Stupid maintenance requirements

Stupid maintenance requirements

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Chubbyross

1,846 posts

49 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Every day a journey said:
I can't remember which of the V8 Ferraris (might have been the 348) was an engine out job to do the belts which needed doing at ridiculously short intervals.
Happy to be corrected but I believe it was the 355. I was thinking of getting one and that put me right off. Rubbish automotive engineering imho if you need to remove a whole engine.

Leon R

1,436 posts

60 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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PH User said:
Leon R said:
Removing the wheel to change a bulb springs immediately to mind.

Looking at you Renault Megane.
That depends which generation of Megane that you are looking at. Some are very easy to change bulbs.
Surely from the thread title and the description of the task you can work out which generation of Megane I am referring to....

paintman

6,382 posts

154 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Leon R said:
PH User said:
Leon R said:
Removing the wheel to change a bulb springs immediately to mind.

Looking at you Renault Megane.
That depends which generation of Megane that you are looking at. Some are very easy to change bulbs.
Surely from the thread title and the description of the task you can work out which generation of Megane I am referring to....
Megane 225 was wheel off to do the headlight bulb through a hole in the wing liner.

They went one better for the side light bulb. Bumper off. I kid you not. I was sure there would be a workaround. Not that I could find or in any of the Renault forums. Thought I'd better replace both whilst I was at it!

vikingaero

5,639 posts

133 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Mazda 5 diseasal.

On the first service I asked the Service Reception for an estimated cost, thinking £200 was about right for an oil and filter splash n dash.

She came back and said "I'm so sorry, I hope you're ready for this... It's £576 because this diesel engine needs the cam cover removed to check the valve clearances and we have to refit a new gasket."

[Reminder to self: check servicing costs when buying new cars]

PH User

17,380 posts

72 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Leon R said:
PH User said:
Leon R said:
Removing the wheel to change a bulb springs immediately to mind.

Looking at you Renault Megane.
That depends which generation of Megane that you are looking at. Some are very easy to change bulbs.
Surely from the thread title and the description of the task you can work out which generation of Megane I am referring to....
The old one then.......

Leon R

1,436 posts

60 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Well hold on now, given we are on the fourth generation of Megane are you sure 'the old one' is specific enough for you?

Every day a journey

389 posts

2 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Chubbyross said:
Every day a journey said:
I can't remember which of the V8 Ferraris (might have been the 348) was an engine out job to do the belts which needed doing at ridiculously short intervals.
Happy to be corrected but I believe it was the 355. I was thinking of getting one and that put me right off. Rubbish automotive engineering imho if you need to remove a whole engine.
could both be right! biggrin

"One of the most common hurdles associated with the maintenance of most older Ferraris is the need (and expense) to replace the timing belt every 30,000 miles or 5 years. For most models prior to and including the F355 (1995-1998), replacing the timing belt(s) requires that the power plant be completely removed and reinserted into the engine bay."

from 'ere

https://www.affordablesupercar.com/post/ferraris-m...

PH User

17,380 posts

72 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Leon R said:
Well hold on now, given we are on the fourth generation of Megane are you sure 'the old one' is specific enough for you?
Yeah.

csd19

1,408 posts

81 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Limpet said:
TurboHatchback said:
Audi V8/V10 timing chains. For some reason they decided that the back of the engine was the best place for them, that they should be fearsomely complicated and that long life oil change intervals were a good idea.
A BMW speciality as well.
Add the VW VR6 to the list of silliness too. Timing chain needing done? Okay that's gearbox out, clutch out, flywheel off, then you can start replacing the chain.

M22s

334 posts

113 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Headlights which require removal of anything other than the cover, to change filaments drives me mad.

As has been suggested - I think the OEM’s engineer them so average Joe won’t attempt any DIY.

As great as some of the tech is, there is still a lot to be said for the analogue days of old.

markcoopers

454 posts

157 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Chubbyross said:
Happy to be corrected but I believe it was the 355. I was thinking of getting one and that put me right off. Rubbish automotive engineering imho if you need to remove a whole engine.
348, 355, Mondial T. all say engine out for a 3y cam belt change. Some people now say 5Y as the milages are so low and I think Scott on ratarossa has done his 355 in situ......but it looks hard work.

TVR chimaera is wheel off for headlights and sealant removal, sometimes even add a hole. Likewise for brake and clutch fluid....oh and getting to the air vent blower and the wiper motor and.....

Morgan aero 8 series 1 required: Bonnet, cowl, splitter, running boards to be removed. Front inboard NS suspension dismantling, floor and engine mounts to be removed. Aircon and water rad to be moved.........So as to get an alternator out of the BMW block....1 sodding bolt could not be accessed.

Little Pete

876 posts

58 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Renault Scenic heater motor replacement.

The Wookie

12,552 posts

192 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Every day a journey said:
could both be right! biggrin

"One of the most common hurdles associated with the maintenance of most older Ferraris is the need (and expense) to replace the timing belt every 30,000 miles or 5 years. For most models prior to and including the F355 (1995-1998), replacing the timing belt(s) requires that the power plant be completely removed and reinserted into the engine bay."

from 'ere

https://www.affordablesupercar.com/post/ferraris-m...
One of the ironies of the F40 is that it’s actually by and large much cheaper to maintain than the more mainstream models from the era. It actually has an access hatch behind the seats for belts and servicing.

Except having to replace the fuel tanks every ten years. That’s an upsetting bill

Its Just Adz

10,195 posts

173 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Lamborghini Diablo you have to remove n/s rear wheel to get to the battery.

Evo's and early GTR's, drop the oil every 6 months, regardless of mileage.

shtu

2,144 posts

110 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Quisling said:
spppooorrrrtttaahhhhhhhh
laugh

I think you'll find it's spelled SPAWWWWWWWWTAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhh

M22s

334 posts

113 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Little Pete said:

Renault Scenic heater motor replacement.
It’s no wonder the bloody things develop rattles laugh

snoopy25

1,202 posts

84 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Leon R said:
Well hold on now, given we are on the fourth generation of Megane are you sure 'the old one' is specific enough for you?
Well it's not a 2009 Megane Coupe as that's a 10mm bolt unscrewed, pull the slide bar out and the headlight slides forward hehe

Chubbyross

1,846 posts

49 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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The Wookie said:
Every day a journey said:
could both be right! biggrin

"One of the most common hurdles associated with the maintenance of most older Ferraris is the need (and expense) to replace the timing belt every 30,000 miles or 5 years. For most models prior to and including the F355 (1995-1998), replacing the timing belt(s) requires that the power plant be completely removed and reinserted into the engine bay."

from 'ere

https://www.affordablesupercar.com/post/ferraris-m...
One of the ironies of the F40 is that it’s actually by and large much cheaper to maintain than the more mainstream models from the era. It actually has an access hatch behind the seats for belts and servicing.

Except having to replace the fuel tanks every ten years. That’s an upsetting bill
Ouch! I’ll stick to Porsche ownership. At least then I only have to worry about the low chance of bore scoring and IMS bearings grenading.

CarlosSainz100

103 posts

84 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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Alfa Romeo twinsparks needing their cambelt changed at 36k intervals and usually the variator too....600 quid job...

Cfnteabag

1,110 posts

160 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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I did a service on a Hyundai IX-35 the other week, to change the fuel filter you have to remove the battery and ECU!