We are no longer taking donations to evilution.
The last donation accepted to the evilution website
David K sent £5.00 just as we pulled the plug on donations after David had issues with a wet Roadster
David K wrote "No message was left".
Thanks very much for your support David.
Look forward to the new Evilution website coming very soon
The penultimate donation that we are accepting to the site
Alistair R sent £5.00 just before we decided to pull the plug on donations to the site
Alistair R wrote "This site has been very helpful to so this donation is the least i can do".
Thanks for the support. Just in before the close of play
Good to hear that even in poor monetary climates, people can still get a job
Snuz2 sent £15.00 after sorting himself a new job
Snuz2 wrote "Thanks for your excellent site. Got a job now, so I can actually use this money thing that I was hearing all about".
Congratulations on the new job, I hope it goes well and allows you to throw a few more coins at your car
His handle cable snapped, he fixed it by himself, sent the info in and then donated. Cool
Vic R sent £10.00 after fixing his own issues
Vic R wrote "No message was left".
Thanks a lot for the support Vic and thanks also for the photos. It annoys me that smart don't sell the cable on its own so it's good that it's such an easy and cheap repair
I lose count how many times Emilio has donated
Emilio S sent £10.00 which has got to be number 9 or 10, crazy guy. I hope he runs a smart specialist and is making money using my site
Emilio S wrote "I wish a great 2013 to Kane, his website and all Smart owners.".
Again, thanks very much for your continued support. You will definitely get a free pass if I start charging for the website
Rattling Brabus exhaust and dodgy paddles, standard smart faults
Peter C sent £5.00 after asking about good replacement exhausts and a whole load of up, up, I said UP, ya bastard, paddle issues
Peter C wrote "Many thanks for a VERY useful website - thoroughly recommended. Everyone said paddleshift fault was dodgy steering wheel, your advice cost nothing and fixed problem!! P.S can I have my fiver back if paddles stop working again! :)".
Not a chance! You can have the receipt of whatever I used the money to buy with it, sound fair? lol.
Another Canadian with an awesome name. It must be the weather
Rolf Z sent £12.00 from the massive land of cold and snow to the tiny island of uncertain weather
Rolf Z wrote "I appreciated the resource you provide for us smarties. Always insightful and usually entertaining. Keep up the good work".
Thanks very much Rolf. I think I have worked out the link, cold weather country, you don't want to be out for too long working on the car, the site saves you dying from exposure and gets you back in front of that fire in no time
Best name ever from Canada
Zenon C sent £10.00 after contacting me previously with an issue, I guess it was solved
Zenon C wrote "No message was left".
Thanks very much for thinking about supporting the website, may it live forever
Not related to Brad which is a shame
Matthew P sent £15.00 from the vast world of the internet (not a clue on specifics) to our little island
Matthew P wrote "No message was left".
I'm glad that the site was helpful enough that you contributed, much appreciated
Crazy chef from the Muppets, yep, Sweden chips in
Glenn F sent £10.00 from Sweden (where he encounters more odd noises in his smarts than anyone else) to Evil's new secret HQ on a farm in Essex
Glenn F wrote "Here's a small donation from the land of meatballs. (Sweden) Don't spend it all on beers now ;-P Keep up the great work you guys! Glenn F".
Thanks very much for the support Glenn, have a great year
A donation from the land of TV that makes no sense
Tsukizaki S sent £20.00 all the way from Japan
Tsukizaki S wrote "No message was left".
Thank you, have a great 2013
No matter how far away you live, the site can help
Charles D sent £25.00 all the way from Australia where they have summer over Christmas. We don't even get summer in summer
Charles D wrote "No message was left".
Thanks for thinking of us over Christmas. There are big changes coming which will lead to a lot of new stuff being added over 2013 and you will get a free pass for the ride
How do you have a spare forty quid after Christmas?
Michael V sent £40.00 after he didn't waste his money on presents for other people and sent it to a worthy cause instead
Michael V wrote "Thank you so much for the excellent guides and information, you and your website are the jewel in the crown of the Smart community. Keep on modding and have a merry Christmas!".
Thanks very much for the support, I'm glad the site has been that useful to you. Happy new year
Another standard fault raises its head
Dave B sent £5.00 from the land of Faultystalksville (pop 400,000)
Dave B wrote "Hi Kane - thanks so much for the info about the faulty light stalk. Followed your instructions and now it works fine. Brilliant. Much appreciated. Dave".
Glad you got it sorted. It's no fun having no lights in the winter
Support from the land of ciao
Fulvio R N sent £10.00 from the land of great food, olive skinned women, dodgy architecture and Silvio Berlusconi
Fulvio R N wrote "No message was left".
Many thanks for the support Fulvio, happy new year
Chris B sent £5.00 after using the site to buy their first smart
Chris B wrote "It's a small donation for a large amount of invaluable knowledge, it allowed me to buy a much better fortwo than I would have done. Keep up the good work. Chris
Enjoy the car, watch out for floods and side winds and you'll be ok
Saved a German site reader from buying rubbish from a so called smart specialist in the UK
Thomas P sent £30.00 after contacting me about remaps, exhausts and silicone pipes
Thomas P wrote "Thank you for recommending the best smart-remapper in the world, Tony from tune4performance. Thank you for explaining the Euro 4 Exhaust retrofit and thank you for your e-mail support - you really saved me from buying crap".
Glad I could help. I hope the modifications go well
I do like odd numbered donations
William G sent £12.47 and Robin Hood died in 1247, circumstantial? I don't think so
William G wrote "No message was left".
