stickman007

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  1. Izzy,How many kilometers on your car?I agree with Alex it would be a good idea to inspect the clutch fork for wear.Be sure to put the car in N and disconnect the battery before you remove the actuator ( you have the radio code right? )Don't let the actuator hang on the wires, carefully disconnect the electrical connector first.A trip to the dealer is important to teach in the clutch afterwards.No matter how bad a reputation the dealership has, it would be extremely difficult to screw up the teach in procedure.It takes about 1/2 hr and should cost no more then $120.00If you want more info on Chinese Star machines feel free to send me a PM.Canman

    Thanks for all the helpful hints!I currently have 84k on the odometerQuick question on the actuator, I've been getting a lot of different info on what to grease the actuator with...spray on lithium white grease okay? or does it have to be thicker or thinner stuff?I'm suspecting clutch wear because of the sluggish feel/slipping feel (maybe even glazed) pulling from a stop, and it over revs a little bit when changing gears. I used to be a heavy duty mechanic, so I'm not afraid of working on the car if necessary, but I'm totally new to fortwos...I'll probably take it in to Eddy the next time I'm in the lower mainlands to confirm the diagnoses and pick up more info from gurus like you guys! Thanks for the tips again, I still need to find time to craw underneath to check up on the fork.Canman - All I want from the MB Star right now is to do the clutch teach and programming a new key are there any other programs that can do it cheaper? maybe less features? I do have some connections with powerful computer geeks, so I'm not too worry if computer issues...or I really should b? There's a couple of smart owners here and I figure if I have a copy of MB Star then I can save them a trip to the stealership if necessary hence the motivation...Izzy

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    Followed the instructions on evilution for the mechanical adjustment http://www.evilution.co.uk/index.php?id=331Thanks Alex for the fork wear tip...I looked up some info on that as well. Will craw underneath this wkend to check!BTW - Who is Eddy? Where is he located? The sucky thing is that its a 7hr drive for me to get to Vancouver where all the reputable shops are. The dealer in Kamloops has a bad repIzzy

  3. Thanks for the quick info! I have no idea how long my clutch will last, my actuator adjustment is nearly to its limit. Any idea how much a clutch replace will cost from the dealer? Flying Tiger Development is selling a clutch for around $800ish...how many hours of labor? or should I try to replace it and then take it to the dealer for the re-learn programing?


  4. I'm currently researching on more info on diagnostic software that's available to the the general DIY mechanic. My curiousity started when my 450 cabrio is starting show symptoms of the clutch slipping, and I began looking for adjustment and clutch replacement options. To my knowledge so far I could use the MB Star C3 to electronically re-learn the clutch position? Maybe reprogram another key? (I only have one right now)....the dealer is 3.5hrs away and wants wants way too much money to do these services. From what I gathered, I can purchase the MB Star for ~$600.Anybody who has owns any software that can shed like on the topic?


  5. Here's my Cabrio with my rack and hitch. Big thank you to gordo.bernard for the inspiration and idea. Costed me about ~$70I can post details on the construction if anybody is interested. Its a DIY hitch similar to gordo's, with a 2 bike carrier attached.post-11642-1337290608_thumb.jpgpost-11642-1337290562_thumb.jpgpost-11642-1337290701_thumb.jpg