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  1. Secondary Air Injection Pump Repair

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    I replaced the secondary air injection pump today. Here are the steps: 1. Loosen right rear lugs. Jack up from right rear jacking point. Put a stand carefully under the right rear swing arm. 2. Remove wheel. 3. Remove inner wheel well plastic nuts and peel back wheel well surround. You...
  2. Official Delivery Thread

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    Thanks, I thought it wasn't available. I really think power steering is unecessary for a car with this little weight and short of a wheelbase. My experience with the 2014 Passion proved that it detracts from the driving experience with a dead, lackluster steering feel.
  3. Official Delivery Thread

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    I just did my 30k service at the dealer. They gave me a 2014 passion for the duration. It had power steering, which wasn't available back in 08. It made the steering feel leaden. Otherwise I didn't notice much at all difference; the suspension felt a little more sure-footed but that could be the...
  4. 2008, 95K miles, no valve job. How much longer will it last?

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    MinnySmart, I'm in Minneapolis, too, btw.
  5. 2008, 95K miles, no valve job. How much longer will it last?

    smart General Discussion
    Is there any blue or black smoke coming out of the tailpipe on startup, or when the engine is stressed? I wouldn't worry about it until you start to see this.
  6. New owner of 2008 Smart Pure

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    THANK YOU for that part number!
  7. 2008, 95K miles, no valve job. How much longer will it last?

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    I read that the valve lifters are solid, not hydraulic, so they need manual adjustment. I have a couple of Triumph motorcycles (also 3 cylinders, ironically) that also need this maintenance. I can check my valves on the Triumphs in a couple of hours (it's actually pretty easy to do) where the...
  8. New owner of 2008 Smart Pure

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    Why, thank you! It's not a big deal I just wish I could find the part number for this. I got a quote for this part from my dealer at somewhere around $180.00, which is a lot for something that's essentially just a fan in a special shroud that runs once a day or so for 30 seconds. I can find air...
  9. New owner of 2008 Smart Pure

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    I bought it at 28,xxx miles. Just completed the 30,000 mile maintenance and it looks like my secondary air injection pump motor bearings are going out: loud whine / grinding / whoosing sound coming from the right rear wheel well during the first 30 seconds of a cold start. I get the P0410 engine...
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