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      [IMPORTANT] Club smart Car Website Migration - July 2024   07/07/2024

      Hello everyone, we will be looking to migrate the Club smart Car website to a new web host and update the software so that it is on the latest version and has security features such as HTTPS:// which is now the industry standard. A lot of web browsers are marking the website as Not Secure due to this.   In the coming days, you may notice this website go offline in its current form. You will be redirected to a new website URL which will be in use to direct you to the new version of the website. We are hoping to obtain the ownership of clubsmartcar.ca and clubsmartcar.com so you can continue using these links in the near future.   The new forum will look slightly different aesthetically, but will contain all the forum posts from the many years this community has existed! This was the most important to the group looking to keep the community going. Your usernames and passwords will also remain the same.   Unfortunately, the Wiki portions (including the VIN database) will not be able to be migrated in its current form, but the list is preserved and we will look to have the information available again in time. The chatbox will also be removed.   This step is important for the continuity of this community. We are very grateful to those who have graciously run the website in the past, however, currently we have no guarantees of the website continuing on, so we are taking these steps while we can, to keep Club smart Car going into the future.   If you have any questions, please comment in this thread. Otherwise, please stay tuned for the new website URL!   Thank you, -Awesys


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  1. no
  2. id be suspicious of the turbo based on the initial post where you say it has low power ...along with black smoke
  3. best penetrating oil ive used is called deep creep...i think its made by the seafoam people
  4. not sure if it affects gps but i know some leds headlights can wreak havoc on radio reception
  5. my intercooler fan was a chatterbox when i first got it my cheap azz fixed it by drilling a small hole into the center of the shaft support and occasionally spraying a bit of oil onto the bushing or bearing that is in there...
  6. i use chrome on windows 10 no problems at all..it keeps me signed in until i run cache clean and then spend days trying to remember all the passwords that chrome doesnt auto save
  7. i think the best way to match tires is to find 2 spare rear rims for a 451 ...and use them on the front of a 450 i did this with my 450 and it worked well with very little trimming of plastic up front i used 4 P185/55R15 tires
  8. welcome to here normally id say to never buy a car from a mechanic...for many reasons but this one seems like it turned out great
  9. im not sure but my first thought is that if you only have one key...... you should copy a few more in case you ever lose it...
  10. if its two wire...then im pretty sure its the engine coolant temp sensor...fairly important for starts ...but doesnt explain the low compression
  11. 60 isnt good...time to check head gasket or timing belt if it has a belt make an adapter to or buy a leak tester to send compressed air into those low cylinders and see/hear where its leaking out of...thats the easiest way to tell if its transfering between cylinders thru a blown gasket
  12. id be suspicious of the red circle something doesnt look right ...i suspect that the connector contains part of a temp sensor or maybe a knock sensor (im not familiar with the gas smarts and am quickly losing my limited knowledge of the diesels)
  13. the diodes are internal ...part of the regulator if your alternator case is good you could probably save a few dollars by bringing it to a rebuilder
  14. i dont know if the roadster alternator is buried as bad as our 450 diesels but a 3 amp draw should be more than enough for a heat sensing camera to find quick if you have access to one
  15. i would also suspect alternator diodes have rotted and/or shorted out