jwight

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About jwight

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  • Birthday 07/06/1944

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  1. No, gas will still be with us in 30 years, but fading away. I'm still waiting for the engine that runs on water and the 100 mpg "carburetor" I've been hearing about for 50 years to finally surface.....:You know, all that technology that "big oil" is keeping from us.
  2. " I could be completely out to lunch but time will tell..... "
  3. If you don't use the MDC unit why not just take it out........?
  4. 6 GBP in the UK.....:) https://www.worldcarparts.co.uk/oil-pressure-switch-for-mercedes-a-b-mitsubishi-colt-smart-forfour-fortwo
  5. I'm not an expert on this but I believe if you research the threads in the link above you'll see a base plate is required for towing with all four down. The base plate attaches to the frame, not to the front bumper where the tow hook holes are. Contacting a Blue Ox or Roadmaster dealer should get you the info you need.
  6. Yes you can. Check out the threads here: https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f417/ :)
  7. The selling dealer should know.
  8. That's a different layout to what we have in the USA (and Canada?) - the two codes are on the bottom right of our stickers. Might be in the original documents that came with the car....? Update: here's a better look at paint codes, but you may have to subscribe to read it all - well worth it for all the info on the site: https://www.evilution.co.uk/index.php?menu=info&mod=635
  9. There seem to be three versions of black for the 2007s: https://www.automotivetouchup.com/touch-up-paint/smart/2007/fortwo One of those codes should be on a sticker on the driver's side door jamb.
  10. Evilution has a 450 700cc owners manual which should be good for common items: https://www.evilution.co.uk/files/info/manuals/uk/EN450.pdf
  11. Way back in 2008 I put a set of winter tires on a 451 - 5 in. rims in front, 6 in. rims in rear, stock tire size in front, the rears were 175/65 vs. 175/55. That was enough to set off the ESP and put the car into limp home mode. Swapped the rears for stock size tires and problem solved.
  12. According to this you can probably get away with it, although narrower tires on the rear could be a handling issue: https://www.discounttire.com/learn/tire-size-calculator
  13. Sent you a PM - it may be the parking pawl and associated cable.
  14. Another alternative in the States is SOS Diagnostics: http://sosdiagnostics.com/smart.html