Info on common maintenance items? (update) - Smart Car Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-04-2007, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
Bohemian Moderator 451gas
SCOA Club
 
jwight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Dayton, OH USA
Posts: 28,178
Thanks: 7,376
Thanked 5,817 Times in 3,528 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Garage
Info on common maintenance items? (update)

Has anyone found a source for details on things like oil and air filters, coolant, etc? Some folks will be an hour or more away from a dealer and it would be nice to have these things on hand to handle routine maintenance at home.
jwight is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-04-2007, 10:22 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pacific Northwest
Posts: 183
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
With the current 450 smart, filters are dealer only. There is an aftermarket spin on oil filter adapter that will accept several common filters and K&N and others sell foam washable air cleaners.

When the 451 hits North America hopefully there will be enough volume to interest the aftermarket industry here.

For me, I just buy a few extras when I'm at the dealer.
smartie yank is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-05-2007, 02:55 AM
Closed
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Gone my own way
Posts: 3,834
Thanks: 0
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The 451 smarts have a common spin-on oil filter like every other MItsubishi I know of.

Last edited by Old smart; 11-05-2007 at 03:22 AM. Reason: sp
Old smart is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-05-2007, 07:19 AM
 
Fredvon4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Lampasas, Texas
Posts: 1,860
Thanks: 0
Thanked 19 Times in 13 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
And a new drain plug too!

Early versions of Smart cars required the oil to be sucked out of the motor.

The 451 has a new spin on filter that I bet Fram/Napa/Wix and others will have a good cross reference to. Some of the Brit Smart sites show the various aftermarket air filter modifications...looks like the factory element will also be easy to find at AutoZone/Napa/etc..

May take a while, but I think other wear parts like clutch disk, brake pads/shoes, and shock absorbers will be readliy available before the initial usefull life is exceeded
Fredvon4 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-05-2007, 07:35 AM
Closed
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Gone my own way
Posts: 3,834
Thanks: 0
Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I’m sure that M-B Cars has learned their lesson and have brought in as many COTS wear items as possible and appropriate for the 451. One of the places where they lost their arse and mega-bucks was that so many things on the various 450 models (Marks) could not be sourced from, nor utilized by, any other vehicle in the various Daimler stables.
Old smart is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-21-2010, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
Bohemian Moderator 451gas
SCOA Club
 
jwight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Dayton, OH USA
Posts: 28,178
Thanks: 7,376
Thanked 5,817 Times in 3,528 Posts
Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 78 Post(s)
Garage
jwight is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-21-2010, 01:42 PM
 
jefferios's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Minnetonka, MN
Posts: 4,220
Thanks: 928
Thanked 470 Times in 287 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 73 Post(s)
Garage
I was confused...I first read the post by you but didn't look at the date. I Thought maybe someone stole your account for a sec.
jefferios is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Smart Car Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
>>>FAQs/DIY: OPEN to see easy solutions to most common issues SMART smart Operation and Maintenance 2 01-07-2011 05:08 PM
New Items for your smart car SmartMadness Vendor Deals 0 02-20-2010 11:08 AM
New Billet items for your smart SmartMadness Interior & Exterior Styling 13 01-18-2010 12:09 PM
Beverly Hills Delivery Info update Shore So Cal Smarties 14 03-05-2009 11:24 AM
smartRRparts CLEARANCE ITEMS. smartRRparts Interior & Exterior Styling 1 02-19-2009 09:59 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.