Huronlad

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  1. When I still went on sCOA, there were a few posts of ring replacements on 451s. I have treated mine a few times (anti rust spray), through 8 winters now, so far, so good.
  2. The first thread that comes up on Google, there may be something there. https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f353/disabling-alarm-long-time-42658/
  3. In some locations wheel adapters are not road legal. If they are manufactured and installed correctly, there should be no noises or real safety issues. I have run 5mm spacers to fit a set of summer tires I have, with no problems, under hard driving. I have 16" wheels and the ride quality is reduced enough that I would not run 17" on a smart.
  4. I did the Barney-O budget intake mod on my car, there is a thread of sCOA. Very easy to change the filter now. The stock filter is more than fine for turbo applications, no need for more in a stock or near stock car. Noise is the only gain from an aftermarket exhaust.
  5. 200k km on the 451 as of last night .
  6. Certain companies should be able to replicate the look in vinyl. Depending on the damage to the panels it may also be repairable, plastic welding is quite good now.
  7. Welcome. I have owned both the diesel and gas versions, there has only been about a 1 litre per 100km difference in fuel consumption for me. The overall reliability of my 451 over the 450 I had, eclipses the one-trick-pony fuel mileage of the cdi. My gasser has returned about 5.2 lhk over the last 199k km. There were mechanical and software issues in the first couple of years of the 451. Depending on budget, the closer to a 2015 model year you can get the better.
  8. Panels are "scratch black". The panels are on the rare side.
  9. SIGN UP 1. Bill 2. Ron & Dot 3. Liz & Glenn 4. Todd 5. Bob & Candi 6. Larry & Gail 7. William 8. 9. 10.
  10. https://blackburnnews.com/midwestern-ontario/2019/02/02/wiarton-willie-predicts-early-spring-2/
  11. Throwing all those codes after removing and reinstalling a harness would suggest to me a bad or several bad connections. Spraying the connectors with contact cleaner would be a good first step. Are you disconnecting the battery when fiddling with the electrics? Have you touched the clutch actuator or it's wiring harness at all?
  12. Welcome to the club. Specifically what servicing did you perform on the car? A fault code would make troubleshooting easier and more accurate. Have you tried disconnecting the battery for 10 - 15 minutes?
  13. Welcome to CsC.
  14. Being a 2008, refusal to go into gear is likely a software issue. As for jerky acceleration / vibrations, there are many things that could cause this. Fuel, spark, engine mount, clutch. When did you last put fuel in the car? Have the spark plugs been changed? Are there any aftermarket mechanicals or electronics added to the car?
  15. Either there may be a reset in the dash menu or the below procedure will work. http://clubsmartcar.com/index.php?/wiki.html/technical-wikis/451-ed-model-2013-now-electric-driv/how-to-reset-the-service-indicator-r39/
  16. When the mandate for marine vessels to use ultra low sulfur diesel begins, automotive diesel prices are going to rise again, unless production increases. I think diesel is more expensive than premium gasoline right now in this area.
  17. I do not think any of the 2005 cars had block heaters from the factory.
  18. The photo is from a 450 not a 451. I stand to be corrected but I am fairly certain there is no e-box in a 451.
  19. Welcome to CsC. I would try swapping the turn signal bulb holders and see if the problem persists. As it might just be a dirty contact(s) on the right side.
  20. If you are pressing on the light grey section of the wheel (marked with horn symbols) and not the airbag in the center, you may have an issue with the clock spring in the wheel.
  21. Have a safe and very happy holidays.
  22. Welcome to CsC. The windshield seal may have failed.
  23. Comparing a body on frame vehicle like the model T to a current unibody vehicle is a real stretch. The Model 3 would have to be completely redesigned to do this. GM had a concept platform that could accept different bodies, can not recall if it was EV or fuel cell based. A rebadged Tesla as a Mazda or Subaru built in a Mazda or Subaru factory could be done but is not likely economically feasible for either of those two companies.
  24. ESP was added as well as staggered size wheels/tires after the elk test failure of the A Class.