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  1. I just serviced my 450. Never done a service on a car before as this is my first but after watching some videos and reading some guides I did the following: Changed oil filter Air filter Pollen filter the oil itself Spark plugs, all six And reset the service counter
  2. Hello everyone. I have been looking into buying some new alloy wheels for my 450 but most of the wheel sets have all wheels the same size. A while back I remember reading that the reason the 450s have smaller front wheels is down to safety as they tended to roll during the 40mph sudden swerve test. Is it worth buying a cool looking set or should I stick to the current set up? I thank you in advance for any advice.
  3. I took my car to my mechanic, he swapped out my engine on my car and is an experienced mechanic. He looked it over and said I got lucky and that the car just threw out the excess oil via the intercooler. All seems to be fine with the car, engine is running fine and the oil leak has stopped. I've also been checking the oil level frequently.
  4. I didn't realise that. I thought you could fill it up to the maximum line without issues. I accidently filled it to just over the maximum line but I had no way to extract the extra oil. I'll be sure to keep the oil level around the halfway mark in future. It's actually my first car and I've been doing my best to take care of it, including replacing the engine as the old one was leaking oil left, right and centre. I'm taking it to my mechanic tomorrow and he will see what damage has been done. The oil leak itself has stopped and the oil level is still at the maximum and the engine has been running fine.
  5. Hello everyone. I have gained an oil Leak on the left side of my engine. It happened after I put more oil in my car, I may have over filled it a little, and then went on a 300 mile round trip the following day. On my way home I stopped at a service station and noticed a sizeable puddle of oil underneath my car. Since getting my car home the leak has stopped, there's no new drips on the road or anything. The leak seems to be coming from just under the intercooler but I cannot see properly and would rather not lay under the car whilst jacked up on a scissor jack. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Smart 450 Pure 0.7 Petrol.
  6. Good idea. I was contemplating doing the work myself but my road is difficult to park in, let alone strip a car in. Also I only have a small toolkit and nothing near what I would need for that job. As for the cars mileage. It's done 81k so far. I don't think the previous owners took care of the car. The interior was a right state when I got it so I had all professionally cleaned inside and out.
  7. I am from Surrey and thank you. I kinda figured it woukd be a new engine. I found one already. Just ned to find someone to replace it.
  8. This white smoke does go away once the revs drop yes.
  9. Hello everyone. I'm not sure where to post this as you don't have a section for my specific car but this was the closest one. I currently own a Smart 450 2006 Petrol. My car has recently started using alot of oil and has a oil leak in the engine. When I first start the car, the idle can be a little rough and the engine in general sounds very "ticky" and not smooth like most cars (first time car owner). Also initially at start up the engine runs into high revs at idle, around 2,000 rpm, and pumps out white smoke and then settles down after a few minutes back to around 800-900 rpm. Any advice would be appreciated.