What have you done to your Maserati today?

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Well done trying.
Full marks for persistence.
It's phenomenal how simple jobs, like changing a battery - a component which all cars have had since the invention of horseless carriages, can prove to be quite impossible.
I think that was the problem, Felonious Horse kept getting in the way!
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Felonious Crud

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Well done trying.
Full marks for persistence.
It's phenomenal how simple jobs, like changing a battery - a component which all cars have had since the invention of horseless carriages, can prove to be quite impossible.
Compared to doing the Maser GTS battery, it's a right bloody pain in the arris. The worst part (ignoring the hex bolt at the back which is accessible only to earthworms) is the front clamps, which slide off to allow the removal of the battery. Well, they would slide off, but there's a large piece of car in the way, so they don't. One 'how-to' showed how to use an angle grinder to solve the problem. I used brute force, cussin' and coffee.
 

Felonious Crud

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Following on from my weekend triumphs, today I booked my notMaser in to have the correct battery fitted by a trained professional.

Oddly, he appeared to be equally happy if I were to do it myself. **** that. I know I can do it, and I have no need to prove it again.
 

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Annual oil and filter change on my 3200 and - whilst I was at it - changed the air filters and fuel filter too as they hadn't been done for a while. The oil (Selina Racing 10w60) was black after only a year / 4K miles. I put Shell Helix Ultra Racing 10w60 in. Had great difficulty undoing the sump drain plug. I reckon the independent who serviced the car last year was a bit over the top with their torque setting. I know they have to be careful, but I wasn't expecting to use a club hammer on a breaker bar to shift it! The plastic air filter housings on these cars really are rubbish, a let down for what was quite an expensive car when it was new. Changing the fuel filter was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I'll add some more information to the thread on that topic as it may help others in the future.
 

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Annual oil and filter change on my 3200 and - whilst I was at it - changed the air filters and fuel filter too as they hadn't been done for a while. The oil (Selina Racing 10w60) was black after only a year / 4K miles. I put Shell Helix Ultra Racing 10w60 in. Had great difficulty undoing the sump drain plug. I reckon the independent who serviced the car last year was a bit over the top with their torque setting. I know they have to be careful, but I wasn't expecting to use a club hammer on a breaker bar to shift it! The plastic air filter housings on these cars really are rubbish, a let down for what was quite an expensive car when it was new. Changing the fuel filter was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I'll add some more information to the thread on that topic as it may help others in the future.
I sourced two new filter boxes for mine, yet to fit.