Thanks for the support William (Tell), I'm glad the site gets you in a quiver (see what I did there?)
I know not why but glad he did
Robert C sent £10.00 for some reason but only he knows why
Robert C wrote "No message was left".
Thanks for the support Rob, sorry for the slow reply, moving house is a pain. It's been so long since I was online I forgot what it tasted like
Support after a mechanic couldnt reset the service light
Madeleine G sent £5.00 when she had to take things into her own hands and finish the service herself
Madeleine G wrote "I turned the service reminder off in my smart on my first attempt (after watching the video) after the mechanic refused to listen to me about only turning it to the first position. Thanks!".
Isn't it great when you prove people like that wrong! Thanks for the support
USA strikes back with a big one
Graeme M sent £20.00 after learning where to squirt stuff and something about knocking
Graeme M wrote "Sir Kane! Thank you so much for this site. Most recent thanks is for knowing where to squirt the lube to quiet the suspension knocking AND being able to find where the electrical connection is for the damn heater blower. Best, Graeme".
Thanks for the support, I hope you get the racoon damage sorted
Yet another Polish donation
Maggie sent £10.00 to join the growing number of Polish supporters of the site
Maggie wrote "No message was left".
Many thanks for your support of our website, much appreciated
Resetting the service indicator after many attempts
Ken G sent £2.00 after eventually resetting the service indicator
Ken G wrote "Hi, just reset my service indicator spanner with your instructions and it works. cheers".
Of course it works, glad you finally managed to make it reset. It's one of those things. You do it the same way every time and eventually it does it
It went all floppy, she couldnt get access to it and needed info to help her regain control
Tina C sent £15.00 after her windscreen wiper stopped moving. A standard linkage fault
Tina C wrote "A small price for such exceptional guidance & expertise. Uploading all those excellent pictures takes time & time is money. Thank you".
Thanks very much Tina, I hope you get it sorted before the really shit weather kicks in
...and now the main guy at smartlandia.pl supports the site
Tomasz F sent £30.00 after posting on the smartlandia.pl forum about supporting the evilution website
Tomasz F wrote "No message was left".
Thanks very much for posting this on your forum Tomek, it's great smart supporters like the ones on your site that keep evilution up and running
Another smartlandia.pl regular poster chips in
Piotr S sent £15.00 after hearing about the donation idea on his local smart forum
Piotr S wrote "No message was left".
Thanks for the support Piotr, I'm glad the site has been that helpful to you
3 donations from Poland on the same day, there must have been a post on smartlandia.pl
Magdalena B sent £5.00 after using and appreciating the site
Magdalena B wrote "No message was left".
Thanks very much for the support Wiedźma Ple Ple, I'm glad the new Polish translator is helping out
I don't know what I did to deserve this donation but I am glad I did
Rod C sent £5.00 from the world of NTL wherever that is
Rod C wrote "No message was left".
Thanks very much for supporting the site
eBay seller Duni-bros supports to site as his customers use my guides
Andreas T sent £10.00 all the way from Athens in Greece where they sell a few smart parts and pre-made angel eye headlights
Andreas T wrote "Thanks Kane, Dunibros".
Thanks very much Andreas, at least there is someone who I can send people to for angel eye 451 headlights
I got the difference from a cheaper supplier!
David Y sent £10.00 after installing the (necessary for some people) cruise control
David Y wrote "Installed my cruise control with help from your site and as I got a discount and didn't buy it from you here is your share :-)".
Thanks very much for the support David. It's not hard to fit but it does make a hell of a difference to a long drive
Mark L sent £20.00 all the way from Australia where they are just going into summer as we enter miserable and wet winter
Mark L wrote "Thank you for all the great info on your site. I have only owned my 2005 roadster for two weeks. The info has helps me fix the roof slide, remove panels other misc items. Never have I seen a site such as yours. Have a drink on me from Australia".
I'd imagine that owning a Roadster in Australia is probably one of the best places to do so. At least you are a lot less likely to have water ingress issues
It must have been the weekend for working on your smart
Victor & Dolores F sent £10.00 but I don't know why, they obviously appreciate the website
Victor & Dolores F wrote "No message was left".
Thanks ever so much for the support, may your smart run smooth and true
I wouldn't want to work on a car during Canada's winter months!
Ed G sent £30.00 after the site helped him perform many tasks on his car
Ed G wrote "Thank you for your fabulous site. I have used it many times for repairs and maintenance. Most recently I replaced the front springs/struts on my 2005 pure 450 fortwo diesel here in Toronto, Canada. I will replace the rear springs/struts next week".
Thanks very much for the support, I hope you have a garage or workshop to do this all in, either that or you are cold blooded
A donation from the Swiss question machine
Jasper K sent £5.00 after asking 100 different questions (none of them the standard everyday questions I normally get)
Jasper K wrote "Super support".
Thanks for the support Jasper, you certainly keep me thinking
From the cold climes of Canada
Michael B sent £15.00 after also buying a sump gasket. That shows true support
Michael B wrote "No message was left".
Best of luck changing the sump on your diesel, it's messy job the 1st time around but I assume you are fitting a sump with a drain plug. Next time the oil change will be easy
Windows go down, windows go up and up and....stop it!
Nigel C sent £10.00 after one of his windows wouldn't auto stop when it got to the top
Nigel C wrote "For asking about window regulator current sensing etc".
Glad it's sorted. Sounds like the tension wasn't enough to increase the current and therefore stop the windows
A donation from someone whose name sounds like a Star Wars character
Ly-Cong Thu sent £10.00 for the sake of it
Ly-Cong Thu wrote "No message was left".
