McLaren 600LT

McLaren 600LT

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RBT0

1,064 posts

67 months

Thursday 8th August
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Great, thanks to the moderators we have now a proper topic focused on the 600LT where owners can share experience and help each other.

I’ll try to collect here my previous comments on the car spread on other topics.

Think I’ve already asked if there’s a electronic copy of the owners Manual but didn’t have any reply...

Also, other questions:

Has anybody noticed that side intakes have no grilles so basically radiators are exposed, clearly visible when opening the door?

Where can I find the tool to remove the service cover (not that I need it so far...but better if I know).


MAC 720S

677 posts

95 months

Thursday 8th August
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RBT0 said:
Great, thanks to the moderators we have now a proper topic focused on the 600LT where owners can share experience and help each other.

I’ll try to collect here my previous comments on the car spread on other topics.

Think I’ve already asked if there’s a electronic copy of the owners Manual but didn’t have any reply...

Also, other questions:

Has anybody noticed that side intakes have no grilles so basically radiators are exposed, clearly visible when opening the door?

Where can I find the tool to remove the service cover (not that I need it so far...but better if I know).
Manual: Had a look at the McLaren UK website, but can't see the manual. I'll ask MOC UK members if anyone has it.
Exposed Radiators: Same with the 720S
Service Tool: If it is the same type of service cover arrangement as the 720S, there should be a TORX key in the same bag as the tyre repair kit.



Edited by MAC 720S on Thursday 8th August 23:59

RBT0

1,064 posts

67 months

Friday 9th August
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Thank you, appreciated.

Jer789

6 posts

46 months

Saturday 10th August
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When I picked up my 600LT I was told No access to service cover as McLaren didn’t want me messing around in there!

MAC 720S

677 posts

95 months

Saturday 10th August
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Jer789 said:
When I picked up my 600LT I was told No access to service cover as McLaren didn’t want me messing around in there!
Where do you top the oil and water up? On the 720S it is beneath the rear engine cover. Undo two TORX bolts which releases the grill and top half of engine cover. The filler points are beneath. I'd be V surprised if they restrict access to oil and water on the 600LT.





Jer789

6 posts

46 months

Saturday 10th August
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I didn’t misunderstand dealer as picked up a 570S for my wife a few days before and was shown lift up panel for oil and water. I presume I go back to dealer if levels drop?

RBT0

1,064 posts

67 months

Saturday 10th August
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There is a service cover and indeed tool should be on frunk to access oil and water cap.

Nice colour, McLaren orange?


993AL

1,891 posts

166 months

Saturday 10th August
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Jer789 said:
I didn’t misunderstand dealer as picked up a 570S for my wife a few days before and was shown lift up panel for oil and water. I presume I go back to dealer if levels drop?
What does it tell you in the handbook with regard to topping up oil/water? does it give instruction how to access the fill points etc or does it tell you to contact the dealer?

MAC 720S

677 posts

95 months

Saturday 10th August
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Jer789 said:
I didn’t misunderstand dealer as picked up a 570S for my wife a few days before and was shown lift up panel for oil and water. I presume I go back to dealer if levels drop?
It seems a bit odd that you don't have access to top-up oil and water on the 600LT. Under normal driving conditions, I understand the engine will use approximately 0.1 litres of oil every 600 miles, possibly more for a new engine. I've recently gone through an issue where the engine has consumed 2 litres in 6K miles, which is double what McLaren expects to see. No oil leak and not burning oil. I needed access to top up the oil myself. Apparently, the oil has been accumulating at the top of the engine within some sort of a vacuum which has not allowed the oil to correctly flow back down to the oil tank (there isn’t a sump) where the oil measurement takes place. The Dealership has replaced the cam covers which should fix the fault. I only collected the car last week so haven’t had the opportunity to put some miles on it to check.

Top tip: Regularly check the oil level. It takes 2 minutes.

LotusJas

908 posts

179 months

Saturday 10th August
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Jer789 said:
When I picked up my 600LT I was told No access to service cover as McLaren didn’t want me messing around in there!
Makes no sense. Sounds like the dealer was clueless. You need access to oil, as others have said, just in case. Check the manual.

Although my car used no (measurable) oil at all in 13 months, so I've never accessed below the cover myself.

Jer789

6 posts

46 months

Saturday 10th August
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It seems I was given duff information!!

RBT0

1,064 posts

67 months

Saturday 10th August
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That's it!

Don't know if the screws are lose or stay in place with the cover when removed?


threespires

3,327 posts

159 months

Saturday 10th August
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MAC 720S

677 posts

95 months

Saturday 10th August
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RBT0 said:
That's it!

Don't know if the screws are lose or stay in place with the cover when removed?
I would imagine they are the same design as the 720S. They only need a small turn and will stay in place. Similar to a DZUS fastener.

RBT0

1,064 posts

67 months

Saturday 10th August
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Great, proper engineering, love it!

andrew

8,818 posts

140 months

Sunday 11th August
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MAC 720S said:
RBT0 said:
That's it!

Don't know if the screws are lose or stay in place with the cover when removed?
I would imagine they are the same design as the 720S. They only need a small turn and will stay in place. Similar to a DZUS fastener.
saves you dropping them down the exhaust !

RBT0

1,064 posts

67 months

Sunday 11th August
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That is my number one fear! For instance, it has been a windy week end, what if a leaf drops inside? lol

LotusJas

908 posts

179 months

Sunday 11th August
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RBT0 said:
That is my number one fear! For instance, it has been a windy week end, what if a leaf drops inside? lol
Extra flames smile

RBT0

1,064 posts

67 months

Monday 12th August
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RBT0 said:
Just back from what I would say was my first proper drive on my 600LT, on a known route, with more familiarity with the car.

W o w.

Exhaust sound on the cabin is a constant thing, the burble is always there, even at idle. Driving in Sport P, Sport H and Manual atm, as doing running in.

Managed to try a tunnel with side window slighlty lowered, not pushing really hard but dropped a gear and accelerated to 5.5k rpm and sound was insane, had a big smile!

Today C&M are doing a Nissan GT-R event, imagine they were over crowded.

Honestly atm I want to enjoy the car w/o any distractions, so apol's if I haven't proposed any meeting there...

RBT0

1,064 posts

67 months

Thursday 15th August
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German publication Sport Auto got a chance to set a Nürburgring lap in a 600LT recently with driver Christian Gebhardt behind the wheel. He was able to lay down a wildly quick 7:08.82—less than a second slower than the time he set in a 720S earlier in 2019.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_0tK-jI_qA