McLaren Help..

McLaren Help..

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cashewnut

31 posts

9 months

Saturday 6th June
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Thanks for info I'm currently considering a 2017 launch murawai white option (with lots of carbon as you mentioned) or a 2018 ceramic gray with titanium exhaust. Both are MSO colours similar mileage but proving to be a difficult choice.

Trouble is, I do think the 12c has a more supercar look and if they can fix the issue that it had will make choosing really difficult!

Be interested to hear your reasons for preferring the 570?

Cheers

MAC 720S

1,167 posts

105 months

Saturday 6th June
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McLarenGuru said:
Does it seem to come from the storage compartment? And does it tend to be when it’s idling? If so, try use the A/C or heating.. sounds stupid it does stop the annoying rattling when in idle
Yep, that’s what I was told. In other words, the car rough idles making the interior rattle. Turning on AC increases load on engine and increases RPM so it doesn’t rough idle.

The dealer took my doors apart and found that some of the wiring was vibrating against panels. Wiring taped up and vibration gone.

PistonGuy66

284 posts

11 months

Saturday 6th June
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Do you know if there were any problems with coil springs failing on the 650s? We had a spring snap with only 8000 miles covered?

McLarenGuru

Original Poster:

71 posts

4 months

Sunday 7th June
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PistonGuy66 said:
Do you know if there were any problems with coil springs failing on the 650s? We had a spring snap with only 8000 miles covered?
It is not unheard of, however it is fairly uncommon. I know of a couple of people who have suffered this also.. i actually think there is a thread on here somewhere with someone who had a similar case. If you have a warranty then it should be covered.

RSbandit

1,248 posts

90 months

Sunday 7th June
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On my 570s I have the speed warning set to off in the menu but I keep getting voice warnings whenever I'm over the posted speed limit, how do I turn the voice warning off?

McLarenGuru

Original Poster:

71 posts

4 months

Sunday 7th June
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RSbandit said:
On my 570s I have the speed warning set to off in the menu but I keep getting voice warnings whenever I'm over the posted speed limit, how do I turn the voice warning off?
On your Iris, follow this procedure - Nav, Settings, Sound and Warnings, Speed Warnings, then flick to off.

macdeb

7,585 posts

213 months

Sunday 7th June
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Poster, thanks for taking time to try and help people for free, respect. I don't own a McLaren but would love to one day so any information is of interest. Thanks for sticking around after the initial interrogations. I understand why some question because of trolls etc but sounded quite terse. Anyway, as you were. ears

RSbandit

1,248 posts

90 months

Sunday 7th June
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McLarenGuru said:
On your Iris, follow this procedure - Nav, Settings, Sound and Warnings, Speed Warnings, then flick to off.

Much obliged will try that

X2c4u

4 posts

94 months

Sunday 7th June
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Hi
I would be ever so grateful if you advise me on a future purchase.
Looking at a 720s launch edition, from a main dealer. My questions are, is this a problem year as mentioned in previous posts for this model and if so would it be better to go for a later year.
Thank you in advance

McLarenGuru

Original Poster:

71 posts

4 months

Monday 8th June
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X2c4u said:
Hi
I would be ever so grateful if you advise me on a future purchase.
Looking at a 720s launch edition, from a main dealer. My questions are, is this a problem year as mentioned in previous posts for this model and if so would it be better to go for a later year.
Thank you in advance
If you could send me a PM with the link, or even put the link here that would help.

Most of the early cars have had all of the issues ironed out of them, it seems as though corrosion is still possible on a 720S, so i would thoroughly check the car if i was you. Having said that, you would like to think a main dealer definitely wouldn't have a car in the showroom with corroding panels.

If it is one of the first cars, check to see how much warranty is remaining. But again, as you are buying from a main dealer, as part of the McLaren Qualified program the car must be sold with a minimum of 12 months warranty. Example, if the car has only 3 months manufacturer warranty remaining, they MUST top it up an extra 9 months with the extended warranty.

McLarenGuru

Original Poster:

71 posts

4 months

Monday 8th June
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cashewnut said:
Thanks for info I'm currently considering a 2017 launch murawai white option (with lots of carbon as you mentioned) or a 2018 ceramic gray with titanium exhaust. Both are MSO colours similar mileage but proving to be a difficult choice.

Trouble is, I do think the 12c has a more supercar look and if they can fix the issue that it had will make choosing really difficult!

Be interested to hear your reasons for preferring the 570?

Cheers
Murawai White is an interesting colour - just a bit of heritage for you, the name Murawai was actually the name of Bruce McLarens home in Surrey. He named it after his favourite beach in NZ, and it was actually the location where he one his first hill climb when he was only 15!

My preference would be the Ceramic Grey car (i think i know which car you mean, orange seatbelts and contrast on the interior).. i love the combo between grey/orange, and it has a MSO Exhaust, great spec car.

I prefer the 570S for a few reasons - one, i am a younger generation, so i love new tech.. even though the Iris isnt the most advanced tech, it is certainly was ahead of the 12c. Secondly, i love the rear end of the 570, i think it is such a beautiful car. The 12c represents great value for money, it is a mega car, but for me, the 570 edges it.

