My 720s has gone boom

My 720s has gone boom

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hyphen

11,465 posts

38 months

Sunday 1st December
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ian-0vc7e said:
I’m not sure why some members aren’t happy with the title. But I’ll edit it to be less click bait if I can find out how.
You haven't been here long, we just like to moan smile best to ignore us hehe

I think we all fully appreciate how distressing it was, having to use a fire extinguisher on your car must have been a hugely traumatic experience, can only imagine what that's like.

Ferruccio

933 posts

67 months

Sunday 1st December
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If I owned McLaren, and was looking to “maximise long term shareholder value”, I’d now offer a 3 or 5 year warranty on my new cars for free.

CrgT16

692 posts

56 months

Sunday 1st December
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Shouldn’t happen but these supercars are not designed with reliability in mind they are design for performance with flair and to make companies profit. They are no faster in the real world than a RS6 for example. On a track different story but even there, how many laps can they do reliably? Are they actually pointless? Joking a side glad it has been sorted and agree Mclaren should have revised the clips spec and upgrade spec as required.

rich12

1,863 posts

102 months

Sunday 1st December
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Do Thorney have all the diagnostic equipment for McLarens then?
I thought McLaren didn't let anyone else have it?

MAC 720S

677 posts

95 months

Sunday 1st December
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ian-0vc7e said:
Thanks every one for your support. No it hasn’t gone boom. But I was pretty distressed and freaked out and I hope other owners don’t have to go through that.

I used the fire extinguisher as there was smoke coming out of my car. Even the fire brigade thought it was on fire when they arrived. So I’m not sure what that comment is trying to imply. Would you stand by waiting to see if there’s a flame, potentially gaining more internal damage, when you have a Extinguisher to hand?

I’m not sure why some members aren’t happy with the title. But I’ll edit it to be less click bait if I can find out how.
I don't think you can change the title once it has been posted. Your post of the incident and the accompanying video on the ‘McLaren Owners & Enthusiasts’ FB Group has certainly generated some interesting discussion. I can now see why you thought it was smoke and used the extinguisher – I would have done the same.

Your FB profile explains you are the CEO of a Brand Marketing Agency, so I guess you don’t need any of us commenting over what’s right or wrong about the title.

RBT0

1,064 posts

67 months

Sunday 1st December
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Ferruccio said:
If I owned McLaren, and was looking to “maximise long term shareholder value”, I’d now offer a 3 or 5 year warranty on my new cars for free.
They do indeed have 3yrs warranty from new included, like many on this segment (and even lower segment) smile

Connectors

216 posts

37 months

Sunday 1st December
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davek_964 said:
Blimey. Tough crowd.
It's to be expected on the 2019 version of PH. Never does a thread last any amount of time without the idiots arriving.

OP, | hope it gets fixed quickly and you regain confidence in it.

Ferruccio

933 posts

67 months

Sunday 1st December
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RBT0 said:
Ferruccio said:
If I owned McLaren, and was looking to “maximise long term shareholder value”, I’d now offer a 3 or 5 year warranty on my new cars for free.
They do indeed have 3yrs warranty from new included, like many on this segment (and even lower segment) smile
So why all the talk of the cost of the warranty?

12pack

932 posts

116 months

Sunday 1st December
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CrgT16 said:
Shouldn’t happen but these supercars are not designed with reliability in mind they are design for performance with flair and to make companies profit. They are no faster in the real world than a RS6 for example. On a track different story but even there, how many laps can they do reliably? Are they actually pointless? Joking a side glad it has been sorted and agree Mclaren should have revised the clips spec and upgrade spec as required.
Actually they are designed to not only be track stars but also reasonably comfortable road cars. Many here use them as such.

With all due respect, think your statement about the RS6 says more about how you drive than the capability of these cars, even on the open road. With the 650 I routinely take empty roundabouts at speeds at which my Tesla would just plow on through smile

650spider

670 posts

119 months

Sunday 1st December
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ian-0vc7e said:
Thanks every one for your support. No it hasn’t gone boom. But I was pretty distressed and freaked out and I hope other owners don’t have to go through that.

I used the fire extinguisher as there was smoke coming out of my car. Even the fire brigade thought it was on fire when they arrived. So I’m not sure what that comment is trying to imply. Would you stand by waiting to see if there’s a flame, potentially gaining more internal damage, when you have a Extinguisher to hand?

I’m not sure why some members aren’t happy with the title. But I’ll edit it to be less click bait if I can find out how.
That was really unfortunate what happened...i do hope you still have confidence in the 720 when it is returned to you in as good or not better condition than before.

McLaren definitely read these forums...i have heard it from the horses mouth.

If your car is a 2017 car, i would push all the way for them to throw in an extended warranty for when the manufacturers one expires...if the dealer says no go beyond and demand it as it the least they can offer as a goodwill gesture, and its very apparent why you would require it. Costs are around £3800.

With regards to your title....if you say it went boom that is good enough for me. 

Some have over reacted in their posts but even if you could change it ( i am sure you cannot ) i would not do so to appease a minority.

The title jumps out and raises more awareness of these clips failing.

Personally, i don't think there have been enough raised instances of these failing for McLaren to roll out a replacement program or recall, and you may well find that your old clips shall be replaced with more of the same and not upgraded ones.

Please post up exactly how McLaren deals with this incident, how a demand for an extended warranty goes and what clips they fit during the repair.

Big fright for you i guess but main thing no one was hurt.


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CrgT16

692 posts

56 months

Sunday 1st December
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12pack said:
Actually they are designed to not only be track stars but also reasonably comfortable road cars. Many here use them as such.

