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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Smart 450 Oil Type

    Tesco has MB spec oil on special offer just now. 6 for two litres.

  2. #12

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    Not sure how you folk rate Castrol ?

    But since I was advised to keep an eye on the dip-stick I thought I'd pre-empt any problems & get a few litres in,...

    https://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/...gn=phgreferral

    17.00 for 4 litres currently, how do you guys rate this for the 450 ?
    (10W 40 recommended on evilution, however you may have differing experiences on this sythetic blend)

    Castrol Magnatec 10W40 A3 B4 Oil Extra Info
    SAE 10W40
    ACEA A3 B4
    API SL
    Meets the requirements of VW 505.00
    4 litre bottle

    Thanks
    New to Smart (450 city coupe 0.7 pulse)
    E.V. Owner (Nissan leaf)
    17 snowboards (ish)
    Bitter drinker (not bitter)
    Cheapskate, Skateboarder,
    Old enough to know better.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Smart 450 Oil Type

    Your Castrol is very expensive. I sourced mine from the local rubbish tip. This oil may be a wee bit old but still Castrol and it cost nothing.

  4. #14

    Default Re: Smart 450 Oil Type

    everything is expensive compared to tip rat prices in the balance of things.
    New to Smart (450 city coupe 0.7 pulse)
    E.V. Owner (Nissan leaf)
    17 snowboards (ish)
    Bitter drinker (not bitter)
    Cheapskate, Skateboarder,
    Old enough to know better.

  5. #15

    Default Re: Smart 450 Oil Type

    Quote Originally Posted by tolsen123 View Post
    Your Castrol is very expensive. I sourced mine from the local rubbish tip. This oil may be a wee bit old but still Castrol and it cost nothing.
    Also the wrong viscosity, particularly for someone living in a colder area.

    You can get 5 litres of Shell Helix or Triple QX Semi-synthetic 10W40 for around 15 from EuroCarParts using the discount code they seem to public every other day.
    Last edited by mikerj; 11th January 2019 at 14:31.

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    Default Re: Smart 450 Oil Type

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    Mr Gus
    Re: Smart 450 Oil Type
    Not sure how you folk rate Castrol ?

    But since I was advised to keep an eye on the dip-stick I thought I'd pre-empt any problems & get a few litres in,...

    https://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/...gn=phgreferral

    17.00 for 4 litres currently, how do you guys rate this for the 450 ?
    (10W 40 recommended on evilution, however you may have differing experiences on this sythetic blend)

    Castrol Magnatec 10W40 A3 B4 Oil Extra Info
    SAE 10W40
    ACEA A3 B4
    API SL
    Meets the requirements of VW 505.00
    4 litre bottle

    Thanks

    None of that spec says the magic words of "MB229.3" or "MB229.5" therefore it's not suitable for use in the smart 450.

  7. #17

    Default Re: Smart 450 Oil Type

    The lack of the "magic words" simply means the oil has not been submitted to MB for testing. Any decent ACEA A3/B4 oil is going to meet or (more likely) exceed the requirements of MB229.3, which is now an old specification.


    I wouldn't consider using an old mineral oil like GTX in a turbocharged engine though.

  8. #18
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    Default Re: Smart 450 Oil Type

    My 450 Cdi runs perfectly on the recently acquired 24 year old Castrol GTX oil. Engine has a mains electric sump heater so cold weather is no problem. Away from the grid I simply heat oil pan using my ancient Primus stove, very similar to the stoves Amundsen and Scott brought to the South Pole.

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