Standard Renault Oils, Engine, Gearbox, Brake Fluid

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Standard Renault Oils, Engine, Gearbox, Brake Fluid

Postby AlexB » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:36 am

This is for reference when choosing oils for your Renault. These are recent products ( as for spring 2014), all of them seem to be decent.

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Engine oils
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RN0700 - naturally aspirated petrol, not Renaultsport

EVOLUTION 900 SXR 5W-30

ACEA : A5/B5
API : SL/CF
Densité à 15°C ASTM D1298 kg/m3 857
Viscosité cinématique à 40°C ASTM D445 mm2/s 55,6
Viscosité cinématique à 100°C ASTM 445 mm2/s 9,9
Indice de viscosité ASTM D2270 - 170
Point d’écoulement ASTM D97 °C - 36
Point Eclair VO ASTM D92 °C 230
B.N. ASTM D2896 mgKOH/g 10

EVOLUTION 900 5W-30

ACEA 2007 : A5/B5
API : SL/CF
Densité à 15°C ASTM D1298 kg/m3 853
Viscosité cinématique à 40°C ASTM D445 mm2/s 57
Viscosité cinématique à 100°C ASTM 445 mm2/s 9,9
Indice de viscosité ASTM D2270 - 160
Point d’écoulement ASTM D97 °C - 36
Point Eclair VO ASTM D92 °C 224
B.N. ASTM D2896 mgKOH/g 9,1

EVOLUTION 900 FT 0W-30 -- this one is of a higher performance, but still not for Renaultsport

ACEA : A3/B4
API : SL/CF
Viscosité cinématique à 40°C ASTM D445 mm2/s 68,45
Viscosité cinématique à 100°C ASTM 445 mm2/s 12,18
Indice de viscosité ASTM D2270 - 170
Point d’écoulement ASTM D97 °C - 45
Point Eclair VO ASTM D92 °C 226
B.N. ASTM D2896 mgKOH/g 8,8

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RN0710 (also covers RN0700) - Diesels without DPF, 2.2dci with DPF, Renaultsport turbo-petrol

EVOLUTION 900 SXR 5W40
ACEA: A3/B4
API : SM/CF
Densité à 15°C ASTM D1298 kg/m3 855
Viscosité cinématique à 40°C ASTM D445 mm2/s 90
Viscosité cinématique à 100°C ASTM 445 mm2/s 14,7
Indice de viscosité ASTM D2270 - 172
Point d’écoulement ASTM D97 °C - 42
Point Eclair VO ASTM D92 °C 230
B.N. ASTM D2896 mgKOH/g 10

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RN0720 - diesels with DPF except 2.2dci
(don't use it with substandard fuels or for high performance applications, should be suitable, although not as good for non-DPF diesels and naturally aspirated petrols)
EVOLUTION FULL-TECH FE 5W-30

Masse Volumique à 15°C ASTM D1298 kg / m³ 855
Viscosité cinématique à 40°C ASTM D445 mm2/s 72,8
Viscosité cinématique à 100°C ASTM 445 mm2/s 12,2
Indice de viscosité ASTM D2270 - 165
Point Eclair VO ASTM D92 °C 240
T.B.N. ASTM D2896 mgKOH/g 7,4
CCS @ -30°C ASTM D5293 mPa.s 6 450
MRV @ -35°C ASTM D4684 mPa.s 24 850

EVOLUTION FULL-TECH C4 5W-30

Masse Volumique à 15°C ASTM D1298 kg / m³ 850
Viscosité cinématique à 40°C ASTM D445 mm²/s 75
Viscosité cinématique à 100°C ASTM D445 mm²/s 12,4
Indice de viscosité ASTM D2270 - 164
Point Eclair VO ASTM D92 °C 240
T.B.N. ASTM D2896 mgKOH/g 7

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Gearbox oils (manual transmission)
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TRANSELF NFJ 75W-80
(NFP is more universal and of higher performance)

(For cheaper boxes, thinner than many 3rd party products!)
API GL4+
JXX, TL4, NDX manual gearboxes (not PK4, not Renaultsport)
(Replaces old TRJ and has the same specs)
Densité à 15 °C --- 0,884
Viscosité cinématique à 40 °C mm2/s 47
Viscosité cinématique à 100 °C mm2/s 8.5
Indice de viscosité --- 175
Point d’écoulement °C -40

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TRANSELF NFP 75W-80
(after 2011 it became better, see below!)

