3200 Starter Motor

MUC3200GT

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#42
sorry when I was not so clear, I was refering to the washers for the 16 bolts of the manifold- it looked that some experienced washers which needs to be taken care of while it looks that on the manifold I have, there are few positions with washers while other position dont seem to have them - (however there is a kind of fixed washer in all bolt position however which doesnt break loose as it is really tight)
 
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#43
This thread has prompted me to replace my knock sensors (looming MoT and CEL!) I will also replace the 4 short pipes with Silicone - any idea their diameter so I can buy a straight length and cut to size? I have bought the 8 'O' ring seals for the inlet manifold and the 4 'O' rings for the water connections, but NOT the rectangular one underneath the TB (Do I need to remove this?)

I am quite handy with spanners and looking forward to saving the £600 repair costs for this not too difficult job.
 

Roberts Aerospace

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I am quite handy with spanners and looking forward to saving the £600 repair costs for this not too difficult job.
If people are willing to pay £600 for that, I should double my hourly rate!

As you say, it's not difficult if you know what you're doing, just time-consuming. The challenging part of the job is when the hex head bolts round off, so make sure you have some suitably sized extractors on hand to remove them. And, some stainless steel replacements if the originals get mashed up.

Mike.
 
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#46
Thanks - I will buy some silicone tube and cut to size. Now my engine has developed a serious misfire and won't rev freely I need to do this sooner rather than later
 
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#47
All completed - bit time consuming, air lock in water system took a bit of time to clear.
Now ARGHhhhhhhhh! A leak in the V so it's intake manifold off.
I replaced every pipe so it must be a be a dodgy clip - I replaced all of them as well - or did I forget to tighten one?
Very annoying

Engine ran smoothly though so got to look on bright side
 
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#48
Thank you so much for this conaero. The instructions are perfect! I left my cabin light on causing my battery to go low and I kept trying to start my car until the motor smoked. The 16 bolts are VERY difficult to undo, I could not do mine alone, I replaced them with new ones after. But apart from that it went well (it took me all day to do). I got coolant in the V and did not change my knock sensors, 2 week later I got a check engine light so I had to do it all again to do the knock sensors. Fortunately my boyfriend had 2 new ones he had never used which I fitted. A pic is below if it helps anyone. 2A633039-F651-495B-8D89-CB61C406336A.jpeg
 
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#49
Pipe 8 goes to air just incase anyone attempts this job and has no idea what to do with it! Mike from the Maserati Shed kindly helped me before I plugged it up.

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conaero

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Thank you so much for this conaero. The instructions are perfect! I left my cabin light on causing my battery to go low and I kept trying to start my car until the motor smoked. The 16 bolts are VERY difficult to undo, I could not do mine alone, I replaced them with new ones after. But apart from that it went well (it took me all day to do). I got coolant in the V and did not change my knock sensors, 2 week later I got a check engine light so I had to do it all again to do the knock sensors. Fortunately my boyfriend had 2 new ones he had never used which I fitted. A pic is below if it helps anyone. View attachment 50183
No probs. A lady, doing 3200 mechanics...you have my interest.

I think I know your boyfriend, he would have a certain MC12 would he?
 
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#51
Ohh, cool, must be business buddies, should of guessed by your perfect instructions! I did not even know what a torx bit was, but I fancied having a go. I found it very therapeutic actually, but it is a difficult job. Yes one of many cars, all inferior to a 3200 :p
 

conaero

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Ohh, cool, must be business buddies, should of guessed by your perfect instructions! I did not even know what a torx bit was, but I fancied having a go. I found it very therapeutic actually, but it is a difficult job. Yes one of many cars, all inferior to a 3200 :p
Joseph has offered me a go in it, your welcome to offer me a ride in the 3200 also and Ill give you my honest opinion :)