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  1. I just used a bucket of dish soap and water and a cheap dish sponge, then dried it off with kitchen towel. If you can park your car on level ground that will help a lot.
  2. Good idea, when i get time ill do it. it is sounding a lot quieter now but cleaning it out wont hurt.
  3. Thanks, ill lube it today and see if that helps edit: the squeak was 100% the clutch actuator, lubed it with silicone spray lube and now its really quiet. There was also about 2 teaspoons of sand in the boot
  4. I went to replace the cabin air filter, it was really dusty and had a lot of spider webs and pine needles. The engine air filter was packed with dust, the whole housing was full of a thick powder. I had to vacuum it out then wiped the housing down with a wet cloth. I tried to buy new air filters but the two shops i tried didn't have any in stock. Ill order them online. Before i put the filters back I vacuumed them and cleaned them the best I could, it was amazing the amount of dirt i got out of them. It might be a placebo but i swear the car runs a lot better, I vacuumed out the car interior and cleaned the dash and with the clean cabin filter the car feels like im in a clinical dust free zone.
  5. In general does the car sound normal? My diesels in the past have all sounded loud and this is how my smart sounded when i bought it. The dash lights are due to a bad wheel speed sensor electrical connection, and a glow plug problem(or glow plug connection problem)
  6. They fit, its not an exact fit but its close.
  7. ill try my floor mats in my friends 451 and let you know tonight. As a guess i would say yes. they have a very similar layout.
  8. Not wired in yet. 2x 12 inch subs and a 300W amp. I need to figure a way to bolt it down. It weighs about 100+lb and takes up 80%of the trunk. It is honestly too big to live with. Ideally I would get 1x 8 inch sub and put it behind the drivers seat and 4x 4" speakers(replace fronts) and one behind each seat.
  9. Took off oil pan, peeled off old gasket, made new gasket(RTV sealant). I will put oil in tomorrow, then in 2 days I will know if its leaking or a correct fix.
  10. Ha yeah, I want to make the car as reliable as i can. I will winter drive it and road trip in the car
  11. List of things im going to do(front to back): Tint rear windows 20% (safety + cooler interior) Done polish rear side plastic windows Done Restore wing mirrors + trim Done Polish headlights Done Change headlight bulb Done Take video for smart forums Done paint grey patch on grill Done A/C re gas Done Brake bleed+ new fluid Tested, not needed Coolant change Tested not needed Check tire pressures(44psi) Done(Raised them all 24 psi) Clean and paint brakes Done Clean and paint rims Done thoroughly Clean interior Done Clean windows with shaving cream(de fog) Done Oil leak detection+ replace gasket Done Check block heater Done Check all seals and clean engine Done Check sam Done Lube clutch actuator Done oil+ filter change Done Check wiring Check electric interior pre heater remove door handles and lubricate Buy sound deadening and install Buy scanguage Change trans fluid Wax car clean corrosion off windshield wiper mechanism restore faded black plastic splitter and diffuser Rust protection paint on all of underside of car Replace cabin and engine air filter Change fuel filter Buy and Change glow plugs Intercooler mount, problem fix buy and Change reluctor rings Nightshade side marker lights and plastic side windows Fuel system cleaner Re flash ecu Re set transmission Buy windshield sun shade Buy side window shade Wrap roof(keep car cooler) Buy turbo timer and install 40+ things. edit: Updated list, underlined tasks mean I dont think I need to do it. How they currently sit
  12. I have a similar leak on the right side of the car, my leak looks like its coming from the bottom edge of the oil pan. I will try and clean it and have another look tomorrow. Edit: Its the oil sump gasket, instead of spending a few hours searching online and waiting 2 weeks for a gasket im going to take off the sump, clean it then use RTV sealant to reseal it. It should work out then i dont have to worry about leaving a black dot everywhere i park. Edit 2: It wasn't the oil sump gasket, it was the oil filter o-ring leaking. I put new oil in when i did the sum. Looks like i will have to do a new filter as well(for the new rubber o-ring)
  13. See next post
  14. I just bought my fortwo cdi from kelowna last week
  15. Myself and my house mate just bought a smart fortwo each. Being in canada we only had 2 choices 05,06 450 CDI or 07-14 451 Gas 1L. I bought a 2006 Fortwo CDI Pulse he got 2008 Forttwo Cabriolet Passion both cars have basically the same equipment(alloys, paddle shift, gauges, A.C, glass roof/convertible, e.c.t), and the milage 85,000kms. Mine His is white with a silver frame and silver rims(451 style) I have A LOT planned for my car