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Citroen Berlingo & Peugeot Partner routine maintenance guide (1996 to 2010 petrol and diesel engines)

Citroen Berlingo & Peugeot Partner routine maintenance guide (1996 to 2010 petrol and diesel engines)

Do you own a Citroen Berlingo or Peugeot Partner (1996 to 2010 models, both petrol and diesel engines) and have questions about its routine maintenance, such as when to change the oil, or even what oil type to use? Perhaps you've been wondering how often to change the fluids in your Citroen Berlingo or Peugeot Partner or how often to get it serviced, check the brakes and perform other common jobs.

Modern cars and vans like the Citroen Berlingo or Peugeot Partner need much less maintenance than the vehicles of 25 years ago, but they still have needs. You no longer have to do a service every 6 months, or change the oil every 3 months, but regular fluid changes are still essential to your Berlingo’s or Partner’s longevity.

What follows is our quick reference guide to many of the recommended routine maintenance tasks for the Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner, most of which you can do yourself at home. If you need more guidance or step-by-step instructions, check out the video tutorials in our online manual, or get our traditional printed manual.

Oil Change

Engine Oil Type Synthetic or semi-synthetic multigrade engine oil, viscosity SAE 5W-40, 10W-40 or 5W-30* to specification API SH/SJ and/or ACEA A3: ESSO ULTRA/ULTRON or TOTAL QUARTZ (petrol engines)
  Synthetic or semi-synthetic multigrade engine oil, viscosity SAE 5W-40, 10W-40 or 5W-30* to specification API CD and/or ACEA B3: ESSO ULTRA/ULTRON or TOTAL QUARTZ (diesel engines)
Engine Oil Capacity (including oil filter) 3.2 litres (petrol engines)
  3.75 litres (1.6 litre diesel engine)
  4.2 litres (1.8 and 1.9 litre XUD diesel engines with steel sump)
  4.0 litres (1.8 and 1.9 litre XUD diesel engines with aluminium sump)
  4.7 litres (1.9 litre DW series diesel engine with steel sump)
  4.5 litres (1.9 litre DW series diesel engine with aluminium sump)
  4.5 litres (2.0 litre diesel engine with steel sump)
  4.2 litres (2.0 litre diesel engine with aluminium sump)
Oil Drain Plug Torque 30 Nm (petrol engines)
  16 Nm (diesel engines)
Oil Filter Cap Torque 25 Nm (later 1.4 and 1.6 litre petrol engines)

*SAE 5W-30 engine oil may only be used in vehicles manufactured from the 2000 model year onward.

Transmission Fluid Change

Manual Transmission Fluid Type ESSO BV 75W-80W or TOTAL TRANSMISSION BV 75W-80
Manual Transmission Fluid Capacity 2.0 litres (MA5 transmission)
  1.8 litres (BE3/5 and BE4/5 transmission)
Manual Transmission Fluid Filler/Level Plug Torque 25 Nm (MA5 transmission)
  20 Nm (BE3/5 and BE4/5 transmission)
Manual Transmission Fluid Drain Plug Torque 25 Nm (MA5 transmission)
  30 Nm (BE3/5 and BE4/5 transmission)

Coolant Replacement

Coolant Type 50/50 mix of water and monoethylene glycol based antifreeze PROCOR TM 108, GLYSANTIN G33 or REVKOGEL 2000
Coolant System Capacity 6.5 litres (pre-September 2002 petrol engines without air conditioning)
  7.0 litres (pre-September 2002 petrol engines with air conditioning)
  8.0 litres (September 2002-on petrol engines)
  11.0 litres (1.6 litre diesel engine)
  8.0 litres (1.8 and 1.9 litre XUD diesel engines)
  10.5 litres (1.9 litre DW series pre-September 2002 diesel engine)
  9.0 litres (1.9 litre DW series September 2002-on diesel engine)
  9.0 litres (2.0 litre diesel engine)

Other Miscellaneous Fluid Types

Brake And Clutch Fluid Type DOT 4 brake fluid
Power Steering Fluid Type ESSO ATF D or TOTAL FLUIDE AT42

Other Miscellaneous Torque Specs

Roadwheel Bolts 90 Nm 
Front Caliper Guide Pin Bolts 27 Nm*
Front Brake Caliper Mounting Bracket Bolts 105 Nm*
Rear Brake Caliper Guide Pin Bolts 38 Nm*
Spark Plugs 25 Nm
ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Bolts 11 Nm*

*Do not re-use

Citroen Berlingo & Peugeot Partner Maintenance Schedule

The maintenance intervals in this manual are provided with the assumption that you, not the dealer, will be carrying out the work. These are the minimum intervals recommended by us for vehicles driven daily. If you wish to keep your vehicle in peak condition at all times, you may wish to perform some of these procedures more often. We encourage frequent maintenance, since it enhances the efficiency, performance and resale value of your vehicle.

