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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bemused, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. Bemused

    Bemused Copenworld Regular

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    Looking for the fluid requirements for 660 Copen.
    Can't seem to find a comprehensive list.
    Any help would be great
    Regards
    Tony
     
  2. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

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    Take a look in the owners manual :D
    But I can tell you most of it out of my head:

    Oil - 5w30 with ACEA A3/B4 profile is recommended, but I would go for 0W40 with a Mercedes 229.5 spec
    Gearbox Oil - 75W90 GL-4 (do NOT use GL-5)
    Power steering Fluid - Dexron III
    Brake Fluid - DOT4
    Coolant - Glysantin G30, respectively C12+/G12+ (its the purple one)

    Hope this covers it all
     
  3. Bemused

    Bemused Copenworld Regular

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    Thanks looks comprehensive.
     
  4. Bemused

    Bemused Copenworld Regular

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    Well the coolant took a bit of digging out.
    Local motor factors have blue, green, red, orange..... no purple.
    Eventually resorted to ebay for 5 litre of Comma Xsream G30 Glysantin OAT for £20 delivered.
     
  5. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

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    Is it the concentrate? 5 Liters sounds a bit much for concentrate, as you only need about 1 liter for the change
     
  6. welz

    welz Copenworld Regular

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  7. Bemused

    Bemused Copenworld Regular

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  8. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

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    The coolant you chose seems about right :D
    I never needed more than one liter of antifreeze, still runs in the winter....
     
  9. Bemused

    Bemused Copenworld Regular

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    Had a look around for gear box oil before going shopping and found.

    3L 75/80 GL4
    And
    5L 75/90 but dont know if its modern GL5 with the sticky modifiers or the older GL4 that most use in classic car gearboxes, searched the manufacturer but couldn't find any information on the oil.
    Ovoline Trojan fully synthetic 75/90 gear oil.

    Both oils are still sealed and seems a shame to waste the opportunity to use some.

    Any thoughts on the matter good buddies.
     
  10. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

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    You can use just about any GL-4 rated Oil, but never ever use GL-5, it will damage the insides of your transmission. If it says on the box that it is for differentials, it will probably be GL-5. Would not risk it...

    75W80 is also a recommended spec for the Copen.
    How old is the oil? Even in a sealed container I would not use it after it 6 years post production.
     
  11. Bemused

    Bemused Copenworld Regular

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    Thanks, the 5L has been on my shelf for at least ten years possibly twenty or more.
    I'll go with the three small bottles of 75/80 GL4 and quite fresh.
     
  12. Salieri

    Salieri Copenworld Veteran

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    Tell me if you notice a difference!
     

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