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  1. High Rocky mountains....normal
  2. I know of one that made it to 310,000 then was destroyed in a collision. That one had the Flying Tiger remap too. My former green and black one has 247,274 km when it was taken out by a Pontiac.
  3. About 5000 km in so far and four up with 4 people and luggage it's averaging 6.3 L/100 km lifetime with a combination of high speed driving on Autobahns and city....with some country road work. I do like the car.....and tomorrow we lose two passengers and their stuff so the FE should improve. We should be at 7000+ km when the car is returned in 11 days. More detailed info later.
  4. I've not, but it has occurred to me that making cheese from bear milk could be a good Canadian enterprise. B'AR CHEESE! The trick is who will volunteer to milk the bear.......
  5. What I worry about - a little - is supporting the economy of that godawful regime. It's already so powerful that their special brand of democracy is likely to gain favour in other countries "in order to compete" with the juggernaut. Chinese goods are all over the map on quality too.
  6. https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/daimler-decide-smart-future-year-end-report-says?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190325&utm_content=hero-headline
  7. Peugeot may be sooner, likely 2022-23
  8. At Reims-Gueux at a former racetrack The new model 208 is not for sale yet so we got a loaded run-out model of the old version. It's very nice. Some highlights: 1.2L 3 cylinder 110 HP gas engine 6 speed manual glass roof (the whole thing) air/tilt/cruise reversing camera with distance settings forward looking laser for distance control and much more The car pulls like a train and so far 192 km/h is the top speed I've seen (120 MPH) but over 200 should be possible, to be tested tomorrow. It's quiet, fun to drive and well made. Cost of the car per day is $35. Should get the L/100 average down to under 6 eventually, but the balls-out Autobahn driving has not been helping with that!
  9. I bought mine new and I am not as concerned about the cost of dealer parts. Third owners etc usually see the car as disposable and therefore rebel at the idea of spending any money on them.
  10. It's official - the plug has been pulled from the few electric smarts that were trickling into Canada and the USA. The last ones for this market will be built in June 2019. 15 years, not too bad. The last few were dismal though. https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/29/daimler-pulls-the-plug-on-electric-smart-car-sales-in-u-s-canada/
  11. In Canada at least I expect the dealers will supply parts indefinitely.....or that's what M-B is reputed for.....
  12. Haha I looked, I swear! Anyhow mine has more replies
  13. ...and...that's all she wrote......https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/29/daimler-pulls-the-plug-on-electric-smart-car-sales-in-u-s-canada/
  14. We're going to be in Scotland in two weeks. Should we bring snowshoes?
  15. My Kugelfischer KF2 injection pumps - the one from the car is second from left. The stainless steel trims from front and rear windscreens as well as the back of the roof buttresses. Rear bench seat in light grey leather.
  16. 4599390, Carrosserie 11890, Cabriolet Injection 1967, Bleu Mendoza 1134, Cuir Naturel 2034, Pour vente aux enchères Avril 2019, estimation 22.000-27.000 Euros; Reprise en occasion « récente » il y a plus de 40 ans par un concessionnaire Peugeot, cette 404 cabriolet n’a plus bougé depuis ! Particulièrement bien conservée, c’est une « sortie de grange » exceptionnelle, ROUEN FRANCE 4597334, Carrosserie 7709, Cabriolet, Injection 1966, Gris Clair Métallisé, Cuir Noir 2000, N° Carrosserie incohérent - elle doit être plus ou moins 459588x. Frappe à froid inversé 4579334 !! Vente aux enchères Avril 2019, estimation 38.000-45.000 Euros. Restauré, ROUEN FRANCE Total: 2222 !
  17. Presumably other than the dealer? By the way, I have found Three Point Motors to be very good with quickly diagnosing and repairing electrical issues at relatively low cost.
  18. I whipped the Kugelfischer injection pump and head off today. I'll bring the pump with me to Britain next week for calibration and new seals, and the head seems good with no fine cracks between valve seats, although I have a new one to use. The liners have a nearly undetectable lip at the top so could be reused, but won't be, because I have new ones.
  19. Dealer or wrecker.....some Russian sites have parts manuals.....
  20. 4495836, Cabriolet Carburateur 1963, Blanc Saratoga 1031, Cuir Tabac, For sale at 40,000 Euros April 2019, older restoration, original seats, HUBY-SAINT-LEU FRANCE Total: 2220!
  21. A few more new ones: 6802203, Carrosserie 15460, Cabriolet Injection 1968, Purple, Cuir Noir 2000, For sale April 2019, lots of rust, needs new floors too, ex-Blanc Arosa 1132, ARRAS FRANCE 4597940, Carrosserie 10002, Coupé Injection 1966, Noir 1000, Simili Noir, For sale at 4900 Euros April 2019, ex-Blanc Arosa 1132, needs lots of parts, for restoration, ST-DENIS-SUR-LOIRE FRANCE 4708668, Carrosserie 15157, No. Pininfarina 91382, Cabriolet 1968, Noir 1000, Owned by the family since 1988, the VIN is of a Commerciale U6 but the cold chiselled number matches and appears original, Carrosserie number is correct for a Cabriolet as is the Pininfarina number stamped into the trunk floor, SÃO PAULO BRAZIL 4590439, Carrosserie 1159, Cabriolet Injection 1963, Rouge Capanelle 1033, Owned by the family since 1988 should be restored soon - I am in touch with the owner, SÃO PAULO BRAZIL Total: 2219!
  22. I replaced one some years ago and I can't recall the process but the EGR did not interfere in any way.
  23. Submitted today at the Register website: 6800367, Cabriolet Injection, 17 février 1967, Blanc Saratoga 1031 (Blanc Arosa??), Cuir Noir 2000, Bought from first owner, partially restored, soft top needs replacement, missing two driving lights in grille, COUTERNON FRANCE (no photo) Total : 2215
  24. One other thing: the headlights on the Canadian cdi cars are E-Codes, not DOT. Canada allows E-Code lights under its certification, but they're illegal in the USA.