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  1. 2010 Engine Over Heated

    smart General Discussion
    Hi All, New to this group. I've had a 2010 since Jan 2010 and while I love it, I've had several problems. It only has 68,000 miles and already has a new transmission (45k), new brakes, new tires, and the bulbs burn out every few months... The latest issue is that I seem to have an engine that...
  2. 2010 Engine Over Heated

    New Members Area
    Hi All, New to this group. I've had a 2010 since Jan 2010 and while I love it, I've had several problems. It only has 68,000 miles and already has a new transmission (45k), new brakes, new tires, and the bulbs burn out every few months... The latest issue is that I seem to have an engine that...
  3. Engine noise

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    I've recently put an engine from a salvage Fortwo with around 40k miles on it and 2 days after the install it started making this sound. I'm not sure if it's a belt or pulley because those came off of the old engine that had been sitting for 2 years but it makes this sound on cold starts and...
  4. Help me find where leak is coming from :(

    Community Help
    Hey guys and gals! I just recently noticed a few small drop of oil on my garage floor and didn’t think it was my ‘09 451 smart cabrio at first. Then while I drove around town I would smell a faint burn smell so I started to worry. I came home and went under the car for a check and sure enough...
  5. Smart fortwo engine bay modification

    smart Modifications
    Anyone thought about or have modified the front engine bay edge just in front of the spark plugs - by cutting into the opening lip and bending it down to create easier access to the spark plugs?
  6. 2010 Fortwo Engine Rebuild 451

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    Ok, so some of you may know I was having engine problems with my 2010 Smart Fortwo http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/forums/f25/loud-knock-engine-when-shifting-48840/ The problem occurred just after the warranty ended. It was clearly knocking terribly and was likely a problem with one of the...
  7. Engine Replacement

    Maine Chapter
    I'm not a gear head. Loved my Smart Passion Cabriolet and when the check engine light came on I took it right away to my mechanic. He said I should go ahead and drive it, and the next day it was towed to his shop. Now, almost 5 months later, I am in need of a new engine. This is worth more...
  8. Engine repair under 50K miles

    smart fortwo (451 - US vehicle)
    I am curious how many here have had to get major engine repairs under 50K miles? Major as in engine overhaul. Mine is a May 2008 passion 44k miles $3,200 repair bill. Burned exhaust valve
  9. Repair or get new engine?

    Original (450) smart fortwo
    I have had my Smart car since May 2008 and my mileage suddenly dropped in the past two weeks. I took it in for diagnosis and I'm told a cylinder is losing compression. The bill to repair it will be at least $2,000. The car only has 42,000 miles on it. What shoud I do? Repair or replace the...
  10. Hello and Why does my Smarty sound like a tractor?

    Original (450) smart fortwo
    Hello from me, Lelly, in the UK :) I have a Smart Pulse automatic/tiptronic transmission 599cc which is 8 years old and has just over 90,000 miles on the clock. I have owned it for 5 years and have it serviced every 10,000 miles by our local mechanic (not a specialist Smart garage, but I've...
  11. Engine Compartment LEDs?

    smart Modifications
    Hey everybody! I recently completed the see thru engine compartment mod. Butch and I cut the carpet out and added the trim around the carpet. To make the engine compartment more lively, we are planning on having the intake carbon fiber wrapped and getting a braided line for the crank breather...
  12. Check Engine Light

    New Members Area
    Hello all, I recently purchased a Smart Passion back in July '10. It is a brand new '09 model which only had 13 miles on it when I got it. The odometer is reaching almost 8,000 miles now. I have had to take my car back to Smart Center Buckhead in Atlanta on 3 separate occasions (coming up #4...
  13. Does the smart have a heartbeat?

    smart General Discussion
    Hi, I drive a new Suzuki Alto down here in Australia. A review of the car I read said three-cylinder engines have a distinct "heartbeat" throb at idle and mine sure does. Have any of you smart owners noticed anything similar?
  14. Engine Lowering Pins

    smart Operation and Maintenance
    Has any one seen the engine lowering pins in action? If so, have you seen a part number? I want to know if the engine lowering pins for the 451 (2008+) are the same as the ones for the 450. Here are the pins I found along with their part number: Evilution - Smart Car Encyclopaedia (scroll to...
  15. Looking for Salvage with Good Engine

    smart General Discussion
    Need a good working engine...PM me if you're around Southwest or West coast.
  16. Smart Enigine

    Smart Enigine

    Not a great pic but I haven't seen too many pics of engines here....
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