If the vehicle is driven in dusty areas, used to tow a trailer, or driven frequently at slow speeds (idling in traffic) or on short journeys, more frequent maintenance intervals are recommended.

 

Petrol models

Every 250 miles

  • Check the engine oil level
  • Check the coolant level
  • Check the screenwash fluid level
  • Check the brake fluid level
  • Check the power steering fluid level
  • Check the tyres and tyre pressures
  • Check the condition of the battery
  • Check the condition of the wiper blades

Every 10 000 miles (15 000 km) or 12 months – whichever comes first

  • Renew the engine oil and filter*
  • Check all underbonnet components for fluid leaks
  • Check the condition of the driveshaft rubber gaiters
  • Lubricate all hinges and locks
  • Carry out a road test
  • Reset the service interval indicator

*Peugeot/Citroën recommend the engine oil and filter are changed every 20 000 miles or two years. However, oil and filter changes are good for the engine and we recommend that the oil and filter are renewed at least once a year.

Every 20 000 miles (30 000 km) or two years – whichever comes first

  • Check the pollen filter
  • Check the condition of the auxiliary drivebelt
  • Check the condition of the front brake pads
  • Check the condition of the rear brake shoes
  • Check the operation of the handbrake
  • Check the condition of the exhaust system
  • Check the steering and suspension components

Every 40 000 miles (60 000 km)

  • Renew the timing belt*

*Although the normal interval for timing belt renewal is 80 000 miles (120 000 km), it is strongly recommended that the interval is reduced to 40 000 miles (60 000 km), especially on vehicles which are subjected to intensive use, ie, mainly short journeys or a lot of stop-start driving. The actual belt renewal interval is therefore very much up to the individual owner, but bear in mind that severe engine damage will result if the belt breaks.

Every 40 000 miles (60 000 km) or 2 years – whichever comes first

  • Renew the brake fluid

Every 40 000 miles (60 000 km) or four years – whichever comes first

  • Renew the spark plugs
  • Renew the air cleaner filter element
  • Renew the fuel filter
  • Check the manual transmission oil level
  • Check the exhaust emissions
  • Renew the coolant

Every 10 years

  • Renew the airbags and seat belt pretensioners

 

1.6 litre diesel models

Every 250 miles

  • Check the engine oil level
  • Check the coolant level
  • Check the screenwash fluid level
  • Check the brake fluid level
  • Check the power steering fluid level
  • Check the tyres and tyre pressures
  • Check the condition of the battery
  • Check the condition of the wiper blades

Every 6000 miles (10 000 km) or 12 months – whichever comes first

  • Renew the engine oil and filter*

*Citroën/Peugeot recommend that the engine oil and filter are changed every 12 000 miles (20 000 km). However, oil and filter changes are good for the engine and we recommend that the oil and filter are renewed more frequently, especially if the vehicle is used on a lot of short journeys.

Every 12 000 miles (20 000 km) or two years – whichever comes first

  • Drain any water from the fuel filter
  • Check all underbonnet components for fluid leaks
  • Check the condition of the driveshaft rubber gaiters
  • Lubricate all hinges and locks
  • Carry out road test
  • Reset the service interval indicator
  • Check the pollen filter
  • Check the condition of the auxiliary drivebelt
  • Check the condition of the front brake pads
  • Check the condition of the rear brake shoes
  • Check the operation of the handbrake
  • Check the condition of the exhaust system
  • Check the steering and suspension components

Every 36 000 miles (60 000 km) or six years – whichever comes first

  • Renew the fuel filter
  • Renew the air cleaner filter element
  • Check the manual transmission oil level
  • Check the exhaust emissions
  • Renew the brake fluid
  • Renew the coolant*

*This work is not included in the Citroën/Peugeot schedule, and should not be required if the recommended Citroën/Peugeot anti-freeze/inhibitor is used.

Every 75 000 miles (120 000 km) or ten years – whichever comes first

  • Renew the timing belt*

*Although the normal interval for timing belt renewal is 150 000 miles (240 000 km), it is strongly recommended that the interval is reduced to 75 000 miles (120 000 km), especially on vehicles which are subjected to intensive use, ie, mainly short journeys or a lot of stop-start driving. The actual belt renewal interval is therefore very much up to the individual owner, but bear in mind that severe engine damage will result if the belt breaks.

