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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?
  8. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  19. 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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    It's the long front hub retaining bolts that are...

    It's the long front hub retaining bolts that are stretch bolts and are supposed to be replaced after use. The E14 rear bearing carrier bolts are not stretch bolts AFAIK.
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    It's only contentious if you actually believe...

    It's only contentious if you actually believe that some random bloke on the internet really knows better than the engineers that design and manufacture clutches and actuators for a living.

    The...
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    Why would the manufacturer of the clutch and...

    Why would the manufacturer of the clutch and actuator give a detailed explanation of the steps to go through to set this preload accurately if it was not important?
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    It SHOULD be pushing on the arm, that's what the...

    It SHOULD be pushing on the arm, that's what the Sachs specified preload is for.
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    As per my post above, clear the Smartz cookies...

    As per my post above, clear the Smartz cookies from your browser and restart browser. You will need to log in again.
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