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Yep, I took it apart and was pretty much clean as a whistle already, no sludge etc, but gave it a quick blast of cleaner and fresh grease anyways before I refitted it and found the problem I hasten to add lol..
OMG!!!!! It's been 15 years to the day when I received my first smart!!
and what a trip it's been! There was so much enthusiasm when the smart was first introduced!
I'm happy to say that I still love driving my diesel smart after all these years.
My current smart was owned by Gary - smart65 - who was also one of the originals.
It is with sadness and a heavy heart to say that he passed away earlier in the year. Gary's wife Judine wanted his smart to go to a good home and I was the very lucky recipient. That smart was Gary's baby and it was always garaged, meticulously maintained and every imaginable mod was added.
In fact G65, as I call her, was just tucked away for the winter.
I'm also still helping members keep their smarts on the road. Thank you for your support!
It has been great to meet so many enthusiasts!
ps. this week I resuscitated a smart that had been sitting outside for 3 years. Talk about rusty!!!
alternator, starter, R rear bearing, front spring, and L rear axle had to be replaced
, and that's for starters
Managed to find time and weather today to refit the actuator.
I noticed when I was lining up the slots in the fixing holes that the actuator was fully forward, unyet there was no sign of the rod feeling like it was touching the clutch fork paddle.
I ran the diagnostic/teaching machine all ok.
However, when I started up and selected any gear, the engine has to come up to at least 2500 rpm before the car moves.