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  1. Does this mean I need to get an oil change?

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    And if so how long can I go without changing it?
  2. Oil Change....

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    Oil change on the Ladybug. Only 3500 miles and 130 hours, but 17 months of time, May 2012 - October 2013. 1 quart Castrol Edge 5W-30 (gold bottle) and 2.5 quarts 0W-40 Mobil1... Longer Purolator PL14610 oil filter, instead of PL14612.... Oil sample sent to Blackstone Labs for analysis, will...
  3. Loud knock from engine when shifting.

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    I have had my Smart for 3 years and have done the regular oil changes and maintenance every 7k except the last time which was 10k. After the last one my car started knocking loud when it hits higher RPMs. In fact sometimes (in automatic) it won't shift on it's own unless I let off the gas. It...
  4. Synthetic Oil Change

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    I've just purchased my first Smart Car Fortwo and I'm super excited about it! The only question I have is about oil changes. As it uses synthetic oil, do I need to change the oil less frequently?
  5. Suggestions for Oil Change Shops in SF or the Peninsula

    Smart Owners Club of San Francisco
    Hey everyone! :) It's time for my first oil change on my Smart. I was wondering if any of you have suggestions on where to take it in. I can't change my own because I have street parking and have no place to do work on it. Do I need to bring in my own oil filter, or is there some place...
  6. Oil change, 5000 miles...

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    Just changed the oil, at 5160 miles. Second change, first one was at 500 miles. Local lube shop charged me twenty clams if I provide the oil and filter. I consider this a good deal. Still having problems resetting the wrench, any suggestions would be appreciated. I picked up three five gallon...
  7. Oil Change

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    If you want to get screwed you don't need Congress. Just get your oil changed at the dealer!
  8. Oil Change parts

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    Wat socket do I need for the oil drain plug? I know it's 24mm, but five or six point? Any cheap places to buy one?
  9. Hi

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    I love Smart Cars!
  10. Oil Change after Brake-in Period

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    Hi Folks, Got myself a Passion-for-two in July, and I'm wondering now if I need to schedule an oil change after the first 1,000 miles. Greetings Jan
  11. First timer looking for oil advice

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    Been driving my coupe for a few months now, and am about to reach the 3k mark. I was told that I should change the oil at 1k, but when I called my local dealership, I was laughed off the line. Any support in the way of getting or not getting the oil changed at 3k, or shall I just wait til 10k...
  12. Wrench Icon on Dashboard????

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    How do I reset the 'wrench' in the dashboard display now that I changed the oil in my 2008 Brabus model?
  13. Quick Change Oil Plug

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    I hope this is the right size. Aeroquip FCM3133 Quick-Drain Oil Pan Coupling Male Half M22 x 1.5 Thread Size 1.54in.x.96i
  14. Oil change recommendations?

    Smart Owners Club of San Francisco
    Does anyone have a recommendation on where to get an oil change (not the Mercedes dealership). I'd like to bring it to a place that has some experience with the Smart but doesn't charge Mercedes prices. Thanks!:)
  15. Where to go for an oil change...

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    I was wondering if we could go elsewhere to get the oil changed at 5K other then the smart center? would somewhere like jiffy lube or another local mechanic shop know what they were doing?
  16. first oil change

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    When should I change the oil for the first time. Do I wait untill 10,000 miles??:rolleyes:
  17. I Got One!!

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    Love it to death. Can't imagine lif ewithout it. Does anyone know where I can get the change out parts for the body? I also would love to put chrome rims on it; does anyone know where I can get these? One more question: I live in MI and have no idea once it hits 10k miles where to get the oil...
  18. Quick! Change that Oil !

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    The first oil change/service is called for at 10,000 miles by MB/Smart. This is weird... I have been visually inspecting our oil for dirt all through the break in and up through 8,500 miles. Suddenly it turned black. My guess is the oil filter reached it's max capacity and started to leach...
  19. Why change engine and transmission oil soon

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    Hey guys, I'm having so much fun with my smart fortwo passion. I did a special breakin which requires to change from synthetic to regular oil and then change it again at 40 miles: Break In Secrets**How To Break In New Motorcycle and Car Engines For More Power In addition I changed both the...
  20. Semi-official "how to change your oil"

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    I realize there's a couple threads that discuss the oil changes but I wanted to create a single spot for just "how-to" oil change information. I have the approved dealer list of oils as well as the step-by-step instructions from the service manual. I had to scan them and the font was really...
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