Do you own a RenaultSport car and are wondering just what oil you can use in it? The information here should help answer that question.
This is not a page devoted to promoting brand X or brand Y oils, it’s simply here to help you make a choice of oil that is proven to meet the rather unique requirements of RenaultSport engines.
Renault Oil Specifications:
Renault currently have three oil specifications recommended for their vehicles.
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.
For RenaultSport cars the mandatory specification is RN0710. As can be seen unlike the RN0700 which has no requirements beyond compliance to the ACEA A3/B4 or ACEA A5/B5 standards there are “additional Renault demands”.
Immediately this restricts the options available to consumers who may wish to reduce the service costs or use a “superior” product to that used by franchised dealerships.
In Australia the recommended oil is Elf Evolution SXR 5W40 which is generally difficult to source outside of dealerships and when purchased through dealerships has a considerably higher cost.
3. Brand by Brand without stated RN0710 compliance
Oils listed here are anecdotally known to meet or exceed the requirements for RN0710. Use of these oils should be at your discretion as using non-RN0710 may lead to warranty support complications.
Where to buy:
While there are many specialist oils on the Australian market very few have the widespread retail penetration that make them available “off the shelf” to consumers. Furthermore many of the marketing banners used by oil companies are common worldwide but the formulations and certifications vary. All in all a minefield!
Where possible I have included information on sources with a focus on the large auto parts chains.
References and Sources:
None of the information here just popped into my head. Where practical each Oil identified includes links and information one why it’s included on the list.
Separate to that I’ve joined the dots on a lot of other information where you can also read.