I don't know why you felt the need to support the site but I'm happy that you did, thanks very much for that
Maybe her car is like Herbie and went for a 30K drive
Helen B sent £5.00 after asking about mileage correction on a 450 after jumpstarting her car and it gained over 30,000 miles on the clock
Helen B wrote "Thanks for a quick response to mileage change due to jump starting the smart THANKS ALOT KANE BE BACK AGAIN......SOOOOOON".
Thanks very much Helen, any other questions about your car, just ask
The site has been enjoyable as well as helpful
Michael C sent £10.00 after enjoying the website. To be honest that's the main reason for the site, enjoyable, silly and then helpful
Michael C wrote "Thanks for the site .... Much help has been enjoyed".
Thanks very much for the support, I hope you never have to do one of the unenjoyable jobs on your car like changing the alternator or front engine mount
Return of the wobble sparks a question
David W sent £20.00 after having issues with the car pulling under braking, fitting new discs and pads and it being ok for 4K before the fault came back.
David W wrote "It's a great site".
Either one of the callipers is sticking or someone is driving your car like the Stig. Thanks very much for the support, I hope you get it sorted
Roadster owner who has a friend who wants to buy a 80,000 mile fortwo! Yeah, that's what I thought
Alan P sent £20.00 after the site helped out with his Roadster a few times.
Alan P wrote "thanks for putting this site together, it has saved me more than my donation, so it's worth every penny".
Thanks very much, I hope the advice I gave you for your friend is alright. Best of luck with your Roadster, they certainly keep you on your toes
Steve S sent £15.00 after having a few questions about retrofitting the 2012 facelift bodykit
Steve S wrote "No message was left".
Good luck with the facelift, may your car look ever youthful
I've never met you but I love you more than any other site user! LOL
Nicola H sent £30.00 after only using the site 3 times! £10 a go. Oh my goodness, if that became a trend I'd be making £22,000 a day. That's 8 million a year.
Nicola H wrote "I've used your site 3 times and each time it's been spot on! Thanks :)".
Thank very much for the more than generous donation, I'm pleased the site could help and I'm glad you actually had a go yourself and then supported the site
It's been a while since we had a numerically odd donation!
Terry S sent £11.68 , possibly it was what was left in the account, maybe determined by dice or a random numerical keypad mash
Terry S wrote "Just for being that space on my bookshelf where a roadster Service Manual should be. Why £11.68? No idea".
Thanks for the £11.68, you say you don't know why that amount but I think it's obvious. You are the reincarnation of Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester
Even Kiwis want auto and they are half fruit and half bird!
Mitch C sent £10.00 after I helped him get a TAN code for activating the Auto feature on his car
Mitch C wrote "No message was left".
I hope you manage to get the auto coded ok, thanks very much for the support to the site
In general, auto is rubbish but I guess there are reasons to have it
Andy D sent £10.00 after using the site for many years
Andy D wrote "Thank you".
Thanks very much Andy, I hope you manage to the auto fitted without changing the PCB
Teresa had issues with the gearbox, I suggested PMW in Chelmsford. I won't be recommending them again
Teresa M T sent £10.00 to help support the ongoing usefulness of the site
Teresa M T wrote "thank you for your help with my dash board lighting and the filling up of my gear box transmission fluid... I know I still got charged but it was not down to your very good advice.... Keep up the good work for us Smart car drivers ! Teresa X".
I'm glad it all got sorted, shame about PMW. Next time do what I do and make the long trip down to S2smarts in Watford, there is no one better. Thanks for the support to the website
People must have very short arms
Barry W sent £10.00 after enquiring about armrests (that should really be classed as elbow rests)
Barry W wrote "Thanks".
I'm gonna have to look into making my own arm rests, they seem to be getting popular. Thanks for the support Barry I'll put it towards development of a good and cheap folding armrest
The Major Trading Company donated, I think they might sell fixings, not sure
David J sent £10.00 after asking about the removal of the 450 washer jet
David J wrote "No message was left".
Thanks very much for the support David, I hope you manage to get the jet off without destroying it however, a new one is a good idea
evilution, best of a bad bunch
Russel D sent £10.00 to help keep the site going
Russel D wrote "This is the best site in the world for Smarts. Always happy to put some money in to keep it running when I can afford. Thank you".
Nice one Russel, it's nice to see that my work is appreciated
We're knights of the round table, we dance whenever we're able...
Chris K sent £10.00 and that's all the info I have
Chris K wrote "No message was left".
Thanks very much for the support Chris, I hope the site continues to serve you well
Rattling chains and faulty tensioners
Robert M sent £20.00 after saving money doing it himself
Robert M wrote "What a brilliant website - it has been an absolute godsend to me as a Smart car owner and saved me a fortune in garage bills. Thanks you for taking the time to create and maintain such a valuable resource".
Thanks very much for supporting us so we can continue to do what we do. I hope you get your chain issue sorted out OK
Alain M sent £10.00 for an unknown reason but he clearly wanted to help the site
Alain M wrote "No message was left".
Thanks very much for your sudden support, it is very much appreciated
More proof that a split reluctor can cause the 3 bar fault
Ian W sent £10.00 after having the 3 line problem on a Roadster (in auto) and tracking it down to an ABS ring fault
Ian W wrote "Changed a spilt reluctor ring thanks to your excellent website. Thank you!".