McLarenGuru

Original Poster:

71 posts

4 months

Monday 8th June
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macdeb said:
Poster, thanks for taking time to try and help people for free, respect. I don't own a McLaren but would love to one day so any information is of interest. Thanks for sticking around after the initial interrogations. I understand why some question because of trolls etc but sounded quite terse. Anyway, as you were. ears
No problem - of course people will be sceptical as to why i am actually doing this. I have no doubt that many owners will always think i am from the manufacturer, however, i really am not. If i was, i doubt i'd have this much time to communicate with people on here.

As i have said, PM me if you have any questions... i know a few of the guys in here are my old customers LOL. In time, i may open up my own website/forum/channel to help people with video tutorials etc

X2c4u

4 posts

94 months

Monday 8th June
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X2c4u said:
Hi
I would be ever so grateful if you advise me on a future purchase.
Looking at a 720s launch edition, from a main dealer. My questions are, is this a problem year as mentioned in previous posts for this model and if so would it be better to go for a later year.
Thank you in advance
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/202003248724611?advertising-location=at_cars&is-quick-search=TRUE&postcode=wd234rx&model=720S&page=1&make=MCLAREN&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&advertClassification=standard&modal=photos

X2c4u

4 posts

94 months

Monday 8th June
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McLarenGuru said:
If you could send me a PM with the link, or even put the link here that would help.

Most of the early cars have had all of the issues ironed out of them, it seems as though corrosion is still possible on a 720S, so i would thoroughly check the car if i was you. Having said that, you would like to think a main dealer definitely wouldn't have a car in the showroom with corroding panels.

If it is one of the first cars, check to see how much warranty is remaining. But again, as you are buying from a main dealer, as part of the McLaren Qualified program the car must be sold with a minimum of 12 months warranty. Example, if the car has only 3 months manufacturer warranty remaining, they MUST top it up an extra 9 months with the extended warranty.
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/202003248724611?advertising-location=at_cars&is-quick-search=TRUE&postcode=wd234rx&model=720S&page=1&make=MCLAREN&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&advertClassification=standard&modal=photos

McLarenGuru

Original Poster:

71 posts

4 months

Monday 8th June
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X2c4u said:
Very nice car, warranty expires in Aug 2020 so the dealer would top it up to 12 months for you. Very nice car with all the Carbon etc, i personally prefer the glazed roof, makes the cabin very airy and bright. Elite Glacier White is a beautiful colour also, especially when it is under the sun.

Hope it all goes well for you, it is a nice car.

X2c4u

4 posts

94 months

Monday 8th June
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Thank you for your reply
Thank you 😊

cashewnut

31 posts

9 months

Thursday 11th June
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McLarenGuru said:
Murawai White is an interesting colour - just a bit of heritage for you, the name Murawai was actually the name of Bruce McLarens home in Surrey. He named it after his favourite beach in NZ, and it was actually the location where he one his first hill climb when he was only 15!

My preference would be the Ceramic Grey car (i think i know which car you mean, orange seatbelts and contrast on the interior).. i love the combo between grey/orange, and it has a MSO Exhaust, great spec car.

I prefer the 570S for a few reasons - one, i am a younger generation, so i love new tech.. even though the Iris isnt the most advanced tech, it is certainly was ahead of the 12c. Secondly, i love the rear end of the 570, i think it is such a beautiful car. The 12c represents great value for money, it is a mega car, but for me, the 570 edges it.
Thanks for your reply, after viewing the murawai car, and loving the colour, I have placed a deposit.
Great to have a knowledgable contributor on here, I can see you are going to be very busy!

McLarenGuru

Original Poster:

71 posts

4 months

Thursday 11th June
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cashewnut said:
Thanks for your reply, after viewing the murawai car, and loving the colour, I have placed a deposit.
Great to have a knowledgable contributor on here, I can see you are going to be very busy!
Thats good to hear - wait until you get the colour in the sun.. sometimes it looks blue, sometimes it looks white.. nice car you have there, congratulations.


RSbandit

1,248 posts

90 months

Thursday 11th June
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Thanks for the tip re the speed warning Guru! I think it was mentioned on another thread about the pre and post track inspections...is this a fixed price across all dealers and typically how much is it?

McLarenGuru

Original Poster:

71 posts

4 months

Thursday 11th June
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RSbandit said:
Thanks for the tip re the speed warning Guru! I think it was mentioned on another thread about the pre and post track inspections...is this a fixed price across all dealers and typically how much is it?
Think it depends which dealer you go to, my old dealer used to charge circa 350 sterling.. not sure if any other owners can have an input as to what they typically pay?

To me, it should be charged as 1 hour labour - if it was a reduced price, then it may encourage more owners to take cars on track, as this is where the cars are in their own league.. i am sure there are owners out there who are apprehensive about taking their cars on track, and they do not want to run any risk of warranty exemptions etc, because they are unwilling to pay the high costs of a pre/post track inspection?