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@  marchanna : (20 October 2014 - 07:23 PM) No, but I have an infrared gun that would do the job. Unfortunately ( or fortunately) the ED doesn't have an exhaust.
@  Wild! : (20 October 2014 - 05:52 PM) Has anyone out there ever taken a temp reading from the exhaust manifold on the 450?
@  Mike T : (20 October 2014 - 10:27 AM) Yes, all of the below!
@  dmoonen : (20 October 2014 - 09:04 AM) Lol perhaps his smart
@  marchanna : (20 October 2014 - 05:19 AM) Was that directed at all of us or just one very special member? :)
@  Mike T : (17 October 2014 - 10:23 PM) nine ten I love you
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@  Mike T : (17 October 2014 - 10:22 PM) can I have a little more
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@  Mike T : (17 October 2014 - 07:08 PM) bump
@  SkydiverChris : (17 October 2014 - 12:26 PM) Nope, two more. Phew...
@  SkydiverChris : (17 October 2014 - 12:25 PM) One more required?
@  SkydiverChris : (17 October 2014 - 12:25 PM) Just making a post or two because seeing the tip of that Youtube video in the chat log makes my OCD go cray, cray!
@  dmoonen : (16 October 2014 - 06:28 AM) Well looks anyways, thing still doesnt have any balls. A hybusa swap would be ideal :P

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#1151 smartzuuk

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:51 AM

Yep, roadster steelies. They look good on the car. I need to acquire the moon discs though... The full wheel cover looks a tiny bit lame.I was going to put a day permit on the car today and put 50 kms on each set of wheels and get the battery back to to snuf, but alas, I am under the weather..... so I just ran it at 2,000 RPM for 10 minutes yesterday. That should do for a couple weeks.
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#1152 strawboss

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 10:47 AM

Yeah, I have the Roadster rims too for summers & couldn't wait to get the moon hubcaps on....the full covers are sitting in my garage somewhere, they will go cheap.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:07 AM

i have the roadster rims an moon caps also. 1 st thing i got for my car after i bought it

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 02:17 PM

I had the winter steelies removed and the summer mag wheels put on. The drive is quite different with 195/50/15 rear tires! B)
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#1155 Huronlad

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:06 PM

3 season alloys back on the 451.

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#1156 smartzuuk

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 03:15 PM

I put a day permit on the canada1 so I can burn off a half tank of diesel and get the battery back up to snuff, it was getting a little bit low, not totally depleted, but it needs a real drive. I usually get it up to operating temp in the underground every month and put it through a few gear changes, but that's not enough to keep the battery happy long term.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:21 PM

In the process of putting my summers on. only this time I didn't stop at the wheels.Got the passenger side stripped down to the spindle soon the bus will have new front bearings and brakes,not a day too soon as it cost me $75 in fuel to go 450 km in the Tacoma.... :angry:

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#1158 bilgladstone

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 04:29 PM

I don't remember, but I guess there is no electrical outlet so you can plug in a battery minder? The one I got this winter is wonderful - small and smart. I've wired the pigtail to the battery, and the charger is compact enough to leave under the seat and plug into the pass-through cable as needed.B :sun:
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#1159 smartzuuk

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:06 PM

It just needs to get driven one day every three months....There is an outlet, but it's too gimmicky to plug anything in the condo u/g

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:07 AM

I had the winter steelies removed and the summer mag wheels put on. The drive is quite different with 195/50/15 rear tires! B)

How do you mean differant? I'm asking because I've got a set of 195/50r15 Bridgestone Potenzas around and was tempted to try them on the smart when my summer tires wear out.
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#1161 gordo.bernard

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 09:53 AM

It just needs to get driven one day every three months.... There is an outlet, but it's too gimmicky to plug anything in the condo u/g

As an alternative....if you already have a pig tail on your car battery. Make a very short set of light gauge "jumper cables" that mate up to the pig tail and have the proper polarity. Would it then work to get another good used car battery real cheap (any size) and keep it charged in your home all weekend and then all week leave it on the passenger floor hooked up to the new "jumper cable" pigtail? .

#1162 strawboss

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:46 AM

The tight new bearings showed up a loose upper ball joint on the passenger side, installed this morning.Now all I have left is to put my summers on the back wheels......

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#1163 Mike T

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:32 PM

Took the C-1 to Vancouver to visit the auto show, a nice little outing.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:12 AM

Cleaned out the EGR for the second time. Took about 2 hours cleaning it in situ with Q tips and carb cleaner. A quick blask on the highway to clear it out and then reset the fault code. Good as new and she's pulling again like when she first got her upgrade!
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:23 AM

How do you mean differant? I'm asking because I've got a set of 195/50r15 Bridgestone Potenzas around and was tempted to try them on the smart when my summer tires wear out.

