Hey everybody I've been a mechanic for 30 plus years and do not plan to have this car serviced by my dealer which is pretty much my standard M O with everything I buy.
I have read the owners manual from cover to cover and there is no info as to what grade of oil this car uses or any part numbers for oil filter. My assumption is they wish to keep this stuff captive to require return business.
I know the oil is synthetic but what weight? and what amount?
Anyone who has the current specs for this stuff it would be greatly appreciated.
there's supposed to be a little screen that resides in the drain plug. it's supposed to be near the oil pick-up. i guess you have to be careful with that. i'm not sure if it's to be replaced or just retained (mercedes is secretive with their stuff, i had a 190E for a year, love the car, hate the maker) i'll be doing my first oil change in 500 miles (at 5000 miles, smart recommends 10,000 miles, but smart won't pay my repair bills after 2 years/24,000 miles)
Amen to that, the number for the mileage is the same one I picked as well for the exact same reasons. Thanks for the heads up on the screen , I remember in the early VW days the screen at the drain plug location was the filter!!
I peeked at the oil filter and the filter on my Generac generator is bigger although the engine displacement is 1 liter on both.
I changed my oil this past wekend. I have never had a car with such easy access. I did not even had to jack it. There is a filter attached to the drain bolt as well as a washer. I used 0W-40 Mobil 1 Synthetic and the Bosch oil filter (Its about a 1/2 inch taller than stock). My only problem is I cant get the maintenance indicator to clear. Anybody know how?
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