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Everything posted by LooseLugNuts

  1. look in your yellow pages for local rebuilders...they can source brand new ones thru their suppliers for much cheaper than retail outlets i got mine for $180 brand new this way.....
  2. maybe because you bought 2 it was over the non taxable import value? im 100% sure i was not charged any taxes/duty /brokerage
  3. to reset airbag light I open the program..then choose smart 450 then on bottom right i click the curved arrow to enter ISS i choose diesel and make sure all the others are clicked and do a complete scan (by clicking on the arrow in bottom right)....then i will read and erase codes for each system individually the srs codes will of course be listed under restraints system
  4. ive only been able to read and erase codes (engine-brakes-srs)...reset service wrenches....and view data....have never seen any way of adjusting clutch electronically ive only used it on a 2005 coupe and a 2005 cabrio (diesel canadian models of course) ...i did notice that on the cabrio i cannot connect to the brake/abs/esp system..it always rejects connection but works fine on the coupe mine is a 2013 release 3 version ...maybe we have different versions?
  5. i will never use fedex again mine came ems delivered via canada post with no fees try to find another seller that lists ems..... fedex and ups suck balls collecting ripoff brokerage fees of course the strike is another thing to consider edit:i just check my old orders and it was sent with a DHL tracking number...i remember getting it within a week or less from the time i ordered it and did not get any brokerage fees or tax hit (and am 99% sure it came thru canada post on my end)
  6. im pretty sure mine came from powertec almost 2 years now still working just fine only thing i didnt like was i had to reuse my old thin o-ring...new one wasnt in the box (price seems to have gone up too)
  7. that after picture doesnt look like anything that would pass a safety around here
  8. no edit :for diesel i mean ...i didnt see the petrol part of the question before answering
  9. my only experience with losing esp and abs was due to a frozen brake pedal switch (due to snow melting off shoes and leaking down the brake pedal arm passed floor boot) this will light up 3 icons on left...abs..brake and the esp triangle only happened on really cold days (but has since been cured) edit:i remember it also set a code at the time
  10. on a normal car you just make sure the catalytic converter doesnt get sprayed muffler and exhaust should be avoided too but they will just cause some smoke on first start up and dry up quick ...nothing to worry about
  11. if it were me id be checking that brown connector on the back of the brain box (cant remember what you guys call that) my friends cabrio had the same symptoms and i had to wire in an external relay for the fuel pump
  12. do they ding you with brokerage fees or duty? i dont see any "choose for me" option but lowest shipping always shows as "ground consolidated"...
  13. Lesjöfors are available in Canada thru carquest $200 for front pair if i remember right (some of that was a courier charge though because they werent stocked in my area )
  14. IMO its basically only good for ..reading and erasing abs/esp codes ..reading and erasing srs (airbag) codes ..resetting cluster wrench service warning ..cluster lcd display test which is basically useless it will read and erase engine codes but im assuming most of us already have obd2 code readers and scan tools for that for $40 its worth it to some people...not for others ...for me it was worth it because my regular scan tool does not do airbag srs systems i cannot see any other usefullness for this tool on canadian 2005-2008 diesels
  15. A "stronger" crash bar won't crush as readily to absorb crash energy, and will allow greater force from the impact to reach the passenger compartment. Attempting to "re-engineer" any crash safety systems is not recommended. im ok with that building a whole new one means i could keep the original one and supply it to the next owner if he/she is a fuddy duddy armchair engineer
  16. rebar is used a lot to describe small weak bumpers that are hidden behind plastic bumper skins/panels personally i would have tossed that whole bar aside and started from scratch building a much stronger one out of thick wall tubing
  17. hmm seems to be a hijack going on here welcome to both
  18. http://clubsmartcar.com/index.php?showtopic=26234
  19. i bought from that same seller..it seems to work fine mine was $130 canadian shipping included (but the dollar was worth more at the time) they did not give me the o ring and if i remember right the round gasket was wrong (i think i ended up using some copper washers from my brake parts hoard) they also included a nice little turbo key chain (my account there shows a price of $97.75 for the cartridge ...and a total of $130.31 including the shipping)
  20. hoses are all good... found a tolson post on google that explained my problem...i was taking absolute reading instead gauge reading (been awhile since trade college and ive never tinkered with turbos ) got it set to 29 psi max at the moment and definitely notice some extra zippity-doo thanks again to Tolson who seems to be on every smart site ever made
  21. ok now ive just noticed my map reading with key on engine off is 14.2 psi..so i need to compensate for atmospheric pressure? (using autel ms609 to read live data) so im guessing its safe to say when saw 26 psi max boost that was actually only 11.8 psi and i should turn it up by moving the adjust nuts closer to actuator ? (05 cdi 450 in case i never mentioned it )
  22. i guess i need to do some adjustments after reading this thread my turbo is reading 14.5 psi at idle/coast and max 25 to 26 psi on accell ...(with no codes being set) feels a bit lazy compared to another smart i drove but i didnt think much about it until now
  23. no ..it doesnt seem to access any brake data except as far as i can tell for brakes it just pulls and erases trouble codes for abs and esp (or tells you if no codes are present) and some useless feature for checking brake switch on/off in live data