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  1. It was definitely a crowd pleaser and always is. Here are the shots I have
  2. Unfortunate News. The “Smartzuki” Busa Powered 1300 will be making an appearance. You could have scoped it out to modify one of your Smarties.
  3. AGREED! I'm sure we are not the only ones who noticed this. I've also noticed the recent absence of numerous members. Hopefully it's because they are busy enjoying summer and will come back in the fall. On a side note: (Forum for US and Intl Politics); Discussions: 252,665. Messages: 9,336,220. Members: 29,805. Couldn't find any discussions about EGR's, mapping, Clutch Actuators, Club Meets, Welcomes...............
  4. When my EGR packed it in a few years back, replaced it with a cleaned one from Glenn. Then we installed a blocking plate. Was going to install the emulator but put it aside. Knock on Wood.........but years later, The EGR is still busy doing nothing. If for some reason it starts throwing codes, I'll install the emulator. Saved having to fabricate anything.
  5. If you are referring to the 2 on the front grill; I'm running 2, H3 Hella Driving Lights. Google "Hella Micro DE Halogen H3 55W 12V Lamp Kit". A Site member designed a new bracket for the housing. They fit-in behind the grill like a glove. I've had them for 4 years and they are incredible.
  6. I saw your reference of the Redtek and how well it worked. I've used the Kit (Sealer and Top-up) several times on full size cars. Is there a special procedure for the Smarts? Amount of each canb, pressure, etc.





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    2. TheHandyHobbit


      Ah, good investigative skills. I never thought to look at the sheets. Makes perfect sense now. I'll try it out and let you know how it goes. Great Chatting with you, Todd

    3. LooseLugNuts


      no problem...i hope yours comes back working as mine did...i wish id tried it sooner ...i found new condensers in china dirt cheap but minimum purchase would have been 50 units

    4. TheHandyHobbit


      Oddly enough; 50+ doesn't sound too bad since almost every smart's AC is messed up.

  7. That's why I call "Sally" my Mistress.............I just keep throwing cash at her and she keeps me "Happy"
  8. Sign up: 1. Bill 2. Ron & Dot 3. Liz & Glenn. 4. Todd 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
  9. AGREED! We talked about this on the weekend. The apparent disrespect in general towards Smarts also doesn't help.
  10. SIGN-UP 1. Bill 2. Ron & Dot 3. Larry & Gail 4. Liz & Glenn. 5. Todd 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
  11. PM Glenn (smart142). He just returned from vacation.
  12. Glenn; you know my thoughts. We'll chat over coffee............and toasted coconut chocolate donuts.
  13. Yikes..........$3,750 CDN. Definitely need a volume discount on this.
  14. YUP! Uncle Glenn is the Guru............also known as the "Smart Whisperer".
  15. SIGN-UP 1) Bill 2) John 3) Ron & Dot 4) Larry & Gail 5) Liz & Glenn 6) Wild! 7) William 8) Todd 9) 10)
  16. I had the solid roof on my 450 replaced with a used panoramic glass one a couple of years ago. London Glass did the work at Glenn's . They cut out the old one and refastened (glued) in the new 1 in less than an hour. The sliding shade is still in storage since I preferred the full glass view. It can be added back at any time.
  17. Don't forget to bring back 1 for me. I think that you are allowed to bring back 2 as "Carry-On".
  18. Yes, Uncle Glenn used his "Star" program to activate my tach a couple years ago for a new install.
  19. My new "Conti Summers" just arrived on my front porch. Now just need to have them mounted.
  20. Sign up: 1. Liz & Glenn 2. Ron & Dot 3. Wild! 4. Bill 5. Lisa & Rob 6. Larry & Gail 7. Bob & Candi 8. Todd 9. 10. 11. 12.
  21. I have the standard single cup holder that is 100% useless. I bought a hanging cup holder from Canadian Tire for $5.99 which was equally as useless. BUT! I cut the hanger off flush at the bottom and it fits snugly in the Original holder and easily holds all coffees up to XL without any issues at all. Going on 4 years now without tipping or spilling a drop. CT # is 037-4925-0. Tried something different attaching the pics so hopefully it works.
  22. Sounds like the "Norm". On and off button. They stay on with DRLs, low Beam or High Beam.
  23. My lower 2 turn signal lights were relocated into the headlights as the "Euro Mod". H3 Driving lights and bracket were installed in their place. As Henry mentioned; the switch located on the left below the ashtray is the dash dimmer control. If I recall; when the switch is popped out, there is an extra wire tucked in behind it that feeds a relay. The dimmer switch wire is disconnected and the newly found wires are then plugged in. In my case, the switch was replaced with a fancy MB switch. The dimmer for the dash is now disabled but still turns on and off with the headlight switch. Just no dimmer control. We also wired quick disconnects to the new H3's for easier removal of the front end. I'm quite sure that a couple wire swaps were also performed to relocate the power to the new turn signal location. Funny part is that the solution to delete the Turn signals from the headlight location was to cut the power lead to each light and shrink wrap the ends. The wires are just hanging there behind the headlights. High Tech solution. LOL. Hopefully Smart142 will add to this.
  24. I keep seeing a 450 with Black frame and red panels and snows on black rims. I've seen it here in London 4-5 times this winter. Exactly a match to "Sally's" Current colours. Eerie to keep seeing. Good thing it's almost time to switch back to a set of my other panel and rim combinations.