Renault approvals are used when selecting engine oils for Renault, Samsung and Dacia.
Renault is one of Europe’s largest car manufacturers with a rich history. For example, in 2005 and 2006, the company won Formula 1 races (Individual and Constructors’ Cup). The Group’s cars 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.
Prior to the launch of Laguna III, the French car manufacturer Renault based its engine oil requirements on the ACEA classification. There was no oil approval procedure. With the launch of Laguna III, Renault introduced its own engine 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 are not approved by Renault could result in the loss of the vehicle warranty. For Renault models produced before Laguna III, ACEA classification requirements still apply.
Renault developed its own (original) engine oil specification back in 2007. This was characterised by higher requirements for compatibility with exhaust aftertreatment systems. In order to obtain the standard, oil manufacturers not only had to comply with the ACEA quality level but also underwent a series of proprietary tests developed by the Renault research centre.
What is the Renault specification?
Renault specifications are the symbolic designations for the properties of a Renault engine oil for a specific type of Renault car and they are the basis on which you select the oil you want for your Renault vehicle. By choosing an oil according to the appropriate specification, you ensure that you are using the correct oil for your Renault.
Renault engine oil approvals
The oil specifications are given a five-digit coding RN0700, RN0710, and RN0720, where:
- RN – RENAULT;
- XX – year of manufacture;
- X – specification level;
- X – sequential version number.
Renault engine oil specification; introduced in 2007 with Laguna III. General requirements: ACEA A3/B4 or ACEA A5/B5.
Renault engine oil specification; introduced in 2007 for Laguna III. General requirements: ACEA A3/B4 + Renault additional requirements.
Renault engine oil specification; introduced in 2007 for Laguna III. General requirements: ACEA C3 + Renault additional requirements. RN0720 is intended for use in the latest generation diesel engines fitted with DPF.
Tranself NFJ (replacement for Tranself TRJ)
A mechanical gear oil of API GL-5 level for Renault J-series transmissions with bronze synchronizer rings.
Tranself NFP (replacement for Tranself TRX and Tranself TRZ)
High-performance gear oil level API GL-5 for heavy-duty transmissions. Excellent shear stability and anti-foam properties.
API GL-5 level mechanical gear oil for Renault PK6-series transmissions with bronze synchromesh rings.
API GL-5 level mechanical gear oil for Renault transmissions of JR5 series with bronze synchromesh rings.