I find that the wider tires on the rear handles better in highway driving and it also take corners pretty good. I am thinking about buying the BF Goodrich G Force tires.
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#1166 Francesco

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:29 PM

Ew.Found out some good news and some not good news today. MB West Island has received the go-ahead from MBC to replace everything in my doors (except the hinges). While playing around with my car this last week, they also discovered that my aircon is dead again, so they have put in for authorization to do the new AC fix.The bad? While removing some masking tape from my front end that was intended to protect from scratches while they took off the panels, some paint peeled off -- last year's accident repairs involved painted black panels. So they will likely be sending my front end back to the body shop to be re-sprayed.
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#1167 Mike T

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:47 PM

That sounds like good news, if the winter had been unkind to the paint! Aside from the hassle factor. Why do you need new "everything" in your doors?

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:18 PM

No idea, but I think it has to do with the engineering "study."
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#1169 Huronlad

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:58 AM

I have had my 451 for 231 days and it rolled over 20k km on the way into work this morning.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:28 AM

Does you 450 EVER get used?....:P
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#1171 Huronlad

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:32 AM

I have only put about 12k km on the 450 since getting the 451. Now that the warm weather is nearly here the 450 will be driven much more often.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:04 AM

Cleaned out the EGR for the second time. Took about 2 hours cleaning it in situ with Q tips and carb cleaner. A quick blask on the highway to clear it out and then reset the fault code. Good as new and she's pulling again like when she first got her upgrade!

Sounds like something I need to do - I just got the P0401 code on my way home last night. Can you or anyone else describe the in situ process of cleaning out the EGR (or direct me to a how-to)?
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#1173 Bessy

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:24 PM

Sounds like something I need to do - I just got the P0401 code on my way home last night. Can you or anyone else describe the in situ process of cleaning out the EGR (or direct me to a how-to)?

Contact Pinhead on this board about buying an EGR Emulator, We got one and haven't had any problems since :)
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Mods Done: ScanGaugeII, Side Markers Now also Turn Signals and L.E.D., L.E.D.s in Axle Tubes as Extra Brake Lights, EGR Emulator/EGR Removed, Vertical Wipers, Air Inlet Delipped, 120V Marine Inlet for Blockheater, Ignition Free Windows, AUX-IN for iPod/MP3, Remap by Smart142, Aftermarket Heated Seats, K&N DropIn, Eibach Pro Springs, Winter wheels are 4 wide rims with 4 skinny tires(looking to buy a pair of 20mm spacers for rears).

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Brakes, TieRods, Ball Joints, Control Arms, Thermostats, Springs & Stuts/Shocks, Wheel Bearings Etc!

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:52 PM

Switched back to the scratch black panels this afternoon (1.5 hours this time). I also topped up the AC, since it seemed to be running warm. I'd love to get the permanent AC fix, but Star won't be getting my patronage, so it'll have to wait.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:07 PM

Rolled the 100k km mark this week.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:31 AM

Contact Pinhead on this board about buying an EGR Emulator, We got one and haven't had any problems since :)

Did this on Friday night. I wasn't in limp mode, but the ride does seem smoother at least. Something I forgot to ask is does the emulator work the same as removing the EGR with respect to a decrease in fuel consumption? Also: - Changed my winter wheels on Tuesday night - Changed my oil about 10 days ago - Will do the euro side marker mod so they blink with my signals (didn't know it was so easy).
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:26 AM

Painting the shed where I keep my Smart overnight but had to get inside to warm up as a blizzard came suddenly from nowhere.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:12 AM

Did this on Friday night. I wasn't in limp mode, but the ride does seem smoother at least. Something I forgot to ask is does the emulator work the same as removing the EGR with respect to a decrease in fuel consumption? Also: - Changed my winter wheels on Tuesday night - Changed my oil about 10 days ago - Will do the euro side marker mod so they blink with my signals (didn't know it was so easy).

might want to move your turn signals up to the head lights while your at it. they are much brighter then canadian turn signals in the grill.

#1179 bilgladstone

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:02 PM

Last fall, I visited lebikerboy Rick in North Van to do some really ugly and filthy work on my engine. We both ended up with our sets of tools all grimy and coated in soot and oily diesel. I made mine even worse when I got to Kelowna and had to do an emergency patch job and then replace the block plate we put on the end of the exhaust-to-EGR tube.

Since then I haven't done much to my car except some washing and engine cleanup, but I'm getting ready to get a few things done soon. And I need clean tools to start the new "mod year". So today, I got a new box of vinyl gloves and de-greased my carry-set of sockets, drivers, pliers and hex keys.

Admitting that there are a number of down-sides to living the single life, one of the special advantages is that the kitchen entirely is under my control, so I can take over all the counter space, for as long as I want, with my tools, and use the stainless steel sink (great lighting in the kitchen!) to do my tool maintenance.

I can use the hair dryer to dry them. And I can have my tool cupboard(s) and storage boxes right in the living room!

Uh-huh :yes: .... that's what I did today.

