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  1. Thread: Quick 450

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    What did he do to it? That's a serious amount of...

    What did he do to it? That's a serious amount of power from a BB engine if not super/turbocharged.
  2. Thread: Quick 450

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    Is the speedo badly calibrated, or is the engine...

    Is the speedo badly calibrated, or is the engine making considerably more power than it did in the bike? 160mph in a Smart 450 from a 137bhp Blackbird engine is somewhere between unlikely and...
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    See the last couple of posts in this thread...

    See the last couple of posts in this thread.
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    A vacuum leak would be the first thing to check...

    A vacuum leak would be the first thing to check IMO. Split or disconnected hose, cracked or sticking solenoid valve, bad o-ring on throttle body to manifold, or manifold to head etc.
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    Some of the after-market dust caps seem to be...

    Some of the after-market dust caps seem to be slightly over sized and extremely difficult to get started; even when you think you've got a decent amount engaged all the way around you just have to...
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    That is crazy money for new pistons. You can get...

    That is crazy money for new pistons. You can get top quality Kolbenschmidt pistons (OE for many car manufacturers) for around half that, and Freccia or Nural pistons for around 30 if you shop...
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    The ECU needs to know which stroke any given...

    The ECU needs to know which stroke any given piston is on to correctly time the spark and injection events, i.e. if the piston is approaching TDC is it on the exhaust stroke or the compression...
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    The little speaker is mounted on the main...

    The little speaker is mounted on the main processor PCB within the SAM assembly.

    https://www.fq101.co.uk/data-and-reference/51-inside-the-sam
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    Yes I have a slightly later version of WOW than...

    Yes I have a slightly later version of WOW than the one kindly posted by Tolsen (will check version no. when I get home). I get the same options for 452 as I do with 450, just that none of those...
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    I tried that based on one of your previous posts...

    I tried that based on one of your previous posts but it gave exactly the same options, for the ESP system at least. Perhaps it depends on the WOW software version?
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    Spent a while at the weekend checking this and I...

    Spent a while at the weekend checking this and I couldn't find anything either, though it can read back the angle from the sensor. Annoyingly the wheel on my Roady is off-centre by at about two...
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    Does anyone know if the DS150 can calibrate the...

    Does anyone know if the DS150 can calibrate the steering angle sensor on a 450/Roadster?
  13. I swapped out the gearbox, ECU, SAM and...

    I swapped out the gearbox, ECU, SAM and instrument pod on my ForTwo in a morning on my driveway, replacing the clutch is 10 minutes work after the box has come off. A few hours with the use of a...
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    What do you consider "very soon"? Internal...

    What do you consider "very soon"? Internal combustion engines are going to be around for a good while yet.
  15. Thread: 450 MOT fail

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    ;) I've seen a few comedy advisories like this...

    ;)

    I've seen a few comedy advisories like this before, surprised the DVSA don't get arsey with the test station/tester as it will be traced straight back to them.
  16. Thread: 450 MOT fail

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    Rear Registration plate lamp not working...

    Rear Registration plate lamp not working (1.1.C.1d)

    I must be missing something, it's a common enough failure?
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    Unlikely to fit without rubbing badly. I have...

    Unlikely to fit without rubbing badly. I have Roadster Spinlines on my (non-Brabus, standard suspension) 450 with 185/55R15 tyres and they rubbed until I spaced out the front panel. The Smartie...
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    Poll: You make it sound as though the EU actually gives...

    You make it sound as though the EU actually gives a toss about the future of the UK.
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    Poll: Do you have any evidence for this? The vast...

    Do you have any evidence for this? The vast majority of "Brexiteers" (and "Remoaners") that I speak to think we would be crazy to leave without a deal.
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    The original problem is that the (100W) main beam...

    The original problem is that the (100W) main beam and sidelights were staying on until the battery is disconnected, and the dipped beams going mad once the system voltage fell low enough. Since back...
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    If the relay coil is being powered from the...

    If the relay coil is being powered from the existing headlight circuit then any back EMF will be clamped to very tiny levels by the resistance of the headlight bulbs.
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    You are taking advantage of the one possible...

    You are taking advantage of the one possible advantage of stretched tyres, they are helping to prevent rubbing on the arches in this case.
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    Extremely unlikely without significant body...

    Extremely unlikely without significant body modifications. I fitted Roadster Spinlines to my ForTwo and the tyres touched the arches when cornering until I spaced the front panel out slightly. The...
  24. Thread: Why ?

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    This behaviour has been happening for a long...

    This behaviour has been happening for a long time, the problem is with the secure (https) version of the website. If you try to establish an https connection to this forum it completely messes...
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    Almost certainly the lower universal joint on the...

    Almost certainly the lower universal joint on the steering column, a common problem.
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