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Nothing significantly different about valve lash adjustments on a smart vs numerous other common (and popular) engines from other makes, i.e. Honda, Toyota, Nissan, etc. Just thought I'd throw this into the discussion, for smart car newbies.


Edit: Well, okay, the smart is a larger pain in the rear due to access and clearance issues getting to the engine itself. But that's a microcar issue due to tiny size of the engine bay making access to components challenging. Hint: Learn how to drop the engine cradle. :)
 

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Thanks Mister Smart... Is it hard to drop the engine? What's the main tools you'll need for that job? I am thinking of getting an extended warranty on it to be able to keep the car another 3 years, but I was reading the fine print, they wouldn't cover anything that goes over the value of the car. Lol. These cars have no resell value so they are charging me 2000 and won't cover a 2000 repair job....

In theory it is supposed to be easy. I believe your issue at home is going to be keeping the vehicle elevated while also having a separate support for the engine cradle, while still also being able to get under the vehicle to do your work. I recommend you dig through the resources at evilution.com.uk, and/or also gain access to WIS information by setting up a temporary account.


I'd read through the procedures first before registering a paid subscription to WIS information. See if you're confident to tackle the task on your own.
 
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