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  1. I like my 450 and the Smart ED seems like a cool car, but for electric drive/newmarket/ontario/5_49364892_on20080219170250766/?showcpo=ShowCpo&ncse=no&orup=1_4_4&pc=N3C 1A1&sprx=100 - it's still a bit steep. Any idea who built the drivetrain for these?
  2. Snow stuck today until midmorning. There was hail for a brief time three weeks ago on Friday where I was, north of Parry Sound!
  3. Oh damn, I missed that ­čśé. 591k miles on a smart with original AC would be quite some feat.
  4. My $0.02 - Big Box Toro isn't the same as your local independent Toro dealer. They look the same, but they cost-cut something about it. Maybe the wheels are plastic, maybe the auger is made of cheese, but it's not the same.The model numbers are XYZ-HD sometimes, or they're sneakier. So to get to my $0.02, go visit the local small equipment guys before buying something at the box stores. Toro makes a good blower. Ariens is what I've seen used a fair bit in commercial applications, but Toro is definitely growing. Leadwing, i just noticed your signature. Can you perform the ritual on my car so that my wife can have A/C again?
  5. One, sure. I've got nothing left at the top of the panel!
  6. I was replacing my window regulator the other day, and as I slid the exterior door panel back in place, the final top retaining clip snapped off. Previous owners have been at least as careless as myself unfortunately. - is this a problem? Will the door fall off, or is the seal, side mirror, and door handle combination enough to hold it in place? - Does anyone have a suggestion for a replacement door panel in Ontario? It's silver. I could bug smart142, but I thought I'd ask here first.
  7. Yes - if the battery is severely discharged you won't be able to jump it. 10.5 is severely discharged. I'd wire in a known-good battery (e.g. the battery from the jump-starting vehicle) and check that; if you still can't start it, investigate other problems.
  8. My windowshield definitely doesn't seal on the passenger side, but my water ingress was through the rear side windows - don't forget to check there. My battery was floating and my floors are rusty!
  9. The first step is admitting you have a problem! lol. If I had storage space and time to work I'd be in the same situation, perhaps not with so many smarts though.
  10. I think you'd need to be able to control the clutch properly to make the car workable for offroading. LooseLugNuts I do not recall what colour it was, sorry!
  11. This would be more useful for me! I met a guy who built one in Sudbury a couple weeks ago.
  12. Darren, there is a certificate - it works... OK. It's just not the default. A lot of the javascript doesn't load though. It's all coded to use the insecure connection and Chrome/Firefox (correctly) block it from loading before HTTPSEverywhere can rewrite it. It is a server/load balancer fix. Willys, chrome is a great browser.
  13. +1 to LooseLugNuts. Dyed fuel is *very* dyed. Old fuel can grow bacteria; I don't know what color that is.
  14. The site does not by default encrypt communications between your computer and itself. This is observed by noting that the URL starts with "http://" not "https://". This means that if I'm sitting next to you in a coffeeshop I can use an easily-available, totally legal program to see your password as it flies by over the wifi. Anyone who runs the equipment between you and the site can do the same. It's a basic privacy thing as well. The site *does* support TLS (secure) connections, but it's not on by default, and some parts of the page break (specifically, the private messaging from what I've seen). I use a plugin called HTTPS Everywhere to encourage my web browser to use TLS to connect to websites, and I made a rule for ClubSmartCar. However, there's a few bugs to be worked out. TLS used to (and for many sites still does) cost more than not enabling encryption. It has a *very small* increase in the load on the server, but unless you're running massive scale Internet infrastructure you won't notice - and the people who do need to provide secure services so they just accept the cost. However, there's a number of ways to work around not having TLS enabled on your website, and there's been a movement lately to Encrypt the Web which has made more organizations provide secure connections. As part of this, a couple years ago the major browsers (Chrome, Firefox, etc) decided that they'd stick the warning label on websites that are either not TLS-secured or ask for a password without TLS - I think Chrome gets shouty about anything that's *not* TLS secured and Firefox only gets shouty about asking for passwords without secure connection (which is fair because it's a big no-no). So the short answer is that when the site was created, using secure connections was not really too common, but now it's far more common. And the website mostly works with a secure connection, but not always. More information: