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  1. 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
  2. Last year driving my 2008 I all of a sudden had no power, couldn’t get above 10 miles an hour. Unfortunately I had to let it sit because of funds. When I went to move it recently it wouldn’t move at all so I went drive then reverse and after a few tries it “broke” free. Now it sounds like the brakes are locked and it scratches metal on metal while driving. Went up my hill and it kinda sputters with the power now. I did notice a very small puddle of some oil on my passenger side front rim. Is my axel shot? Could that have been my problem last year with loss of power? Thanks in advance everyone!
  3. 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
  4. Hi everyone! I have one problem. When the car is warm and leave it 10 minutes then i start engine i have blue smoke for 5 seconds, and then stops. if I add a little rev then immediately stop smoke. And when i connect the battery to multmetar it shows 12.5 v after 5 sec it shows 14.5 V in same period as smoke Thanks.
  5. Hello! I've got a 2005 Smart 450 CDI currently in pieces. I've gotten pretty far in tearing down the engine, but I haven't had any luck in finding torque specs, bearings and tolerences for the crankshaft. Does anyone have any information on the bottom end of the engine? My current goal is to rebuild the engine so that it lasts another 100k km or so... Is there any other major maintenance I should undertake with the car in pieces? Thanks, Mike.
  6. This came out of a 2005 smart fortwo 0.8L diesel CDI engine with 89,000km. Head has been inspected and rebuilt. The valve and valve seats have been resurfaced, and installed with new valve seals. Comes with camshaft, rocker arms, and caps. Thought I would use it on a project car but canceled those plans. $800obo