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  1. A blender and a large straw does wonders while you are healing .
  2. Welcome to the club. Does the rattling sound remain the same whether you are accelerating, decelerating or coasting? Does it occur with the engine running while stopped? Others may have more questions, but those are mine.
  3. SIGN-UP 1) Bill 2) Ron & Dot 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)
  4. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  5. As LooseLugNuts mentioned, try a remap. In auto mode ( which I rarely use anyway ) the car shifts about 500 RPM lower than stock under the same type of acceleration. Obviously, the harder you press on the "go" pedal, the higher the revs will be before it shifts until it reaches the limiter.
  6. Good night, good food and great company! No one went home hungry and most were taking at least one "doggie-bag" container home with them. Man!!! those potions were huge. Everyone who signed up, showed up. No word on where the next one will be, but stay tuned.
  7. Sign up 1 - Dot & Ron 2 - Glenn (no Liz :() 3 - Tofu (No Sally :() 4 - Bill (if possible) 5 - Janet (No Don :unsure:) .. weather permitting (no winter tires). 6 - Ralph & Monica 7 - Dave T & Charmaine 8 - Larry & Gail 8 - William 9 - Bob & Candi 10 -
  8. Sign up 1 - Dot & Ron 2 - Glenn (no Liz ) 3 - Tofu (No Sally ) 4 - Bill (if possible) 5 - Janet (No Don ) .. weather permitting (no winter tires). 6 - 7 - 8 - 8 - 9 - 10 -
  9. Troy has a good reputation in the Ottawa area, so he should be able to solve the issue sooner or later.
  10. Being right isn't nearly as important as knowing when to shut up - Annoymous
  11. My Honda Goldwing has the same system. It is 44 years old and there is 598,000 miles on it. NO issues with the starter or charging system. All original and untouched.
  12. The following is a direct quote from the Evilution site in the UK. ... "Mitsubishi make the petrol engines and they seem to recommend 5W-40 no matter where you are. 5W-40 is fine unless you live in a VERY cold or VERY hot country in which case go for 0W for cold and 10W for hot." Are you in London, England, London, Ontario or one of the other three Londons?
  13. Welcome Andrea! Enjoy your stay here. Do you have photos that we can see? ( We all love to see other people's smarts )
  14. @ Strelnik .......... Photos of other cars have been posted in this site with no issues and I have never received complaints about any of them. Everything from Subarus to Gremlins. Perhaps this particular thread would be a nice place to post them since you ARE introducing yourself and some of your collection. Most members here are smart car enthusiasts as well as being enthusiastic about almost anything with wheels. Personally, I am looking forward to seeing some photos of what you have.
  15. I had an ID19 Citroen ... LOVED it. (similar to the DS21, but with a lower trim level.)
  16. Welcome to the club! Plus one on smart 142.. He prefers working on diesel smarts, but may have leads on bits for the 451. Since you worked for MB in the past, you are probably aware that the cost of new OEM mufflers are REALLY expensive. That said, $1 for a car is a pretty good deal in any language. Glenn is in London, Ontario, so in real time, about 1½ hours from you depending on how heavy your foot is.
  17. The person who wanted the shell, wanted the rear windows ..........
  18. You mean like this??
  19. We had a light "dusting" of snow this morning. Anyone with a cheap leaf-blower could clear my 4-lane wide driveway in about 5 minutes.
  20. Yes, it sounds like a change is in order.
  21. The speed control for the fan is on the right-hand side of the vents on the dash, but I am sure you knew that. The sliding switch on the left-hand side of the vents either brings air in from the outside or closes that off and recirculates the cabin air. If you set your slide bar that directs the air flow, to the dash (extreme left position), you can feel the movement of air if all is working as it should. If you are only getting air movement on the high setting, then it is possibly the switch. I am not a mechanic, and I am sure others will chime in with other thoughts on the subject. Good luck.
  22. I can believe that. You can see the underlying beauty
  23. People laugh at me when I tell them I have A/C in my convertible. "Why don't you just drop the roof?" they ask. Then I remind them of being stuck in traffic with no wind, stalled traffic, 98 degrees F., (37C) and 98% humidity. Suddenly, the laughter stops and I get nods of approval. I don't use it often, but under certain circumstances, I will use the A/C.