Every 15 years

  • Renew the airbags and seat belt pretensioners

 

1.8 and 1.9 litre diesel models

Every 250 miles

  • Check the engine oil level
  • Check the coolant level
  • Check the screenwash fluid level
  • Check the brake fluid level
  • Check the power steering fluid level
  • Check the tyres and tyre pressures
  • Check the condition of the battery
  • Check the condition of the wiper blades

Every 5000 miles (7500 km) or 12 months – whichever comes first

  • Renew the engine oil and filter*
  • Drain any water from the fuel filter
  • Check all underbonnet components for fluid leaks
  • Check the condition of the driveshaft rubber gaiters
  • Lubricate all hinges and locks
  • Carry out a road test
  • Reset the service interval indicator

*On 1.9 litre (DW series) engines, Peugeot/Citroën recommend the engine oil and filter are changed every 10 000 miles or two years. However, oil and filter changes are good for the engine and we recommend that the oil and filter are renewed at least once a year, especially if the vehicle is used on a lot of short journeys.

Every 10 000 miles (15 000 km) or two years – whichever comes first

  • Check the pollen filter
  • Check the idle speed and anti-stall speed
  • Check the condition of the auxiliary drivebelt
  • Check the condition of the front brake pads
  • Check the condition of the rear brake shoes
  • Check the operation of the handbrake
  • Check the condition of the exhaust system
  • Check the steering and suspension components

Every 30 000 miles (45 000 km) or four years – whichever comes first

  • Renew the fuel filter
  • Renew the air cleaner filter element
  • Check the manual transmission oil level
  • Check the exhaust emissions

Every 40 000 miles (60 000 km)

  • Renew the timing belt

*Although the normal interval for timing belt renewal is 80 000 miles (120 000 km), it is strongly recommended that the interval is reduced to 40 000 miles (60 000 km), especially on vehicles which are subjected to intensive use, ie, mainly short journeys or a lot of stop-start driving. The actual belt renewal interval is therefore very much up to the individual owner, but bear in mind that severe engine damage will result if the belt breaks.

Every 40 000 miles (60 000 km) or two years – whichever comes first

  • Renew the brake fluid

Every 40 000 miles (60 000 km) or four years – whichever comes first

  • Renew the coolant

Every ten years

  • Renew the airbags and seat belt pretensioners

 

2.0 litre diesel models

Every 250 miles

  • Check the engine oil level
  • Check the coolant level
  • Check the screenwash fluid level
  • Check the brake fluid level
  • Check the power steering fluid level
  • Check the tyres and tyre pressures
  • Check the condition of the battery
  • Check the condition of the wiper blades

Every 6000 miles (10 000 km) or 12 months – whichever comes first

  • Renew the engine oil and filter*
  • Drain any water from the fuel filter
  • Check all underbonnet components for fluid leaks
  • Check the condition of the driveshaft rubber gaiters
  • Lubricate all hinges and locks
  • Carry out a road test
  • Reset the service interval indicator

*Peugeot/Citroën recommend the engine oil and filter are changed every 12 000 miles or two years. However, oil and filter changes are good for the engine and we recommend that the oil and filter are renewed at least once a year, especially if the vehicle is used on a lot of short journeys.

Every 12 000 miles (20 000 km) or two years – whichever comes first

  • Check the pollen filter
  • Check the condition of the auxiliary drivebelt
  • Check the condition of the front brake pads
  • Check the condition of the rear brake shoes
  • Check the operation of the handbrake
  • Check the condition of the exhaust system
  • Check the steering and suspension components

Every 36 000 miles (60 000 km) or two years – whichever comes first

  • Renew the brake fluid

Every 36 000 miles (60 000 km) or 4 years – whichever comes first

  • Renew the fuel filter
  • Renew the air cleaner filter element
  • Check the manual transmission oil level
  • Check the exhaust emissions
  • Renew the coolant

Every 48 000 miles (80 000 km)

  • Renew the timing belt

*Although the normal interval for timing belt renewal is 96 000 miles (160 000 km), it is strongly recommended that the interval is reduced to 48 000 miles (80 000 km), especially on vehicles which are subjected to intensive use, ie, mainly short journeys or a lot of stop-start driving. The actual belt renewal interval is therefore very much up to the individual owner, but bear in mind that severe engine damage will result if the belt breaks.

Every ten years

  • Renew the airbags and seat belt pretensioners