Renault approvals are used when selecting engine oils for Renault, Samsung and Dacia.
Renault is one of the largest European car manufacturers with a rich history. For example, in 2005 and 2006 the company won the Formula 1 races (individual and constructors’ cup). Cars of concern are sold in more than 200 countries. The company is a member of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association ACEA. Accordingly, the company’s main approvals are based on the standards of this association.
Before launching Laguna III, French car manufacturer Renault based its requirements to engine oils on ACEA-classification. There was no oil approval procedure. With the launch of the Laguna III, Renault introduced its own motor oil specifications and published the conditions of the oil approval procedure.
Since then, the demand for these oils has increased dramatically. This is also due to the fact that using oils that have not been approved by Renault is fraught with the risk of losing the vehicle warranty. For Renault models produced before Laguna III, the ACEA-classification requirements still apply.
Renault has developed its own (original) specification of motor oils back in 2007. It was characterized by increased requirements for compatibility with exhaust after treatment systems. To obtain the standard oil manufacturers were required not only to meet the quality level of ACEA but also to pass a number of their own tests developed by Renault Research Center.
What is a Renault specification?
Renault specifications are symbolic designations for the properties of the engine oil for a particular type of Renault vehicle and are how you choose the oil for your Renault vehicle. By selecting oil according to the appropriate specification, you ensure that you are using the right oil for your Renault.
Renault Engine Oil Approvals
The oil specifications were given a five-digit coding of RN0700, RN0710, and RN0720, in which:
- RN – RENAULT;
- XX – the year of issue;
- X – specification level;
- X – sequential version number.
Renault engine oil specification; introduced in 2007 upon introduction of the Laguna III. General requirements: ACEA A3/B4 or ACEA A5/B5.
Renault engine oil specification; introduced in 2007 upon introduction of the Laguna III. General requirements: ACEA A3/B4 + additional Renault demands.
Renault engine oil specification; introduced in 2007 upon introduction of the Laguna III. General requirements: ACEA C3 + additional Renault demands. RN0720 is designed for use in the latest generation diesel engines equipped with DPF.
Tranself NFJ (replacement for Tranself TRJ)
API GL-5 level mechanical gear oil for Renault J series transmissions built with bronze synchronizer rings.
Tranself NFP (replacement for Tranself TRX and Tranself TRZ)
API GL-5 level, high performance gear oils for heavy duty transmissions. Excellent shear stability and anti-foam properties.
API GL-5 level mechanical gear oil for Renault PK6 series transmissions built with bronze synchronizer rings.
API GL-5 level mechanical gear oil for Renault JR5 series transmissions built with bronze synchronizer rings.