I'm glad you got it sorted and you can go back to enjoying your Roadster in this stereotypical English summer
Owner of a 2008 fortwo call Lulu. Every smart should have a name
Bev K sent £20.00 to say thanks for the information that she gleaned from the site about her new smart
Bev K wrote "Thank you for your wonderful site and for sharing your information, I think I fell quicker for my smart car than I did for my hubby".
Thanks very much for the site support, the smart is an easy car to love because it is so suprising
Another donation towards the "repair evil's computer" fund
Richard M sent £20.00 to aid in the repair of the Evil HQ computer so more stuff can be added to the site
Richard M wrote "No message was left".
Thanks a lot for the generous donation, it's very much appreciated. Expect a load more stuff to be added soon
Another donation towards the "repair evil's computer" fund
Richard M sent £20.00 to aid in the repair of the Evil HQ computer so more stuff can be added to the site
Richard M wrote "No message was left".
Thanks a lot for the generous donation, it's very much appreciated. Expect a load more stuff to be added soon
450 owner from Canada, changing his sump and donating too
Douglas M sent £10.00 to say thanks for the site
Douglas M wrote "You guys are great & your ideas & suggestions are honest & complete. Hope I can donate more later".
Thanks for the support, 1 donation is fine you don't need to do another. Why not post on a Canadian forum and tell them about your sump gasket to spread the word
My computer dies and somehow people must know
Nigel G sent £10.00 to help the website by aiding in the repair of my iMac. Without that, there are no updates
Nigel G wrote "Great website - gives me hous of reading".
Thanks for the support Nigel. Don't read the site too much, it'll make you weird
Clive M sent £15.00 for some reason. I rarely hear much feedback from recommended 3rd parties unless they have been shit so it's nice to hear some positive news
Clive M wrote "Keep up the good work".
I'll try my hardest Clive, thanks for the feedback and support to the website
The good work will be kept up
Albert A sent £10.00 to say thanks for the site and the useful information
Albert A wrote "Thanks for all the hard work you put in, always the first place to look before the tools comes out to try and fix my 450. Keep up the good work. Many thanks".
Nice one Albert, thanks for thinking of us and contributing to the upkeep
Going for a full Roadster speedo conversion
Miltos V sent £5.00 after buying my old fortwo to roadster speedo conversion base and over paying by a fiver
Miltos V wrote "I will donate more in the near future for your site as it is one of the best sites".
Good luck with the conversion. I did this back in 2006 and not many people have done it (apart from FQ101 who copied me a year later and didn't give any credit)
Leaking fuel from the pump seal, oh dear, tank out
Carl F sent £10.00 all the way from 'merica to Inger-land
Carl F wrote "You kindly provided help when I needed to change out a leaking gas tank in my 450".
Glad you got it sorted, it's not a nice job to remove the tank and the price of fuel means it's not fun having a leak either
Plagued by the 3 lines and looking for a miracle
Geoff G sent £20.00 from Cornwall where it's flooding but still has a hosepipe ban to us in Essex where it's flooding but no hosepipe ban
Geoff G wrote "I have been using your site for 2 years now and its time I made a contribution I have sent £20 I know its not much but this is only a start (maybe), Thank you so much its guys like you who help make the world go round!".
I don't know in what world £20 "isn't much" but in the world of donations, it's loads and generally £20 more than other people donate
New 451 CDi owner has problems with turbo noise
Mark O sent £5.00 after viewing the site because his wife was complaining about the turbo whine. Shame we can't complain about theirs
Mark O wrote "I've just dropped a fiver in your collection tin".
Thanks very muck Mark, hope you get the turbo whine sorted
Split ABS rings bought and fitted, massive savings. Textbook story
George L sent £10.00 to support the site for all its help
George L wrote "Thanks, excellent site".
Thanks very much for supporting the site, it'll all go to a good home
His car smells fresh and unique thanks to this site
Garry C sent £15.00 from somewhere (and that's a wild guess) to us in Chelmsford (I'm quite certain of that one)
Garry C wrote "Just wanted to say thank-you for a great site, I've progressed from my old 450 to a 451 and a whole new set of "crap, did I just break that?" experiences. Thanks for all the helpful instructions and self-help guides - I've even made the air freshner!".
Congrats on the new smart, I hope it's the turbo or the diesel as the non turbo petrol is a disappointment compared to the 450. Keep learning and keep playing
Money in from the birthplace of Bulmers Cider
Kapt Q sent £25.00 from Hereford (where my Dad was born) to us in Essex (where my Mum was born)
Kapt Q wrote "A donation from Kapt Q (onSmart forum name). Thanks for a great site, very helpfull for installing my coilover suspension and Janspeed Stealth!".
Wow, thanks a lot for your donation, that's a big'un.
I hope you continue to have fun with your smart and remember, don't stop modifying
A donation from the pork curing capital on England, they even have a bronze pig in the town
Keith H sent £10.00 from Calne in Wiltshire to Evil HQ in Chelmsford the birthplace of radio
Keith H wrote "Hi many thanks for the for the use of your site, had problems with the sam unit, now sorted with your help, its nice to know you are about, keep the good work up".
Well done on saving your SAM, I hope you have managed to sort out the issues that caused the problem in the first place
A donation from the city of angels
Paradorn P sent £10.00 from Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (Bangkok) to us in Effin Shee Tole (UK)
Paradorn P wrote "Your website is very helpful to me to find out how to treat
my smart 451".
Thanks very much, I hope smart can help you change the odometer from miles to KM
Boing crackle crackle apparently
Peter S sent £10.00 from Germany after having issues with bad interference over the speakers even when the stereo is off
Peter S wrote "Greetings once again from Germany".
