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Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   08-29-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 53,624
Posted By GreyMatte451
The email bounced back. I'm just going to dump...

The email bounced back. I'm just going to dump these files in my Dropbox public folder. Links below (10 files; scroll down in the code box).
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Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   08-29-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 53,624
Posted By GreyMatte451
Sent you an email :)

Sent you an email :)
Forum: smart Gallery   02-13-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,045
Posted By GreyMatte451
A good day, indeed! Since you're around here, if...

A good day, indeed! Since you're around here, if you haven't already discovered, I installed a Fumoto drain valve to make oil changes a breeze. The 10k service was performed at 10k with Mobil1...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   10-25-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By GreyMatte451
Some brake fluids are hygroscopic, and it's...

Some brake fluids are hygroscopic, and it's possible the fortwo's is (haven't looked into it yet). So, the 20k miles/two-year service interval is likely to combat that. You don't want water...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   10-14-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 53,624
Posted By GreyMatte451
I definitely can, but I'm leaving in the morning...

I definitely can, but I'm leaving in the morning for 1.5 weeks of vacation. I'll touch base when I return. In the meantime, PM me your email address so I can send the PDFs.
Forum: 453   10-14-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,949
Posted By GreyMatte451
38 MPG sounds great! Our 451 has averaged 37 MPG...

38 MPG sounds great! Our 451 has averaged 37 MPG since we got it August 2014.
Forum: 453   10-10-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,431
Posted By GreyMatte451
What I wouldn't give for that blue and white...

What I wouldn't give for that blue and white interior in our 451... But coupled with the orange exterior. Whoa, and not in a good way. I like both of them separately, a lot, but not at all...
Forum: 453   10-10-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By GreyMatte451
Personally, I wish the blue/white combo were...

Personally, I wish the blue/white combo were available across the trim lines, particularly the interior!!
Forum: Audio & Video   10-06-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,604
Posted By GreyMatte451
+1 for the Scosche version.

+1 for the Scosche version.
Forum: Audio & Video   10-05-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 33,194
Posted By GreyMatte451
I installed the GPS antenna under the dash where...

I installed the GPS antenna under the dash where the factory GPS antenna gets installed. It works perfectly. Regarding the display adjusting automatically when you turn the lights on, I believe...
Forum: 453   10-02-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,415
Posted By GreyMatte451
The 451 behaves the same way. If you reach the...

The 451 behaves the same way. If you reach the maximum engine speed, the transmission will upshift. When you're slowing down, and engine speed reaches about idle, the transmission will downshift. ...
Forum: 453   10-01-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,415
Posted By GreyMatte451
If I'm not mistaken, the 453 DCT has a manual...

If I'm not mistaken, the 453 DCT has a manual mode just like the 451. So, move the gear selector to Drive and then to the left, and the transmission won't revert back to auto mode. If you mean...
Forum: Audio & Video   10-01-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 33,194
Posted By GreyMatte451
Exactly. Connect the Pioneer harness to the...

Exactly. Connect the Pioneer harness to the Metra harness, plug in the factory radio connectors, and you're good to go.
Forum: The Car Lounge   09-25-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 14,230
Posted By GreyMatte451
No doubt about it, what they did is illegal. ...

No doubt about it, what they did is illegal. But, any thoughts on what the 'cheat' does and to what extent it affects emissions, and what the possible effects of a fix are, are pure speculation at...
Forum: The Car Lounge   09-25-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 14,230
Posted By GreyMatte451
No doubt that this scandal will have an affect on...

No doubt that this scandal will have an affect on VW, but wow is it being blown out of proportion. Does anyone actually have any facts on what 'harm' this software trickery actually does? No. And...
Forum: The Car Lounge   09-24-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,348
Posted By GreyMatte451
Our other car is a brand new AWD Nissan Juke. We...

Our other car is a brand new AWD Nissan Juke. We considered the CX-3 but ultimately didn't like the anemic acceleration. Plus, the Juke's torque-vectoring AWD is a hoot and the CVT gets a bad rap...
Forum: 453   09-21-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,123
Posted By GreyMatte451
Unless smart allows the engine to rev higher and...

Unless smart allows the engine to rev higher and the transmission to shift faster in Sport mode (neither of which is terribly common in the lower-end vehicle market) when the accelerator is mashed to...
Forum: The Car Lounge   09-21-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 14,230
Posted By GreyMatte451
Having owned two TDIs myself, the most recent...

Having owned two TDIs myself, the most recent being a 2009 Jetta, I was quite disappointed to read this the other day. I've owned 14 cars and most of them have been VWs/Audis so it almost breaks my...
Forum: 453   08-28-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,847
Posted By GreyMatte451
Yep, I've owned such a VW :D They're common in...

Yep, I've owned such a VW :D They're common in many turbocharged cars now, though air/air intercoolers are still the norm. Just surprised to see one in the 453 since there is added cost (and...
Forum: 453   08-28-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,723
Posted By GreyMatte451
Fun pics and nice video. Two things. One, the...

Fun pics and nice video. Two things. One, the article says the top now has a rubber layer in-between the outer shell and the headliner. This should help quiet down the interior a bit at higher...
Forum: 453   08-28-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,847
Posted By GreyMatte451
Ahh, wasn't sure if that was the RLS or the...

Ahh, wasn't sure if that was the RLS or the collision warning camera. Thanks for the clarification!
Forum: 453   08-27-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,847
Posted By GreyMatte451
Was watching THIS TFL video on the 453 and just...

Was watching THIS TFL video on the 453 and just before the 11-minute mark they take a peek at the engine compartment sans cover. Do I spy an air-to-water intercooler? And, what's the fan on the...
Forum: 453   08-27-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,847
Posted By GreyMatte451
I'm very much looking forward to seeing the 453...

I'm very much looking forward to seeing the 453 in-person and getting a ride in one. My only complaint about the 451 is its brittle ride (i.e., lack of suspension travel). I realize the short...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   08-18-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,717
Posted By GreyMatte451
With the engine compartment cover securely in...

With the engine compartment cover securely in place, the interior side does get warm to the touch, but I can't say I've ever thought it to be hot, and certainly not enough to damage the carpet...
Forum: Audio & Video   08-04-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,433
Posted By GreyMatte451
I'd also like to know how you mounted the sub...

I'd also like to know how you mounted the sub behind the driver's seat.
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