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  1. #101
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    Default Re: What was the last part replaced on your smart?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAlmostInvisibleMan View Post
    I ride my mountain bike if it's less than a few miles, to the shops, to the chippy.
    Mountain bike? Is that like a motor bike but with pedals ..... ?


    Quote Originally Posted by TheAlmostInvisibleMan View Post
    Heck I've even walked to the chippy (about 2 miles or maybe a little more) , eaten them there, then walked back.
    I eat my chippy hot when I've driven home with it .... and if it's from the Chinese next door, I was a glass or 2 of wine with it.

  2. #102

    Default Re: What was the last part replaced on your smart?

    Takes this out of condition knackered legged over 40 fella around 42 minutes to do 10 miles from country to town in rush hour traffic on my electric bike., less if I had more than 8 piffling gears.
    when visiting the take-away it's my daughters job to get it back "hot n fresh" ..i'm tempted to get her a job deliveroo-ing in Cambridge on it to earn some extra cash
    (she'd need a sat nav on her handlebars though).
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    Old enough to know better.

  3. #103

    Default Re: What was the last part replaced on your smart?

    Quote Originally Posted by nlel View Post
    It’s 23.1 miles non stop once a week, which I wouldn’t call a short journey,
    That's not nearly enough to thoroughly heat the block. Depending on the engine, it takes 50-100 miles to evaporate out any moisture condensates from the oil. Its injurious to your vehicle.
    The difference between good and great is nothing more than effort and commitment.

  4. #104
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    Default Re: What was the last part replaced on your smart?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chopper View Post
    That's not nearly enough to thoroughly heat the block. Depending on the engine, it takes 50-100 miles to evaporate out any moisture condensates from the oil. Its injurious to your vehicle.
    If that were the case all the cars on this small island of Jersey would be knackered.
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  5. #105
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    Default Re: What was the last part replaced on your smart?

    Quote Originally Posted by nlel View Post
    If that were the case all the cars on this small island of Jersey would be knackered.
    They probably are. Certainly mentally challenged one would think. Take it to the mainland and ask it to do Santander to Calais and it will spit the dummy out.

  6. #106
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    Default Re: What was the last part replaced on your smart?

    My sister in Guernsey has owned quite a number of Citroen C4 Picassos, her previous one was a diesel which she drove around Guernsey then took it on the ferry to St Malo in France and drove it down to Marseille and back with no problems.

    She got rid of it because the diesel engine didn't like the sort of distances she was doing in Guernsey and needed a really long journey every so often, so she traded that in and bought a petrol engine one instead.

    Still drives it around Guernsey and isn't afraid to take it on the ferry to France if needs be.
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  7. #107
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    Default Re: What was the last part replaced on your smart?

    My Smart CDI doesn't like the low mileage much. I do maybe six miles in a day with occasional long runs, 60 miles maybe. If I don't do the long runs the oil gets a lot of diesel in it, takes a few hundred miles to bring it back down again or more normally I just drop it and stick new oil in.

  8. #108
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    Default Re: What was the last part replaced on your smart?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mjolinor View Post
    If I don't do the long runs the oil gets a lot of diesel in it.
    Same with a petrol (except it’s petrol contamination )
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  9. #109

    Default Re: What was the last part replaced on your smart?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAlmostInvisibleMan View Post
    Same with a petrol (except it’s petrol contamination )
    Well observed, the repeat short journeys causes major problems for cars in the channel islands. Engines there tend no to manage the same mileages as mainland cars do. Modern diesels are particularly bad, and thus aren't favoured there.

    You know, when citing an example you ought to actually check it proves your point before trotting it out.
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  10. #110
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    Default Re: What was the last part replaced on your smart?

    Most cars here get old before they reach the sort of mileage you'd get on the mainland. Most high mileage cars aren't sought after here. Most people prefer low mileage cars.
    Last edited by nlel; 24th August 2019 at 17:39.
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