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    229.3 isn't ideal for turbos but then 229.5 is...

    229.3 isn't ideal for turbos but then 229.5 is too good for the engine (glazed bores) so maybe use them alternately?
  2. Thread: Loom

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    Crank sensor or dry joints in the SAM unit (fuse...

    Crank sensor or dry joints in the SAM unit (fuse box) and a new mechanic! Is the MB specialist still nr the main dealer in Hove? Going back a few years now but the owner used to have smarts himself...
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    Twin exit exhaust? need to block the 'spare' exit...

    Twin exit exhaust? need to block the 'spare' exit off.
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    Paul's size 11's fit fine.... People also...

    Paul's size 11's fit fine....

    People also complain about noisy tyres (iirc from 16" factory fit tyres) engine depends on journey type. Round town, non-turbo smoother, any kind of open road oomph...
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    Most likely someone's tightened the sump plug too...

    Most likely someone's tightened the sump plug too tight & cracked the pan... very common & not cheap!
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    Find a new garage. It doesn't have a dmf!

    Find a new garage. It doesn't have a dmf!
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    Sump looks like one of ours...

    Sump looks like one of ours https://www.smart-stuff.parts/composite-sump-engine-oil-pan-with-drain-plug---450451-fortwo--452-roadster-6747
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    Only tread of tyre needs covered :)

    Only tread of tyre needs covered :)
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    Wheel is WELL INSIDE the wheel arch... even...

    Wheel is WELL INSIDE the wheel arch... even without the extension I think that would be fine! only needs covered at the top!
  10. 45hp not 54hp

    45hp not 54hp
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    The 17mm one in this set is perfect for the job....

    The 17mm one in this set is perfect for the job.

    https://www.smart-stuff.parts/universal-joint-socket-set
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    What's the cc's of the engine got to do with it?...

    What's the cc's of the engine got to do with it? oil capacity would be a better comparison!
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    Just use the luggage cover poles?

    Just use the luggage cover poles?
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    Sounds exactly like one of our loan cars, always...

    Sounds exactly like one of our loan cars, always worked after switching ignition off/on. It needs the update, main dealer or an indie with networked diagnostics (still not heard of any others...
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    You can learn how to drive a fortwo quick & keep...

    You can learn how to drive a fortwo quick & keep it pointing the right way :)
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    There will be more under the rubber too, needs...

    There will be more under the rubber too, needs windscreen out to sort properly.
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    Did they use new gaskets, elbow, springs & bolts?

    Did they use new gaskets, elbow, springs & bolts?
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    Parts are a set...

    Parts are a set https://www.smart-stuff.parts/451-fortwo/451-exterior/451-roof/slide-hoop-roof-bow-repair-kit---451-fortwo-7361
  19. Snowing, freezing temps could well also indicate...

    Snowing, freezing temps could well also indicate a cracked alternator casing.
  20. Thread: Turbo.

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    Smart have never got the handles right, 450 ones...

    Smart have never got the handles right, 450 ones are just as bad & 454 ones play up when it's warm! 451's kill locks!
  21. Thread: Turbo.

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    Door handles are a fortwo issue when it's cold....

    Door handles are a fortwo issue when it's cold. Forfour are different style. Engines have been used by Renault for a few years now, no major horror stories.
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    Spoke to Liam last week about smartie stuff &...

    Spoke to Liam last week about smartie stuff & Paul's on Facebook. Both still busy with the kit cars & have a few smarts to look after too from what I can tell :)
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    As Sam said, I've got a 451 pure, 71hp, non-Mhd...

    As Sam said, I've got a 451 pure, 71hp, non-Mhd for sale. It's red & black with black alloys, facelift front with day time running lights, dash pods, genuine smart seat covers, luggage cover & mats....
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    Door handles are common, smart have never got...

    Door handles are common, smart have never got them 'right' either hot or cold one way or the other they play up.

    Mine is damp too, again don't use it much & not worried about it!

    Warranty will...
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    They are really picky with alternators. If it's...

    They are really picky with alternators. If it's not 'right' it either a) won't work, b) will make the rev's 'hunt', c) will work then randomly stop working in a few months time, d) spike power & kill...
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