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About pwven

  • Birthday August 1

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  1. Thanks to all for the interesting replies.
  2. Thanks SpeedieWill try to vacuum the radiator filler. If that do not solve the problem the I will get the dealer to check the thermostats.
  3. How often do you replace your car ignition key battery? CR2016Just asking as a friend of mine wanted to unlock his car and got a large number of indicator blinks and after that his car did not start. The dealer said that the car and keys must come to them to be fixed.
  4. Just some feed back from me.Have tried to see if there was a airlock but it seems ok, the water level did not drop.Took the car on the open road and at 110km/hr the temp stayed normal. Then slowed down to 60km/hr and went from 60 to 120km/hr full throtle and the temp gauge went up one bar higher than normal. Getting home the egine smelled very hot. It may be the turbo getting that hot, not sure.Will report it at the next service. Thanks all the help and advice appreciated.
  5. Thanks for the link. Will give it a try in the morning.
  6. Hi PrairieBoy.No I do not thinks so. This is my wifes car and it is mainly used in town. The only long trip is for the yearly service at the dealer. The car has only done 7200KM.
  7. Hi bilgladstone.I was wondering the same thing. Is there a easy way to check or fix it?
  8. Thanks for the reply Mike TIf the head gasket have a problem then you will have water loss if I am correct. The car uses no water. If I cannot solve the problem I will have to take it in for a Test.
  9. Thanks for your replies.Yes I stay in South Africa and going into winter now. The temp gauge show one bar higher than normal.
  10. My 451 Cabrio is running hotter than normal lately and I do not know why. If I do a trip in town of about 10 KM and I get home the temperature gauge is a bit higher than normal and you can smell the engine.The water level in the tank is on max and there is no water leak. The radiator is clean. Are there anything ells I can check?
  11. Thanks for the reply.Will be taking the car to the agent next week and they have confirmed that they will replace the battery with an 60 amp/hr.Have not installed any extra equipment in the car, it is standard as I got it.
  12. Have the Smart 451 Cabrio 2008 model and the battery is giving in now. If it stands for two weeks then it will not start.Then charging the battery I noticed that the battery in the car is only 42 a/hr and in the manual it is stated that the battery in the cabrio must be 60 a/hr. Have taken it up with the dealer and will get an answer later today on replacement under warrentee with the correct battery.Have anyone experienced the same problem?
  13. Have taken some pictures of the Smart MP3 player but do not know how to post it, Copy and paste do not work, please help.The cost of the unit in ZAR is R465.00 converted to USD it is about $47
  14. Hi yolandaWill take picture this weekend and try to post it here.
  15. Took my Smart in for service yesterday and while waiting were looking in the show room and saw this small Smart MP3 player as part of Smart accessories.Bought one and when home loaded some MP3 music on it and pluged it into the radio jack and this realy works smart.With it comes the usb cable to download the music and ear phones to use it as stand alone.Does anyone els have one? What is your comments?What I did not get was the operating instructions but it is fairly simple.