smartzuum

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  1. http://nationalpost.com/news/politics/ottawa-looking-at-15-per-cent-ethanol-blend-in-gasoline
  2. 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?
  3. Two for one today.....
  4. Once in awhile, I have to respond with something...
  5. 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!
  6. This is impressive! We'll sure be looking forward to seeing yours on the road at some point!
  7. Sweet pics! I'll have to dust off a few of my photos and get them uploaded!
  8. You cannot do clutch relearns with a simple diagnostic scan tool. Depending where you are located, there may be a member with the right software installed and experience doing this.
  9. I have updated the Staff Directory for CsC to reflect the current list of Directors, website owner, smart142 (Glenn) and have included MikeT as an honourary member, as he is also one that is usually able to help steer someone to the right person/place if need be. I'm not actually sure anyone really uses the directory, but here it is: http://clubsmartcar.com/index.php?/staff/ It's found under the banner image at the top of the page under SITE INFO All that said - we are in need of tidying up access/permissions and I am in the process of checking to see who is actually still functioning as a moderator. Moderator access has been removed from most former and now dormant member accounts... We hope to add a couple of moderators in the near future who can help keep the sight tidy.
  10. Your wish has been granted.
  11. Hey everyone, I have instituted a 60 minute time limit for regular members to edit their content. This is plenty of time for editing mistakes, errors, bad spelling, a momentary lapse in judgment, etcetera... After 60 minutes - it's here to stay - you will not be able to 'delete' your posts.
  12. As posted in the other thread discussing this issue, the reason for this change is so that we can avoid having a repeat of incidents where a user throws a little temper tantrum hissy fit and purges all of their content. Like cadillacman did recently, for which Bill is now banned permanently, including the last known IP addresses. If we are able, the content will be restored. And if not, that's unfortunate that one person has ruined so many topics by removing most of their 927 posts. Two big thumbs down Bill, if you have managed to gain access and get in here to read.
  13. And, having now just seen the extent of the edits, the person and IP addresses will be banned. Our webmaster is MIA - there might be a way to undo all of the edits - but I am not certain. BTW - there historically were time limits placed on editing. Unlimited is not going to be an option. If 60 minutes is too short, we could look at 12 hours or maybe 24 hours, but it will not be left open to these kinds of abuses. Anyway, going to ban member and IP addresses now.
  14. Actually, I did answer
  15. and here are two images inserted from 'existing attachments', and I should point out, the existing attachments are ones you have previously uploaded to CsC.... so if you have only been using the 'insert other media' option, then yes, you might have wondered how to get a new image on the site! this is a nice way to repost a photo you previously uploaded - it also shows up with a smaller image in the post, which will enlarge when you click on it, at least on a PC... no idea what this stuff all does on mobile devices.... lol and yes, btw, that is all 4 canada1 cars from several years ago in Port Moody BC! I owned the red cabriolet with the crossblade wheels at the time, but have since sold it, and now own the red coupe on the far left... the other photo is of the cabrio in my underground parking and our two subarus of the day (still have the legacy sedan 6 speed CVT, my daily driver now is a Mazda CX-5 6 speed manual - so all three vehicles are 6 speeds!)
  16. here's are files uploaded via 'choose files'
  17. I think you could also use the 'insert other media' option. which offers you to choose from an 'existing attachment' or to 'insert image from url' Have you always been hosting images elsewhere??
  18. When you reply in a topic as a regular member, you should see the following: Drag files here to attach, or choose files... Click to choose files
  19. Hi everyone... I have cleaned up the two recent topics which discussed 'swivel trailer's', and that includes removing a bunch of posts that were not helpful to the discussion (ie: off-topic), or were otherwise just unhelpful (rude/inflammatory) And as a bonus, we'll keep the merged topic locked, because we've had a really good go at this one, and the various opinions are here, well explained, with photos!!, and if you are reading this post, I am sure you have enjoyed insight into the pros and cons of hitchhiking, er, I mean 'swivelling with a TRAILER'.... In Canada, trailers require license plates.... Club smart Car does not endorse or recommend attaching swivel trailers and driving on roadways without them having passed an inspection and also for them to be properly licensed in the jurisdiction they are to be operated.
  20. Not sure why someone (regular member) would need photobucket, as we provide hosting for images! This time limit is in place so that content cannot be deleted en masse...
  21. As one member has pointed out, this also affects the classifieds section. I may have a work-around for that, but in the meantime, if you have an item/vehicle that is SOLD, please just message me, and I will be able to edit the title to reflect accordingly.
  22. Fuel savings could still easily be in the 3-4 litres per 100km range depending on what you are replacing That's probably close to $400 or $500 fuel savings every 10,000 km But with maintenance costs at $1,000 a year more than a cheaper newer car, your fuel savings are gone That said, parking is a breeze, and a cabrio still makes quite a statement Unlikely anyone would do this today for economics, with many other really frugal choices out there, but there's people that still love the idea! A realtor seems interested in my canada1 coupe... lol, we'll see.
  23. 107,000 approx on my canada1 coupe...
  24. I still haven't driven a 453 - I should actually just restart my never used car2go membership and try one... the 450 on the other hand, still doing great and drove it shortly just a week ago... about 107,000 kms on it