McLaren Help..

McLaren Help..

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mikey k

12,722 posts

174 months

Tuesday 30th June
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TB993tt said:
mikey k said:
Dirty little secret of the car industry that!
Most CF you see is a veneer on a composite or plastic substrate to enable them to extra some more coin from.
It is heavier than a full autoclaved CF piece.
All CF is not what it seems wink
Errr....... well Mclaren CF parts are lighter than Mclaren palladium plastic parts, I've weighed them. If you want to know specific differences please ask.
If you read what I put wink
MOST McLaren parts are autoclaved and then painted or lacquered. So yes they are light.
The CF in my Merc and Lotus are not.
They are plastic with a CF matt "veneer" and lacquered which is the case for most of the CF parts you see (other than McLaren)

TB993tt

1,863 posts

199 months

Tuesday 30th June
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mikey k said:
If you read what I put wink
MOST McLaren parts are autoclaved and then painted or lacquered. So yes they are light.
The CF in my Merc and Lotus are not.
They are plastic with a CF matt "veneer" and lacquered which is the case for most of the CF parts you see (other than McLaren)
Too hasty smileJ







Edited by TB993tt on Tuesday 30th June 23:35

isaldiri

8,516 posts

126 months

Tuesday 30th June
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TB993tt said:
mikey k said:
Dirty little secret of the car industry that!
Most CF you see is a veneer on a composite or plastic substrate to enable them to extra some more coin from.
It is heavier than a full autoclaved CF piece.
All CF is not what it seems wink
Errr....... well Mclaren CF parts are lighter than Mclaren palladium plastic parts, I've weighed them. If you want to know specific differences please ask.
Interior CF bits that everyone obsesses about for the CF look are almost always per what mikey k says in his post...

davek_964

6,964 posts

133 months

Tuesday 30th June
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I'd be quite upset if I discovered that my carbon tub is actually a plastic tub with a carbon veneer. wink

jtremlett

934 posts

180 months

Tuesday 30th June
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davek_964 said:
I'd be quite upset if I discovered that my carbon tub is actually a plastic tub with a carbon veneer. wink
Especially if it was just as you'd slid off the road and were connecting with a tree! Not that you'd have very long to be upset if that were the case.

Rocketreid

308 posts

30 months

Tuesday 30th June
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mikey k said:
If you read what I put wink
MOST McLaren parts are autoclaved and then painted or lacquered. So yes they are light.
The CF in my Merc and Lotus are not.
They are plastic with a CF matt "veneer" and lacquered which is the case for most of the CF parts you see (other than McLaren)
Just went out and checked my Exige Cup 430 which is full of carbon. Seems the same as the Mac!!

SFO

4,886 posts

141 months

Tuesday 30th June
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I think the carbon steering wheel and centre console on Sport Series is just a thin layer of carbon on top of the standard part ..

TB993tt

1,863 posts

199 months

Tuesday 30th June
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isaldiri said:
Interior CF bits that everyone obsesses about for the CF look are almost always per what mikey k says in his post...
Yeah I Just realised I meant to quote this below not Mikey's post smile

Bertrum said:
Ex McLaren here, weight will be the standard car, so no options, also no carbon options as most are heavier than the standard ‘plastic’.

All of the demo cars would be optioned so expected to be heavier. Good luck finding a totally standard one to check.

cashewnut

31 posts

9 months

Wednesday 1st July
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Ever felt like screaming!!!!!!!

Anyone on here a member of the McLaren Owners Club UK ?

Having joined the club last night I cannot get on the Facebook page. The link is telling me its broken. I have emailed admin who were very helpful last night but still cannot get to use the Facebook page. Have not had any more response from admin so just wondering if anyone knows another way of accesing Facebook.

So frustrating as car was due to be delivered today but got a call from McLaren yesterday saying it's not ready.

Hope this not a sign of things to come.

Thanks for any help!


weebaws

188 posts

163 months

Monday 3rd August
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weebaws said:
Have any owners on here used a child seat in their Mclaren?

Son is 4 and keen to come out in the car but not sure if it's possible?
In case anyone else is looking, the Maxi-cosi Rodi Air Protect fits like it was designed for the car.

Fits perfectly in the seat and doesn't move about or leave marks on the leather.

Ideal for short sedate runs. For longer trips, he has the mrs' Volvo.

caminator11

211 posts

56 months

Tuesday 4th August
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Taken the plunge and collecting a track pack 720s next week. I didn't want to spend the money until I drove one....utterly addictive.

Can anyone educate me on what owners groups I could look to join?

Cheers


RBT0

1,335 posts

77 months

Tuesday 4th August
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Wow.

720S track pack.

Just a rarity, picture please!

Congrats!

McLaren Owners Club I guess?

Why not starting with the free of charge Facebook Technical Group owned by Thorney?

