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Old 17th April 2011   #1
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correct engine oil for 2003 kangoo 1.5 dci

Hi, Can someone please tell me what is the correct engine oil for my 2003 Kangoo 1.5 dci model. Some say fully synthetic and others are telling me part synthetic. Will it cause engine damage if I use the incorrect oil? Thanks in anticipation of any help.
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Re: correct engine oil for 2003 kangoo 1.5 dci

if you use semi in winter it will sound very noisy when you start,, you should use fully synthetic to avoid this, let it tick over for a few minutes, its diesel.
Noise means damage.

You have an 18,000 mile service and it should not need any top ups between services unless you drive it to fast and rev away at lights,, so its cheap.
I did over 100,000 miles in a Kangoo 2002 and the engine response was as good then as when it had done 10 miles,, thats the common rail for you. And the new ones should be even better. Great MPV.
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Re: correct engine oil for 2003 kangoo 1.5 dci

I use superior Lidl mineral oil, change more frequently between 5000 to 6000 miles and use engine flush at each oil change. The Kangoo has clocked in excess of 100K on this oil and has not had any problems. 18000 miles oil change interval is too much even for a synthetic oil, especially for the 1.5 Dci which is known to suffer gummed up piston rings.
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Re: correct engine oil for 2003 kangoo 1.5 dci

Seems good to me,, however oil is clever stuff keeping moving parts apart,, cheap oils can only do this for a limited period of time,, and fall off of performance can start seriously after 1000 miles of use, starting your Kangoo in the winter with a cheap oil wont do the engine any good,, but perhaps its garaged which is a help,, Your oil may be at the top end of none synthetics. I must admit your attention to your kangoo is quite special and I assume its a diy job so no labour costs. I pay about 30 for fully synthetic oil,, you wont pay much different over 3 times more changes adding flushing oil. Gummed up rings come from cheap oil and poor services,, but your flushing will stop that no doubt if it were cheap,,, cheap.
The proof of the pudding is undeniable,, and you are successful I assume,, so am I.. Gone are the days when it was diy for me, my good independant looks after me. Great vehicle the Kangoo, I dont like the new one as much,, I tried it,, noisy more so I thought, even if it looks better and is bigger,, but perhaps thats me getting old. To old!
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Re: correct engine oil for 2003 kangoo 1.5 dci

Mornin' all, Thanks for the answers to my query about correct Kangoo oil, very useful and helpful for a new user like myself, and the suggestions for frequent oil changes have been logged.
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