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  1. the only luck ive ever had with gluing plastic fittings like that is to drill them out and use a brake line or similar tube inserted in both ends to support it internally

    original gorilla glue works good ...another good adhesive for plastic and metal is windshield urethane...both require parts to be super clean

    but repairability depends on where its broke of course.....

    are new actuators really that expensive to risk it?

  2. 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

  3. 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?

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. 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

  7. Rockauto has them starting at $23.22CAD. You'll have to check out the shipping for your address, but it's usually quite reasonable. Make sure you check the box "Choose for Me to minimize cost" because it will give you the lowest price with shipping.

    I buy from them on a regular basis.

    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"...

  8. Ok, I am confused! I have an 05 Passion diesel...is this unit any good for that car? I have a laptop with dvd/cd and Windows XP. If actually any use, could someone send me order info?

    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

  9. 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

    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 ;)