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Forum: Aston Martin
02-18-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,606
Posted By rcfurse

Smile No clutch worries

The clutch on the 1st gen Vanquish is a worry because although the transmission (T56) is bullet proof, the clutch isn't. It is not that it is weak or inferior. It is that you have very little control...
Forum: Aston Martin
02-13-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 10,561
Posted By rcfurse

Engine failure

As someone who has looked at a fair few heads I don't think I have ever seen the inside of an engine look that dry before - looks like a lubrication problem- the chirping sounds like a dry bearing...
Forum: Aston Martin
02-12-2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By rcfurse

Sportshift

Perhaps it would help you guys if I explain how the software running the sportshift system works. It derives from the system they first used on the Vanquish (the 2003 one). It is no more or less than...
Forum: Bentley
02-10-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 727
Posted By rcfurse

New Continental GT

Got three unlimited laps of Oulton Park in the all new Continental GT last week. Unbelievable. I never thought anyone could make a 2 ton car handle and feel like a Lotus but it did. I have three...
Forum: Aston Martin
02-10-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,606
Posted By rcfurse

Why you should buy a 1st Gen Vanquish

It was hand built. The last Aston to be built in Newport Pagnell, home to Astons from David Brown onwards.
They only made 2,500 or so
It still looks new even though it was conceived in 2000
The...
Forum: Aston Martin
02-10-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,606
Posted By rcfurse

1st Vanquish

I have done 23k in the last two years. No issues with clutch because I fitted a bullet proof GM 6 speed auto box. Plug and play so the car can go back to stock if next owner wants to. There is a TON...
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