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@  FlossyTheSmart : (04 August 2015 - 11:16 AM) Yep Francesco, saw that. Just gotta wait until I get home to deal with it!
@  Francesco : (04 August 2015 - 10:19 AM) Hi Max, I sent you something. :)
@  Markjohn : (04 August 2015 - 08:34 AM) Thanks all will ask my machanic to check thanks lads for your help
@  FlossyTheSmart : (04 August 2015 - 07:11 AM) either way, sounds like overboost to me
@  dmoonen : (04 August 2015 - 07:07 AM) *free up the wastegate. Soot blocks it on the inside :)
@  FlossyTheSmart : (04 August 2015 - 06:58 AM) Overboost perhaps? Might need to lube the wastegate
@  Markjohn : (04 August 2015 - 06:10 AM) Hello mate all has been checked by a smart independent called fudge smart of Cambridge England and that still don't no wot to do yet cos all coming back as ok till u drive car like u have stolen it and then it goes in to limp mode .then u turn car off and restart it and it ok
@  Markjohn : (04 August 2015 - 03:17 AM) will try this ok thanks for your help
@  stickman007 : (03 August 2015 - 06:42 PM) Markjohn: check your engine harness before replacing anymore parts! Most MB dealership are close to useless when it comes to repairing smarts...find a good smart independent mechanic (I recommend smart142)
@  stickman007 : (03 August 2015 - 06:38 PM) Mine just started working again today
@  FlossyTheSmart : (03 August 2015 - 11:56 AM) And on that same topic, if you ARE getting emails, it would also be handy to know that they are in fact going out!
@  FlossyTheSmart : (03 August 2015 - 10:21 AM) If anyone is still having issues with not getting emails from CsC, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know!
@  FlossyTheSmart : (03 August 2015 - 10:21 AM) OK, I think I've set up a workaround so that emails will go out as usual. Now I need to figure out why the previous config (Which has been working for years) isn't working anymore. The last email I got from CsC was July 22nd
@  Markjohn : (03 August 2015 - 09:47 AM) Hello all my smart 800 diesel keeps going in to limp mode it had 3 boost sensors had dia gnostic at Mercedes andthay don't no wot 2 do next any ideas please
@  FlossyTheSmart : (03 August 2015 - 09:38 AM) Uh oh, just discovered CsC hasn't been able to send emails for a while :\
@  Francesco : (01 August 2015 - 09:31 AM) Cool, thanks
@  CANMAN : (01 August 2015 - 03:55 AM) Yes it's Max
@  Francesco : (01 August 2015 - 12:39 AM) I forget who in the NCR was printing SGII brackets. max? It's that time of year when the heat inside my parked smart causes the heavy duty Velcro to unglue from both surfaces, which puts strain on the wonky RJ45 and causes the SAM to throw a P0113 code...
@  marchanna : (28 July 2015 - 11:51 AM) Yup. Sometimes the simplest is the best.
@  Mike T : (28 July 2015 - 11:07 AM) Best idea yet!
@  marchanna : (28 July 2015 - 08:39 AM) It fits nicely in the back of the Benz if I put the seats down. I just thought it would be novel to put it on the back of the Smart.
@  Francesco : (27 July 2015 - 08:10 PM) Or wheelie bars
@  Mike T : (27 July 2015 - 08:07 PM) Preferably, use a larger vehicle.
@  Francesco : (27 July 2015 - 08:05 PM) I would think a trailer is your only option. The physics is just wrong in a couple of dimensions to be hanging 300 lbs behind the rear wheels
@  marchanna : (27 July 2015 - 07:27 PM) Check it out: can-drift.com
@  marchanna : (27 July 2015 - 07:21 PM) It's an electric drift trike. I wanted to see if I could fab a vertical rack on the back of the Smart. The trike weighs about 200lbs - I could probably build an aluminum rack as light as 50lbs - but that still the exceeds the tongue weight of the hitches, thought maybe the towing bolt holes could hold a little more weight.
@  Francesco : (27 July 2015 - 04:50 PM) even the trunk weight is recommended to be no more than 50 kg...
@  Francesco : (27 July 2015 - 04:49 PM) Wow, I have no idea what you're attempting but that sounds like too much weight for the rear of the smart altogether, not just for the two bolts.
@  marchanna : (27 July 2015 - 08:01 AM) I want to hold about 300lbs across of them.
@  marchanna : (27 July 2015 - 07:59 AM) Yes
@  Francesco : (27 July 2015 - 07:43 AM) Vertical?
@  marchanna : (27 July 2015 - 06:32 AM) Anyone know how much load the towing eye bolt hold in the rear bumper of a 451 can carry?

