Henry

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  • Birthday 10/27/1961

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  1. I always go to Eddy at Flying Tiger in Richmond Alan
  2. I would change the oil once a year, its only a couple of litres I park my smarty over the winter so I change it just before storage. The hydro carbons that are blown past the rings during combustion can form an acid in the oil that should not be left over winter. Just my thoughts. I guess the short answer to your question is yes. Alan
  3. Hi Flying tiger has new poem turbo For 1500 and a factory rebuilt 1300 and something plus tax. Hope that helps with your dilemma The weather is supposed to be spotty with rain for the next week and a bit so wasn't looking forward to taking the canada1 over to the island. Maybe we can meet for coffee somewhere here in the lower mainland Alan
  4. if we are talking Tuesday July 2 Victoria and so on I am on vacation and anytime or place works. Be aware the fish and chips place in the Nanaimo marina burnt down and has not reopened yet, please correct me if I am wrong, PLEASE!!!! If we are suggesting a week earlier still doable but a little more juggling will be required. Alan
  5. Hi Stickman I am located in Surrey but will be heading back to the island beginning of July. Not sure of your time table but keep me posted I will work to make it work. Alan
  6. Got the C1 all dolled up and had it appraised today. Not thinking of selling but want an opinion of what its worth if ever the unthinkable were to happen. Now just have to wait for a few weeks for the appraiser to call and say he has no idea. LOL Alan
  7. I ran jet B in my first smart, about 90 gallons over a couple of years. Was a liberal with the Howse diesel conditioner and filled up with dino diesel when I was away from home. The company I worked for had an aircraft engine test cell and sold it. They had to dispose of about 500 gallons before it was disassembled and shipped. Found it was not quite as powerful as diesel but it was free. The rest went to a couple of different guys that had oil heat in their house. No ill effects on Henry. Alan
  8. Flying tiger has the shocks as well. https://shop.flyingtiger.ca/index.php?p=product&id=1763 You may find you can make the car much more serviceable with a few mods. A remap being one of the first on the list. Smart was not smart in the way they made the access to parts super difficult and expensive. That alone has turned a lot of people off and is a recurring complaint on the forum (if I only had a nickel for every time I have read stealership on this site). If you look in the forums you will find that members have taken the time to build an extensive list of part numbers of the parts that are hard to find a number for. Like the original signal light bulbs. The club has a can be a lot of help if you let it. Great members with a love of all things smart. Welcome to the club.
  9. All CDIs in Canada had running light on all the time. To turn them off just pull the turn signal stalk towards you like you flashing you high beams at someone and hit the unlock button on your key fob. To reactivate them Same procedure but hit the lock button. I turn mine off for the summer and back on in the winter. Haven't a clue to what your extra silver box is though. Alan
  10. Some times the code is recorded on a work order. So if the tech can reset the radio after he disconnects the battery for some reason. Go though the old service invoices and you might get lucky. Alan
  11. Hey Giving away your car to one of your kids is a great Idea Dad.
  12. Took the nose off the Canada 1 and disassembled the headlight, some how I pushed the reflector out of its holder when doing up the spring clip on the bulb. All snapped back together with no problem. Will drive it all week do to unbelievable weather here in Vancouver.
  13. What for won't that at the least throw your wheel balance out. Please explain the wisdom in doing this as it escapes me at this point. Thanks Alan
  14. Welcome to the club If you are serious about ownership. Run the car over to Fast Eddy at Flying Tiger Developments in Richmond. He is the local Smart Guru. He will Give you an honest opinion on the car. Also he has plenty of smart bits you can get for your car. A lot of us over here use him some even drive in from the Okanogan. Drain the excess oil off pronto being over filled can seriously damage the little diesel. Oops missed the post where you stated oil change was completed. Alan
  15. Thanks for sharing. Great information for the rest of us.