With all due respect, think your statement about the RS6 says more about how you drive than the capability of these cars, even on the open road. With the 650 I routinely take empty roundabouts at speeds at which my Tesla would just plow on through smile
You are taking that roundabout like a race track. On the real world with other cars about there will be no different and that example of the RS6 will be just as fast, safer and more comfortable than any super car... in the real world of our roads. Sure the Macca will be more exciting, sense of occasion, etc but not really A-B faster than a fast saloon/estate.its just my opinion, I love some percare for what they are but doesn’t change the fact. On U.K. roads and driving reasonably not like a lunatic there is no difference.

650spider

670 posts

119 months

Sunday 1st December
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CrgT16 said:
You are taking that roundabout like a race track. On the real world with other cars about there will be no different and that example of the RS6 will be just as fast, safer and more comfortable than any super car... in the real world of our roads. Sure the Macca will be more exciting, sense of occasion, etc but not really A-B faster than a fast saloon/estate.its just my opinion, I love some percare for what they are but doesn’t change the fact. On U.K. roads and driving reasonably not like a lunatic there is no difference.
You should hook up with the other chappie whom was posting about souped up Audi TTs being faster than McLarens...a good place to confer would be, i don't know, maybe the Audi forum?


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12pack

932 posts

116 months

Sunday 1st December
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CrgT16 said:
You are taking that roundabout like a race track. On the real world with other cars about there will be no different and that example of the RS6 will be just as fast, safer and more comfortable than any super car... in the real world of our roads. Sure the Macca will be more exciting, sense of occasion, etc but not really A-B faster than a fast saloon/estate.its just my opinion, I love some percare for what they are but doesn’t change the fact. On U.K. roads and driving reasonably not like a lunatic there is no difference.
Not really. Suggest you try one. The RS6 will feel like a lump of lead in comparison, like my Tesla (which would leave the RS6 for dead BTW).

The “no difference on normal roads” argument against performance driver’s cars is like saying 2 wines are similar because they have similar alcohol content.


Edited by 12pack on Sunday 1st December 16:36

heihei

87 posts

143 months

Sunday 1st December
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RS6 is fast in a straight line but 2 tonnes is never going to go round corners quickly. My GT4 was way slower off the lights but v different story as soon as you needed to turn the wheel.

corinthian

112 posts

81 months

Sunday 1st December
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Nothing wrong with the title, it was a catastrophe at the time. Mid engined cars with undertrays and scalding hot exhausts filling all the spaces aren’t things to fiddle with at the side of the road, especially carbon fibre, flammable ones.
Glad it’s only a clip, do you know if the clip broke or did a hose just blow clean off? A broken clip seems very strange, the standard ones are still very good and I would have thought, more than good enough for the task, my money is on a ham-fisted spanner man spotted a weep and overtightened it at the last check over.
It doesn’t put me off buying a 720, but the worrying thought about your predicament is, if it were me, one week after picking it up, I’d likely be in the wilderness on the West coast of Scotland with no phone signal!

Good luck with the repair, I’m sure it will all be fine, but if you’d rather get one of those Audi things, I’ll take your 720 banger off your hands for £100k.

CrgT16

692 posts

56 months

Sunday 1st December
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Yes not as catasthrofic as it looked but scary for you I am sure. Enjoy it after it has been repaired!

As for my view that on everyday driving these type of cars are no better, oh well is my opinion and let's agree to disagree. On a twisty private road or racetrack, great stuff. For everyday on the south east, at least, no better than any other high powered car or saloon. Reason is although those fast saloons/estates are lumpy and handly average to poorly, the road network, law, speed cameras, other users won't allow you to exploit the excellent dynamics of the supercar chassis/handling. Not in a safe way for you or other road users. Remeber that guy that went to prison by a freak accident on a B road? I am not risk averse but long are the days of taking unnecessary chances on the public road.

Sorry off topic OP. Enjoy your car, it;s a nice one and I'a sure Mclaren will repaired it like new.

Gary C

5,419 posts

127 months

Sunday 1st December
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Taffy66 said:
davek_964 said:
Blimey. Tough crowd.

Sympathies to the OP - I'd be pretty upset if that happened to me
I agree 100%..Never saw anything wrong with his post personally..Don't think any malice was intended.
Same here.

It sounds frightening .

And with an expansion ratio of 1700:1, steam can 'explode' quite nastily, almost lost three people last year to a steam 'explosion'

And, even though a Mclaren is out of my league, it seems as if they are really stepping up and thats great to know.

Dodgy hose clips, should never happen, but things do.

As least it wasn't something like rod bolts (991 GT3 cough cough)

RSbandit

817 posts

80 months

Monday 2nd December
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Having read through this it seems it's not the first time these clips have failed on Mcl cars. Also anyone complaining about the thread title is ignoring how scary the incident would have been for the OP quite stressful and unpleasant to experience I would have thought. In general there is a certain defensiveness on this forum and sometimes it's fair given how divisive a brand Mclaren seems to be, however when actual owners have a pretty bad experience I think it'd unwarranted ...it's only a good thing if Mclaren are aware of this issue and recall all cars to have these clips replaced.

tuscaneer

6,626 posts

173 months

Monday 2nd December
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ian-0vc7e said:
I took £157,000 out of my bank account 7 days ago, gave it to McLaren, was assured that the car was checked professionally by a master tech and then boom... for 30 mins I stood watching what I thought my £157k go up in smoke.




Edited by ian-0vc7e on Saturday 30th November 09:28
nice bit of flexing there tiger rofl
i winced so hard i nearly broke my own backbiggrin

WCZ

7,346 posts

142 months

Monday 2nd December
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tuscaneer said:
nice bit of flexing there tiger rofl
i winced so hard i nearly broke my own backbiggrin
? that's how much these cars cost