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  1. steve3200

    Great Idea....Smart Motorways!

    smart motorways and brexit, both completely stupid
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    Newbie from France

    bonjour, bienvenue sur ce forum
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    4.2L (Cold) Rough Start/Cam Shaft Variators

    its a fairly common issue on the 4.2/4.7 the fix is quite straightforward for most maserati specialist garages, the job is almost a 'menu' item, usually about £1,500 each side (there are two), £3,000 total, your 7k figure sounds like the main dealer price
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    QP/GT front subframes - the truth

    yes i absolutely agree with you
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    QP/GT front subframes - the truth

    a new front subframe is around £2,000 and a good used one about £1,000, whilst underneath it's sensible to do the rest of the underside with corrosion treatment/protection, fitting and treatment/protection takes about 40 hours labour, then afterwards all four wheels re-aligned with shims etc by...
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    Part/s & Rust

    I'm afraid that's not correct, the MOT can quite easily miss a badly corroded subframe as experienced with a previous QP
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    QP/GT front subframes - the truth

    i personally wouldn't buy a QP unless the subframe/s had been fully inspected or previously corrosion treated.
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    Part/s & Rust

    my advice is to get the subframe checked out and replaced if necessary
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    Part/s & Rust

    you need to get the subframe inspected properly with all the covers removed
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    Part/s & Rust

    when they do an mot they only report the rust that they can actually see, what needs to be done is that the covers/wheel arch liners need to be removed for a proper inspection, i knew of a QP that passed the MOT without problem but actually had a badly corroded front subframe which needed...
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    maserati QP wheel alignment specifications

    good point, my garage obtained the spec from a maserati dealer who emailed it to him so i never actually got to see it, all i knew was that it had to be fully fuelled and 2 x 80 kgs ballasts in the front seats (2 spare mechanics)
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    maserati QP wheel alignment specifications

    thanks for the reply, I've had it done now and it drives amazing, much better than before
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    maserati QP wheel alignment specifications

    hello, does anyone have a copy of the quattroporte wheel alignment data spec sheet? for a 2009/2010/2011 model, (shim, camber, caster, toe, track etc) thanks
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    Maserati 4200GT Gear Stick Gaiter

    i have some spare avorio leather, enough to do a gaiter with if you're interested
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    with about 60,000 litres of aviation fuel being slammed into each tower I'm amazed they didn't collapse earlier, sorry but the pre-planted explosives theory is daft.
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    Independent servicing

    Migiloire in Bromsgrove and Supercar Showrooms in Worcester
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    Avorio leather colour match

    what do you mean 'of what substance' i dont get the question, i had the feeling when i posted my tip it would be shot down in flames by a more "senior member', I'm sorry i mentioned it now.
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    Avorio leather colour match

    just a tip for owners of Avorio leather interiors, to match the colour use an acyrlic cream colour and then mix slightly with a yellow ochre colour, gives a perfect match.
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    3200GTA on The Market

    the mileage is very good and being an auto is a plus, more drivable, and also the auto is less prone to end float issues,
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    Slight Tapping Noise when cold

    i had this ticking on a 4200 a while back, the car had little use and had been stood idle for several months, after i started driving it more regularly the ticking disappeared.