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    Default Citroen specialist within 100kms of Albury-Wodonga?

    Is there a Citroen specialist within about 100kms of Albury-Wodonga to service a C5 X7 Hdi?

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    What needs servicing? Apart from the hydraulics, if yours has that suspension, the mechanicals match most of what is found in the Peugeot 407 and Peugeot 508.

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    A competent mechanic should be able to undertake regular servicing. They're just a car like many others and in fact the engines are used in Ford Mondeos and the gearboxes in many other brands.

    If they respond with "Oh no, bludy sitruns, they're weird blah blah blah" tell them to stick their head back in their bucket of 1960s sand and leave.
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    It's a 2015 Exclusive and under factory warranty till 2021. I'm just cautious about risking that by servicing at a non-specialist garage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackpos View Post
    It's a 2015 Exclusive and under factory warranty till 2021. I'm just cautious about risking that by servicing at a non-specialist garage.
    So long as it's a licensed mechanic it should be no problems.

    According to this page you have one right there in Albury or further afield at Wagga or Shepparton.

    https://www.citroen.com.au/find-a-de...es=after-sales
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    There's a service agent in Albury - Baker Motors, if you are prepared to pay dealer prices. They have the benefit of any updates, minor fixes, etc, that may have come from Citroen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackpos View Post
    It's a 2015 Exclusive and under factory warranty till 2021. I'm just cautious about risking that by servicing at a non-specialist garage.
    2015 Exclusive, Good Car!

    I have a 2013, and wanted a simple basic service, so thought I couldn't go wrong using one of the local garages around town, who assured me they serviced Citroens all the time. When I said I would prefer to use Total oils, he said "Tota.....what"? When I repeated Total, he said "In 30 years in this business, I've never heard of it !" . So off to the dealer, which is actually excellent.

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    I can remember Total service stations.

    Castrol has a line of bulk (Professional) C2 grade which is more likely to be found in places that do Euro diesels. In NSW our Total C2 stuff seems to be almost always at Pug/Cit dealers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisson_citroen View Post
    2015 Exclusive, Good Car!

    I have a 2013, and wanted a simple basic service, so thought I couldn't go wrong using one of the local garages around town, who assured me they serviced Citroens all the time. When I said I would prefer to use Total oils, he said "Tota.....what"? When I repeated Total, he said "In 30 years in this business, I've never heard of it !" . So off to the dealer, which is actually excellent.

    Choose with caution.
    If you had enquired which low SAPS oil they used you may have received a more comfortable response.
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    Maybe, but I wanted TOTAL. That's why I asked.
    And any mechanic who says they service Citroen all the time , and has never seen the name "Total" does not compute.
    The word is written all over the place, on manuals, service books, everywhere....
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    Oh, it's not even a full moon and the whorey old oil debate is on.

    The engine requires a specification of oil not a brand.
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    Not according to the service manager at Citroen up here,
    Since they went back to Total, they have no more turbo troubles. Different story when they were using another brand. Not a full moon, but an asteroid came within 70k from earth on thursday, that's reason enough!
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    Well I've just done comparisons between TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC 5W-30 and NULON Full Synthetic 5W-30 Long Life Formula Diesel Engine Oil, and guess what - they meet the same specifications - as do other oils available in the Australian market (Penrite being another brand I have used).

    If CitroŽn prefer TOTAL, then how the heck do we manage to put fuel in our cars in Australia?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    Well I've just done comparisons between TOTAL QUARTZ INEO HTC 5W-30 and NULON Full Synthetic 5W-30 Long Life Formula Diesel Engine Oil, and guess what - they meet the same specifications - as do other oils available in the Australian market (Penrite being another brand I have used).

    If CitroŽn prefer TOTAL, then how the heck do we manage to put fuel in our cars in Australia?
    Perhaps it's just owners are prepared to accept second best. And pay less for "local" generic fuel.

    Total are still in Australia, but have broadened their market focus.

    http://www.total.com.au/en/total-aus...otal-australia

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    I spoke with the service department at Baker Motors and they can do a power flush of the auto transmission, which, at 60,000 kms, is what I was looking for. I had earlier spoken with a well-known Citroen specialist in Melbourne, who said it should have had an auto transmission fluid change at 40,000 as part of normal Citroen servicing. All very confusing, especially as it's referred to (ridiculously) as a sealed-for-life unit.

    Incidentally, I downsized from 18" to 17" wheels with Michelin Primacy 4 225/55 R17s 101W, with a remarkable improvement in ride and road noise. The 245/45 R18s 100W were Michelin Primacy HP. Steering is lighter, and handling is still excellent. I have a Skoda Superb Elegance 125TDI wagon and the Citroen feels a class above. It's not as zippy, or as roomy as the Superb, but for comfort and quiet running the Citroen clearly wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackpos View Post
    I spoke with the service department at Baker Motors and they can do a power flush of the auto transmission, which, at 60,000 kms, is what I was looking for. I had earlier spoken with a well-known Citroen specialist in Melbourne, who said it should have had an auto transmission fluid change at 40,000 as part of normal Citroen servicing. All very confusing, especially as it's referred to (ridiculously) as a sealed-for-life unit.

    Incidentally, I downsized from 18" to 17" wheels with Michelin Primacy 4 225/55 R17s 101W, with a remarkable improvement in ride and road noise. The 245/45 R18s 100W were Michelin Primacy HP. Steering is lighter, and handling is still excellent. I have a Skoda Superb Elegance 125TDI wagon and the Citroen feels a class above. It's not as zippy, or as roomy as the Superb, but for comfort and quiet running the Citroen clearly wins.
    I understand I am somewhat off topic however I wonder how many Aisin 6 speed auto transmissions in Mondeo, Volvo, Freelander, Toyota and PSA vehicles have not had transmission fluid changes and have got to say 250 k kilometres without needing component replacement. I am thinking our 2 2007 C5í s have done 200k and the transmissions are faultless. Now I know I shouldnít have said that ....!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisson_citroen View Post
    Not according to the service manager at Citroen up here,
    Since they went back to Total, they have no more turbo troubles. Different story when they were using another brand. Not a full moon, but an asteroid came within 70k from earth on thursday, that's reason enough!
    100% seen it over and over but the oils used are not always like for like a customer of mine (now) had his 308 ep6 thp serviced by this muppet up here that used 10/40 gulf western oil from the first change this thing has had half a dozen head cleans at Peugeotís expense since using 5/30 total itís over 200k so 0 would run out the tailpipe itís been fine over 2 1/2 years one odd thing itís never had a chain just the tensioner recall 🤷


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    I was very happy with the 60,000 km service my 2015 Citroen C5 Exclusive Tourer received at Baker Motors in Albury. I supplied the Nulon Engine Oil 5W30 Full Synthetic Diesel Formula Long Life. They supplied the unknown, but assured correct, ATF. The car runs beautifully and noticeably better than before. They also swapped in a new Varta E44 battery without a problem (and knew how to release the battery clamp, which had stumped me - see my post).
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