Mike Byrne's Blog (4)

SMART 2.0

Had my 10K service combined with the 2.0 upgrade, Holy Cow, what a difference! 49mpg on the 160 mile drive home this afternoon, and I'm stunned over the way the transmission paddle shifts now... The Lost Skate is a year old now, no regrets that's for sure!

Added by Mike Byrne on June 26, 2009 at 7:53pm — 3 Comments

Windshield Replacement

The Lost Skate took a stone hit in San Diego last Monday in a violent rainstorm... I learned a few things about Smart glass and happiness is not having the rain sensor with regard to price, holy-cow! Safelite online was as easy as it gets and the PPG glass they installed was tip-top in quality. I do have a caution to share if you've not had the pleasure of replacing the windshield: Be sure the technician insulates the pivot screw on his right angle knife as it will scratch the window post. I've… Continue

Added by Mike Byrne on February 12, 2009 at 6:47pm — 5 Comments

Soft Top Protection

What do folks use to protect the material on our Cab's top? This is my first experience with a soft top and I live in a very UV harsh environment... Any thoughts or suggestions??

Added by Mike Byrne on September 30, 2008 at 11:28am — 6 Comments

First Repair

Well Smart Fans...at 3250 miles I had my first repair made on the Lost Skate, a small sensor in the secondary air system. The Check Engine light illuminated steady about a hundred miles back so I called for an appointment. Scheduling was easy at the dealer in Riverside, CA. (Walter's Mercedes) and the experience was good but a bit unusual.



I did insist on an oil change, living in the desert where even the best filtration is suspect, they thought I was nuts. I've grown up on oil… Continue

Added by Mike Byrne on September 19, 2008 at 8:42pm — 2 Comments

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