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Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   07-08-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,446
Posted By ElementalDragon
I'd potentially be interested in one for my...

I'd potentially be interested in one for my 453....

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Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   06-29-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By ElementalDragon
Don't quote me on this, but I believe the plastic...

Don't quote me on this, but I believe the plastic panel that kind of blocks the top needs to be removed to pull out/put in the battery.

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Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   06-28-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By ElementalDragon
I've been wondering the same thing. Have yet to...

I've been wondering the same thing. Have yet to find any replacement blades that actually fit the wiper arms on my 2016, either. Been using the same blades that were on it when I bought it brand...
Forum: The Car Lounge   04-17-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By ElementalDragon
I was kinda into it until i scrolled down to the...

I was kinda into it until i scrolled down to the last pic. I mean...... why? I see no reason, convenience-related or otherwise, of having "doors" open there. I mean what.... are you putting...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   04-11-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By ElementalDragon
Well, also have to keep in mind that it's only a...

Well, also have to keep in mind that it's only a 3-cylinder. Smarts do tend to idle on the odd side in my experience. I guess you could say less like butter, more like oatmeal with a touch too much...
Forum: News   03-29-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By ElementalDragon
The current head of Daimler doesn't want anything...

The current head of Daimler doesn't want anything to do with Smart. No surprise that Smart will soon be only a memory (aside from those of us who own one or more)
Forum: The Car Lounge   03-09-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By ElementalDragon
I dunno.... him talking about all the...

I dunno.... him talking about all the customization options for it... just reminds me of the Dodge Dart. Dealerships complaining about an overly complicated ordering process making the idea of doing...
Forum: smart Modifications   03-02-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By ElementalDragon
Yeah..... I don't even think i'd touch that if it...

Yeah..... I don't even think i'd touch that if it were free, personally.
Forum: The Car Lounge   02-06-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By ElementalDragon
Seriously wish i had one. Basically the only car...

Seriously wish i had one. Basically the only car that i'd want other than a Smart. Just can't afford one right now. :(
Forum: 453   02-05-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,397
Posted By ElementalDragon
You must have either the factory touchscreen...

You must have either the factory touchscreen upgraded head unit in your car, or an aftermarket unit, because the base head unit that you can attach the phone mount to has no such fade option. Only...
Forum: smart Gallery   01-01-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,547
Posted By ElementalDragon
what? "The 451 is definitely taller"? No. The...

what? "The 451 is definitely taller"? No. The 453 is 4 inches wider. The height and length are the same. It looks a fair bit taller in that picture because of perspective.
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   12-16-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By ElementalDragon
Bit of a bump here.... but just to clarify to...

Bit of a bump here.... but just to clarify to SubRosa....

The only issue i've ever had with my 2016 in regards to the gas tank has been the amount I am capable of putting into it. I never had an...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   10-29-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By ElementalDragon
well... technically, the issue requiring...

well... technically, the issue requiring replacement of the fuel tank was the fact that basically since launch, people hadn't been able to put CLOSE to the specified 8.7 gallons into the tank. Don't...
Forum: 453   10-29-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,959
Posted By ElementalDragon
I actually removed that when i took the...

I actually removed that when i took the silver/gray dash panels off my 453 and plasti-dipped them. The mount for the head unit is easy to remove. Easier than the head unit itself. To remove the...
Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   10-12-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By ElementalDragon
Chances are, aftermarket parts. As far as I'm...

Chances are, aftermarket parts. As far as I'm aware, the ForTwo was never factory equipped with front and rear disc brakes.

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Forum: smart Operation and Maintenance   09-01-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By ElementalDragon
Oil drain plug, yes. Filter cap.... Only if...

Oil drain plug, yes. Filter cap.... Only if you're quite skinny and a contortionist. The filter housing is actually at the front-side of the engine, kind of up above where the oil pan is. I...
Forum: 453   08-31-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,519
Posted By ElementalDragon
Bit of a late response.... I checked my...

Bit of a late response....

I checked my service history, and the time i took it in for service nearly 2 years ago, that same bulletin number is referenced. Still go to fill up my car when it says...
Forum: 453   07-23-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,519
Posted By ElementalDragon
Yea... i'm well aware of the fuel tank issue. ...

Yea... i'm well aware of the fuel tank issue. I've had a 453 for quite some time now. But I already had the fuel tank replaced once beforea year or more ago. Wondering if this new information is...
Forum: 453   07-21-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,519
Posted By ElementalDragon
So.... is it actually supposed to fix anything at...

So.... is it actually supposed to fix anything at that point? Or is it basically still just the "you can try it if you want, but you'll still more than likely end up just the same" kind of deal?
Forum: 453   06-07-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By ElementalDragon
Yea... if you take a corner too fast, or it...

Yea... if you take a corner too fast, or it detects a difference in wheel speed/traction between the tires, it'll automatically apply whichever brakes are needed to correct for it. Get this pretty...
Forum: 453   05-05-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,120
Posted By ElementalDragon
I work at a liquor store..... So meh. Lol ...

I work at a liquor store..... So meh. Lol

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Forum: 453   05-05-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,120
Posted By ElementalDragon
.... Well, I didn't buy a 5-speed for nothin. ...

.... Well, I didn't buy a 5-speed for nothin. Haha. Besides, not like we're completely missing out on much. Can't imagine there being that drastic a gear ratio difference between the manual 5th...
Forum: 453   05-05-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,120
Posted By ElementalDragon
Having driven both the DCT 453, and my...

Having driven both the DCT 453, and my 5-speed.... Even if I didn't prefer manual over auto, I'd still take the manual. Just don't like how the auto shifted... Or sometimes didn't want to downshift...
Forum: 453   04-25-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By ElementalDragon
Ugh! This thread only serves to show that i...

Ugh! This thread only serves to show that i drive way too freakin much. lol

My 2016 that i got December 19th, 2016, has just rounded 48,000 miles. :(
Forum: smart fortwo Electric Drive   04-22-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,179
Posted By ElementalDragon
At least you had a CLA. My local former Smart...

At least you had a CLA. My local former Smart Center only had a Mercedes GLE 350 left to loan out to me for a day while the main drive belt in my 453 was being delivered and then replaced. Used...
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