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  1. Greetings from Edmonton, AB! I own a 2005 smart fortwo cdi, I've had it for 2 years as of this summer. It is my daily driver and I love it!
  2. Hello, From what I gather from reading on here, the issue I am currently having with my 2005 Smart could be a clogged CGR valve. I also drive like a granny, all city driving, and haven't been redlining it as suggested to blow it out. This car has sentimental value as I inherited it from my dad and he received his new Smart Car on the day my eldest child was born, in 2004. So she's had a lot of family history, but now I've just put in a thousand dollar struts/spring repair, new battery, and last year new alternator. So she's getting costly, but only has 150000 kms and I would like to see if I could get a few more. My question is, has anyone had any luck with fuel additives, someone suggested Mulligan's diesel fuel conditioner, but I see the company in Canada just filed for receivership. Someone else had luck with biodiesel to clean out the gunk, but I have no clue where I could even buy any in Canada and I'd likely burn down the house making it. The repair posted on here is far out of my realm, as you know these engines are difficult to access, and looks quite involved. It's obviously winter now, the check engine light is intermittently on, then goes into limp mode. When the light is off the power is fine, but has been more on then off lately. I hope this isn't the whole turbo exhaust unit needing fixing, because I would have to scrap her. Anyone have any ideas?
  3. Hi, I want to install an electric heater in a petrol car and probably would need more current at idle RPM. At idle, alternator can only provide around 40% of rated current (75A is rated at around 2500RPM). The questions are: 1. is alternator's pulley size different in diesel and petrol cars? From some pictures I found, diesel one seems to be bit smaller (= more RPM). 2. If different, are the alternators otherwise more or less compatible in terms of mounting to the engine? 3. Can I spin the alternator slightly faster than rated? In electrical theory there should be no problem.
  4. Hello all, As my screen name states, I am Paul, recently joined. If you take the time to read my profile page you know where my next question comes from. The (5 or so) adult volunteers of our "SleutelclubHouten" (mechanical tinkering club from Houten NL) would like to start a project of our own and we thought the creation of -a diesel driven motorcycle- would be a real challenge. Since the Smart ForTwo Cdi is the smallest production diesel car it caught our attention as a donor engine. What do you think, wouldn't that be a nice challenge? Does anyone have knowledge of an engine lying around somewhere (preferably in NL) or even a complete car that was written off by its owner? Mind you, we are all volunteers and the club is totally running on donations so money is an issue :-) Hope to hear from you all with any information that can help us get this project started. Regards, Paul
  5. Hi there! This will be my first winter with my 2005 diesel smart car. It's been extremely cold these past few days and my car has not been able to start. I was told that leaving it plugged in for an hour in the morning before work using the block heater would help. I got the car used and unfortunately I don't really know much about cars although I'm eager to learn. There's what I'm assuming is the converter on the left front of the car, I was told the block heater was sold separately and directly from Mercedes-Benz. If anyone could provide some insight on this (ie. pictures of what either would look like?) or provide feedback on how they keep their cars going in the winter it would be much appreciated!! Audrey
  6. Help, bought an old 2006 Diesel Pure which was running for 1 day but now cannot shift into gear and the alternator has no more output either. Could this be why it doesn't go into gear...just a clunky noise and some movement, all gets louder when in reverse. Charged the battery and it starts but still won't go into gear proper. So, looking for either a parts car, actuators, alternator and ??? I am in NS but can arrange for shipping, even a whole car. Call me pls if you have parts/car. 902 880 6010
  7. Help, bought an old 2006 Diesel Pure which was running for 1 day but now cannot shift into gear and the alternator has no more output either. Could this be why it doesn't go into gear...just a clunky noise and some movement, all gets louder when in reverse. Charged the battery and it starts but still won't go into gear proper. So, looking for either a parts car, actuators, alternator and ??? I am in NS but can arrange for shipping, even a whole car. Call me pls if you have parts/car. 902 880 6010
  8. I sold my beloved smartie and am missing it terribly. I love that car. I would like another one just like the other one, but mine stopped starting and no one here knew how to fix it. If you have already addressed that common starting problem and you have a low km excellent condition car, I am most interested. Hoping for under 4 thousand. Keith, I would love your red one, but it is just more than my budget. Thank you.
