Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Shoutbox - Chat with members! Open the Shoutbox in a popup

@  Mike T : (18 December 2014 - 07:18 AM) Thanks! Same sentiment to all!
@  Wild! : (18 December 2014 - 04:11 AM) Here is to every one, Have a good Christmas and or Holiday Every one!
@  Mike T : (17 December 2014 - 04:15 PM) Never mind
@  Mike T : (17 December 2014 - 04:15 PM) Eh speak up sonny
@  TheBestJohn : (15 December 2014 - 04:01 PM) gonna pull it out and re lube
@  kdubya : (15 December 2014 - 02:47 PM) Figures right? I usually go a week between issues.
@  TheBestJohn : (15 December 2014 - 12:49 PM) My alternator was pooched. I bought a used one from Troy and it's working flawlessly now. week before last I put it in... today. Clutch actuator goes on mt
@  TheBestJohn : (15 December 2014 - 12:48 PM) So get this
@  Th3Guardian : (13 December 2014 - 08:29 PM) That's good to hear, its half off right now at $282.09 Canadian so I'm thinking of just ordering it.
@  Mike T : (13 December 2014 - 08:17 PM) It's the only decent cruise that was available for the 451 in the first years.
@  Th3Guardian : (13 December 2014 - 07:32 PM) does anyone have experience with this cruise control? http://www.smartiepa...e=index&cPath=1
@  FlossyTheSmart : (10 December 2014 - 11:30 AM) If anyone ever happens across a dead attachment (The file doesn't exist when you go to download it), let me know the link to the file. Generally you'll encounter dead attachments in posts older than 2007. The dead links are raising some (false) red flags for me on some things, and it's kind of annoying, so I've been making sure to edit the links away as I find them. The files are typically gone for good.
@  twobytwo : (09 December 2014 - 12:06 PM) Pre-Owned Electric Drive Coupe for sale if anyone is interested... details in Dealer Showroom section...
@  Th3Guardian : (09 December 2014 - 08:25 AM) http://clubsmartcar....showtopic=29229
@  Th3Guardian : (09 December 2014 - 08:24 AM) V
@  Th3Guardian : (09 December 2014 - 08:24 AM) just posted a how to on installing a heater pad on 451s, if anyone is thinking of adding this before winter actually hits take a look here.
@  ishkabibble : (07 December 2014 - 11:17 AM) 279489
@  mowser : (07 December 2014 - 10:10 AM) oil filter for the 450
@  dmoonen : (04 December 2014 - 12:42 PM) Yeah you kinda craped out maybe check out some wreckers and see what they have.
@  LeoBarbosa : (04 December 2014 - 12:12 PM) I have seen many wrapped, but you have to be responsible for what you sell. If many people have had the same problem in one specific colour, it is a production problem. I have this problem, but the other colours don't. Is it my lottery ticket? LOL I am looking for used panels now.
@  KyotoCar : (04 December 2014 - 12:07 PM) What's the cheapest option for replacing a turbo for a 2005 smart?
@  KyotoCar : (04 December 2014 - 12:03 PM) cheapest option for replacing turbo
@  dmoonen : (04 December 2014 - 10:38 AM) Personally my friend from Cali just wrapped his a satin red color which looks pretty cool
@  dmoonen : (04 December 2014 - 10:37 AM) Yeah it seems to be a common problem and your SOL. Just keep fighting and see where it gets you
@  LeoBarbosa : (04 December 2014 - 10:16 AM) Mercedes-Benz Canada just refused to fix the Clear coat peeling off from my RED RALLY 2009 Smart. Feeling idiot. :(
@  dmoonen : (04 December 2014 - 09:42 AM) Add some nose bears to the side and your good to go lol
@  Mike T : (04 December 2014 - 09:26 AM) 4 stars is very good and better than either the 450 or 451....the test was made a lot more difficult recently.
@  dmoonen : (04 December 2014 - 08:06 AM) The comments is where it's sketchy "pole extreamly close to striking the head". Seems they're planing updates for the MK2 version allready
@  FlossyTheSmart : (04 December 2014 - 07:55 AM) The results aren't exactly horrible, being 4/5 stars. Side impact results are a little worrisome though. Supposed to be improvements by March or something though, so :dunno:
@  dmoonen : (04 December 2014 - 07:32 AM) Did anyone check out the euroncap crash test for the new smart apperently is horrible. http://www.euroncap....fortwo/579.aspx

