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Thread: Smart ForTwo 84bhp Oil Leak - Fixed Under Warranty

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    Smart ForTwo 84bhp Oil Leak - Fixed Under Warranty

    Simply for the benefit and attention of the Forum, I thought I'd bring a matter to everyone's attention.

    My Smart ForTwo 84bhp Passion is three months old and the mileage is 1,950. A few weeks ago I noticed one or two oil drops on the tarmac of our drive. I initially assumed the drops were from my previous car - how could a 3 month old car have an oil leak, after all?

    Nevertheless, I placed a piece of cardboard below the engine in the garage.

    It transpires that the car had an oil leak; so I contacted the dealership and got it booked in.

    They needed to fit a new oil sump gasket.

    Many owners may well not notice or be aware of such a leak; however, over many months, it could potentially lead to more serious engine problems.

    That's why I'm alerting readers to this fault in my car.


    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    Many owners may well not notice or be aware of such a leak; however, over many months, it could potentially lead to more serious engine problems.

    Sad to say Tim, but many people don't even bother checking the oil, tyre pressures or water levels.


    c'est la vie

    There's no excuse for forgetting about these checks


    I was actually under my car THIS very afternoon checking for leaks. Strange but true


    and there aren't any

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAIM View Post
    Sad to say Tim, but many people don't even bother checking the oil, tyre pressures or water levels.
    I only check it coz I'z a new driver like but I know I'll give up doing that soon.

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    I check mine with every wash... so often! I'm probably gonna cut back to every fuel stop though
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    Thanks for mentioning this, Tim. I would assume this might be for all petrol 451 engines?
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    Also, moved to the 451 section and made it sticky so its at the top
    Smartz Admin staff member - Here to help!

    Having a smart is only the beginning, so why not join in with the community?

    In between smarts at the moment. Had to get something sensible

    - Citroen C4 VTR+ 1.6 HDi 110bhp

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    Or it could just be his individual car wit ha duff gasket...Brand new cars have niggles, plain and simple. One car with a minor issue not indicative of a model fault.

    If we need a sticky saying 'Check your oil and visually inspect your car once in a while' then we'll be needing a 'Breathe regularly' and 'Wipe your arse' sticky too

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    Don't forget the clean your car often sticky too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by maggi112 View Post
    Don't forget the clean your car often sticky too!
    You do what to it? Not familiar with that!

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    Simply keep an eye out for oil leaks, that's all. I certainly do not intend to check oil levels very often - a few times a year, perhaps.

    I might buy a bottle of oil to keep in the garage: what sort of oil do they use and does anyone know if Halford's sell their own brand stuff?

    Tim

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