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  1. Thread: Hyperactive ABS

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    If the rings go then you don't get any fault...

    If the rings go then you don't get any fault codes generally. The sensor just detects what it thinks to be lock up (it's not it's an erroneous detection from the teeth not reading consistently) and...
  2. Thread: Hyperactive ABS

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    When I find 450 owners on Roadster pages I point...

    When I find 450 owners on Roadster pages I point them here.
    It's all about giving each owner the best experience.
    As a Roadster owner that's on theroadster.net - not on smartz.
  3. Thread: Hyperactive ABS

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    Replace reluctor rings. Then get yourself...

    Replace reluctor rings.
    Then get yourself registered with www.theroadster.net as that's the main Roadster forum.
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    The fronts should be 175/50/16 See here...

    The fronts should be 175/50/16

    See here
    https://www.evilution.co.uk/index.php?menu=wheels&mod=513
  5. I have tried LED bulbs in the foglamps on my...

    I have tried LED bulbs in the foglamps on my Roadster which I have now wired up to operate as DRLs. Unfortunately though the LEDs look really bright outside the lamp, as soon as they're fitted inside...
  6. Seriously how often do you actually use front fog...

    Seriously how often do you actually use front fog lamps?
    In 12 years & 200,000+ miles of owning my smart I think there have only been 2 instances when the visibility has reduced to below 100m to...
  7. Thread: October 1998

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    Yes I will be.

    Yes I will be.
  8. Thread: October 1998

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    Apart from the big party at Hambach?

    Apart from the big party at Hambach?
  9. Thread: 84bhp or Brabus

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    No turbo issues and agree with Kernow60 that...

    No turbo issues and agree with Kernow60 that either would be a decent buy. If you only plan to keep 1-2 years, go for the 2014 car to maximise short term residual value.
    If you're planning to keep...
  10. No. Not in the slightest.

    No. Not in the slightest.
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    As it is an aftermarket rather than OEM cruise...

    As it is an aftermarket rather than OEM cruise unit (MDC perchance?) then it won't error in the same way as the genuine Smart one.
    I would be checking your reluctor rings for splits, missing teeth...
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    The 3 most reliable cars I have ever owned were...

    The 3 most reliable cars I have ever owned were all Renaults.

    1. Clio Williams - covered 191,000 miles and the only things that went wrong were alternator and snapped clutch cable
    2. Scenic -...
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    All of these statements oppose each other. Do...

    All of these statements oppose each other.
    Do you want one which is in the lowest tax band / higher MPG, OR, do you want one that will go fast?
    Do you want a fortwo which will only seat two OR do...
  14. Thread: No Boost

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    I doubt it is cycle valve related as if it was,...

    I doubt it is cycle valve related as if it was, disconnecting & reconnecting the battery would have seen your boost return, even if only briefly.
    I would go with WGA as Tolsen says, or a seized...
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    Could someone translate this into English please?

    Could someone translate this into English please?
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    The brabus 451 badges are regularly added to the...

    The brabus 451 badges are regularly added to the Roadster grill despite the honeycomb being the wrong gauge - just requires a little dremmelling to create a slot to house the protruding "slat" and...
  17. Thread: Wheels fitment.

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    i have a set of 450 strikeline alloys in lovely...

    i have a set of 450 strikeline alloys in lovely condition - shod with very good winter tyres.

    250 collected from Hampshire or 300 posted.
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    Everyone is assuming the OP has a 451 but I see...

    Everyone is assuming the OP has a 451 but I see no reference to what smart they have.
    If they have a Roadster then the 450/451 cup holders are of no relevance whatsoever.

    Perhaps the OP could...
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    Optimal temperature for the suprex is 88deg -...

    Optimal temperature for the suprex is 88deg - though it will deviate from this during normal use.
  20. 3>4 and 4>3 gear changes are longer than the rest...

    3>4 and 4>3 gear changes are longer than the rest as two cogs are being swapped - the suprex gearbox is a 3 speed box with two final drive cogs - so 1>2>3 and 4>5>6 are quicker than 3>4 and vice...
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    A guy on TRN has fitted extra fans in his engine...

    A guy on TRN has fitted extra fans in his engine cover of his roadster to try to get hot air out of the engine bay as the hotter it is the more the ECU retards the boost - therefore it must follow...
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    Most likely leak places in my experience are: -...

    Most likely leak places in my experience are:
    - turbo coolant pipes
    - thermostat/housing
    - water pump/housing

    You need to get the car in the air with engine running and up to temperature and...
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    Mechanic friend of mine says he's continually...

    Mechanic friend of mine says he's continually replacing starter motors on stop/start cars these days. The system might be good for the environment, but it's not so good for the car.
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    You bought USED struts. That means they came off...

    You bought USED struts. That means they came off a cat at least 12 years old. Did you really expect them to be any better than the ones you replaced?
    You want the tailgate to open like it used to?...
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    I would beg to differ. Let them write it off....

    I would beg to differ.

    Let them write it off. Insist on them paying out royally as your car had limited edition panels and it won't be easy to find another one with the same.
    Then buy back the...
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