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jwight replied to Janice's discussion Any Problems from using iridium spark plugs in smart cars?
"Just my .02 but it might be worth the drive to the smart center in Edison, New Jersey - they seem to have a good reputation. "
12 hours ago
Janice replied to Janice's discussion Any Problems from using iridium spark plugs in smart cars?
"Yes, they did a compression check on all 3 cylinder and a head gasket test and all were fine.  But all for no reason in my opinion, because if they had checked the coils in the beginning as I asked them to do, they would have found the problem…"
13 hours ago
jwight replied to Janice's discussion Any Problems from using iridium spark plugs in smart cars?
"Did they do a compression check?  Just had the persistent P0302 problem solved last month with a new cylinder head and valves due to bad valve seats on the #2 cylinder. This is not an uncommon problem with the 451 Mitsubishi engine."
13 hours ago
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Any Problems from using iridium spark plugs in smart cars?

Has anyone ever been told that their iridium plugs caused damage or any other problem in their smart car?  The MBenz dealership service I went to with a check engine light on from code P0302 first told me that there were only 2 things that could possibly be wrong: a bad head gasket or a bad engine.  When they couldn't find any evidence of that or of anything else, they finally told me that a little debris had been deposited in the coils because I had been using iridium plugs instead of OEM…See More
14 hours ago
Janice replied to Janice's discussion Too Much Play in Steering Wheel after Transmission Mount Change
"Here it is a little over a year later and the front transmission mount needed changing, along with both axle seals which were leaking.  Like magic, the steering wheel is now tighter and turns like it used to.  The same specialist…"
17 hours ago
Robert Ricewasser replied to Janice's discussion Too Much Play in Steering Wheel after Transmission Mount Change
"Ck. your tire pressure. A steering dampener shouldn't be necessary. The other thing that could have happened is if you hit something or cramped your front wheels into a curb.  Excessive play in the steering wheel should be easy to…"
Dec 21, 2013
Janice replied to Janice's discussion Too Much Play in Steering Wheel after Transmission Mount Change
"Thanks, Robert.  This morning, I went back to the foreign car specialist who changed the mount, and he said there was no damage to steering or suspension.  He said a steering damper might correct the problem, and that some wheels needed…"
Dec 21, 2013
Robert Ricewasser replied to Janice's discussion Too Much Play in Steering Wheel after Transmission Mount Change
"Changing the rear motor mount would have nothing to do with the steering system.  It is possible that the saddles on a hoist were not properly located when the vehicle was lifted or that the vehicle was not jacked up properly,…"
Dec 21, 2013

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I've been a smart owner since
August 1, 2009
I've been a smart reservation holder since
August 27, 2008
Location
NY/Connecticut
My favorite things about smart
It's so cute!
About Me
I practice shiatsu and massage, do yoga, travel to France and study organic farming.
My smart's name
The Family Pet

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