McLaren Help..

McLaren Help..

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macdeb

7,586 posts

213 months

Tuesday 13th October
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macdeb said:
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
tumbleweed anyone?

Crazy4557

423 posts

152 months

Tuesday 13th October
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macdeb said:
tumbleweed anyone?
Get it booked into Thorney's for an PP inspection and ask them to report on the noise, if they don't know then no-one does. If it's got a clean bill of health and this issue diagnosed then negotiate the price down to cover the fixing and repainting the rear bumper.
McLaren don't give out paint codes so possibly an independent has had a go and matching but not quite got the right shade. To get it 100% it needs to go to a McLaren approved paint facility which are mainly accessed via the main dealer network. Expensive but it'll be right first time.
If it comes with a McLaren warranty then it's going to be fully supported so that should give you confidence to proceed as long as the issues above are sorted.

12pack

1,125 posts

126 months

Wednesday 14th October
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PistonGuy66 said:

Had this come up today, anyone else had this come up?
I understand there is an internal battery inside the McLaren factory fitted tracker that can be replaced. Is your monitoring servicing reporting an issue with seeing the car?

PistonGuy66

284 posts

11 months

Thursday 15th October
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12pack said:
PistonGuy66 said:

Had this come up today, anyone else had this come up?
I understand there is an internal battery inside the McLaren factory fitted tracker that can be replaced. Is your monitoring servicing reporting an issue with seeing the car?
Thats the thing,the monitoring service is not active and hasnt been since we got the car (its in a alarmed garage) i disconnected the battery and left if for half hour but didnt clear it? Vodafone are going to see if they can clear it,and if that diesnt work i think it will have to go over to Hatfield.

davek_964

6,966 posts

133 months

Thursday 15th October
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I guess the fact that you don't subscribe to VF doesn't mean the battery won't go flat in the Tracker. Guess we all have that to look forward to at some point.

PistonGuy66

284 posts

11 months

Thursday 15th October
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If thats the case,i wonder if Vodafone will pay the bill to get the fault cleared of the car if it has to go back to Mclaren? Whats given me the zig is that we are going to sell it, and this warning came up when i was going to take it over to the guy that is going to sell it for me. rolleyes

Edited by PistonGuy66 on Thursday 15th October 19:31

Kent Border Kenny

856 posts

18 months

Thursday 15th October
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PistonGuy66 said:

Had this come up today, anyone else had this come up?
Which model is this?

PistonGuy66

284 posts

11 months

Thursday 15th October
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Its a 650s Spider smile

Edited by PistonGuy66 on Thursday 15th October 20:16

Abe Froman

1,355 posts

207 months

Thursday 15th October
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Purple Man said:
Hello,
Can you give me the main difference of the facelift 720s that came out late 2018, over the gen 1 720s.
Thanks
Yes I’ve been after this info too please

Kent Border Kenny

856 posts

18 months

Friday 16th October
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PistonGuy66 said:
Its a 650s Spider smile

Edited by PistonGuy66 on Thursday 15th October 20:16
Very nice.

I asked, as you are thinking of selling, and I am thinking of buying; I’m looking for one right now.

Piston heads is very strict about not allowing solicitation, so I won’t fall foul of the rules, but if you did post an advert on here, I’d appreciate it if you could let me know, cheers.

PistonGuy66

284 posts

11 months

Friday 16th October
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Kent Border Kenny said:
PistonGuy66 said:
Its a 650s Spider smile

Edited by PistonGuy66 on Thursday 15th October 20:16
Very nice.

I asked, as you are thinking of selling, and I am thinking of buying; I’m looking for one right now.

Piston heads is very strict about not allowing solicitation, so I won’t fall foul of the rules, but if you did post an advert on here, I’d appreciate it if you could let me know, cheers.
Have sent you an email.

McLarenGuru

Original Poster:

71 posts

4 months

Sunday 18th October
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Abe Froman said:
Yes I’ve been after this info too please
Change of badge set, and new software.. that's literally it. Visually all you will see is the 'silver McLaren swoosh' rather than the 'rocket red' badge sets.

PistonGuy66

284 posts

11 months

Tuesday 20th October
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PistonGuy66 said:

Had this come up today, anyone else had this come up?
I got onto Vodafone and they somehow cleared the problem!! Which i think was good of them as i have never had it activated.

RBT0

1,336 posts

77 months

Tuesday 20th October
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PistonGuy66 said:
PistonGuy66 said:

Had this come up today, anyone else had this come up?
I got onto Vodafone and they somehow cleared the problem!! Which i think was good of them as i have never had it activated.
That's great from them!

Kent Border Kenny

856 posts

18 months

Tuesday 20th October
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PistonGuy66 said:
I got onto Vodafone and they somehow cleared the problem!! Which i think was good of them as i have never had it activated.
Mr PistonGuy66 was kind enough to show me round his car at the weekend, and if anyone is looking to see a beautiful example of a 650s Spider, his really does look something special.

I’d been hoping to see if he’d sell, but sadly my wife doesn’t want an orange car, so I can’t.

Sarnie

6,689 posts

167 months

Tuesday 20th October
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Kent Border Kenny said:
Mr PistonGuy66 was kind enough to show me round his car at the weekend, and if anyone is looking to see a beautiful example of a 650s Spider, his really does look something special.

I’d been hoping to see if he’d sell, but sadly my wife doesn’t want an orange car, so I can’t.
Did you not see it was orange before you went? laugh

Kent Border Kenny

856 posts

18 months

Wednesday 21st October
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Sarnie said:
Did you not see it was orange before you went? laugh
I did, but hadn't realised that my wife would have an opinion on the colour of what will be my car. I suppose that I do want her to be happy to come away in it with me.

All the R8 has been used for this year is a 20 mile run once a fortnight to keep it in good condition, during which I take my little boy to McDonalds. I'm hoping that I'll get more use out of the new car.

PistonGuy66

284 posts

11 months

Wednesday 21st October
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Kent Border Kenny said:
PistonGuy66 said:
I got onto Vodafone and they somehow cleared the problem!! Which i think was good of them as i have never had it activated.
Mr PistonGuy66 was kind enough to show me round his car at the weekend, and if anyone is looking to see a beautiful example of a 650s Spider, his really does look something special.

I’d been hoping to see if he’d sell, but sadly my wife doesn’t want an orange car, so I can’t.
Thanks for that kenny. And typical my wife now says she will sell the car!! Lol

Sarnie

6,689 posts

167 months

Wednesday 21st October
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PistonGuy66 said:
Thanks for that kenny. And typical my wife now says she will sell the car!! Lol
Can you drop me a mail please? (Your profile doesn't accept emails)

Kent Border Kenny

856 posts

18 months

Thursday 22nd October
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PistonGuy66 said:
Thanks for that kenny. And typical my wife now says she will sell the car!! Lol
And I’m sorry that it won’t be to me, it’s a lovely car that should make the next owner very happy.