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Hello everyone, I am a new member as of today. I don't have a Smart Car, but I have a question regarding the motor in these cars. I am thinking of purchasing a Trike-Tec which is German built, and has a 3 cylinder 62hp turbo Smart Car motor. The trike has 62,000 miles on the motor, appears to have been well maintained, has records showing oil changes, etc. My question is, is this a lot of miles for this particular motor, and how many miles should I expect to get out of this motor. Thank you any information you can give me.
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If its a Turbo motor. Its about used up with them miles. Price in a rebuild. Have someone poor the coals to it while you follow, and see if its starting to HUFF...!!!

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Yup, those Suprex gas engines (other than the 698 cc ones in the Roadster with 82-101 HP) are weak and are often junk at 100,000 km. Insist on a compression test before even driving.
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As long as you don't window the block, they are rebuildable. Kits are available form Germany and UK with all the stuff you need. Any competent engine builder should be able to do the machine work.
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I have a 2006 trike from trike tec and it's the 81 horse power turbo.... I need to know who works on these bikes because I'm having boggin out issues when I hit fourth gear or when I stop and go sometimes.. HELP.. I think it's the throttle sensor or something because when I pull over, turn it off then back on it goes.
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i just bought a trike tec with a 69*8ccm 3 cly turbo engine any help finding a shop manual
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Different models,different engines...............

I believe the 450smart and 452roadster have engine made by M-B. The smart 451 engine is made by mitsubishi. And the
453 smart engine is made by renault.................
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Found this place sells them, maybe they can help(??)

RODWORKS INC
3745 OVERLAND AVE
LOS ANGELES,CA 90034
JERRY 310-559-3071
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There are no manuals due to Mercedes Benz proprietary information. MB won't publish information on their automobiles or provide manuals in direct conflict with the law. They manage to get away with it. Join Evilution http://www.evilution.co.uk Kane has a wealth of info on these cars.

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