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#1180 Mike T

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:13 PM

Hell I do that and I'm married ;)Well Sandy and I drove into Vic in the white smart to pick up a pack at MEC for Jenn....and to get a rear hub looked at (on the Cervélo bike). I just took the wheel, not the whole bike! We were in the white car and had fun punting up the Malahat through the twisties, the roadholding is massive now.

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#1181 bilgladstone

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:02 PM

Cleaned, oiled and re-installed the intercooler fan. Fabricated another "it'll do until I can afford to make something better" version of the EGR delete pipe. Cleaned and brushed up the engine some more with Sunlight® dish soap and a stiff-bristled parts washing brush.All this took nearly three hours...... hmm.... what does a heart attack feel like? LOL!Bil :senile:
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#1182 Francesco

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:45 PM

I have cold air again! And my doors work!I tried to find where the paint peeled but could not, so that's good. A couple of very minor surface scuffs at the rear of the front wings where they may have hit the open doors while being removed, but I was going to detail (clean-polish-wax) the car soon anyway. A couple of annoyances: my right (up-shift) RS Parts paddle was off and sitting on the passenger seat. I assume the screws loosened over time and it fell off while they were working on it; because it was after-market, they didn't re-install it. It took 30 seconds to snug back up once home. Then as I got underway, I tried to adjust the mirrors. The driver's side mirror is hooked up backwards! Left is right, up is down! I can see this could be an honest mistake while putting the door back together. Luckily it's trivial to rectify this at home.It's a bit early, but I'm optimistic that the new, clean latches (with their clean micro-switches) will normalize the operation of Pinhead19's "No More Slammin'" module. Speaking of which, Brian: did you ever get around to fixing my passenger side module?
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#1183 Mike T

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:05 PM

The green car now has its strikelines with wide tires back on. The winter tires are close to 4 mm so I probably should get some new ones this fall. 60,060 km at this point......would have made it to 80K km at 2 mm but that's too shallow for winters!! Dang it.

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#1184 Mike T

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:18 PM

I forgot to mention that the Continental Eco Contacts (175/55-15) on the front of the car, which were just reinstalled today, have 108,514 km on them, and have 5 mm of tread left.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:49 PM

Terrible tires though...
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#1186 Mike T

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:33 PM

Yes, they are like plastic, very un-grippy compared to the rears. It's interesting how long they're lasting though, with some people complaining about going through front tires in 40K km.I think next year I will put some Conti Pros - like the Canada 1 has - on the green car's front axle.

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#1187 bilgladstone

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:20 PM

EGR delete completed!

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Francesco for original pipe concept and "ghetto" version prototype provided.
Rick for assistance tackling the dirty project and fabricating the block plate.
and... damn, who made the Emulator V.1 for me way back when? PLEASE remind me - and thank you!

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#1188 Mike T

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:26 PM

I treated the Nappa (dyed through) leather surfaces on the Canada 1 with Connolly Hide Care, took a while but it was well worth it!

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:07 PM

Checked on my GT, gave it a nice new battery, a good washing, and then it was back to bed.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:35 PM

Changed the coolant today. Bit of a pain to get rid of an airlock in the system but used Evilution's method and finally did. Some interesting black bits came out with the old coolant and, I wonder if M/B flushed it out three years ago when it was last (first) done?
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:23 PM

Changed the coolant today. Bit of a pain to get rid of an airlock in the system but used Evilution's method and finally did....

Why not bleed the easy and proper way way by letting air out at the bleed point?

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:52 AM

Because I didn't have to!That and the fact that the arthritis in my hands was acting up...

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:10 PM

Changed the tranny fluid. Also while under there I cleaned out and relubed the clutch actuator. No more squeaky clutch. :D
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#1194 Mike T

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:17 PM

Changed the oil and oil filter on Rana smartii, at 232,074 km. Last service was 7600 km ago, indicator + 2000 km.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:05 AM

Gave Bessy a bath yesterday...needed to make sure it would rain lastnight, and boy did it ever rain! Now I get to do the quick instant detail tonight :)
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:01 PM

Washed her inside and out! Followed up with a full wax job on panels and tridium. Finally, cleaned soft top with Soft-top Hood Cleaner and then followed up with 303 Fabric Guard.... ...she sure looks purdy.... :)
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 08:23 AM

My Smartie recently got a paint job :) I love it even more! Paint was completed Monday, followed by putting my puzzle back together and cleaning! Here is a link to the Facebook page where my pictures are, I work at the shop it was painted at: https://www.facebook...3...4739&type=1 If you can't view them let me know and I'll attach, but there are a few of them.. Enjoy!

#1198 Mike T

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:04 AM

Love the colour! And remind me to make you a Regular Member tonight so you can post photos directly here!

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 11:44 AM

Looks good, Think I need to get mine painted sometime soon, to make it look new again
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 03:05 AM

Love the colour! And remind me to make you a Regular Member tonight so you can post photos directly here!

Thank you! Much appreciated!




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