Photo

New CDI Owner needing Service Advice


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 glaughler

glaughler
  • New Members
  • 6 posts
  • Location:North Vancouver

Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:50 PM

Hi,I would like to introduce myself- recently bought an 05 Passion CDI Cabrio; was purchased in Calgary and shipped to Van.Has more options than I thought, including factory CD Changer, Heated Seats, AC, Premium Sound Package- no fog lights.. the original ship note FOB/ FAS Vancouver was included w/ the docs listing all options.It has 76000 kms on the odometer: North Van Mercedes were pretty disappointing as far as support- I had a few questions regarding maintenance- I have no idea what type of a service history this car has- got it as a gift; service adviser said the car is so reliable it will not need anything until 80000 kms. Apparently the electronic service history is not available through Mercedes from another province. Depends on how many G notes you flash I guess...Are there others recommended to service 450's besides Mercedes who are possibly more knowledgeable and less 'Mercedes' like... Not too worried about price, more quality and characterThe car I believe was taken care of, however, as an Alberta vehicle, registered in BC recently I am wondering where to check for rust as well as other cold weather weak spots that wouldn't otherwise appear in Vancouver both mechanically and cosmetically. Would like someone to look at the undercarriage.Very happy with it so far- it's amazing being 6'1'' 210 lbs and being able to sit in this car that feels full size- my cross the bridge commute has since become much more interesting as opposed to driving my ostentatious luxury cars that are now more or less sitting in my garage until the weekend.How do I begin to care for this unconventional masterpiece? Most importantly how do i refill the windshield washer fluid without having a smooth talking Mercedes tech tell me I have to bring it to him how to do it? How disappointing the Mercedes dealership was... How must I care for the side panels without damaging the plastic and paint- what is the right polish to use?Thank you. :D

Attached Thumbnails

  • 2005Smartforttwocabrio014.jpg


#2 Alex

Alex
  • Moderators
  • 2,290 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Vancouver

Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:59 PM

Flying Tiger! Very strong recommendation.

#3 glaughler

glaughler
  • New Members
  • 6 posts
  • Location:North Vancouver

Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:06 PM

Flying Tiger! Very strong recommendation.

Where are they? I have browsed the web and seen that they are in the GVRD. Too lazy to look- enjoying chatting on this forum-will look now- Thanks- anyone else?

#4 glaughler

glaughler
  • New Members
  • 6 posts
  • Location:North Vancouver

Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:12 PM

Where are they? I have browsed the web and seen that they are in the GVRD. Too lazy to look- enjoying chatting on this forum-will look now- Thanks- anyone else?

Can you put a tonneau cover in the rear of a CDI Cabrio?

#5 Smart42

Smart42
  • Regular Members
  • 46 posts
  • Location:Kelowna BC

Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:20 PM

How do I begin to care for this unconventional masterpiece? Most importantly how do i refill the windshield washer fluid without having a smooth talking Mercedes tech tell me I have to bring it to him how to do it?

See: http://www.evilution.co.uk/271
Sincerely,

Marco

#6 glaughler

glaughler
  • New Members
  • 6 posts
  • Location:North Vancouver

Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:42 PM

See: http://www.evilution.co.uk/271

Thank you.

#7 Mike T

Mike T

    We pre-ordered our first smart in July 2002!

  • Directors
  • 27,964 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ladysmith, Vancouver Island, BC CDN

Posted 16 February 2012 - 10:40 PM

Hi, see if you can add it to our Registry, by letting us know the last 6 numbers of the VIN. We have over three thousand of them registered, so far.Eddy is on the Westminster Highway a couple of km east of the Auto Mall. He is a good guy.Check the undercarriage and under the carpets for rust. If it was winter driven, it could have suffered. At the very least, take the car apartpanels off in the summer and wash it thoroughly, and the underfloor plastic panels too.To refill the washer fluid, use a screwdriver to turn the little slotted bolt in the passenger side vent under the windscreen one wuarter turn, then remove the grille by pulling it towards you. Look inside, at the front of the black plastic block is the filler cap. Grab it and pull hard upwards until the hose comes up to the edge of the aperture, then fill it, re-cap it and push it back home.

2006 smart BRABUS Canada 1 cabriolet, FlyingTiger map 380023_5.png
2013 Ford Fiesta SE 5 speed, 203A and Winter packages 542252_5.png
2008 Mercedes-Benz B 200 5 speed, other goodies 206221_5.png
1966 Peugeot 404 Coupé Injection, plan to restore 201066_5.png


#8 KKSMART05

KKSMART05
  • Regular Members
  • 144 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:LaSalle, Ontario

Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:10 PM

Consider an extended warranty on your vehicle before it hits the 80000 km. May protect you for awhile since you have no history.
KKsmart05
Piper's Website


2005 SMART Passion 170,000 km 1982 Custom 900cc Honda East Coast Quebec Ontario
1976 650cc Kawasaki Canada and US 1962 Ford Falcon A very good time




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users