The sound of that turbocharger is really sweet. Why can't we get the CDI here?
I dont think so. Canadian Diesel fuel have less than 0,05% of sulfur inside. I think that is the same to USA... no? And when I go to Vermont, Mass, NY, Maine or NH... I run my smart on US diesel fuel without any problems even if there is just utra low sulfur diesel fuel... I dont think that the fuel is the real reason of no-import of smart CDI!Wasn't the decision of not importing the cdi made because of the kind of diesel fuel available and emission issues, something about sulfur?
Obviously, I'm not an expert... :wink:
Boy, that was a close as anyone can get to a No Start with a diesel. My experience with farm tractors would have been a no start in that cold of a temp! Good place to use a block heater! Save that battery and starter on mornings like that....Uhmmm... I'm not so sure that this video show us a CDI model. It's sound more like a 600cc or 700cc mercedes turbo gazoline engine than a CDI 800cc turbodiesel.
So, take a look at mine and compared by yourself. My CDI sound realy like diesel engine. We can't understand the turbo charger (not on charge) but we can understand the "clak&clok"!!
Ok, it's a fact... the engine was little colder than noraml and it's maybe the reason why it was so noisy!!
N.B: -26°c = -15°f
YouTube - Very cold start Smart CDI turbodiesel