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Re: Renault Laguna II - Phase 1 - Buyer's Guides - Oil specification by Elf.

Hi there and welcome.

I would find that mis-match of information confusing also.

However, I would suggest having a trawl through this forum for turbo failure, and a common theme will arise - the servicing intervals that Renault originally suggested was way too optimistic, and seems directly related to major engine problems. When a turbo 's seals go, it isn't always just a case of fitting a new one, sometimes the turbo starts ingesting the engine's oil (dumping it out of the exhaust), and going into 'runaway mode' - whereby the revs soar, and unless you switch off/stall the engine in time, it'll run out of oil , and sieze solid.

This isn't just true in Australia, but everywhere else - Renault have reduced the service intervals back to a more sensible level, in the face of many warranty claims & goodwill payments.

You can never come to harm servicing a car too frequently, but it is a risky game to play (with little to gain, and much to lose), by exceeding intervals.



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