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@  turbomar : (22 November 2014 - 06:33 PM) Thanks for the tip lads! Going to Princess tomorrow
@  marchanna : (22 November 2014 - 05:57 PM) Princess Auto is the best! I live less than a Km from there.
@  Bessy : (22 November 2014 - 05:53 PM) Turbomar, Princess Auto has the socket for about $3. I've done 20 or so pairs of reluctors and haven't broken a socket yet.
@  dmoonen : (22 November 2014 - 09:48 AM) Yes it is Turbomar.
@  turbomar : (22 November 2014 - 07:38 AM) Is the socket size for the drive axle bolt to hub on the 450, 12 point 21mm?
@  dmoonen : (21 November 2014 - 03:41 PM) I think glow plug gets triggered by the coolant sensor
@  FlossyTheSmart : (21 November 2014 - 12:11 PM) I couldn't tell you for sure.
@  kdubya : (21 November 2014 - 11:39 AM) i played around a bunch, entered everything i could. i didn't see it anywhere. Is it something we know the Star can do?
@  FlossyTheSmart : (21 November 2014 - 09:52 AM) There are a whole lot of read outs in there, so you may have to dig around a bit, but that's where I would think they'd be.
@  kdubya : (21 November 2014 - 09:45 AM) k ill check. i want to make sure they are working. just a read out of temp
@  FlossyTheSmart : (21 November 2014 - 09:21 AM) probably under the "Engine" section
@  FlossyTheSmart : (21 November 2014 - 09:20 AM) Read out is likely under Systems>N3/9 (EDG control unit) > Actual Value Indicator, somewhere.
@  FlossyTheSmart : (21 November 2014 - 09:18 AM) As in, configurable, or just a read out?
@  kdubya : (21 November 2014 - 08:58 AM) Anyone know where to find cylinder temp (glow plug function) on the Star??
@  FlossyTheSmart : (19 November 2014 - 11:38 AM) classic
@  Mike T : (19 November 2014 - 11:38 AM) Hodor
@  evotell : (19 November 2014 - 11:35 AM) Saying your own name, I don't get it?
@  dmoonen : (19 November 2014 - 10:52 AM) Saying your own name evotell :P
@  evotell : (19 November 2014 - 10:49 AM) evotell
@  KurtMan : (18 November 2014 - 06:29 PM) Well, we repaired the wires and its driving fine now... I guess I'll have to wait for another slushy day to be sure. Thanks for all the help guys!
@  Mike T : (18 November 2014 - 05:24 PM) This happened to our dearly departed green car too and the solution was that simple.
@  SkydiverChris : (18 November 2014 - 03:32 PM) Glad to hear that you may have found the cause Kurt! Keep us posted! It's almost never that simple.
@  Francesco : (18 November 2014 - 12:00 PM) cost me close to $300 to tow from the Canadian border post at Hemingford to my driveway (80 km), and my car was up on blocks for two weeks while I tracked down and resolved the issues.
@  Francesco : (18 November 2014 - 11:58 AM) jurist? During
@  Francesco : (18 November 2014 - 11:58 AM) Yep, mine started acting up jurist a January thaw on a long steady drive through the country, then the car refused to move on a slushy day on a long steady drive on the same roads a week later. The slushy brine is both conductive and tenacious.
@  FlossyTheSmart : (18 November 2014 - 11:40 AM) That's probably it.
@  KurtMan : (18 November 2014 - 11:21 AM) So my friend with soldering skills is going to help me after work... I'm confident this will solve the problem. First slushy day we have so it must have splashed up there and shorted out.
@  Francesco : (18 November 2014 - 10:25 AM) knock on wood, no recurrence after two winters and three summers.
@  Francesco : (18 November 2014 - 10:25 AM) then wraped all in Tesa cloth harness tape ($20 a roll at MB, about the same off ebay)
@  Francesco : (18 November 2014 - 10:24 AM) Yeah, mine was the same. I repaired the wires and coated the whole thing in Liquid Electrical Tape ($9 at CT)
@  stickman007 : (18 November 2014 - 10:20 AM) There's probably corrosion inside the sheath due to moisture getting in
@  FlossyTheSmart : (18 November 2014 - 07:29 AM) with the wires chafed, they're probably only intermittantly making good contact. Wrapping in electrical tape probably won't be able to keep the connection good.
@  KurtMan : (18 November 2014 - 07:26 AM) What if I wrap the chafed wires in electrical tape and try driving around?
@  FlossyTheSmart : (18 November 2014 - 07:21 AM) hopefully it's as simple as that!
@  KurtMan : (18 November 2014 - 07:11 AM) I immediately found 2 chafed wires at the connection to the clutch actuator!
@  dmoonen : (18 November 2014 - 05:49 AM) Majority of the problems are in the engine harness area right at the IC scoop. Removing the IC would give you more wiggle room and less curse words
@  dmoonen : (18 November 2014 - 05:47 AM) SAM to rear ecu travels under the carpet and right into the firewall behind the seats.
@  dmoonen : (18 November 2014 - 05:46 AM) Harness to two sections: 1:Rear ECU TO engine sensors and components. 2: Sam:Rear ECU.
@  dmoonen : (18 November 2014 - 05:44 AM) No you dont need to kurt, mainly around the intercooler scoop area and back youll be
@  KurtMan : (18 November 2014 - 04:27 AM) Do I have to remove any of the under panels to get to the harness?
@  KurtMan : (17 November 2014 - 04:33 PM) Well maybe if I need a star machine I'll send you a message Max!
@  FlossyTheSmart : (17 November 2014 - 04:20 PM) I think just me, Chris, and Troy have star machines in the Ottawa area.
@  KurtMan : (17 November 2014 - 04:03 PM) Any help would be appreciated!
@  SkydiverChris : (17 November 2014 - 03:58 PM) NOt sure if anyone out your way has a Star, but there are a couple people around Ottawa that do. If you're stuck, they may be able to help
@  KurtMan : (17 November 2014 - 03:56 PM) Thanks I appreciate it!
@  SkydiverChris : (17 November 2014 - 03:55 PM) Sorry man, if you're still stuck on the weekend, I might be convinced to make a trip out that way (unless someone else gets there before I do), but there's a tonne of stuff to try, and the Star may or may not give you something to go on.
@  KurtMan : (17 November 2014 - 03:49 PM) Ya I feel ya... I guess I'll check the fork and harness tomorrow and go from there. Wish me luck!
@  SkydiverChris : (17 November 2014 - 03:46 PM) Ewww...that's one hell of a trip. haha
@  KurtMan : (17 November 2014 - 03:42 PM) Innes/Tenth line exactly
@  SkydiverChris : (17 November 2014 - 03:42 PM) If it was summer, I skydive in Gatineau and am out that way almost every weekend. Unfortunately, we don't jump in winter much.

