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  • Birthday 10/27/1961

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  1. Have you tried taking a set of good jumper cables and going directly from the neg battery post to the engine block to rule out a bad ground? seems that a lot of gremlins in our cars are caused by a week ground. Alan
  2. Was told once that you need to burp the baby smart when you change the coolant, Something about jacking the front of the car way up to allow the air pocket to move to the expansion tank, sorry could not be more help. Alan
  3. I think I would try to adjust the front wheels to the 0 degree setting by adjusting the tie rods. Not sure if this will work but it is a cheap fix if it does just make sure you do equal turns on both sides and your alignment should not be effected. You failed to mention if your steering wheel is cocked while you drive straight. Someone else who knows what their talking about should really answer your question. Alan
  4. The fronts are just semitruck marker lights, sealed units, you need to replace the whole light assembly. Alan
  5. Welcome to the club. Our 450s here in Canada have a small thump when you first start, when the anti lock brakes do a self check. Only happens once after your initial start. All the 450s here in Canada are diesel so it usually the intercooler EGR system that causes the oil leaks. Alan
  6. not sure whats wrong with the top but my first smart developed a clunk of the rh side and I found it was just the connector for the anti sway bar. Alan
  7. Hi welcome to the club. You almost have enough oil to do to oil changes, My car likes it better when I run it a little under the full mark, if I top it right off I end up getting micro drops of oil all over the back of the car. I ran my tires between 35 and 40 psi. the little tires need the extra pressure to survive small potholes. when you are changing the seats be careful of the airbags, original smart seats incorporate the side airbags. If you undo the seats without disconnecting the battery you get an airbag light that needs to be rest by a star machine. You will find lots of info on the site if you look hard enough. Again Welcome Alan
  8. I would call your credit card company and tell them your story. Explain that you have not reached the point where you want to have them reverse the charges but you wanted them to know whats going on and to start a record of it. Ask for their help. I bought a computer a few years back and found that it was a scam. They were advertising a complete computer package for the price of the high end monitor. by its self. The way the scam worked was, they took the money from the upfront payments and used it for a few months until their customers got fed up and had the charges reversed, read interest free (to them) loan. I called my credit card and told them I wanted the computer that was advertised and that I had paid for and they did some digging, they called the computer store and explained that if they refused to supply the computer system in the add they would pull freeze their account at Visa, and no longer accept payments to their account. I received my computer about a week and a half after calling them. Some times it pays to ask for help. Alan
  9. Could the passenger seat wire be for the sub woofer that came as an option Alan
  10. 30 or 40 a year Seriously dude you gotta stop riding the brakes. I bought my last set from Fast Eddie Green stuff pads to get away from the brake dust. and new rotors was between 100 and 150 if my memory serves me right. Brake dust is still present but not as bad as the stock pads.
  11. If you have trouble removing them just wrap the outer edge with electrical tape. It gives a way better purchase than just the slippery lens Alan
  12. Hi cleaning up my garage. Discovered I still have the original Pulse wheels that came with my first smart, Henry. He was written of wearing his winter steelies. also a set of new floor mats and a new drivers seat back cushion covered in the blue pulse material. hit a pot hole and had the airbag deploy slightly ripping the seat, I made ICBC buy a new seat back but it took so long to come from France that I was already driving the car and tidied up the small rip so never got around to installing the new one. Not sure what these items are worth but will consider any fair offer. I am located in the Surrey area. Have a great day and stay healthy.
  13. Happy New Year. I have been following your thread on and off for a while now and have resisted posting, as other members have generated outstanding advice. First thing I would do is Take the belt off the alternator, either by going through the loosen the alternator and pulling it the property or just cutting it off. Charge the battery and try to start the engine. I would just add fresh diesel, as diesel does not age anywhere nearly as fast as gas. If it starts and runs which it will (very positive thinking here) start down the road to getting it road worthy. Alan
  14. Since this thread has gotten so far off the topic track. I have solved the climate issue so thought I would use this thread to announce it to the world. Since the world on the whole is warming, melting the Arctic and Antarctic ice, causing the oceans around the world to slowly rise. Think of all the places below sea level. If we flooded just the Dead Sea depression (413 metres below sea level) and the Caspian depression at over 77000 square miles it would lower the worlds oceans taking the pressure off of the highly populated coastal areas, increase areas of fish habitat (more food) and having covered so much land with highly reflective water the earth would begin to cool. Climate issue avoided. We could also flood the Salton sea area adding more tourist dollars to the USA and Mexico. Your welcome world.
  15. I always go to Eddy at Flying Tiger in Richmond Alan