A blog about my current cars; an archive of my past ones

Camshaft Solenoid Valve Replacement

Apparently a relatively common issue on the turbo-engined versions of this generation of Smart, a faulty camshaft solenoid valve often manifests itself through rough idling… or in my case wildly fluctuating revs on cold starts.

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Tailgate Pull Strap Replacement

Super-quick and easy to fit, but pick a bright colour and it’ll really make a difference when finding the pull strap to close the boot in the dark. It also helps that this particular example, made by nero16v on eBay, is a smidge larger and therefore easier to hook a thumb into. Highly recommended…