This truck has its own site:
smart. eXXtra Large.
And here is my official MB100 site:
With that truck, you don't really need a car stereo. Nor do you need a subwoofer. All it takes is street bumps. Each one makes you aware, very aware, that the whole thing is a huge metal box rolling along the street on four wheels. Rumble, rumble. And anyway, the motor noise + everything is just too loud to listen to anything else besides basses, I mean BASSES. Booom, booooom.
Having enjoyed the dynamics of a motorcycle before, its fast movements, acceleration, + responsiveness, riding a truck now is like steering across the highway on a boat, or, in motorcycle terms, like riding a cow. 105 km/h is a nice travel speed, you sit up high behind the steering wheel, you arrive relaxed, and, surprisingly, you have the right of way even if you don't. Because, unlike a motorcycle, where other drivers head straight into the beams of the 60 watts headlight, being opposed with the massive front of a truck, people very strongly tend to NOT overlook you, but they pull out of the way rather early. That is very nice, and every once in a while I probe the borderlines, like not stopping at an American four-way stop crossroads can be lots of anarchic fun.
We will see how it goes. The fat boy does not have its own IP address yet, but I am sure some more images will be posted here soon or on the smart - XXL home page.
cached from mb100.de: http://www.f23.parsimony.net/forum53376/messages/2542.htm Re: glow plugs Geschrieben von Ralf Hofmann am 27. Dezember 2002 18:43:43: Als Antwort auf: Re: Engine Pre-heating malfunction. geschrieben von Klaus Hildner am 26. Dezember 2002 20:16:16: Hi Klaus, >http://f23.parsimony.net/forum53376/messages/1784.htm >states that the guy bought "Duratherm Chromium" (nachglühfähig, after glowable) + changed the control unit to another one; he actually uses vegetable oil which should not be that legal. `8-x vegetable oil as fuel is legal in Germany, but not in GB or some other countrys. >Anyone to provide instructions + a photograph on how + where to install them? `?-) Install the Duratherm Chromium like normal glow plugs and change your glow control against the new one, that's all. >What part brands + part #s are suitable? Brand is BOSCH, Bosch-part# of glow plugs for DB is 0 250 201 045, Bosch-part# for the control unit 0 281 003 096. Use the link to Dieselsend and ask for Henzo, he's much more cheaper with original parts than DC. I get my stuff also from Henzo. MfG Ralf Hofmann