Thanks for thinking of us and showing your support, I hope that we can get to the root of your problem soon
He has got the horn, he just needs to fit it
David H sent £10.00 from Cheltenham to us in Chelmsford. It's all very Chel-ist
David H wrote "Taught a pensioner how to access the horn - firstly by removing two plastic rivets in the REAR wheel arch! I'd never have worked that out without your help Kane. Thank you".
No worries, at least you finally got there and you got it all sorted, glad to be of service
Support from the 9th largest country in the EU. 7th largest population with 19 million people
Florin S V sent £20.00 from Romania bordering on the Black Sea to us in the UK bordering on the North sea and Atlantic ocean
Florin S V wrote "I greatly appreciate the huge amount of information on your website and I can only imagine how much work was put into creating it. Many thanks".
Thanks very much for the generous donation and the recognition of the work I have put into it. I still have loads of ideas waiting to be tested and added so I hope the site keeps you entertained in the future
A Canadian with headlight and gear issues
Gilles L sent £10.00 from the immense land of snow, ice and bears to us with a few days of snow, ice creams and no bears
Gilles L wrote "you rule..hope you can help out a canadian..thanks".
Thanks very much, I hope you manage to sort out the annoying Canadian DRLs and the odd fault with the transmission
Doesn't own a smart, has no interest in smarts, donated anyway!
Adam S sent £5.00 after I answered a question about Vauxhall engines. Seems my talents are just limited to smarts
Adam S wrote "Thank you very much for your help and for getting back to me so soon. I have made a small donation to your website as a token of my appreciation.".
Thanks very much for the support. Best of luck with your university coursework
A future Smartmods customer I believe
Mark K sent £10.00 after contacting us about angel eyes and horn upgrades
Mark K wrote "Love the site, your photo guides are great and have saved me lots of time and probably saved me from breaking bits".
Thanks a lot for the support to the website. Randomly browsing the menus can bring up some weird and wonderful things but if there is something specific you need to know, the search box in the left menu is the quickest way to get there.
A whole load of ------ where the mileage should be
Russell W sent £10.00 after using the site and having issues with the mileage after replacing a faulty speedo
Russell W wrote "Many thanks for your site has saved me a lot of heartache and money best regards".
Thanks very much for the support. Just get your smart to a smart specialist (ideally instead of an official smart garage) and get them to code the speedo to show the correct mileage as stored in the ECU and SAM unit
Looks like quite a few people have been using the site this weekend
Pete M sent £20.00 from an undisclosed UK based residence to us at Evil HQ
Pete M wrote "Thanks to your informative web site fixing my smart is easy. keep up the good work".
Thanks for thinking of us, glad we could help you with your car
I've nearly run out of fingers and thumbs counting how many donations Emilio has made
Emilio S sent £10.00 after resisting the urge for far too long he felt the need for his 9th donation
Emilio S wrote "Best wishes of a great 2012 for all Smart owners. I think Smart owners must consider this website as a sort of "mechanical insurance", that can save a lot of money, so a little annual fee is the best thing to do. Sorry for my bad English, I'm from Italy".
You do realise that "annual fee" means ONCE a year right! not 2 or 3. Another thing I have noticed is that people who apologise for their English usually type better English than the people who speak it natively. "sorry for my bad English" is usually the first indication to me that they weren't actually English at all.
Well, again, thanks very much for your continued support Emilio, I hope your smart is still going well
Info requested, info added, simple
Jerry C sent £10.00 after asking if there was a page on changing the 451 front wheel bearings. There wasn't but the suspension change pictures were easily rehashed to create the required info
Jerry C wrote "No message was left".
Thanks very much for the support Jerry, now get saving for the front wheel carrier with integral bearing
Support in from one of The Big Man's right hand men
Rev. George B sent £20.00 for helping out with a brake switch problem
Rev. George B wrote "Kane thanks for all your help, George".
Thanks for considering supporting the site, it's the few supporters like yourself that keeps it all going
Tim L sent £25.00 after having pipe placement issues after fitting a new TIK pipe
Tim L wrote "Hi Kane, Thanks for your quick assistance and for putting together a great collection of information!".
Glad I could help and your support is very much appreciated
DJ P sent £50.00 from (apparently) financially unstable Spain to us in (AAA rated but still up shit-creek) UK.
DJ P wrote "No message was left".
How much! Thanks very much. All the best for 2012 and I hope you carry on enjoying your Remapped smart
451 CDi owner wants cruise control. Cruise control for 451 CDi coming soon
Stuart H sent £20.00 from somewhere near London (at a guess considering he had his 450 CDi remapped at Tune4Performance) to us an hour and a half away from the magical remapper.
Stuart H wrote "From Stuart Holmes, as per email. Thanks for being so helpful".
Thanks very much for the support, I hope I can deliver the cruise info and a decent retail price soon
A very uncommon name so it has to be the current Dr Who
Matt S sent £30.00 from somewhere, I'm guessing from the UK but could be wrong
Matt S wrote "Evilution, always the place to go when things start to misbehave on the Smart. Happy New Year and that's one of my new years resolutions - donate to your site. Tick, job done, and on to the list of jobs to do on my ageing Smart".
Good resolution! liking that. Forget all those unachievable ones like going to the gym etc. Thanks a lot for that Matt, I hope the jobs to your ageing smart aren't too extensive or expensive
A donation from Stockholm which means "log" and "group of small islands" in Swedish
Carl G sent £10.00 from the East cost of Sweden to us, not on the coast of UK
Carl G wrote "Thank you for your great work with the site which is making the smart ownership a whole lot easier! Best regards, Carl G, Stockholm, Sweden (owner of a 08 fortwo)".