I can add you on my 600LT Owners Whatsapp Group, only if you “upgrade” to a 600 LT (joking!)

PompeyReece

972 posts

47 months

Tuesday 4th August
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caminator11 said:
Taken the plunge and collecting a track pack 720s next week. I didn't want to spend the money until I drove one....utterly addictive.

Can anyone educate me on what owners groups I could look to join?

Cheers
McLaren Owners Club on Facebook is £50 a year ( I think) but need a VIN to join but private to owners only. Think senior Mac executives also engage with the group?

Free Mac club started by Thorney on FB is a good place to start if buying but possibly not as involving as the MOC which organise drives etc.

MAC 720S

1,167 posts

105 months

Tuesday 4th August
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caminator11 said:
Taken the plunge and collecting a track pack 720s next week. I didn't want to spend the money until I drove one....utterly addictive.

Can anyone educate me on what owners groups I could look to join?

Cheers
Join the MOC UK. It uses FB to communicate with members because it is simple, but it isn’t really just an FB Group - it is just a tool to communicate. Lots of events, discounts and advice / support. Tours of factory, McLaren corporate invites and track days - well worth the £50 just for that. The organisers have regular meetings with McHQ to feedback ownership experience and learn what is in the pipeline.

There is an international FB Group named ‘McLaren Owners and Enthusiasts’ as well as ‘McLaren Owners Technical Group’.

I have a 720S track pack. Enjoy yours, it is mental.

caminator11

211 posts

56 months

Tuesday 4th August
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MAC 720S said:
Join the MOC UK. It uses FB to communicate with members because it is simple, but it isn’t really just an FB Group. Lots of events, discounts and advice / support. Tours of factory, McLaren corporate invites and track days - well worth the £50 just for that. The organisers have regular meetings with McHQ to feedback ownership experience and learn what is in the pipeline.

There is an international FB Group named ‘McLaren Owners and Enthusiasts’ as well as ‘McLaren Owners Technical Group’.

I have a 720S track pack. Enjoy yours, it is mental.
I'll wait until it arrives and I have the vin

Thanks for the info!


MAC 720S

1,167 posts

105 months

Tuesday 4th August
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caminator11 said:
I'll wait until it arrives and I have the vin

Thanks for the info!
Because it is a ‘private’ FB Group, you won’t find it. It only becomes visible after you have been given the details and after access is approved. You need to register here first of all > https://www.mclarenowners.org.uk/

macdeb

7,585 posts

213 months

Saturday 10th October
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McLarenGuru said:
Hi all, after years of scrolling through these forums, i have finally gave in and created my own username. I understand this is a forum, and people are entitled to their own opinions, however there is a lot of nonsense that is thrown around on here regarding McLaren as a brand.

I would love to give owners advice/resolutions for issues/recommendations etc, i would love to give potential owners advice on these things also... as i feel the brand does take a beating on here, which is very frustrating when McLaren actually build probably the best performance cars on the road today (i am sure the other owners on here feel the same).

A bit about me, i have extensive knowledge of the brand, having worked for them for over 4 years, and i can honestly offer an unbiased, yet factual view on all concerns/questions.

If anyone has any questions etc, please PM me, i will monitor these regularly.. or simply ask anything on this thread. I hope i can be useful to some people... thanks.

Edited by McLarenGuru on Saturday 6th June 15:42
Hello, first off thanks for offering services. Bit of a silly question really but I went to view my first 12c today as I'm almost in a position to purchase, the right colour/year/spec/miles etc, but I was worried by a couple of things. Firstly the rear bumper was a different shade to the rest of the car by some margin. Secondly and more worrying was that there was a grinding/rattling noise that seemed to be at a coasting speed or light throttle when moving off. Now my thoughts are it could be auxilliary device at best or clutch/gearbox at worst. The owner, though a really nice enough chap said he hadn't noticed either and would be putting a new McLaren warranty on the car. I really liked the car but my head is thinking on. Looking for reassurance I suppose when I really already know full well it shouldn't be there. Any advice on either would be appreciated? Thanks in advance and promise not to be a nuisance.


Edited by macdeb on Saturday 10th October 16:54

LotusJas

1,125 posts

189 months

Saturday 10th October
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MAC 720S said:
Because it is a ‘private’ FB Group, you won’t find it. It only becomes visible after you have been given the details and after access is approved. You need to register here first of all > https://www.mclarenowners.org.uk/
This ^^^


PistonGuy66

284 posts

11 months

Sunday 11th October
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Had this come up today, anyone else had this come up?

650spider

1,227 posts

129 months

Sunday 11th October
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PistonGuy66 said:

Had this come up today, anyone else had this come up?
Never seen that one before.

Lock it and leave it until the morning; could well be one of the randoms that reset themselves.