  9. Hello all! My Smart sat idle in my garage for about a year and a half, until i could find a proper electrician to fix my broken SAM unit. After, finally, i 've brought it back home i noticed that the gearbox often fails to automatically up-shift and have to "help" it manually. When it fails to shift, i notice that the engine is revving but seems it needs a few more RPMs to shift. Also when trying to rev it out of gear, it only reaches ~3200 RPM, and the accelerator pedal is "dead" in the upper half. It is true that i don't quite remember how much RPMs i was getting about a year ago before the electrical problems. So, my questions are as follows: 1. How much RPMs do your CDIs get when revved while stationary (and in neutral, of course) ? 2. Is it more likely to be a gearbox issue or engine one? I must mention that the engine seems to run as smooth as ever with no black smoke or rough starts. Also the gearbox works perfectly in manual mode. LE: Sorry if/for posting in the wrong subcategory. Only now i've observed it's an area for mdifications
  10. Hello, new here...purchased last week a 2006 Pulse, Diesel, but it cannot seem to shift or move anymore. engine runs and the gearbox kind of wants to go but slips (?). There is a loss of engine and or gearbox oil evident under the car. As I have no idea nor a manual for the Smart, can someone answer me the following: Is the gearbox and engine oil filler the same (ie engine); what oil is being used in the gearbox, if any? And where is the fill spout located? Is the only dipstick one for the engine oil? Yes I know, stupid ...but rather than guessing...expert advise is needed. If there is an expert in Nova Scotia....would be great to hear of him. Perhaps I got taken and bought a real heap of junk...but it looked so good, haha... Pm or comment pls. Thanks!
  11. Hello everyone! Recently purchased a 2006 Grandstyle 0.8 CDI for my brother about 2 weeks ago, and am thinking of purchasing one for myself (1hr commute on south western ontario highways to Waterloo for school)... Currently own a petrol bug that just seems to drink way too much gas in comparison to the adorable smart car. Thinking of getting a CDI just for fuel mileage even though they are about 11 years old now However I drive a lot on awful roads to get to school and to get to work. Near Waterloo (back country roads) does anyone have any experience ? Also, any advice on safety ratings? My boyfriend is very "large truck" oriented and believes it's a death trap.
  12. I removed a couple of hoses from my 2006 CDI. I did this to make space to remove the intercooler. But when I disconnected the hoses, a liquid came out, which it seems like water with coolant. Does this type of car uses water as a coolant? If so, were shall I add water to replace the one drained from the hoses???? Thanks for you help.
  13. Hello, Our smart's AC has been down for a while now. We looked into it, and we realized that one of the AC pipes is broken. It snapped at the right end of the pipe. It's dangling and it's been making loud noises whenever we start driving the car... We have no idea why it snapped and broke or when... We bought it second hand about 2 years' ago and it came without any AC already, but at the time, we didn't hear any noise and didn't realize that one of the pipes actually snapped... Does anyone know if there's a recall on these 2006 Diesel AC pipes? I tried looking for it online but couldn't find anything. If there isn't any recall, can anyone recommend a place to fix it and for approximately how much? Thank you, Lucy
  14. From 450, original block heater cord. $10. Located in Aurora, ON SOLD
  15. $3000, located in Aurora ON This Smart has been well maintained, kept very clean. It has served me so well as a daily driver over the years and I have mixed feelings about parting with it, but I'm treating myself to a new one :-) The B service was just completed (Oil, filter, air filter etc.) and it was noted that the front brake pads will need replacing soon and the front right coil is broken. Summer tires were new last year. Rear cargo cover. Block heater installed at the dealership with cord.