Murcielago Maintainance without the Lambo Tax

Murcielago Maintainance without the Lambo Tax

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Ferruccio

925 posts

66 months

Friday 8th November
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simonspider said:
Ref the starter motor..

Mine is the original one from delivery in 2004 and hasn’t been touched since. It did suffer from slower turning of the V12 a few years ago but this wasn’t the motor it was a corroded earth strap.
Gentlemen check your earth straps.. mine was replaced for £60 and it spins like new.

By the way it’s just hit 275,000 miles and it going like a train. Here it is nearing the artic circle in Norway this summer

Mine’s done 37,000 and people think that that’s a lot!

Patrick-Peter

158 posts

30 months

Saturday 9th November
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Ferruccio said:
simonspider said:
Ref the starter motor..

Mine is the original one from delivery in 2004 and hasn’t been touched since. It did suffer from slower turning of the V12 a few years ago but this wasn’t the motor it was a corroded earth strap.
Gentlemen check your earth straps.. mine was replaced for £60 and it spins like new.

By the way it’s just hit 275,000 miles and it going like a train. Here it is nearing the artic circle in Norway this summer

Mine’s done 37,000 and people think that that’s a lot!
Mines done 37,000 as well. Seems we got a lot of catching up to do to get near 275.000 miles.

Patrick-Peter

158 posts

30 months

Saturday 9th November
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carspath said:
Battery :

Various Official Lambo Dealers said that I would need to get an official Lambo battery as a replacement .... and the cost was about £800 .
Pangbourne did not have an official Lambo battery in stock , and neither did the factory , and sourced a replacement for £186 , which they fitted for free ( involves taking off the wheel , the wheel arch liner , and then it’s an awkward reach deep in to access the battery terminals )
Do you know what make and spec the battery is as mine is dying and not really in the mood for paying silly money for a battery. Mine is not the right battery and think its too small to properly start the car even on a good day.

Ferruccio

925 posts

66 months

Saturday 9th November
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Patrick-Peter said:
carspath said:
Battery :

Various Official Lambo Dealers said that I would need to get an official Lambo battery as a replacement .... and the cost was about £800 .
Pangbourne did not have an official Lambo battery in stock , and neither did the factory , and sourced a replacement for £186 , which they fitted for free ( involves taking off the wheel , the wheel arch liner , and then it’s an awkward reach deep in to access the battery terminals )
Do you know what make and spec the battery is as mine is dying and not really in the mood for paying silly money for a battery. Mine is not the right battery and think its too small to properly start the car even on a good day.
I got an AGM battery from Dave at Pangbourne. I think it was between £300 + £400. But worth it.

carspath

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506 posts

124 months

Saturday 9th November
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Hi Patrick ,

I,m sorry but I don’t know what battery make or model David fitted to my car ..... and it doesn’t say on Lambo Pangbourne,s invoice .
I just know that Pangbourne had it on their shelf , and David was happy with fitting a non OEM battery .... I specifically discussed this point with him .
Others I spoke to said any battery would do ( see provisos below ) , which makes sense .


There were 2 important points to look out for :

1. Make sure that the ampere output is sufficient for your model .... as per the owners manual

2 . Each terminal needs to be at the correct end of the new battery , as I believe that the +ve and -ve leads are relatively short , and will not be long enough to be taken across the full length of the battery , should the terminals on the new battery turn out to be positioned the opposite way round