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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. MIne isn't shutting down from overboosting, 0-60 mph in about 21 seconds.
  2. The more the merrier. I'm pretty sure it's an electrical issue and was planning on tracing harnesses for chafing. I might even take the time to hook up a boost gauge to see if there's more boost available.
  3. Twice now I've been cruising along in sixth gear when the engine shuts down and all the warning lights on the dash come on. Coast to a stop, try to restart and the dash display flashes with a single bar in the middle display. Repeat several times over the next few minutes with no change. After about ten minutes of sitting, try again and it restarts. About two weeks pass and it does it again. This last time I had my Autel code reader with me. Plugged it in, turned the key on to read codes and the dash went back to normal and the car started. Checked codes, 0702 transmission fault. Anyone else have this happen? I'll be checking the transmission wiring for issues but just wondering if anyone knows a specific problem area.
  4. And I came on here just to list the nozzle part numbers so people could order them! DSLA 155 P 863+ is the other number on the plastic container.
  5. Second trip through the mountains, new summer tires all around and running synthetic in the engine and trans. 8500 kms since engine work, just over 90,000 total on car. Did the slow fill the night before then topped it up the next morning on rhe way out of town. Cost 65¢ for the final 0.6 litre. Bubbles disappeared at 223, 315, 400, 488, and the 5.0 litre warning started flashing at 526. Filled at 600.0 with 2.0 left on the dash. Yes, drove an extra 0.4 after pulling into the gas station just to get to 600! Topped up to the lip after supper for a total of 626.2 kms on 20.95 litres. Works out to 3.35 l/100 km or 84.46 mpg. Small amount of around town but mostly highway at 95-100 kph. From that I'd say that it would have been about 650 kms by the time the readout got to 0.0 but didn't have a gas can along and my wife wouldn't have been very happy if we had run out of fuel. 😒
  6. Yup; the current sea level is finally above what it was about 1600 years ago. Amazing how much CO2 was being produced by all those camels and such back then!
  7. P.S I installed a blocking plate under my EGR and left it plugged in, no emulator and no issues that I know of.
  8. Sounds identical to mine that had a hard time starting and staying running and hardly was able to rev up. It too would stall after about 10 seconds - when the alternator cut in. The engine didn't have enough power to stay running with the extra load and stalled, just like in your video. As soon as the dash lights brightened a bit (alternator cutting in), the engine would slow and quit. A new set of injector nozzles fixed mine and it's been running great ever since. My injector nozzles were rusty and only three of the five orifices on each were passing fuel. You may have pushed some carbon into those orifices when you soaked (softened) then scrubbed them. Removing the nozzles is easy and you can check the spray pattern once they're off using a can of WD-40 and straw to pressure the nozzle up from the inside. Just be careful as you're unscrewing the nozzle retaining nut so that you don't lose any parts, and that you see how those parts are arranged inside the end of the injector. It took me less than an hour from start to finish to install the new injector nozzles and fire rings. Checking the spray pattern would be my next step. PM me if you need new nozzles, they're much cheaper than new or even rebuilt injectors.
  9. Zum Glück kann ich google translate verwenden und weiß, was Sie geschrieben haben.
  10. Mine shudders lightly until the clutch fully engages. As I've been driving it it's been getting better, so most likely I have a bit of oil on the clutch disc. If the engine is staying at a constant rpm during the shuddering, the actuator is probably good but servicing it certainly doesn't hurt.
  11. As always, context is important when making claims: " When the entire life cycle of the fuels is considered—including production, transportation and burning the final product— the greenhouse gas differential between conventional oil and tar sands oil is about 20 percent, according to a 2011 study from Stanford University. "
  12. We just visited Banff this last weekend, and of course the area is rife with nature seekers and sympathizers (myself included). We stopped in a photo gallery and was admiring the wildlife pictures, including ones of polar bears - with the usual hue and cry about their looming fate. They've become a bit of a poster child for recruiting more people for the war on CO2, but the status of these animals is yet another arena for political manipulation and attempts at fear mongering: https://polarbearscience.com/2019/01/18/images-from-2017-and-2018-show-polar-bears-thriving-in-a-warming-world/
  13. I added the paragraph and last line; as such that should have been exempt but was also the victim of the strike-out. I couldn't edit it either. As for climate change itself, yes CO2 contributes and we add CO2, but the level of contribution of CO2 in the computer models is allotted 6X more than what appears to be its actual effect. That plus incorrectly ascribing a positive feedback loop when recent research instead is indicating a negative feedback should be a very loud wake-up call to those who depended on those models and the graphs produced by them to realistically predict climatic trends. The level of political pressure and enhancement to forward the alarmist agenda seems to be exemplified in the present trend to downplay the obviously positive effect of CO2 on plant life by attempting to throw a wet blanket on Greening. That was what struck me enough to raise the debate back to the conscious level again, with hopes that people would consider that the new data doesn't support the predictions of ten years ago. Maybe it's time to open some books other than the ones that tout the flawed propaganda that has tugged at the heartstrings and inflamed unwarranted outrage.
  14. Okay, finally took the 2006 Smart out for an extended highway drive. Drove out to Banff from Calgary for Mother's Day, then home to Didsbury. Didn't spare the horses, ran at about 115-120 kph for most of the main highway drive into about a 20 kmh headwind and of course up and down a few hills! It didn't take long to find out that 5th was needed for the steeper parts. We kept up with traffic quite well but pretty sure we're going to get it remapped before the next trip. Did some touring around Banff for shopping and stuff, then home and of course the wind had shifted so we had mostly crosswind but partial headwind. Took the old highway on the way back so ran closer to 100 kph. The tally: 376.7 kms on 15.21 litres or 69.98 mpg and 4.04 l/100 kms. We've put 5,000 kms on it since I rebuilt the engine this winter. Both power and fuel economy seem to be right there so I guess the new nozzles are working well. I have a few things to attend to (rear wheel alignment especially; too much toe in and right side camber) but am encouraged by our first real road trip!
  15. Well done! Worth the wait I'd say! I had quite a run of Mercedes deals a couple of years ago: an '88 300CE with a weak transmission for $400, an '87 560 SEL with 151,000 kms and two bad fuel pumps again for $400, and a '92 300CE-24 with 120,000 kms and weak reverse for $800. Drove the '88 for two years then rebuilt the transmission and sold it back to the people I bought it from (they missed it) for a nice profit, got the 560 SEL running and brought the servicing up to date and ready for resale, and the '92 300CE-24 is waiting for its turn in my shop to become my rendition of an AMG Hammer. Going to be a 600CE-48 when done! Hopefully this next winter I'll have time to go through the '92 6.0 V12 to go with the transmission I rebuilt last winter and start the conversion. Still deciding what ECU(s) to use with it, might copy what the factory did and run each bank with its own system.