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About yolanda

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    Yoli van petten
  • Birthday 11/11/1963

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    Saskatoon, SK
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  1. how do I delete this?
  2. Mercedes has a recall out on all 2008 and 2009 451 smart cars due to deteriorating engine insulation mat. It degrades and dangles into the hot places and catches fire. They will replace it at your dealership as part of the recall. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/smart-vehicles-recall-engine-fire-1.4657669
  3. Just before a courtesy cop got into a fight with a profanity user and got my thread shut down I learned that another saskatoon resident has also had parts stolen. I had my wheels and tires taken, but he had a crank sensor taken. I think we need to keep track of these local thefts because it sure sounds like there's a dishonest smart car owner in town ordering parts off our cars! So I'm starting a new thread for this, if you are in Saskatchewan, or even the prairie provinces, and have parts stolen, please tell us here.
  4. who? Me? I could, everyone around me uses it in every day language and it comes as freely to my tongue but I'm pretty sure I avoided it here? I'm usually pretty good with my written language.
  5. I don't think things are worse than they used to be. I read a lot of historical stuff, novels, fiction, non-fiction, etc. and people have come a long long way. But yeah, I wish we could bring the thief to justice
  6. Ok, well, here's the upshot. Unless they're caught, the thieves are getting away with it. I've moved my car to the backyard and when I can physically manage it, I'll move the shelter too. But I've been too weak and sick to do much. Insurance is covering the cost of the tires and wheels and custom caps. They would cover the cost of the fluid but since I bought extra last time and can't be fussed to arrange an invoice I'll not submit that for reimbursement. What's weird is the insurance called me and said they would NOT cover the valvestem caps and fluid but then in the estimate it says they will. I dunno, but ok. I have a deductible of $350 to cover and we can put that much aside in time to pay it when the wheels ordered come in. My car will be pretty again.
  7. Where's the owl?
  8. No, just my neighborhood. It's an "economically depressed inner city" kind of place. I'm one of those beleaguered land owners picking up litter and shutting my windows on hot nights to close out the sounds of drunks fighting and dogs barking. I know for a fact Scotland's got similar neighborhoods. I've seen the video.
  9. I wish I lived in a nicer neighborhood but i just don't have the bux.
  10. Awww, thanks! Actualy insurance is covering the cost for me so you can donate those to someone needier! I just wish the thief would get in trouble for this.
  11. Well it sounds like they're giving me the cost of replacement minus 20% depreciation on the tires specifically, so we'll be paying a deductible of only $350 plus 20% of the tire cost. He was shocked to learn I had less than 73,000 km on the car and had only put 3k onto the tires since they'd been bought in 2014. I told him I'd stopped driving entirely for a couple years when I got sick with cancer, which I did, and that the car was just a grocery getter and I used the bike as often as I could besides. I think he was going to devalue the tires a lot more than 20% till i read off the odometer for him
  12. well my passion came with them and now they're gone. I'm waiting to learn if insurance will replace them. I just figure maybe the community here might hear about someone buying my stolen rims.
  13. Thanks for the attention and the compliments on my colour! I'll be filing an insurance claim today. I really don't expect to see my wheels again but I do expect to be on new ones for summer. I hope it doesn't take too long to get the claim sorted. I'm not going round to the scrap dealers. I see the sense of the suggestion but I've had bad luck trying to dialog with the typical grease monkey, they tend to laugh at me instead of listen. Yesterday afternoon as I was moving the car to the back yard to protect it better I saw some neighbors down the block watching. I don't know them, they ar elikely new, one of the rental houses. There I was suspiciously wondering if it was them. I don't need that, yet here I am, distrusting every stranger I see in my neighborhood. I hate living in a depressed economic neighborhood. Yeah, that's my theory, some scumbag just bought a cheap pulse smart and it needed new tires. So they put out word to the criminal friends who networked till one of them said "I know where there's a smart" and I may well be lucky they didn't jack up my car and take the wheels off the car!
  14. Please first let me apologize for not know for sure where this belongs. If anyone can move it or tell me where to repost it I'll gladly do so. I just had the summer tires and rims stolen from my yard and I strongly suspect it was a to-order job The tires were contis mounted on passion alloy rims with Ride-on TPS fluid in them, an orange slime looking material. No tire shop will touch them because of the fluid, and only smart cars can use those rims. So either the theives are very very stupid or they were going after me because they knew I had a smart car and they had an order for tires. I am in Saskatoon. The car these are destined for could be anywhere from davidson to prince albert. So while they're rare here, especailly the 450 models, it's still a huge market if it's to order parts! If you know of anything I can share with the police please PM me. I'll be keeping this open in a browser window for the next couple of weeks. Thank you. It's a terribly insecure feeling to know someone's got their sights on your baby.