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I would like to own a tractor like that. Would make easy work of clearing an old dam on the property.
 
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:13 AM
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I would be terrified to drive around in a Smart in snow that deep. Great photos showing the accumulation.
 
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Old 02-08-2019, 12:30 PM
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If you are driving a Smart around in that snow you are a brave soul. Much braver than me.
 
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well, this one has taken out 2 deer so far... and I have been driving smarts for 11 years now...

And today when I got to work, I checked the brake fluid, it was down to the min mark on the reservoir... Guess they were incorrect about the bad master cylinder. I'll baby it through until warmer weather, then go with new calipers and pads.
 
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that smart car is far safer in a wreck then our disco's
 
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Old 02-08-2019, 05:02 PM
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well, this one has taken out 2 deer so far... and I have been driving smarts for 11 years now...

And today when I got to work, I checked the brake fluid, it was down to the min mark on the reservoir... Guess they were incorrect about the bad master cylinder. I'll baby it through until warmer weather, then go with new calipers and pads.
Think about D110 (non vented) or D90 (vented) calipers up front.
 
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Good point... but why would they put a more heavy duty brake system on a lighter truck than a Discovery?? Also since I don't have any mountains or even terribly large hills, or pull trailers large enough to worry about stopping, I probably don't NEED the vented rotors, I do agree they aren't a bad idea though.
 
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Couple of things to note about Discos. They where the Freelander of their day, less expensive than a Rangie or Defender. The Disco used off the shelf parts and that doesn’t mean Rover parts. A stock Defender also wears bigger meats than 235s and generally was a work truck and not a weekend toy. It was purpose built whereas the D1 was a family wagon.
 
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Well then, good thing I have a family. I'd still be tempted if I found a 110 with LHD, v8, auto, AC and at a reasonable price...Darn Americans...
 
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Replaced pads on drivers side, found the pass side is pouring out brake fluid when it gets cold out. about 1/2 the reservoir on the Master Cylinder overnight. it is in having the caliper replaced (and pads) so hopefully it will be working for a bit. Rain the last day with warmer temps (mid 30's) with upper 40's on the way. now comes the flooding from all the melting snow.
 
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