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Anyone do a DIY oil change yet?

I have always been a DIYer with my cars, and I was wondering if anyone has done a DIY oil change on their Smart? I was wondering how hairy it is. I have ramps and stuff, but no lift.

Just wondering what everyone thought. thanks in advance.

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It's easy enough with virtually no tools and you don't need to lift the car.
Drive the car until it is warm, remove the dipstick and the filler cap. Place a container under the car and remove the drain plug. Wait 5 minutes until the oil has come out. Replace the drain plug (fit a new copper washer if you want to). Fill with oil.

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you might want to spin the oil filter off and replace it also
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you might want to spin the oil filter off and replace it also
indeed. access to it would be the next question. easy to get to?

(Thanks for all the replies. appreciate it).
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I bought two Smart oil filters when I bought my car Monday....along with two washers. I may do the change or have my local guy do it....either way thanks for the very good info!
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I have and it is really easy. Do you have an original (06 or older) or the new 07? Let me know and I can walk you through it. I also put on an oil filter spin on kit on my 05.
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Changed my oil with no problem!

[quote=NY Smartie;63711]"...DIY oil change on their Smart? ["/quote]
Not hairy, no lift, no ramp, no real anything except a good oil pan and "used" oil disposal plan....
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I have and it is really easy. Do you have an original (06 or older) or the new 07? Let me know and I can walk you through it. I also put on an oil filter spin on kit on my 05.
quick question do you think the filter spin kit was worth it and why. I thought of doing this but I dont know if there is any type of beneifit. Also does your smart ever run hot? Thanks for any info
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"...DIY oil change on their Smart? ["/quote]
Not hairy, no lift, no ramp, no real anything except a good oil pan and "used" oil disposal plan....
cool! I plan on changing it myself then, in addition to the dealer ones every 10K or so. got a service plan, so, I wanna use it. not going to wait 10k between changes though.

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