Thanks very much for the support and the extra info for page 173, I'll add that now. All the best of luck with your smart
The final donation of the year (I would guess) is from the enormous country of Canada
Glenn K sent £20.00 from somewhere in the 3.8 million square miles of the country to our 88 thousand square mile island
Glenn K wrote "No message was left".
Many thanks for the generous support to the website Glenn, I hope the winter isn't too harsh this year on your smart. Have a great new year
Germany joins the NYE party with support for the site
Per T sent £8.00 from Deutschland to us in Großbritannien. (to the English speaking people, ß is SS and is called an eszett)
Per T wrote "One of the best smart-support-pages".
Thanks very much for the support Per, have a happy new year and may you have lots of fun with your smart
A donation in from a Realtor in Saginaw. Realtor is only used in America, in the UK they are real estate agents
Dean B sent £10.00 through the internets from Michigan to us in the UK
Dean B wrote "Just a small donation. I'm a new smart car owner in the USA and your site has helped me more than any other. It's bloody fantastic and full of great tips".
Hahaha, there is a place in Michigan called Gaylord!
Thanks very much for the support Dean, I hope your new purchase does you proud and makes you smile
Problem with paddleshift + email to Evilution = fixed paddleshift
Anton D sent £10.00 all the way from sunny Malta to me whilst I was freezing my balls off in Norway
Anton D wrote "as promised a small donation of £10 for helping me with the problem of my Smart Brabus paddle shift. thanks for your immediate attention and help. Excellent website and service".
Glad I could help Anton and also glad it was a simple fix. Many thanks for the support
On a wild goose chase around the SE drive because of a loose starter motor solenoid wire
Stewart M sent 20.00 after having nightmares tracking down an electrical gremlin
Stewart M wrote "I know it's not much, but I sent £20 to your evilution site last night as gesture of thanks for all of the assistance you have given me personally and through your site".
How is £20 not much! It's loads for a donation, thanks very much for the support
Yesterdays Forfour owner donates again
Rosa M sent £5.00 after she fixed her central locking problem herself after a little coaching about the possible faults, saving herself a 140 mile round drive to smart and a lot of money
Rosa M wrote "I spent an hour in my garage this afternoon following your instructions...it works - yippee! My car now locks itself when it gets to over 10mph and the central locking is working brilliantly".
I do like to hear of these success stories, it's what makes me continue to do what I do. You did well to have a go and even better that you fixed it yourself
A Forfour donation, that's rare
Rosabella M sent £5.00 from Wales to England as she tries to remedy her central locking issues on her Forfour
Rosabella M wrote "From a Damsel in Distress! Thanks so much Kane for your sound advice - I will try the mechanical option first by cleaning the lock, catch, etc and checking the lock alignment - remain positive - perhaps the central locking will work? Will let you know.".
Thanks very much Rosabella, I hope you get it sorted and don't have to resort to going to smart. Don't forget to ask on www.forfour.co.uk as well just in case they come up with any other ideas
Son of Midge Ure (probably not) has built some planes!
Clive U sent £10.00 from Leesburg in Florida US to Evil HQ in the UK. A quick search on the internet shows that Clive has built 4, maybe 5 full size kit planes that you can actually fly inside
Clive U wrote "No message was left. He was probably too busy making that noise a spoon makes when it comes in for landing loaded with food. I still do that at 36..... whilst feeding myself".
Thanks very much for the support Clive, I hope your smart and my website serve you well in the future. I'm very impressed with the planes you built, if the UK was bigger I'm sure more of us would consider doing the same
I'm sure I read too much into numbers
William H sent £19.47 . 1947! That's the year of the Roswell UFO incident. Coincidence? I don't think so. Tenuous link to fill space? Almost certainly
William H wrote "No message was left".
I like odd numerical donations, it makes me think too much. So for that I thank you and thanks again for the generousness (real word?) of your support
A donation from the land that bought you "driving around an oval at high speed for hours"
Ken J sent £17.00 From Charlotte NC (the home of NASCAR) to us in UK (the home of Formula 1)
Ken J wrote "I bought a 2008 cabrio a year ago and have used your
site numerous times when I was stumped on something. Always found an answer".
Thanks very much Ken, I hope you find buyers for your switches and also hope the site is helpful to your customers too.
Long term unemployed yet still donating to the site
Carl F sent £10.00 all the way from recession hit USA to us in recession hit UK
Carl F wrote "I am in the States and unable to donate as much as I would like due to a 3 year stretch of unemployment. Your web site has been very helpful".
Thanks very much for supporting the website, especially because of your circumstances. I hope I can answer your forthcoming problems that you are having with your car
Another unsupported American 450 owner contributes to the site
Ron B sent £15.00 after deciding to make his own paddle shifters
Ron B wrote "Thank you for your time".
Thanks very much for supporting the site with a donation Ron, I hope you get the paddles sorted
Yay! a donation from Italy that wasn't Emilio (the mad donator) Spider
Davide M sent £2.00 from the land of olive oil, Fiats and Ferraris to us in the land of Worcestershire sauce, Fords and Lotus'
Davide M wrote "No message was left".
Thanks a lot for your valued support towards the website
It is extremely hard to write anything original in here if people don't leave a message
Mark H sent £10.00 , yep, that definitely happened. From where and why, I just don't know
Mark H wrote "No message was left".
