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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from D Spares & Tyres in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    Nice to meet you and very happy that she is going to survive. Too good to scrap.
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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from mrbenn in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    I’ve a fancy diagnostic called an x-gauge permanently connected via the obd socket. Battery voltage is the one I pay attention too. And I agree on the tip top battery. When I got diagnostics I bought the icarsoft one - which doesn’t do the clutch but does most other things. Handy too as a merc joins the fleet.
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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from mrbenn in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    I’ve learned that you don’t actually need the adjustment. Third time actuator has been off. Basically, I have always put it back in the same position and within 50 miles it has self adjusted. I have to drive 30 miles to get an adjustment done anyway so have simply saved the money. I’m sure the infinitesimal difference an electronic adjust makes does help the clutch but after a short while the car ‘teaches’ itself the correct position. I’m also sure a knackered actuator does more damage than one that is working fine.
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    messerschmitt owner reacted to messerschmitt owner in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    I’ve learned that you don’t actually need the adjustment. Third time actuator has been off. Basically, I have always put it back in the same position and within 50 miles it has self adjusted. I have to drive 30 miles to get an adjustment done anyway so have simply saved the money. I’m sure the infinitesimal difference an electronic adjust makes does help the clutch but after a short while the car ‘teaches’ itself the correct position. I’m also sure a knackered actuator does more damage than one that is working fine.
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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from Cavcraft in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    Lol £6-800 for a hardtop, £300 for the bag it goes into and £800-1000 for the suitcase. I find that you have to drive the roadster, actually thinking ahead and making sure it is in the gear you want just as you need it. If you let it do the gear changes it is hopeless but if you choose the correct gear for the roundabout or corner then it is bloody fantastic. Short ratios but intuitive when you have driven it long enough. You know what gear you want and make sure it’s in it. The change is no slower than I can do manually and is often quicker. But I never get caught out by leaving it in auto when it should be in manual mode.
     
    The alternator had seized but as it had to come off to fit a new starter it was no issue. I had a spare and had the old one rebuilt so I still have a spare.
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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from mrbenn in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    Lol £6-800 for a hardtop, £300 for the bag it goes into and £800-1000 for the suitcase. I find that you have to drive the roadster, actually thinking ahead and making sure it is in the gear you want just as you need it. If you let it do the gear changes it is hopeless but if you choose the correct gear for the roundabout or corner then it is bloody fantastic. Short ratios but intuitive when you have driven it long enough. You know what gear you want and make sure it’s in it. The change is no slower than I can do manually and is often quicker. But I never get caught out by leaving it in auto when it should be in manual mode.
     
    The alternator had seized but as it had to come off to fit a new starter it was no issue. I had a spare and had the old one rebuilt so I still have a spare.
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    messerschmitt owner reacted to mrbenn in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    Nice work. Guess the alternator had seized? Seems a common issue. Agreed on the gear change, I enjoy it. That said, I think knowing what the box is likely to do does help. Some of the Smartware is daft money now, particularly the luggage. I was pleased to find a reasonably priced Smart branded radio controlled Fortwo recently. Simple things....
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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from mrbenn in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    the smart was recommissioned this summer after a five year lay up. It’s now becoming proper shite I think and the cheapest ones are at shite prices. To put it on the road cost me an alternator and starter motor fitted at the garage plus brake drums and I gave it a full service. I’ve got some use out of the tyres that were on it but have replaced them all now. One failure to proceed only and that was a knackered clutch actuator. I changed that at £159 and 20 mins of my time. It is as much fun as I remembered and I don’t get annoyed by the gear change like the journalists all seemed to moan about. I love it and if all goes as planned I will never get rid of it. I think it’s cost me about £800 this summer but I think that should be it for a while. I will replace the rear brake shoes at some point soon as they’re getting a bit low. Strangely, it has a hardtop, the bag for the hard top and suitcase for luggage rack and if she broke terminally I could sell just those three parts and be able to afford another roadster. Such is the world of smart accessories.
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    messerschmitt owner reacted to mrbenn in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    Sorry to go briefly O/T but how is the Smart Roadster doing? I rememeber that from back in the day (have a copy of The Smart Scene in front of me!). I still have my City Coupe but thoughts are turning to selling it due to lack of use.....
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    messerschmitt owner reacted to D Spares & Tyres in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    And you and the cat!
     
    I seem to have left the handbooks and service history behind...
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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from Dirk Diggler in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    The CLK is a 2004, one owner from new with 89000 miles. Full service history, and coming with three months warranty, and an oil/filter service. Not the best equipped one I have seen, but like the Pug (bought with 24k miles four and a bit years ago), I do like one owner, well maintained cars for some strange reason. The MoT history is good - one fail on exhaust gases last MoT, so I am assuming a new exhaust is on it. There is but one advisory on the entire MoT history too. Oh, and it's not silver, so bonus colour content! Was £1800 with three month warranty.

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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from Braddon81 in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    Nice to meet you and very happy that she is going to survive. Too good to scrap.
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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from loserone in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    Nice to meet you and very happy that she is going to survive. Too good to scrap.
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    messerschmitt owner reacted to D Spares & Tyres in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    Well it's back at my place now, with some of the fleet.
    Nice car. Thanks
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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from Braddon81 in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    Weather was good and the roof was bone dry so popped hard too on for Tom.


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    messerschmitt owner reacted to Aston Martin in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I saw an opportunity.... Waited 5 minutes and went for it.


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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from blakey79 in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    The CLK is a 2004, one owner from new with 89000 miles. Full service history, and coming with three months warranty, and an oil/filter service. Not the best equipped one I have seen, but like the Pug (bought with 24k miles four and a bit years ago), I do like one owner, well maintained cars for some strange reason. The MoT history is good - one fail on exhaust gases last MoT, so I am assuming a new exhaust is on it. There is but one advisory on the entire MoT history too. Oh, and it's not silver, so bonus colour content! Was £1800 with three month warranty.

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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from jumpingjehovahs in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    Weather was good and the roof was bone dry so popped hard too on for Tom.


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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from Eddie Honda in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    Weather was good and the roof was bone dry so popped hard too on for Tom.


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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from DVee8 in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    Weather was good and the roof was bone dry so popped hard too on for Tom.


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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from D Spares & Tyres in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    Weather was good and the roof was bone dry so popped hard too on for Tom.


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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from The Moog in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    Weather was good and the roof was bone dry so popped hard too on for Tom.


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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from Dirk Diggler in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    Weather was good and the roof was bone dry so popped hard too on for Tom.


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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from Lacquer Peel in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    Weather was good and the roof was bone dry so popped hard too on for Tom.


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    messerschmitt owner got a reaction from loserone in Peugeot 306 cabriolet 2.0 for sale in blue £130   
    Weather was good and the roof was bone dry so popped hard too on for Tom.


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