oils for Citroën, Peugeot, Opel, Vauxhall и DS Automobiles.
The French PSA group has introduced a number of approvals to improve control over the engine oils used in their cars. All tolerances are based on the ACEA classification, but require compliance with additional conditions.
Specialists of the concern regulate the process of choosing a suitable engine oil according to some parameters: year of manufacture of the car, type of its engine (with or without turbocharging, on gasoline or diesel). The conditions in which the car will be used most often – mountain, city, country roads, or highways – are also important.
Peugeot-Citroen oils are approved for synthetic and semi-synthetic oils with special additives that help clean the engine. The viscosity parameters of the oils are 5W-30 or 40. Such oils provide economical fuel consumption, stable engine operation under long loads, and a cold start of the engine.
What is a Peugeot-Citroën specification?
Peugeot-Citroën specifications are symbolic designations for the properties of the engine oil for a particular type of Peugeot-Citroën vehicle and are how you choose the oil for your Peugeot-Citroën vehicle. By selecting oil according to the appropriate specification, you ensure that you are using the right oil for your Peugeot-Citroën.
Peugeot-Citroën Engine Oil Approvals
Company representatives are guided by such criteria when choosing an engine oil for a car as:
- Year of manufacture of the car;
- Engine type (gasoline or diesel, turbocharged or non-turbocharged);
- Conditions of use of the vehicle (urban driving or driving on the highway).In this case, the lubricant must be 100% synthetic or semi-synthetic composition.
The French PSA group issued a set of oil specifications in 2009 in order to exercise greater control over the motor oils used in their vehicles. All specifications are based on ACEA specs but also require further conditions to be met.
PSA B71 2290
Peugeot/Citroën engine oil specification was introduced in 2009. B71 2290 is a low-SAPS oil intended for engines with diesel particulate filters and with Euro 5 emission standards. General specifications are ACEA C2 or C3 with additional PSA tests.
PSA B71 2294
Peugeot/Citroën engine oil specification was introduced in 2009. Main specification: ACEA A3/B4 with additional PSA tests.
PSA B71 2295
Peugeot/Citroën engine oil standard for the engine before MY 1998. General specification: ACEA A2/B2.
PSA B71 2296
Peugeot/Citroën engine oil specification was introduced in 2009. General specifications: ACEA A3/B4 + additional PSA tests.
PSA B71 2312
Peugeot Citroën has developed B71 2312 standard for oils able to endure the most severe thermal constrains along with the most modern after treatment systems compatibility. The PSA B71 2312 standard applies to all Peugeot and Citroën vehicles equipped with “BlueHDi” Diesel engines fitted with SCR (Selective Catalyst Reduction) allowing NOx (Nitrous oxides) treatment through the use of AdBlue® additive or so-called “diesel exhaust fluid”. The standard also requires improved cold flow properties to reduce hydrodynamic friction of the oil, in order to obtain fuel economy benefits especially when the oil is cold. This extra requirement for cold flow properties allows excellent oil flow at start up, faster oil pressure build up, faster revs raisings, and faster operating temperature reach. This type of low viscosity lubricant allows fuel consumption reduction and therefore reduces greenhouse gases (CO2) emissions.
PSA B71 2330
API GL-4 level gear oils with SAE 75W80 viscosity. Suitable for transaxles.
PSA 9730 A8
Special gear oil for the C550 transmissions used in Citroen C1 and Peugeot 107.
PSA B71 2315
API GL-4 level, SAE 75W80 viscosity gear oil made of API Group III base oils.