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Normal Mod Warning Lights450 Fortwo451 Fortwo452 Roadster453 Fortwo/Forfour454 Forfour

The speedo can illuminate many different symbols to tell you what is going on. You see a few of them light up when you start the car, maybe one flashes at you now and then. Do you really know what they all mean?

Normal Mod Warning Symbol Modification450 Fortwo

Marc's idea was to remove the original warning displays and replace them to allow a LEDs to be used behind them and to give the dash a better look.

Normal Mod Washer Bottle Cap450 Fortwo

The washer bottle cap doesn't stand up to UV light and degrades, you could just replace it with another one, or…

Normal Mod Wastegate Noise450 Fortwo451 Fortwo452 Roadster453 Fortwo/Forfour454 Forfour

For many years, the chatter/twitter noise heard when changing gear or lifting off the accelerator was thought to be the wastegate.
I proved this to be wrong and now it's common info. But what is it? Is it good or bad?

Normal Mod Wastegate Servicing450 Fortwo452 Roadster

It has been noted that a build up of rust around the wastegate pivot can affect the movement of the wastegate arm. A seized arm won’t work properly and will affect performance.

Premium Mod Waterproofing The SAM Unit450 Fortwo451 Fortwo452 Roadster

It is a fairly common complaint that the Roadster leaks and the water destroys the SAM unit causing electrical problems. Lets waterproof the SAM unit

Normal Mod What Are The Panels Made Of?450 Fortwo451 Fortwo452 Roadster453 Fortwo/Forfour454 Forfour

Every now and then I get the question, what plastic are the exterior panels made of. It's so rarely asked that I never bothered making a page about it but I just got asked it again and it took me far too long going through all my notebooks to find the information....

Normal Mod What Panels Fit What450 Fortwo451 Fortwo452 Roadster453 Fortwo/Forfour454 Forfour

Now smart no longer sell precoloured panels you have to find them elsewhere, find out what panels will fit your car.

Premium Mod Wheel & Spacer Calculator450 Fortwo451 Fortwo452 Roadster453 Fortwo/Forfour454 Forfour

What Size Spacers Can I Fit? It's a fairly common question that is usually very simple to work out. Look here. What If I Can't Take Physical Measurements? If you don't have the wheels or the can't bolt directly to the hub for the simple measurement to take place,...

Normal Mod Wheel Alignment Settings450 Fortwo451 Fortwo452 Roadster453 Fortwo/Forfour454 Forfour

What Is Wheel Alignment (AKA Tracking)? Alignment is the angle, tilt and direction that the wheels and tyres face on the car. They are rarely dead vertical and facing dead straight as adjusting these figures can change the way the car behaves and handles. Negative...

Normal Mod Wheel Bolt Dimensions450 Fortwo451 Fortwo452 Roadster453 Fortwo/Forfour454 Forfour

450 Wheel Bolts These can be used on all 450 standard factory alloys and steel wheels. Note the radius seat. You should not use tapered seat bolts on a wheel designed for radius seat bolts. 451 Wheel Bolts These can be used on all 451 standard factory alloys and steel...

Normal Mod Wheel Bolt Key Storage450 Fortwo451 Fortwo452 Roadster

If you have alloys and you aren't silly you probably have security wheel bolts holding your wheels on. These are replacement wheel bolts with a special design shape that matches a removal key. The removal key slots over the head of the bolt and allows removal of the...

Normal Mod Wheel Bolt Torque Figures450 Fortwo451 Fortwo452 Roadster453 Fortwo/Forfour454 Forfour

Model Newton Metres Foot Pounds 450 Fortwo 110Nm 81 ft/lb Crossblade 110Nm 81 ft/lb 451 Fortwo 110Nm 81 ft/lb 452 Roadster 120Nm 88.5 ft/lb 453 Fortwo & Forfour 105Nm 77.5 ft/lb 454 Forfour 120Nm 88.5 ft/lb Why is the Roadster wheel torque different to the fortwo...

Premium Mod Wider Front Wheels450 Fortwo451 Fortwo452 Roadster453 Fortwo/Forfour454 Forfour

The standard narrow tyres fitted to many of the fortwos causes severe understeer, you turn the wheel in a corner but the car goes straight on. You need wider front wheels and tyres for increased grip.

Premium Mod Window Switch SMDs450 Fortwo

The window switches aren't lit but they do have the contact inside waiting for some SMD LEDs so let's through a couple in each and see how it looks.