caldense replied to BJSmart's topic in Operation and Maintenance: 450 Model, 2005-2006, dieselI'm not sure what it is about GRP151 secret formula but when I sprayed it around the U-joint and other parts of my car it worked amazing.It freed up the stiff joint like Smartpak! That diesel and varsol blend not only creeps everywhere but lasts and lasts and lasts. Lesson learned don't get it on your clothes or hands its a bitch to get off.
caldense posted a topic in Operation and Maintenance: 450 Model, 2005-2006, dieselHi, My name is Glenn. I purchased my smart last November and absolutely love it. Except for one thing it feels like the shocks are fitted with steel rods. Most of the roads here are riddled with pot-holes, patches, and sunken manhole covers. I'm literally zigzagging my way down the streets at 40 km per hour annoying other drivers in order to avoid this banging every time it hits any of the above. I'm wondering if any harm it may do to my precious little car? I had the ball joints checked and the suspension has a regular bounce to it. I did do one thing that may be the problem but I'm not sure if that is what it is. I was able to score a set of rear rims and tires which have now replaced the front ones. It looks really cool with the tire and rims matching the rear. I've read elsewhere on this site that the wider tire 175/55's could wear out my front bearings sooner. I'm not sure if I understand the logic behind that but I'm sure that extra 2 inches of fulcrum may add to the stress of the bearings. Its that banging noise that shocks me. Tire pressure is set at 28 PSI and no signs of broken springs. I open the doors and used it with my added weight to check the suspension since there is no bumper to bounce the front end.