MikeT

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About MikeT

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    random diesel smart guy
  • Birthday 03/14/1960

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  1. Welcome!
  2. Just lots of what seems like the rear springs bottoming out on bumps but I figure it can't be.
  3. stickman would like to buy your dual exhaust!
  4. Ah thanks. I know my Mercedes has one of them too - noisy as hell.
  5. ....and add about 20 HP and 30 Nm of torque..... There were only 54 BRABUS diesels made for Canada. 4 Canada 1 cars (three all red - two cabrios, one coupe; and one all white cabrio), and 50 nightruns (all black coupes with blue-grey leather). The engines were 100% stock, with 40 HP. I think all the Canada 1s have been remapped by now, and probably several nightruns. Any other diesel smart with BRABUS gear on it is an accessorized regular diesel. Not that they're mechanically different anyway, but for the purists, provenance is a factor.
  6. Diesel BRABUS? nightrun? A remap by Flying Tiger in Richmond will disable the EGR electronically.
  7. Bad joke. Why is it that some smart owners think that it's cool to make the car do things it's clearly not suited for?
  8. That's good. I always get my best FE on the Icefield Parkway Hwy 93. Even my Mercedes B 200 5 speed will do in the low 5s on that highway, like 5.1 or 5.2.
  9. That may be possible to patch.
  10. The 0W40 is only 0W at zero degrees C. It's 40W at 100 degrees C and that's where the oil temperature is much closer to when the engine is warm. Mobil 1 0W40 is MB approved for this engine.
  11. 4592556, Cabriolet Injection, 19 mars 1964, Blanc Saratoga 1031, Cuir Noir 2000, AIX-LES-BAINS FRANCE 4670554, Coupé Carburateur 1968, Rouge, Velours Gris, sans CG, TONNERRE FRANCE 4598571, Cabriolet Injection 1966, Rouge China 1135, Cuir Beige, Sold by Automobiles Gaité, BRAINE-L'ALLEUD BELGIUM 4596202, Carrosserie 7889, Cabriolet Injection 1965, Blanc Saratoga 1031 Cuir Noir 2000, RHENEN NETHERLANDS 4596122, aucun plaque Carrosserie Peugeot, Cabriolet Injection 1965, Noir 1000, Cuir Rouge, For sale August 2019 at J. BARQUINHA, PORTO PORTUGAL 4599879, Cabriolet Injection 1967, Scrapped, FRANCE Total: 2342 !
  12. Use Mobil 1 0W40. The 40W is the hot rating and should be fine even in southern Italy. I don't think the Castrol would explain the change in fuel consumption. Your English is good!