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What Did You Do To Your Smart Today?
smartzuuk
post Mar 23 2012 - 09:51 AM
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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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strawboss
post Mar 23 2012 - 10:47 AM
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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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fordnut71
post Mar 23 2012 - 11:07 AM
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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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yyzboyz
post Mar 23 2012 - 02:17 PM
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I had the winter steelies removed and the summer mag wheels put on. The drive is quite different with 195/50/15 rear tires! cool.gif


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Huronlad
post Mar 23 2012 - 03:06 PM
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3 season alloys back on the 451.


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smartzuuk
post Apr 1 2012 - 03:15 PM
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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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strawboss
post Apr 1 2012 - 04:21 PM
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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.gif


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2005 450 cdi passion blue w/power sunroof ,Softtouch transmission, ignition free power window conversion. Custom seat covers;Poorman's push button start;Kofangar-Lasse's "450&1/2" font panel mod , euro front turn signal conversion w/led side blinkers,spin on oil filter adapter, SGII, Roadster wheel package W/ Moon wheel covers, AGM battery, after market TPMS, self installed clock & tach package, JVC stereo head unit,Full EGR delete w/emulator,120V space heater w/timer,TK Olsen's coolant restrictor plug, Willgoose's GT SS Exhaust,S-mann SS valance; Windshield wiper blade washer jets, Led angel eyes , under seat drawer; Self installed Webasto coolant heater.



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bilgladstone
post Apr 1 2012 - 04:29 PM
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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.

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smartzuuk
post Apr 1 2012 - 09:06 PM
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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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Bessy
post Apr 2 2012 - 09:07 AM
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QUOTE (yyzboyz @ Mar 23 2012 - 06:17 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! cool.gif



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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Best Tank So Far: 3.7L/100km
120,000 KM

Mods Done: 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, Winter wheels are 4 wide rims with 4 skinny tires(looking to buy a pair of 20mm spacers for rears).

All work done by owner (Level 2 Automotive Apprentice) who is looking to work on other smarts. Also have access to fully stocked shop, including Snap-On Verus Pro which does alot of the things a STAR can do including Clutch Re-Learn (except Re-Maps see Smart142 for that!)
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gordo.bernard
post Apr 2 2012 - 09:53 AM
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QUOTE (red pxl @ Apr 1 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


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?

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strawboss
post Apr 6 2012 - 11:46 AM
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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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2005 450 cdi passion blue w/power sunroof ,Softtouch transmission, ignition free power window conversion. Custom seat covers;Poorman's push button start;Kofangar-Lasse's "450&1/2" font panel mod , euro front turn signal conversion w/led side blinkers,spin on oil filter adapter, SGII, Roadster wheel package W/ Moon wheel covers, AGM battery, after market TPMS, self installed clock & tach package, JVC stereo head unit,Full EGR delete w/emulator,120V space heater w/timer,TK Olsen's coolant restrictor plug, Willgoose's GT SS Exhaust,S-mann SS valance; Windshield wiper blade washer jets, Led angel eyes , under seat drawer; Self installed Webasto coolant heater.



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95 Tacoma 4wd (with a few mods), 2011 8x8 Argo, 60 year old 7.5 hp 800 lb antique Lister stationary Diesel
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Mike T
post Apr 6 2012 - 09:32 PM
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Took the C-1 to Vancouver to visit the auto show, a nice little outing.


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2seatragtop
post Apr 11 2012 - 11:12 AM
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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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yyzboyz
post Apr 11 2012 - 11:23 AM
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QUOTE (Bessy @ Apr 2 2012 - 01:07 PM) *
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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Francesco
post Apr 11 2012 - 04:29 PM
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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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2006 fortwo cdi pulse cabrio phat red/silver|heated leather|PLUS|sound|rack||mods OE cruise|Cabriotec heated glass rear window|all-LED EU lamps front & rear|OE mud-flaps|colour-coded|garage opener|wiper nozzle|SGII|remap|spin-on oil filter|K&N air filter|RS grille|de Dion caps|Hella Micro DE fogs|MDC sucker|R1 Concepts brakes|TK's restrictor mod|LED angel eyes|Wolo horn|No More Slammin'|stainless EGR delete|RS paddles||coming up Blindy|Forge TIK|Bilstein|torque damper|Morimoto||wishlist Monoblock A|more leather||
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Mike T
post Apr 11 2012 - 04:47 PM
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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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Francesco
post Apr 11 2012 - 09:18 PM
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No idea, but I think it has to do with the engineering "study."


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2006 fortwo cdi pulse cabrio phat red/silver|heated leather|PLUS|sound|rack||mods OE cruise|Cabriotec heated glass rear window|all-LED EU lamps front & rear|OE mud-flaps|colour-coded|garage opener|wiper nozzle|SGII|remap|spin-on oil filter|K&N air filter|RS grille|de Dion caps|Hella Micro DE fogs|MDC sucker|R1 Concepts brakes|TK's restrictor mod|LED angel eyes|Wolo horn|No More Slammin'|stainless EGR delete|RS paddles||coming up Blindy|Forge TIK|Bilstein|torque damper|Morimoto||wishlist Monoblock A|more leather||
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Huronlad
post Apr 12 2012 - 04:58 AM
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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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"Labeeba" 2011 metallic silver Pure, tach/clock pods, A/C, arm rest, Design 1 alloy wheels, fog lights, all panels colour matched, heated seats, storage bin, oem storage cover, Area451 cruise control, Ultra Gauge, Team Dynamic Smartie 16" x 7.5" wheels, Yokohama S-Drive 215/40R16 tires.
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post Apr 12 2012 - 05:28 AM
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Does you 450 EVER get used?....tongue.gif


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'95 Jeep "winter-beater" (bought used in 1996 with 6,000 kms on it) Sold... June 30/12 with 297,900 kms on it.

'96 Honda Civic, "Dimples", that serves as my wife's bus

'89 Civic "Old Faithful" (bought new in the fall of 1988) Still waiting for the first light bulb to blow. A/C has never been serviced and still chills the cabin area in less than 3 minutes.

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post Apr 12 2012 - 05:32 AM
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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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"Labeeba" 2011 metallic silver Pure, tach/clock pods, A/C, arm rest, Design 1 alloy wheels, fog lights, all panels colour matched, heated seats, storage bin, oem storage cover, Area451 cruise control, Ultra Gauge, Team Dynamic Smartie 16" x 7.5" wheels, Yokohama S-Drive 215/40R16 tires.
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post Apr 12 2012 - 07:04 AM
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QUOTE (2seatragtop @ Apr 11 2012 - 12:12 PM) *
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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post Apr 12 2012 - 04:24 PM
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QUOTE (ragnarawk @ Apr 12 2012 - 11:04 AM) *
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 smile.gif


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2006 Smart ForTwo Pulse , Twister BlueGrey Interior, Star Blue Metallic Panels, Black Cell, Black Windows, and Alloys(in Summer), SGII. Named Bessy, lives in Burlington, ON
Best Tank So Far: 3.7L/100km
120,000 KM

Mods Done: 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, Winter wheels are 4 wide rims with 4 skinny tires(looking to buy a pair of 20mm spacers for rears).

All work done by owner (Level 2 Automotive Apprentice) who is looking to work on other smarts. Also have access to fully stocked shop, including Snap-On Verus Pro which does alot of the things a STAR can do including Clutch Re-Learn (except Re-Maps see Smart142 for that!)
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post Apr 14 2012 - 05:52 PM
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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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WudzRydr
post Apr 14 2012 - 09:07 PM
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Rolled the 100k km mark this week.


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