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450 tire inflator

several references to the "Slime" brand "Smart Spair" tire repair kit [see link below] posted. Has anyone actually run/used the tire inflator in the kit from their smart car cigarette lighter plug? I was told that the inflator [while 12volts] draws too many amps and will blow the fuse in the car.
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Did use it a couple of times to boost a slightly low inflation, without the goo bottle on. No issue there...
 

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Has anyone actually run/used the tire inflator in the kit from their smart car cigarette lighter plug? I was told that the inflator draws too many amps and will blow the fuse in the car.
You were told wrong. I've used mine quite a few times and never a problem.

Btw, another good product is Ride-On Tire Protector. I've used it for years. Much comfort to know it's there when you don't have a spare.
 

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Only about 1030 converted by G&K in Santa Ana to be legally sold in the US. 750,000 sold in the rest of the world. Canada and Mexico included.
 

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G&K is an auto specialist in Orange County California that takes grey market cars (one's never imported to the US) and modifies them to meet Federal standards. Very expensive, involves crash testing and smog compliance. Usually reserved for exotic cars and people with lots of coin. They were able to be licensed to convert early smarts after a lot of work. They converted a bunch which were sold to wealthy people in the US, usually for around $30K. When Penske started importing the 451, the market dried up for expensive 450's and they quit converting them. You can Google G&K and find a lot of information about them and the smart cars.
 

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No. :) They are included in the VIN number.
First 3 numbers designated the model of vehicle. Which is followed through with the part numbers. VW's are the same, 111 is standard bug, 114 is Ghia, 222 is microbus, 315 is notchback etc. The next number in a part number series is the main group, 1=engine, 4=front end etc. 5th and 6th are the subgroup and the last 3 are the item number. Ending in an odd number means left side where applicable and even right side. Letters after number designate superseded or improved part.
 

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First 3 numbers designated the model of vehicle. Which is followed through with the part numbers. VW's are the same, 111 is standard bug, 114 is Ghia, 222 is microbus, 315 is notchback etc. The next number in a part number series is the main group, 1=engine, 4=front end etc. 5th and 6th are the subgroup and the last 3 are the item number. Ending in an odd number means left side where applicable and even right side. Letters after number designate superseded or improved part.
My vin number starts with WMEEJ31xx9K328-----------
I don't see a 451?
 

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WMEEJ....is a 451 coupe (USA/Canada/Mexico), or WME451 (rest of world).

450s start with WMEA (Canadian, Mexican) or WME450 (rest of world).

J=coupe
K=cabriolet

There is more, but that should do for your purposes.
 

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If anyone wants the smart VIN coding documents for the 450, send me a PM with your email address.

Note: the old code for the 70 HP 451 engine changed a few years ago (from what's shown in the link).
 
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