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Smart For Four oil change #4668172
02/16/18 08:11 PM
02/16/18 08:11 PM
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London, England
bigjl Offline OP
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Just dumped the factory fill after 4k miles or so.

Left the oil filter in situ.

Annual Service due by time (1 year from first registration at beginning of May 2017)

Car now doing mainly short trips of 1 and 2 miles then being parked up.

Put in Mobil 1 0w40 FS, bought from Costco for 30, they now only stock that Mobil 1 0w40 rather than New Life and Turbo Diesel.

I don't know what the factory fill was.

Probably overkill but I didn't want to leave thw factory fill in the sump now that the car is being short tripped so much.


16 S350d LWB 25k Mobil Super 3000 XE 5w30
17 Smart ForFour Auto 6.5k Mobil 1 0w40 FS
Re: Smart For Four oil change [Re: bigjl] #4668187
02/16/18 08:20 PM
02/16/18 08:20 PM
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MTL, CANADA
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I wouldn't of been able to wait that long to swap the factory fill but you only went 4k miles so not bad. I'd say good idea on changing it though smile


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Smart For Four oil change [Re: bigjl] #4668216
02/16/18 08:44 PM
02/16/18 08:44 PM
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bigjl Offline OP
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I was itching to change it but lack of time and the cold weather meant I put it off.

Smart don't have a 1000 mile change in the Schedule.

We have had it nearly 6months now and until 5/6 weeks ago it was fairly putting on the miles then in the last 5/6 weeks it has done just over 400miles.

It is a 0.9 litre 3 cylinder turbo knocking out nearly 90bhp which I think it pretty decent for what it is.

But the sump is over 4 litres!



Last edited by bigjl; 02/16/18 08:48 PM.

16 S350d LWB 25k Mobil Super 3000 XE 5w30
17 Smart ForFour Auto 6.5k Mobil 1 0w40 FS
Re: Smart For Four oil change [Re: Rolla07] #4668325
02/16/18 11:06 PM
02/16/18 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted By: Rolla07
I wouldn't of been able to wait that long to swap the factory fill but you only went 4k miles so not bad. I'd say good idea on changing it though smile


My Brother's 2015 Challenger is still on it's FF.....


...of course it's only got about 2500mi on it, and has spent the last 2 winters locked away in storage...
he's only put around 500 mi on it since he moved back to OH mid '16...


Mine:
09 Mercury Sable : 6qts AutoQuest(Meijer/Warren) 0w20, WIX 51516
Mine to Maintain:
03 Pontiac Vibe : 4.5qts VWB 5w30,WIX 51394
Re: Smart For Four oil change [Re: earlyre] #4668372
02/17/18 12:13 AM
02/17/18 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted By: earlyre
Originally Posted By: Rolla07
I wouldn't of been able to wait that long to swap the factory fill but you only went 4k miles so not bad. I'd say good idea on changing it though smile


My Brother's 2015 Challenger is still on it's FF.....


...of course it's only got about 2500mi on it, and has spent the last 2 winters locked away in storage...
he's only put around 500 mi on it since he moved back to OH mid '16...


Surprised he hasnt driven it more, must be a fun car to drive smile


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Smart For Four oil change [Re: earlyre] #4668500
02/17/18 08:32 AM
02/17/18 08:32 AM
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Mainia Offline
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Originally Posted By: earlyre
Originally Posted By: Rolla07
I wouldn't of been able to wait that long to swap the factory fill but you only went 4k miles so not bad. I'd say good idea on changing it though smile


My Brother's 2015 Challenger is still on it's FF.....


...of course it's only got about 2500mi on it, and has spent the last 2 winters locked away in storage...
he's only put around 500 mi on it since he moved back to OH mid '16...







What a waste owning it then, illogical thinking. It is not a rare Ferrari or the like. I can see not putting 12,000 a year, but my God drive the ffreakin thing. Put 6,000 a year on it. He also is not doing any justice leaving the oil in for 2 years with the acids in there, even if it has 2,500 miles on the oil.

If he wanted some value out of it he would of been better to stick it in a climate controlled place and store it for 25 years with running it 20 minutes 3 times a year as it sits so no mileage is going on it. Also at the time run some marine grade oil like Suzuki 10w-40 with all the Boron and other anti-corrosion additives to coat the cylinders with Boron oxides. Otherwise drive the F'en thing.

Last edited by Mainia; 02/17/18 08:33 AM.
Re: Smart For Four oil change [Re: bigjl] #4668520
02/17/18 09:18 AM
02/17/18 09:18 AM
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When I lived in NY, I had a super low mileage Ford Thunderbird because the weather was so terrible, I only drove it 4-5 months out of the year.

Poor thing sat in the garage.


'11 Hyundai Sonata GLS
'11 Scion XB
Re: Smart For Four oil change [Re: Mainia] #4668640
02/17/18 12:04 PM
02/17/18 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted By: Mainia
He also is not doing any justice leaving the oil in for 2 years with the acids in there, even if it has 2,500 miles on the oil.


That is an old wive's tale....

proven on here over and over and over and over and over again to NOT be true.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."

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