(Properly good stuff with nantotechnology, potassium borate used! This is according to the safety sheet.)
API GL4+
PXX, JXX, NDX, TL4 gearboxes
(Replaces TRX)
(suitable for Renaultsport up to RS265 Cup, including integrated gear-type LSD!!!)

Old TDS from French ELF site, timestamp 2010 MPR 1/08
(Actually, this is the same table as for the discontinued TRX! See below for the 2011 update.)
Densité à 15 °C --- 0,890
Viscosité cinématique à 40 °C mm2/s 51
Viscosité cinématique à 100 °C mm2/s 8.8
Point éclair, °C 215
Indice de viscosité --- 152
Point d’écoulement °C -42

Updated TDS, Dec 2011
Density at 15 °C --- 0.868
Kinematic viscosity at 40°C 36
Kinematic viscosity at 100 °C 7.6
Flash point, °C 192
Viscosity index 187
Pour point -51

Read more about potassium borate nanotechnology:
1. Canter, N. (2008), “Friction-Reducing Characteristics of Nano-Boric Acid,” TLT, 64 (2), pp. 10–11.
2. The same in layman's terms (15/05/2014)
https://www.stle.org/assets/document/Bor ... ditive.pdf

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Automatic transmissions (see ELF web site for details, not popular in Europe)
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ELFMATIC CVT
RENAULT Koleos

Elfmatic J6
AJ0 box

RENAULTMATIC D2

RENAULTMATIC D3 SYN
for RENAULT DP0
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Compatible engine oil specifications

Postby AlexB » Wed May 28, 2014 12:19 pm

The idea is to identify similar or to Renault specs, so one could make better buying choices. Many specs, such as API, ACEA, BMW, etc, are not included because they are not strong enough. They, however, may be combined with those listed below. I compiled these lists by using the tool available here:
https://origin-qps.onstreammedia.com/ori ... index.html

Some of these may not be suitable for long drain intervals, which are not a good idea anyway.

Petrol non-turbo Renaults:
(starting with slightly better characteristics, although all are decent)
A40 (Porsche)
VW506.01 (Volkswagen) -- specific to VW injectors, which we don't have
VW506.00 (Volkswagen)
RN0700 (Renault)
M2C913C (Ford)
M2C913D (Ford)
The others seem to be either thicker or weaker.
All turbo oils listed below will also work, although with a slightly higher fuel consumption due to greater HTHS


Diesel without DPF and turbo-petrol Renaults, inc. RS225, RS250 and RS265
(starting with slightly better characteristics, although all are decent)
These have to be SAE Xw40 in addition to the specs below...
MB229.5 (Mercedes)
VW507.00 (Volkswagen)
RN0710 (Renault)
MB229.3 (Mercedes)
ACEA A3/B4 European
MB229.51 (Mercedes)
MB229.31 (Mercedes)


Diesel with DPF
C30 (Porsche) -- too good to be true, needs to be verified...
VW507.00 (Volkswagen)
RN0720 (Renault)
ACEA C4 is a much weaker spec. apart from cleanliness, so it will not damage the filter.
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Beake fluid

Postby AlexB » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:26 am

In case someone did not see the factory manuals for Megane III, which might be also applicable to Megane II...

They recommend DOT4 ISO 4925 Class 6 for ESP systems, DOT4 ISO 4925 Class 4 for ABS and emergency brake assistance systems and DOT4 non-classed for the systems which we don't have in the UK. Widely available DOT5.1 is approximately equivalent to ISO 4925 Class 6.

As a guideline, DOT4 ISO 4925 Class 6 and DOT5.1 are about half as thick as DOT4 ISO 4925 Class 4 at low temperatures. A basic non-classed DOT4 can be tree times thicker than the good stuff. Wet and dry boiling points of DOT4 Class 6 and DOT5.1 are typically significantly higher than of DOT4 Class 4 or non-classed (apart from the racing fluids like Motul RBF600 or RBF660).

Any of these fluids need to be changed every second year.

Conclusion: buy DOT4 Class 6 or DOT5.1 for your car.

(sorry, it's a copy of my other rapidly sinking post)
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