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Forum: Aston Martin
12-17-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,877
Posted By blue2000s

Has anyone tried an extractor on a Vantage? It...

Has anyone tried an extractor on a Vantage? It makes changing oil really easy on a car with a wet sump but I'd be interested to hear about how much oil can be removed on our dry sump car. It would...
Forum: Aston Martin
12-12-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By blue2000s

In Europe it's popular to legislate zero...

In Europe it's popular to legislate zero emissions within major city centers.
Forum: Aston Martin
12-12-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,490
Posted By blue2000s

The move from the 993 to the 996 is a pretty...

The move from the 993 to the 996 is a pretty close comparison to this change to the Vantage and DB. It certainly didn't sink the company, quite the opposite, but it definitely turned off alot of...
Forum: Aston Martin
12-09-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,490
Posted By blue2000s

I'm no fan of the new Vantage but I don't agree...

I'm no fan of the new Vantage but I don't agree with you there

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Forum: Aston Martin
12-07-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By blue2000s

If it's sitting at the dealer now, I'd have them...

If it's sitting at the dealer now, I'd have them install the AMR clutch and you're done.
Forum: Aston Martin
12-05-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By blue2000s

Subtitle: How to pay to destroy the value (and...

Subtitle: How to pay to destroy the value (and personality) of your classic car.
Forum: Aston Martin
12-05-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,225
Posted By blue2000s

The entire filter would need to be submerged. ...

The entire filter would need to be submerged. Try sucking water through a straw with a hole in it, doesn't work.
Forum: Aston Martin
11-28-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,363
Posted By blue2000s

I've only seen what's been posted here on the...

I've only seen what's been posted here on the board before so I can't point to any definitive spec sheets, unfortunately.
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Forum: Aston Martin
11-27-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,363
Posted By blue2000s

Having owned Porsches, I'm also familiar with the...

Having owned Porsches, I'm also familiar with the MANN filters. They are high quality, but as you say, if the bypass pressure is too low, the thick oil in this car will just be pushed passed the...
Forum: Aston Martin
11-27-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,363
Posted By blue2000s

This is the first time I've seen a legit...

This is the first time I've seen a legit suggestion for an alternative filter. Irish - what's your experience with this Mann filter? Does it match the factory bypass pressure rating?
Forum: Aston Martin
11-25-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,321
Posted By blue2000s

There's no software work involved. Just...

There's no software work involved. Just physically replace the battery and you're done.
Forum: Aston Martin
11-25-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By blue2000s

With regards to jacking in general. If the...

With regards to jacking in general. If the manufacturer provides a point of positive purchase on the chassis, such as a hole, a peg, a seam, or a slot, MAKE SURE YOU USE IT when lifting the car with...
Forum: Aston Martin
11-24-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By blue2000s

Is your car a convertible? The rear clearance...

Is your car a convertible? The rear clearance around the sill looks very restrictive compared to what I've seen before. I also don't have plugs for the holes, mine are just holes. Here's the link...
Forum: Aston Martin
11-24-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,321
Posted By blue2000s

+1 How a battery is treated is everything. ...

+1 How a battery is treated is everything. There's no reason that a high quality car battery shouldn't last ten years if treated well.
Forum: Aston Martin
11-23-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,321
Posted By blue2000s

I'm impressed with your dealer. I'd expect them...

I'm impressed with your dealer. I'd expect them to tell you it's an annual replacement item. Battery life depends on many factors, the dealer's expectation shouldn't be one of them.

AGM is a...
Forum: Aston Martin
11-23-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,321
Posted By blue2000s

Google ...

Google

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/find/aston-martin-v8-vantage-battery

https://www.batteriesplus.com/battery/car-and-truck/aston-martin/v8-vantage/2007/v8-4.3l-830cca

The parts store...
Forum: Aston Martin
11-23-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,321
Posted By blue2000s

There's nothing strange about the battery. But...

There's nothing strange about the battery. But the car does continually drain it. Before replacing, try charging the battery and testing to see if will hold the charge. Any auto parts store can do...
Forum: Aston Martin
11-23-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By blue2000s

The entertainment systems states that it's...

The entertainment systems states that it's premium when it is turned on. They should be able to catch a picture of the radio when it starts up.
Forum: Aston Martin
11-23-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 967
Posted By blue2000s

Insurance quotes don't have to do with power or...

Insurance quotes don't have to do with power or purchase price. Insurance companies base prices on actuarials of the accident rate of drivers of your profile and the costs of repairing the car...
Forum: Aston Martin
11-23-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By blue2000s

You don't want to buy paint to supply to a...

You don't want to buy paint to supply to a painter unless you know about paint systems. You also don't want to have any body work done through a dealer. They usually subcontract the work with an...
Forum: Aston Martin
11-23-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 967
Posted By blue2000s

The R8 isn't a shallow pocket car at all. Nice.

The R8 isn't a shallow pocket car at all. Nice.
Forum: Aston Martin
11-23-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By blue2000s

The only realistic purpose of waterless car wash...

The only realistic purpose of waterless car wash is if it's not practical or legal to wash the car traditionally, too cold outside, water restrictions, or something like that. It's basically a system...
Forum: Aston Martin
11-22-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By blue2000s

Are you going to paint it yourself? That's the...

Are you going to paint it yourself? That's the only reason I can think of for buying your own paint.
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By blue2000s

Sorry that I didn't mention before. It's a...

Sorry that I didn't mention before. It's a manual trans clutch.
Forum: Aston Martin
11-15-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By blue2000s

What does that take, 15 minutes? $2800/hr is...

What does that take, 15 minutes? $2800/hr is pretty impressive.
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