McLaren Help..

McLaren Help..

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RSbandit

1,104 posts

87 months

Thursday 11th June
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Yeah so £700 all in for every trackday that's way too expensive tbh...my service agent told me if you have taken it on track just don't tell him..how would anyone know anyway? I would like to have the car checked before I head to the Ring next month but not at £350 for each inspection.

MAC 720S

992 posts

102 months

Thursday 11th June
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RSbandit said:
Yeah so £700 all in for every trackday that's way too expensive tbh...my service agent told me if you have taken it on track just don't tell him..how would anyone know anyway? I would like to have the car checked before I head to the Ring next month but not at £350 for each inspection.
If your car has an issue that could be attributable to being on track, they can analyse stored data. See page 6 of owners manual.

Ferruccio

1,193 posts

74 months

Thursday 11th June
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MAC 720S said:
RSbandit said:
If your car has an issue that could be attributable to being on track, they can analyse stored data. See page 6 of owners manual.
I’d want that disconnected.
A biker mate doesn’t have a tracker fitted, as he doesn’t want to be tracked. He’s Russian, so used to that kind of thing.

(I picked up a car once after some work. It had just been test driven and the dashboard told me that max speed on the previous journey was 114mph. I congratulated the mechanic!)

MAC 720S

992 posts

102 months

Thursday 11th June
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Ferruccio said:
I’d want that disconnected.
A biker mate doesn’t have a tracker fitted, as he doesn’t want to be tracked. He’s Russian, so used to that kind of thing.

(I picked up a car once after some work. It had just been test driven and the dashboard told me that max speed on the previous journey was 114mph. I congratulated the mechanic!)
I don’t think it is the tracker, but part of the cars electronics monitoring the engine, behaviour, RPM etc.

Ferruccio

1,193 posts

74 months

Thursday 11th June
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MAC 720S said:
Ferruccio said:
I’d want that disconnected.
A biker mate doesn’t have a tracker fitted, as he doesn’t want to be tracked. He’s Russian, so used to that kind of thing.

(I picked up a car once after some work. It had just been test driven and the dashboard told me that max speed on the previous journey was 114mph. I congratulated the mechanic!)
I don’t think it is the tracker, but part of the cars electronics monitoring the engine, behaviour, RPM etc.
I’d certainly hope it’s not a tracker, my only point was that modern cars have the potential to grass you up, in a way that old cars do not.

theRossatron

933 posts

187 months

Thursday 11th June
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A bit late to the party but welcome! Ignore the pedants, will be great to have someone knowledgeable about the brand in here!

VonSenger

2,166 posts

144 months

Thursday 11th June
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How much more reliable is the 675 over the 720 if at all?

The G Kid

182 posts

78 months

Thursday 11th June
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Given your dealer experience, would the dealer pick up a car free of charge for problems to be sorted. This would be outside of the scheduled services.

Thanks in advance!

BlackR8

329 posts

32 months

Thursday 11th June
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From what you have heard from customers have you an idea if a 2.4m width garage would be wide enough to get in and out of a 570s?

McLarenGuru

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59 posts

1 month

Thursday 11th June
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BlackR8 said:
From what you have heard from customers have you an idea if a 2.4m width garage would be wide enough to get in and out of a 570s?
Any customers i have had who struggled with garage space did the following - parked closer to one side of the garage, and then put padding on the garage wall so that the drivers door did not make any contact with the wall. The car alone with mirrors out is 2095mm i believe.. so that will allow the door to open, but not all the way..

Where there is a will, there is a way biggrin

650spider

1,008 posts

126 months

Thursday 11th June
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The G Kid said:
Given your dealer experience, would the dealer pick up a car free of charge for problems to be sorted. This would be outside of the scheduled services.

Thanks in advance!
When my car required warranty work, McLaren Glasgow came and collected the car leaving me with a brand new BMW 330 courtesy car, then swapped them back after the work was completed.

