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Fitted some blue dust caps with Smart logo, also found some matching colour centre rings.
I fitted the rimblade Protectors about a month ago, wasn't sure if they were going to hold in place 😕
They are meant to be fitted to a completely flat surface but as you can see my wheels are not.
I ordered the light protection which is more for looks but should offer some protection for very minor curbing 😱. These allowed me to heat them up and push them into the recess, I have been on the motorway, "freeway" at around 70mph and so far they seem to be holding on very well.


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Heard some noise coming from the rear brakes on my wife's 09 Pure with 30k miles. Pulled the right rear drum and fortunately, the linings and braking surface in the drum were just glazed. I sanded the braking surface in the drum as well as the brake lines which look to be about 50% worn. Tomorrow I will do the left side and clean everything up including the inside of the wheel cover and the inner part of the rim. I also aired up the tires & the spare stored behind the driver's seat.
 

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My son and I took it to breakfast and got a free charge (funny, no gas stations are giving a free fill up). I picked up a couple of cases of beer on the way home. The boot is just the right size. Oh, I also took some silicone spray to the door handles, as they have been sticking. It helped.
 

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First time out this year with the Smart car. Had to dig it out of the snowbank first! Drove to town, aired up the tires, and topped off the tank with 87 octane 10% ethanol mix. (87 octane is all I have used since purchasing the car last March, which is what the PO used). I then drove 155 miles round trip to attend a family members funeral (40/60 freeway/highway miles). Upon returning home I again topped of the tank, and calculated my mileage (155m/3.47g = 44.67mpg). My car has 61,000 miles, needs an oil change and tune up, and every warning light is lit.
Morel of the story; Don't worry about having to use high octane petrol (I think these things would run on cheap Russian vodka).
Idiot lights are for...well; idiots (that's what they make black electrical tape for). Look, listen, and feel. I was taught to drive by "the seat of your pants feel". Your vehicle will communicate mechanical issues to you if you pay attention (you WILL know when a wheel falls off). We ALL have to go sometime! :)
 

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Jetfuel,

Don't forget the gauges! They're also unnecessary for us "good" drivers who can sense such things. Especially the Jet fuel gauge. 🤣
Back in my day, the fuel gauge was a stick, and we calculated our speed by counting telegraph poles, and a stopwatch. 👨‍🦳
Is it just me, or has the clientele changed in this joint? "Says the newbie entering his 14th post."

Boomer59...High functioning idiot. 🤙 👌 (I can never remember which one is the "stoned" emoji)
 

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Boomer59...High functioning idiot.
…by your own accord ignoring warnings and gauges doesn’t make you a good driver…you will probably place somewhere below poor or marginal…
…with these cars by the time you get an over temperature condition you’re but 6* from meltdown…
…by the time you hear any engine knocking due to lack of oil is too late…
…with the short wheel base a low tire could be detrimental to your health…
…I make my living trusting my indications…ignoring them could get people hurt or worst…




Jetfuel…
 
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