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I have a 2012 smart car, can I use valvoline full synthetic 75w-90 gear oil in it? I keep reading about Redline but haven't seen anything on valvoline, is it the same as castrol bot 328?
 

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Go with the Valvoline. I went with the heavier 85w-140 and the noise and jerkiness went away. Back of the bottle has the Mercedes ANSI rating too!
 

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In my case there wasn't much to add other than peace of mind that I was using what the manufacturer recommended. I read a lot of horror stories about using the wrong type and weight. So change was inspected for foreign objects and copper presence and there was none. Shifting was somewhat smoother and more precise, but that's about it.
 
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