smartzuum

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About smartzuum

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  1. Probably only 10% of those were legitimate members who later got banned,,,, even that number (20) is probably a bit high. The balance were spammers that got through the validation process, and then turned out to be, well, spammers..... so we killed the accounts.
  2. In Canada, that's a fairly good deal for $60 if you need the data. I actually don't take to watching video on a 2 inch screen, so, I have no need for more than about 2 gig every 90 days.... I have a prepaid plan with Public Mobile which is $114 every 90 days ($38 a month) which gives me unlimited in province calling, unlimited text, and 6 gigs of data to use whenever I want in the 90 days.... unused does NOT carry over.... I usually waste 4.5 gigs every 90 days..... And for the next 5 years, the rate will go down $1.00 per year to as low as $33 a month in the end! The data is 4G You can get more 3G data for less if you really want, but I don't need the data.....
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  4. You ought to visibly fill fuel to the very top of the filler tube, that will net you at least 2 litres more than just filling to the click. None of this will change your real world mileage of course. For that, adjust the nut behind the wheel. Shift at 2500 RPM, don't go over 85 kmh, run at 1800 rpm whenever possible.... anticipate lights. There's a hundred threads in here on how to eke out better economy from a cdi. My AC is blowing nice and cold in a 2006, and FWIW, I also have power steering in my Canada1, which was available in the configurator at the dealer for orders - I don't recall it showing in the online configurator however. But it was an option. The original two cars ordered by TFM and Xandria (who own this site still) had power steering! http://akasa.ca/smart/ Remember that site??!!!!!
  5. Well, I am not sure that the host would automatically e-mail anyone if there was an issue, but I assume something happened with the host.
  6. News to me, just reading this now.
  7. Wow, that yellow 451 is a tad strange! Well, to each their own. I LIFTED 451! And ran taller tires on it as well! And it ran like a champ between Abbotsford and Prince George all one winter with no failures or issues at all. That was a fun little car! Thanks goodness TPM solved the shifter/tranny issue in it properly! New owner in Nanaimo somewhere about 5 years ago. Wonder has anyone ever seen the car mid island. Blue on black pure coupe, 08.
  8. Put a two day permit on the canada1 coupe for today and Saturday and went driving all over Abbotsford and Chilliwack. Will do an oil change before putting it back into the underground garage for the winter months. Really enjoyed my time in it today. 107,000 ish kms. Will head to Vancouver Saturday. On another note, I have two people in Ontario who have expressed interest in the car. I am not sure where this will lead for sure. Coupe is far left in picture. I previously owned the car on the far right as well.
  9. I'd have thrown this topic into another forum, except I actually hope we can stick to my preferred interest on this one, which is the effect of ethanol on gasoline ICE and the newer DI type engines in particular If we raise the permitted blend percentage to a maximum of E15, will more people try to avoid buying Canadian gas, or buy a higher Octane blend such as Chevron 94 which has ZERO ethanol?
  10. http://nationalpost.com/news/politics/ottawa-looking-at-15-per-cent-ethanol-blend-in-gasoline
  11. This is impressive! We'll sure be looking forward to seeing yours on the road at some point!
  12. Sweet pics! I'll have to dust off a few of my photos and get them uploaded!
  13. Wondering if those in the Lower Mainland who still have smarts are interested in a possible meet-up in the near future? I still have a canada1 and can put a permit on it for a couple days driving.... preferably without snow, seeing as this a garaged summer only car!