smart142

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  1. Cherry turbos has been rebuilding the smart turbos for over 10 years now. Maybe more expensive than the chinese but he does quality work.
  2. IMHO not worth the trouble. Why not change the oil every 5000 kms?
  3. I would remove the injectors for a start. The copper sealing rings are not that expensive and you will have to replace that missing bolt.
  4. I think that it would make the car look better but there are downsides. Cars with discs in the rear often seize up because little braking is done from the rears. It is rare that the drum set up causes any problems. Example my wifes first smart had the parking brake cable seize after 185,000 kms. The shoes and drums were still in very good condition - all original.
  5. In this section post ONLY the repair cost- no banter or comments please!
  6. Well it looks like we made it to the list. But guess which one?? by Michael DeRosa Apr 19, 2020 https://www.thethings.com/cars-from-the-2000s-that-deserve-and-dont-to-be-called-classics/
  7. Welcome to the club!
  8. I pry it off with a screwdriver (rag on frame). One clip on the top then at 45 degrees each side.
  9. I would change the crank position sensor. I've changed 3 in the past year and its a nasty job. They are getting old and starting to fail. Much easier if the tranny is out
  10. Usually the head of the bolt snaps off. When the actuator is removed some of the shaft is visible. With heat, penetrating oil and vise grips you should be able to remove the shaft.
  11. Welcome to the club!!
  12. Hard to tell - ground wires? For the no start, I always check to see if the fuel is getting to the common rail. Easy to do. Loosen the 14mm nuts from the pump to the common rail . Turn the pipe to a small container. Tighten the nut to the pump. Turn the ignition to the first position and the fuel should pump out with force.
  13. Was it the starter wire or the ground?
  14. Before going through the agony of removing the starter try this. Disconnect the spade connector starter wire and clean the terminal. It is often corroded and has a poor contact. If you're lucky it could solve your problem. This has worked for me a number of times in the past.
  15. The last time Iain (Duck) was on the site - Feb 2018
  16. Was that on the drivers side? On the passenger side there is a holder with the fuel line spliced together, that's the way it came to Canada. In Europe they had water separator/filter and a straight filter.
  17. Welcome to the club!
  18. The Dawg House sounds good to me.
  19. SIGN-UP 1) Bill 2) Janet 3) Bob & Candi 4) Ralph & Monica 5) Dave & Charlene 6) 7) 8) 9) 10
  20. Liz and I will be unable to attend as well. SIGN-UP 1) Bill 2) Janet 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)
  21. Welcome to the club! How many kms are on your smart? Have you changed the oil and air filter?
  22. That's probably Mercedes idea of an oil pan heater. Did a cord come with the car? If so it plugs into the front of the car and that ''thermal paste'' should heat up.
  23. SIGN-UP 1) Bill 2) Liz & Glenn. 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)
  24. SIGN-UP 1) Bill 2) Liz & Glenn.(have to cancel due to rescheduled curling game) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)