Thanks very much for the donation Mr H, I'm glad you found the site helpful enough that you decided to do so
A donation from Indonesia. A first for that continent I believe
Arwin Y sent £10.00 quite a long way to a small island from a place made of hundreds of islands. We both drive on the left too, good to see that some other countries have got it correct
Arwin Y wrote "No message was left".
Thanks for the donation and representing your country, the best of luck with your smart car
A fortwo with a phantom electrical drain, easy to determine, not so easy to locate
David B sent £10.00 to us in the coldest depths of Chelmsford. Time to get the heaters on I think
David B wrote "The small donation is for your kind e.mail Re. my smart problem I have passed the info onto my guy".
Thanks very much Dave, I hope your guy manages to come across the faulty circuit so you don't need to implement any of the bodges
More people need to use nicknames
The Jazzdevil sent £15.00 not far from Essex to Essex
The Jazzdevil wrote "In the four months I've had my Black/Black Roadster I've done a myriad of checks/jobs thanks to you and your ace site. Paramount was sealing that scuttle (just in case!). Evilution puts the fun back in car maintenance".
I'm glad that you are enjoying your Roadster (it's easily done) and I hope it keeps itself out of trouble especially if it snows
One question, one answer, one donation! Simple
Barry W sent £5.00 from Spain or England to us in England or.... nope, just England
Barry W wrote "Sent a small donation for your help".
Thanks very much, don't forget the other things that you will need to do to use an ex LHDLHT car in the UK
A donation from a guy who's Roadster got wifed out (not a spelling mistake)
Paul H sent £25.00 as he attempts to reassemble a Roadster that is a few inches shorter than it should be
Paul H wrote "A big thank you for a brilliant site and for going the extra mile by helping by email".
Thanks very much for the very generous donation to the site, it's very much appreciated. I hope you get it all sorted with no problems and as always, if you have any questions, just ask
The MeserSchmart driver contributes once again
Roy B sent £5.00 which is the 2nd donation from Wales in 2 days, odd
Roy B wrote "cheers very much Kane for all your advice/info, (battery and clutch) gonna try a Smarty specialist in Cardiff for the clutch. be well".
Thanks Roy. Glad you got the battery issue sorted and I hope the clutch problem is going to be as easy as a realignment and reteach
Back to the UK with a donation from Wales
Tim H sent £10.00 to the website to say thanks for the continued support
Tim H wrote "Just a little token to say thank you ever so much for such a useful and informative site. Please keep up the good work Tinting Tim in Wales with a 451 Brabus look-a-like".
Tar very much! So to all of you, if you want tinting or vinyl wrapping on your smart, have a look at www.ultimatetinting.co.uk
Canada comes through with monetary support
Keith H sent £10.00 all the way from the home of the Canucks to the home of the Limeys
Keith H wrote "Hi Kane, Keith aka 'smartzuuk' at CsC and lately 'SCoA' since I aim to update my 451 accordingly. Truth is, your site beats both hands down as the source of the info. I have tried to always give credit where due, and this is another time to do that....".
Thanks very much for the support Keith, much appreciated. Good luck with the 451.
I guess it's not Kenny G the world famous jazz saxophonist
Ken G sent £5.00 from Talktalk land to us in BT land.
Ken G wrote "Your site is excellent and very helpful - keep it up".
Many gratitudes to you for the site support. I hope you never have to use the site but if you do, I hope it stays helpful
Big money and time saved, donation made. Thats how it works people
Garry S sent £10.00 after having an unresettable fault with his airbags since vacuuming the car, that'll teach you to use a device meant for women
Garry S wrote "thanks for the advice re the air bag light, had a rummage around under the seat, cleaned the connector, took it to an indie, fault had gone from F to f reset, and now all ok, thanks".
Careful though, those connectors are very poor so I'd suggest changing them to something better before the fault happens again. Thanks for the support
Yay, yet another avid reader generously supports the site
Peter W sent £20.00 from Derbyshire, 200 miles down the M1 to us in Chelmsford. Luckily the money used the internet and not the road network or it wouldn't have arrived until next week
Peter W wrote "Hi Kane, greatful thanks for all your info ,i own a 451 cabrio 08 and modded the LED headlights as per instructions and i think it looks really good . At the moment i am looking to do some other mods via your site and find your input tremendous and easy".
Thanks very much for the support, good luck with the 451 and all the new parts you just bought to put on it.
Hoorah, another appreciative supporter
John C sent £5.00 from somewhere in the UK to us elsewhere in the UK
John C wrote "Token of my Appreciation, John".
Token accepted and appreciated, many thanks
Money in from Australia (I think anyway)
Stephen E sent £20.00 which was much needed, all the way from Australia (guessing by the email address)
Stephen E wrote "Thanks for a great website & sharing the info".
Thanks very much for the support, it means a lot to me. It also means I'm not far off affording a licence for PhotoShop Elements 9 so I can carry on putting information on the site after my Elements 4 stopped working
Roof catch not catching, theres a fix for that. Roof grinding, theres a fix for that too
Phill K sent £5.00 after having problems with a misaligned cabrio roof. Then after that was sorted got the standard grinding noise
Phill K wrote "Thanks kane heres to ya, phill k with brabus roof prob".
Hopefully you'll be able to sort the fault out without having to take it back to that smart place in Cambridge. Warranty or not, they'll only take the dodgy motor out
Someone has made good use of the site
Kit S sent £15.00 to say thanks for all the information that allowed them to have the confidence to carry out a few tasks by themself
Kit S wrote "You've done an excellent service to all that use it. So far, I've nearly finished carrying out a full service, including upgrading to your recommended air filter, I've put new 6.5" speakers into the doors, and a few other bits found on the site. Couldn't have done it without the information you provided, so thank you and keep up the good work".
