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  1. conaero

    4200 Manual Clutch / Engine Light / Suspension

    Yes, and that ^^^
  2. conaero

    4200 Manual Clutch / Engine Light / Suspension

    When you bleed the clutch on a manual, you have to manually pull the clutch pedal all the way up hard to let more fluid in. If you don't, you just keep pumping air. The bearing is the same as the CC bearing and is the slave in the system so check that the seals have not gone and you would...
  3. conaero

    SMX

    Crickey,...Parisien is firmly back, here's to another 30k posts incoming shortly! FYI, its not just Phil that has gone all French and silly...its catching like the Corona virus, here is my oddball purchase that took 5 years to find...in Ireland of all places in the end.
  4. conaero

    4.2L (Cold) Rough Start/Cam Shaft Variators

    Yes, look down the front of the engine at the auxiliary drive belt. If there is a second smaller belt that goes off to the left/water pump it’s a wet sump. also if you have a standard dipstick that is attached to the engine, rather than a tank on the inner wing, it’s wet sump. 4200/GS/Spyder...
  5. conaero

    You have dementia.......

    Breakfast Club is a film that needs a mention. Cost nothing to make, no effects, small cast just pure written dialog.
  6. conaero

    The death of Supercars as we know ‘em

    If your sole trading company you can have a pool car and no CC tax
  7. conaero

    4.2L (Cold) Rough Start/Cam Shaft Variators

    QP GTS is wet sump it’s just they fitted red covers just to confuse matters.
  8. conaero

    SMX

    Afternoon fella, they are all coming out the woodwork today. Any other requests for other members I’ll give a kick to?
  9. conaero

    4.2L (Cold) Rough Start/Cam Shaft Variators

    You will also have dry sump, combined oil water pump and no 2nd stretch belt on the front of the engine and it’s not affected. Dry sump 4.2’s that do show signs of variator noise is usually attributed to failed solinoid valves on the variator caps. We have one in at the moment with this issue.
  10. conaero

    4.2L (Cold) Rough Start/Cam Shaft Variators

    DS QP is the dry sump 4200 engine. You have red cam covers yes?
  11. conaero

    4.2L (Cold) Rough Start/Cam Shaft Variators

    If left the lack of oil supply to the variators themselves will wear and have to be changed which is a front cover off job and far more expensive than the cap mod fix. The variators themselves reside at the timing chain end of the camshaft. If left further then the worn variators will reach a...
  12. conaero

    The death of Supercars as we know ‘em

    I put it through a UK vat registered company so it’s money I would have paid tax on if I claimed it. The law on Lease cars put through a UK company as pool car is half the vat back
  13. conaero

    The death of Supercars as we know ‘em

    £18-19k 2017 30k miles so quids in, in my book This was a factory order to my spec plus the pana roof. Granted this is a domestic road car and not something special.
  14. conaero

    The death of Supercars as we know ‘em

    not at all but it depends which car and which deal you get. 3 months before I gave the Audi back I see what is on Special. I have a RR Evoque on a £265pm plus vat with £2k down. I can claim half the vat back so the cost is: £2000 down 35x£290 total inc after 10% vat back: £12,150 if I bought...
  15. conaero

    SMX

    Who rattled your cage?
  16. conaero

    Alfieri update

    I thought the Alfa 6C and GTV were canned. It was released in the press a while back
  17. conaero

    SMX

    Ah Frank, Loz and Urby, lovely to have you back online, don’t be a stranger.
  18. conaero

    SMX

    We may get a visit from some of them shortly...
  19. conaero

    SMX

    It’s official, 10 years ago today myself, Loz, Parisien and Urby launched this small corner of the internet dedicated to Maserati, friendship and humour. Now a decade on, some 7k members and near three quarter of a million posts the forum continues strong, helping and supporting members...
  20. conaero

    You have dementia.......

    Star Wars, New Hope