Is that more or less what other dealers offer if not collected by covered lorry?

BlackR8

329 posts

32 months

Thursday 11th June
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McLarenGuru said:
BlackR8 said:
From what you have heard from customers have you an idea if a 2.4m width garage would be wide enough to get in and out of a 570s?
Any customers i have had who struggled with garage space did the following - parked closer to one side of the garage, and then put padding on the garage wall so that the drivers door did not make any contact with the wall. The car alone with mirrors out is 2095mm i believe.. so that will allow the door to open, but not all the way..

Where there is a will, there is a way biggrin
Thank you, a normal opening door I think would be no issue, its just as the door opens upwards its difficult to gauge whats the minimum the door needs to be open for a human to get in and out!

The G Kid

182 posts

78 months

Thursday 11th June
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650spider said:
When my car required warranty work, McLaren Glasgow came and collected the car leaving me with a brand new BMW 330 courtesy car, then swapped them back after the work was completed.

Is that more or less what other dealers offer if not collected by covered lorry?
Thanks for the info. AM have never offered that, but dealership only 2 miles away.

MAC 720S

992 posts

102 months

Thursday 11th June
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650spider said:
When my car required warranty work, McLaren Glasgow came and collected the car leaving me with a brand new BMW 330 courtesy car, then swapped them back after the work was completed.

Is that more or less what other dealers offer if not collected by covered lorry?
Likewise. I’ve had an S Class and 2 x 570’s

cashewnut

31 posts

6 months

Friday 12th June
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McLarenGuru said:
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.
So, after visiting the dealer today and inspecting the car( colour truly is gorgeous ) I have been given the option of keeping the current pirelli trefeo tyres or have them replaced with pirelli p zeros. I have no intention of tracking the car which is my weekend plaything so will not be doing a huge amount of miles and probably even less in the rain.

Any opinions?

MAC 720S

992 posts

102 months

Friday 12th June
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cashewnut said:
So, after visiting the dealer today and inspecting the car( colour truly is gorgeous ) I have been given the option of keeping the current pirelli trefeo tyres or have them replaced with pirelli p zeros. I have no intention of tracking the car which is my weekend plaything so will not be doing a huge amount of miles and probably even less in the rain.

Any opinions?
General road use = P Zeros.
Trofeo = Competition Summer Tyre. Not good for wet / winter / slippy autumn conditions with leaves on the road. Acquaplaning is a big risk

Some will advise Michelin but the dealer won't put Mich on due to Pirelli being their supplier.

It is a well discussed topic with many threads > https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

I guess the car has been tracked?



Edited by MAC 720S on Friday 12th June 19:43

cashewnut

31 posts

6 months

Friday 12th June
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MAC 720S said:
General road use = P Zeros.
Trofeo = Competition Summer Tyre. Not good for wet / winter / slippy autumn conditions with leaves on the road. Acquaplaning is a big risk

Some will advise Michelin but the dealer won't put Mich on due to Pirelli being their supplier.

It is a well discussed topic with many threads > https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

I guess the car has been tracked?

Edited by MAC 720S on Friday 12th June 19:06


Edited by MAC 720S on Friday 12th June 19:29
Thanks, that what I thought re the tyres, dealer says no knowledge of track use but obviously, given the current tyres, I believe it has been...car comes with 12 month mclaren warranty which Ive extended to 2 years so Im not unduly concerned tbh. Unless of course mclaren owners on here tell me different.

RBT0

1,206 posts

74 months

Friday 12th June
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Trofeo on a 570S? Is it even possible?

cashewnut

31 posts

6 months

Friday 12th June
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RBT0 said:
Trofeo on a 570S? Is it even possible?

RBT0

1,206 posts

74 months

Friday 12th June
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cashewnut said:
RBT0 said:
Trofeo on a 570S? Is it even possible?
Are these same spec as LT ones? Didn’t know!