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Visit this forum to learn more about the smart car's fuel economy, emissions, and ecological impacts. Members can also share their mileage results and learn about ways of driving their smart efficiently. This is also a forum to discuss vehicle (and driver!) modifications related to improving fuel economy, and any instrumentation devices used to monitor fuel economy in realtime, such as the Scangauge.
It seems that this forum is the default go to forum for just about anything and everything, including topics best kept elsewhere, since we have a forum for most every topic.... But alas, place it here I guess - it's not likely to get kicked out... LOL!
This forum is for discussion about the production and distribution of smart cars. If you want to know the quantity of vehicles in each province or country, visit here! We maintain lists of special edition smarts, often with the VIN # when possible. This is also the place to visit if you need help with tracking your smartie. It could be in the factory, on a ship, on a train -- or at your dealership!
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This forum is for events and regionally specific discussions for Southern Ontario, including London and all places between Niagara and Windsor and north to Tobermory. Excludes the Greater Toronto Area.
This forum is for events and regionally specific discussions for all places in Ontario between the Greater Toronto Area and Ottawa, including Hamilton, Burlington, Barrie, Belleville, Kingston and then west to the Manitoba border.
Most common oil leaks are rust holes in lube oil pipes to and from turbo, rust hole in sump or holed inter cooler due to bad design of its support cradle. Oil in inter cooler originates from engine breather pipe.
You may need to clean, lube and paint your clutch actuator. There is guidance on Evilution's site. Also strongly recommended to periodically check transmission wiring harness.
Got the alternator free! Starts up wonderfully now, but i have run into a few new issues. I didn't get to drive it very far, just around my cul-de-sac a few times as i have no plates or insurance. When first starting to move it sounds like the car is about to stall, it reminds me of when I learned to drive standard. once you get over about 5 km/h it all seems fine shifting smoothly. The other issue is i let it idle for about 25 mins i had 3-4 drops of oil on the ground, from the middle of the engine. cant seem to fine the source of the leak yet.
Making great progress, this has been well worth the $700 i spent on the car!
You can ignore DF terminal since that is just a signal output to glow plug controller with info about alternator load at any given time.
To test if alternator is in good order, just connect a 10 watt bulb in series from battery plus to D+. Check engine ground strap and alternator fixation bolts first.
I'll see if I can find the diagram you require.