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#1 smart142



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Posted 30 November 2008 - 05:44 AM

By HUBBLE SMITH LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL ON THE WEB Most American drivers realize they're going to have to trade their mean machines for green machines somewhere down the road, sacrificing performance for economy. Gasoline prices have receded to $2 a gallon, down from a peak of more than $4 during the summer, but nobody believes they're going to stay there. Crowds gathered around the Passion Cabriolet Smart car Friday at the Motor Trend International Auto Show in Las Vegas, squeezing into the two-seater that gets 33 miles a gallon in the city and 41 on the highway from a three-cylinder, 70-horsepower engine. "Well, the (fuel) economy is so good on them, we almost bought one a couple years ago," Las Vegas snowbird John Cole said. "They're nice little cars. We're full-time RV travelers, so we're looking for something easy to tow." He bought a Mini Cooper instead because it had more room and was slightly less expensive than the Smart car at the time, though the price has come down to about $17,000 from $25,000. The Motor Trend International Auto Show showcased the latest in fuel-saving technology along its Green Trail. Some 25 models boasted fuel mileage of better than 30 miles a gallon on the highway. Representatives from a variety of automobile manufacturers talked to people about how they can save money at the pump and promote a cleaner environment. "People want to know fuel mileage," Toyota vehicle specialist Maria Siegert said. "The first question people ask, 'What does it get?' Then they want to know if it's on the lot. With the economy right now, people want to drive better fuel economy vehicles." The Toyota Prius is the best-selling hybrid car on the market, priced around $22,000. The Yaris, the smallest car in Toyota's lineup, gets 29 miles a gallon in the city and 35 on the highway. It starts at about $12,000 for the basic package. The biggest draw at the Toyota display was the Venza, an all-wheel-drive vehicle designed and built in Georgetown, Ky. The 3.5-liter V-6 version gets 19 miles a gallon in the city and 26 on the highway. Fuel efficiency will become increasingly more stringent in the future, said Rick Ruane, inventory specialist for Ford Country in Henderson. Ford is coming out with the Fusion in 2010 and is bringing back the Fiesta in 2011, converting the European diesel version to gasoline, he said. General Motors product specialist George Simenton said people are still looking at large sport utility vehicles, trucks and high-peformance cars such as the 600-horsepower Corvette ZR1 and the 2010 Camaro. "People are still driven by need and even though gas prices are high, most people look at Corvettes," he said. "Those are cars that dreams are made of. It doesn't mean it fits people's needs." Brian Wilson struggled to get in and out of the Smart car. "When you're inside, it feels like it's bigger," he said. "I'd take it for a drive. I don't know if I'd buy it -- maybe for my daughter. I still like my truck." The Motor Trend International Auto Show continues through Sunday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for military, seniors and children. Contact reporter Hubble Smith at hsmith@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0491. ................................. Source.
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 07:53 AM

"Brian Wilson struggled to get in and out of the Smart car"WTF? Really? My arthritic mother likes the smart because it's so easy to get in and out.

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 02:50 PM

Oh well it beats surfin' ;)

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 07:51 PM

Brian Wilson struggles to get out of bed sometimes.

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