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    Hello, has anyone else had excessive oil consumption on their C4, got mine in August and had to fill it up twice since. Everything else about it is great, first car I've had that others drivers stare at.

    Apart from the oil my only minor point is the wing mirrors. Probably not a big problem for you guys in Oz but here in the UK we've got loads of snow at the moment. The wing mirrors get really gunked up if you drive further than 30K's cos of all the grit on the road. The mirrors seem to capture loads of stuff and you have to stop and clean them all the time.

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    That is definatly not normal?

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    Snow on the wing mirrors??? No haven't had that one here! Forecast temp here today is 33 deg. C!!
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    Ours is a 1.6 petrol. What's yours - diesel perchance?

    Actually I did ask the service people about this as I have heard of other makes consuming a bit of oil during run-in especially if using synthetic oil. I was told that this is not an issue with the petrol C4's. And certainly in (admittedly only) 2000km she's not used a drop. *knocks wood*

    Also, how far have you travelled and how much have you added?
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    Quote Originally Posted by danielsydney
    That is definatly not normal?
    So please define normal.
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    I'm guessing it's a Diesel C4

    The handbook on our (non Frog) Turbo Diesel states that "oil consumption of up to 1 litre per 5000klms is normal".... so far in 21000 klms and after 4 oil changes it has not used a drop... between changes...

    I think they just hedge their bets... as each engine I guess behaves a little differently based on the quality of machining, tolerences and fit... although now days given that they are all machined and assembled by computer controlled machines there should be minimal variation...

    Don't recall what the C5 HDi stated perhaps those that have one can check...

    Either way any C4 and Pug 307 owners for that matter should check their hadnbooks and see what the normal consumption is stated at...
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    non on mine and its running on pure synthetic...

    moreso, my next service is due at 20,000km even though the last one i had was 1,500km....

    10,000km now and nothing feels wrong but i think i might at least do an oil change......19,000km running on the same oil no matter how synthetic can't be good!
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    My C4 is petrol, i've done about 16,000Ks since new.

    Guess its time to take it to the garage.

    Thanks for all your views.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sim0n
    non on mine and its running on pure synthetic...

    moreso, my next service is due at 20,000km even though the last one i had was 1,500km....

    10,000km now and nothing feels wrong but i think i might at least do an oil change......19,000km running on the same oil no matter how synthetic can't be good!
    hmm... I ran mine up to 20,000kms before taking it in for an oil change no probs there... I assume Citroen know something i don't... with their recommendation of an oil change every 20,000kms...
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    Uga Boga - maybe they know that buyers will think 'Oh good, 12 monthly service, that'll save me $250 a year'....

    Jamie - you still haven't told us, how much have you added and how far have you travelled. If its like 50-100ml/1000km it may not be cause for concern - our handbook talks of such consumption as being normal during run-in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie uk
    My C4 is petrol, i've done about 16,000Ks since new.

    Guess its time to take it to the garage.

    Thanks for all your views.
    Just out of interest, did it have synthetic oil when NEW? This used to be a NO-NO but I'm not sure about really modern engines.

    Good luck with the outcome by the way.
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    Guessing here: 2 x 500ml top-ups in 16,000km is 62.5 ml per 1000km. Not wildly excessive perhaps? Especially if its getting less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie uk

    Apart from the oil my only minor point is the wing mirrors. Probably not a big problem for you guys in Oz but here in the UK we've got loads of snow at the moment. The wing mirrors get really gunked up if you drive further than 30K's cos of all the grit on the road. The mirrors seem to capture loads of stuff and you have to stop and clean them all the time.
    same problem in i have in croatia...dont know what to do

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    same problem in i have in croatia...dont know what to do
    Check oil on level suface....ie flat not a slope...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Uga Boga
    hmm... I ran mine up to 20,000kms before taking it in for an oil change no probs there... I assume Citroen know something i don't... with their recommendation of an oil change every 20,000kms...
    I find it strange my service intervals are 20,000 miles and yours is 20,000 kilometers, surely the figures should be different.

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    All citroens here are intervals are 20k

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    I think PSA define Australia as "arduous conditions" so the local Peugeot and CitroŽn servicing is set at 20k intervals.
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    There's no way in hell I'd let a car go for 20,000kms without an oil change. Especially a highly worked HDi diesel that has a turbo charger cooking the hell out of the oil That's just my opinion though... Maybe synthetics are that good now ??

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