Thanks very much for the support, it's very kind of you and is very much appreciated. If there was a LIKE button, I would click it
Monetary backup from a fortwo owner that will soon have a Roadster engine
Matty I sent £5.00 which has paid for a new mod and testing all by itself. The results will answer a question that many have asked but no one has properly tested
Matty I wrote "No message was left".
Thanks very much for supporting the site
Support from the home town of Pixar
Mike B sent £10.00 from the West coast of America to us on our tiny island
Mike B wrote "Kane - I'm in Emeryville, CA and found your site through SCoA. You've helped me many times with how to remove body panels. Thanks for your time in creating and maintaining this great resource. 10.00GBP isn't much, but wanted to contribute something".
10 quid is a perfectly generous donation if you ask me, thanks very much for thinking of us and taking the time and effort to support the site
Forum member Avalon One supports the site with cash
Alex V sent £10.00 sent PayPal cash from Avalon towers to us in the middle of nowhere during a rare time that we don't have a power cut
Alex V wrote "I hope this goes some small way towards saving the DVD collection :) Come to think of it i'm not sure how much you'd get for selling off the used Frankie Vaughan collection ;)".
Tar very much for the support Alex.
Who the hell is Frankie Vaughan? Is it Johnny Vaughans Dad?
Brighton lad lifts the Evilution fund off the zero mark
Mat B sent £5.00 from Brighton (well away from the rioting in London) to us in Chelmsford (well away from the rioting in London)
Mat B wrote "Just sent you a fiver. I've saved ten times that using your site. Cheers!".
Thanks for the support Mat, much appreciated dude
John actually sold something just so he could send money
John S sent £5.00 from the sale of recently relinquished smart items just to support the site
John S wrote "It's only a small amount - but I hope it helps a little towards hosting fees & I hope my content for the Smart CDI Intercooler Rubbing Issue article is of future use to site visitors!".
Double donation in my eyes, money and info. Thanks very much for the support John
Yay, another person supports the website
Stephen H sent £1.00 to help with the running of the site. Every little helps and £1 is infinitely more than 99.9% of the other site users send
Stephen H wrote "No message was left".
Thanks very much for the support Stephen
Support from the country that gave us the shillelagh, we took that and gave it a proper name. A big f***ing hammer
Shay G sent £30.00 over the Irish sea (and probably got sea sick on the way as it's rough out there) to us on the mainland where our car insurance isn't nearly as silly
Shay G wrote "Hi Kane...evilution is always my first port of call when I've a problem...a great source of information....Thanks, Shay".
Dia duit Shay, thanks for the support, I already have some projects lined up that this will help with
Wow, people are still AOL customers
Brendon L sent £10.00 to help support the website that has helped him time and time again.
Brendon L wrote "Thanks for this site, it, you have saved me loads of time and money over the years I have owned a Roadster. £10 seems little recompense but better than a promise, Thanks again".
You'd be amazed how many times I get emails saying someone has used my site for 5+ years and how great it is. I'll take that thanks and go and pay the hosting with it shall I?
It is always appreciated when people support the site with more than words
He can afford to subscribe to Sky and donate, must be a secret millionaire
Shaun C sent 5.00 down he satellite dish to us in an area so remote we can't even get Sky
Shaun C wrote "Great site. Saved me a whole lot of pain. Only a fiver but wouldn't it be good if everybody gave a fiver".
There is no such thing as "only" when it comes to monetary support, everything helps so for that I thank you for your contribution
We don't charge for banners on dedicated banner pages but Performance Tuning UK donated anyway
Jagdeep B sent £20.00 from just West of the M25 to Evil HQ in Chelmsford
Jagdeep B wrote "Thanks for putting my banner on mate. Jags Performance Tuning UK Ltd".
Thanks for the support Jags, I'm glad the site has already helped you with your smart, good luck with your mobile remapping
Ron Gaus sent $500 to the site, i'll write that again in case you thought it was an error. $500!
Ron Gaus wrote "made on behalf of all the past, current and future owners of smart cars who benefit from your wonderful website.".
I am still in shock, seriously speechless, thanks just doesn't seem to cover it. Ron sells smarts in USA and his customers really do come first, i'm glad the site can help him help his customers.
First the daughter and now the mum is sending me money. This is how rumours start.
Karen sent £20 for an equally non smart related issue.
(she is the mother of Rebecca who donated below).
Karen wrote "Please accept this £20 as a small, and long overdue, thank you for recovering those 'lost' files from my corrupt pen drive. The IT manager where I work - a chartered IT professional - told me that it was impossible to recover them.".
Thanks very much, I'll buy Mick a load of chocolate in the canteen. So there you go, good with smarts and recovering data from memory sticks/cards that have been corrupted by a woman, somehow. How do they do it?
We start off 2007 with a strange one, non smart related donation.
Rebecca sent £10 for recovering lost picture files from a knackered xD card.
Rebecca wrote "Kane, Thank you so much for rescuing my Paris holiday photos from my corrupted memory card. Just a little donation to your site as I really appreciate it. (hope there was nothing to awful on there!!) Thanks again".
Cheers Rebecca, have a happy new year. If anyone want copies of these pictures then just send money to the normal place :-)) I joke of course.
No one wants to see your boyfriend on the bog or shaky photos of the Eiffel tower.