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Visit this forum to learn more about the smart car's fuel economy, emissions, and ecological impacts. Members can also share their mileage results and learn about ways of driving their smart efficiently. This is also a forum to discuss vehicle (and driver!) modifications related to improving fuel economy, and any instrumentation devices used to monitor fuel economy in realtime, such as the Scangauge.
It seems that this forum is the default go to forum for just about anything and everything, including topics best kept elsewhere, since we have a forum for most every topic.... But alas, place it here I guess - it's not likely to get kicked out... LOL!
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This forum is for events and regionally specific discussions for all places in Ontario between the Greater Toronto Area and Ottawa, including Hamilton, Burlington, Barrie, Belleville, Kingston and then west to the Manitoba border.
Pads and rotors can be purchased by them self, or just ask the name that is its replacement and they will tell you. This mod was done for a specific reason and I still have a way to go. I will post more as time go on.
Recently had issues with our school's smart and had this code - along with glow plug light constantly on, and engine light. MBSTAR indicated that it had something to do with the high pressure fuel system rather than the glow plug system - instructions were to check fuse 10 at the SAM. Wasn't able to find anything wrong with the wiring/fuse visually and since it didn't seem to affect the performance of the car, I decided to wait until I had more time to trace wires.
Yesterday morning, somebody from the school put gas in the tank and ran it until the car died, and was tow to my garage. After using MBSTAR to activate the in-tank pump to drain all the gas, I cleared all the engine code, reconnected the fuel supply line, and activate the pump at least 10 times to cycle as much gas out of the system as possible. The engine started after a few crank, and the surprising thing was that the P01482 code was gone! I'm still not sure exactly what happened. But it worked! (PLEASE DON'T TRY THIS WITH YOUR CAR THOUGH). If I had to guess, maybe the high pressure fuel sensor was clogged/dirty/corroded and the gasoline somehow freed it?
I do have a spare glow plug module, if you would like to try tolsen's suggestion. I swapped, and it didn't work, unless both my glow plug modules were broken? (pm me if you still want it)