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#1 Awesys

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 08:31 PM

Sorry, not for sale. Nonetheless, I didn't know they were allowed on the roads here! My guess it was some clause like the guy with the Crossblade in the US.

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#2 Malcolm

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 08:50 PM

Given the plate (German), and the dirty front wheels, I doubt this car was brought in by MB for promotional reasons. So how else could it get here?Possibly a well-heeled tourist who likes to drive their own car (which is permissible). But I think it is more likely to be a car attached to a diplomatic transfer, or possibly the personal property of someone here for a short-term assignment.Maybe a lumber baron looking towards the Stanley Park harvest?:drive:
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 09:13 PM

Damn I want one of these....Robson Street huh...... Hmmmmm...... Dang
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#4 Mike T

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 09:37 PM

Hundreds of Europeans bring their cars and campers to Canada every year for an extended trip - I usually see at least ten every summer, just around Duncan.Considering the roadster went out of production in November 2005, you can guarantee that it is not a M-B promotional vehicle! ;)They were definitely VERY fun cars to drive, I wish I'd had a couple of weeks with it.....

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 11:59 PM

did you get the VIN? :cheeky:S
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#6 Awesys

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 10:40 AM

I would have if I saw it! ;)But aren't they in a different location, since it's not a Canadian-spec model, it doesn't have to be in the same place?
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#7 Mike T

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 11:36 AM

Yeah, they're not visible from the outside. I imagine the new version will have a visible VIN just like all N American market cars. Even Renaults have that now ;)

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 03:07 PM

...But I think it is more likely to be a car attached to a diplomatic transfer, or possibly the personal property of someone here for a short-term assignment...

More than likely. My sister and brother-in-law live in Ottawa and they always see many Euro cars with Euro plates driving around. When I lived in Montreal back in the '90's, I remember seeing on several occasions a dark metallic blue BMW Z1 with foreign plates (can't remember from which country though). The Z1 was the one with the doors that retracted down into the sills, if you wanted to get into the car. It seems like there's still a few markets that are selling Roadsters, although, may not be for long: Smart Roadster - Germany Smart Roadster - UK - Finale edition Smart Roadster - Japan - Sold out...

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 03:30 PM

How long do we have to wait before we can import a vehicle? 10 years?

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 03:32 PM

15. :( There's a guy in our pocket bike race circle that is into the Nissan "Skyline" and he's in a club where all of a sudden their members can start bringing them in from Japan, because they were made in 1992.-Iain
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Posted 21 January 2007 - 03:36 PM

There are quite a few Skylines here nowadays. Apparently enough so that the powers that be are considering changing the import rules.

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 03:50 PM

I'm wondering if the Project Kimber's Mitsubishi 3 cylinder roadster engine and manual transmission could be retrofitted into a fortwo... :doublethumb:

#13 Mike T

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 04:47 PM

The rules are probably not changing, but they are finally enforcing them better. See Smart Ferrari's contribution to my 405 T16 thread in Auto Talk for more info.

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#14 Malcolm

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 05:45 PM

It is doubtful that the Gummint will change the 15 year rule for imports of previously non-compliant / non-available-in-Canada cars... they have bigger fish to fry.Skylines are getting press because of their power and image as 'Tuner' cars; hopefully their new owners will act responsibly and not just raise the bar for Vancouver's illegal street-racing scene.But here in Toronto we're also seeing Honda Beats and S-Cargos, both of swhich are as cute as all get-out, and pretty good for both the environment and the public perception of micro-cars.It's a two-edged sword, as usual.:drive:
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Posted 21 January 2007 - 05:57 PM

God, I love the Honda Beat.




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