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    Yep, monstrously powerful subs! The...

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    Yep, monstrously powerful subs! The old guys who've been there, done that and have the shirt and coffee mug advise that they had to fit bigger alternators - and that they've grown out of...
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    I can't quite match you on mileage but mines the...

    I can't quite match you on mileage but mines the same one that was attached to the car when it left the factory 15 years ago. Even survived being laid up from March to September without any...
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    Winter tyres on a fortwo transforms it's ability...

    Winter tyres on a fortwo transforms it's ability on snow. Ground clearance becomes the limiting factor.
    I have a set of summer and winter tyres on their own rims and the swap over is easy. If you...
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    Don't know. Maybe I misheard - seeing as I've...

    Don't know. Maybe I misheard - seeing as I've just checked stock Blackbird output. I'll ask when next I see him.
    Whatever the power, it is seriously rapid.
    Maybe it is quieter now. When I was in...
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    I get the need for high zddp re valve gear -...

    I get the need for high zddp re valve gear - which isn't a feature of oils for petrol engines anymore (and may be the reason the oil I use in my smart which was dual use previously is now sold as an...
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    For the Cerbera and 928, what specifically do you...

    For the Cerbera and 928, what specifically do you look for in oils and do they have cats?
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    I'm more surprised that it has A CH-4 rating....

    I'm more surprised that it has A CH-4 rating. Most oils are stuck at API CF a spec from 1992.

    What are you using 50 weight oils in?
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    According to this >>...

    According to this >> https://m.mannol.de/index.php?locale=en&action=accessory_chemical_preview&name=Energy%205W-30
    it has MB 229.3 and 229.5 approvals.
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    I don't remember it riding any better - only that...

    I don't remember it riding any better - only that the embarrassing understeer with the 145 font and 175 rears was reined in a bit.
    I don't think that soft ride and 450 fortwo can exist legitimately...
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    IIRC disconnecting and reconnecting the battery...

    IIRC disconnecting and reconnecting the battery can help the ECU learn new tyre sizes.
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    When I was in it the speedo wasn't correctly...

    When I was in it the speedo wasn't correctly calibrated so we ignored it. We got to the top end of 4th gear and reckoned that was around 110mph. When I posted the link I forgot about the calibration...
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    I ran 175/55 on the front and 195/50 on the rear...

    I ran 175/55 on the front and 195/50 on the rear at one point. Currently it has 195/50 front and rear so from a diameter matching perspective, there shouldn't be a problem.
    You will be deviating...
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    It is horrendously loud inside. I noticed how...

    It is horrendously loud inside. I noticed how much more subdued it is in the video - almost civilised. It's noisier in real life than I could live with.
    It is though amazingly tractable. That point...
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    Honda Blackbird. It's a mate's car and I've been...

    Honda Blackbird.
    It's a mate's car and I've been in it. It's relentless!
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    Quick 450

    Quick 450.
    To 60 in about 4s, 100 another 3s later.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjq3TVsAuhI
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    Spill hose is indeed indispensable for a turbo...

    Spill hose is indeed indispensable for a turbo fortwo

    Smoothing out all the rough edges inside the standard plastic pipework makes a fair difference to pick up - especially during gearshifts. It's...
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    You're welcome. When I changed my turbo...

    You're welcome.

    When I changed my turbo actuator I replaced all the connecting pipes on the cycle valve while I was there. And, not to original length but long enough that they could all be...
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    3mm min chars

    3mm

    min chars
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    Just what dry solder joints love!....

    Just what dry solder joints love!....
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    That would make it a little easier. I have a...

    That would make it a little easier. I have a photo of mine going back together and it was the front two bolts that were last to go in (the ones that go into the subframe) and they can be accessed...
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    They are a sod to get at (why I changed mine...

    They are a sod to get at (why I changed mine while I had the engine out for rebuild). A 30 minute change is outstanding!
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    Sounds like someone has toiled with this...

    Sounds like someone has toiled with this previously - I'd expect a bolt topside and captive nut underside from the factory.
    That you have gained access from below means this isn't the nightmare it...
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    You are right in that the hold down plate you...

    You are right in that the hold down plate you have encountered is restraining the battery and correct also in that most probably the (captive - yes, welded in place) nut has broken loose. The other...
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    Ouch! That's a big hit! I could be wrong - and...

    Ouch! That's a big hit!
    I could be wrong - and be corrected if I am - but I suspect the work there couldn't have been done by anybody without STAR. Maybe though time to find a good Mercedes indy in...
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    Agreed - and one that's not entirely shot will...

    Agreed - and one that's not entirely shot will allow an engine to start then quit when hot - usually at low rpm.

    I think the car in question needs the main leads checked over (any competent garage...
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