The Definitive Guide to Gaydon-era ASTON MARTIN

The Definitive Guide to Gaydon-era ASTON MARTIN

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Dobie177

184 posts

66 months

Thursday 22nd June 2017
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Hey Grant - I am another who is highly thankful for your book!

I'm just switching from many years of happy DB9 ownership to a MY12 DBS but had a quick question prompted by your book...

In it, under the DB9/DBS recalls, you refer to "inspect and replace CCM brake discs" for 2013/14. To clarify, is this something that applies only to 2013/14 cars onwards/ for those years only, or something to be retrospectively done to my MY12 DBS?

Thanks
Dobie

Grant3

3,451 posts

189 months

Thursday 22nd June 2017
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Dobie177 said:
Hey Grant - I am another who is highly thankful for your book!
I'm just switching from many years of happy DB9 ownership to a MY12 DBS but had a quick question prompted by your book...
In it, under the DB9/DBS recalls, you refer to "inspect and replace CCM brake discs" for 2013/14. To clarify, is this something that applies only to 2013/14 cars onwards/ for those years only, or something to be retrospectively done to my MY12 DBS?
Thanks
Dobie
A DBS.....very nice, you lucky chap smile

As you will see the recall and action page lists two catagories - "Recalls" and "Service Actions", these are primarily for the DB9 and generally you will see a note (& DBS) next to the listing if it is for the DBS as well. In this case the "Service Action" (where items are sorted when the cars next visit the dealer) is for DB9, V12 Vantage S and Zagato, so it doesn't affect DBS (hence no DBS note).

Just for your information the action number is- SA-06-0229, it covers a small number (21VIN's I believe) of 2013/2014MY cars only, where a manufacturing fault could cause a reduced life span for the rear CCM discs, they were still fully servicable (hence service action not recall) but required inspection when the cars came in for service and replacement if refective.

I hope this helps, do post a photo of your DBS when you do the dirty deed, they are special cars smile

Dobie177

184 posts

66 months

Thursday 22nd June 2017
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Thanks Grant - much appreciated.

Yes, of course will share pics and first impressions once I've picked her up. Probably in a couple of weeks time. As you'd imagine, I'm rather excited...




Grant3

3,451 posts

189 months

Monday 3rd July 2017
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Apologies for those that have had to wait for a couple of weeks, the latest UPDATED 12.75 guide will be in stock this week read
Updated to include a page on the AMR run-out models - Q- Red Bull Racing Specials - AMR accessories and AMR Pro - New options - New model year information added for 16 & 17MY - Service actions and Recall updated (all models) - New issues that have come to light - Plus other editorial tweaks and additions smile


A HUGE THANKYOU for your continued support beer - it is great to see so many people joining the fold, owning an Aston Martin is a special experience driving

superlightr

9,749 posts

197 months

Tuesday 4th July 2017
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will be my 3rd book soon in the collection......... first one thrown away by the wife about 6 years ago......how much....... 2nd copy hidden secretly away, read covertly in the smallest room.......... 3rd copy I will ask Santa if I'm allowed one and ..............

getting "approval" for the book is the first step in getting "The Approval" and then..... smile


Yes I wear the shorts......




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Speedraser

1,239 posts

117 months

Tuesday 4th July 2017
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Grant, that looks great. Will there be a pdf update?

Grant3

3,451 posts

189 months

Wednesday 5th July 2017
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superlightr said:
getting "approval" for the book is the first step in getting "The Approval" and then..... smile
Yes I wear the shorts......
LOL biggrin I see you even mention your good lady in your profile (along with that very cool jet-pilot photo) - you are clearly a wise man Bob hehe

Speedraser said:
Grant, that looks great. Will there be a pdf update?
Hi Speedraser, unfortunately I had to stop doing the PDF updates for a combination of reasons - Amazon and Ebay got shirty about mailing customers PDF's and said no - the database got too large to handle and effectively manage, update and email everyone - time putting them together as they had to be prepared from scratch as stand-alone articles - issues with using images/ copyright - bounce backs from defunct emails, mailbox size restrictions and multiple email batches were causing problems with my ISP. I kept it going as long as I could smile ... but I will ensure a personal email for you on the new Vantage engine when all is fully revealed wink

Speedraser

1,239 posts

117 months

Thursday 6th July 2017
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Grant, that's all it took for you to stop the pdfs? wink

Grant3

3,451 posts

189 months

Thursday 6th July 2017
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Speedraser said:
Grant, that's all it took for you to stop the pdfs? wink
Cheeky biggrin - any way Todd isn't it about time you got yourself a "new" Vanquish... along with an updated guide to get the latest info' wink

Speedraser

1,239 posts

117 months

Wednesday 12th July 2017
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yikes Somehow I seem to have just ordered a new copy of the book!

Grant, my old Vanquish will have to do, thanks smile Isn't it about time you wrote a book on them? wink

Grant3

3,451 posts

189 months

Monday 17th July 2017
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Speedraser said:
yikes Somehow I seem to have just ordered a new copy of the book!
Apologies for the delayed reply Todd... I was getting over the shock biggrin
Joking aside cheers beer for your support, I hope an updated guide helps tempt you in the direction of a nice 15MY Vanquish.... wink

pancholi

100 posts

91 months

Sunday 30th July 2017
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got my copy yesterday
was expecting a 40 page outline of the DB9 onward range.
WOW: this an encyclopaedic volume that i am sure AM have a copy on their selves as well.
thanks so much Grant for spending the time and a vast amount of diligence over publication.
worth so much more then the price charged.
raj

Grant3

3,451 posts

189 months

Monday 31st July 2017
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pancholi said:
got my copy yesterday was expecting a 40 page outline of the DB9 onward range.
WOW: this an encyclopaedic volume that i am sure AM have a copy on their shelves as well.
Thanks so much Grant for spending the time and a vast amount of diligence over publication.
worth so much more then the price charged.
raj
Cheers for the feedback Pancholi, appreciated smile ... that should keep you out of mischief for a few days read - PS. yes they do wink

Speedraser

1,239 posts

117 months

Thursday 3rd August 2017
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Grant,

I gave the book I ordered recently to a friend of mine. Which means I had to order another one for myself smile

I just noticed something that leads to an important question: The book that came had a different cover (it was not a new Vanquish S -- I think it was a silver Vanquish) than the one pictured in your post above -- was it the latest edition? I didn't look through it -- just gave it to my friend. I ordered another one for myself yesterday and, of course, I want to be sure it's the latest version.

Grant3

3,451 posts

189 months

Thursday 3rd August 2017
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Speedraser said:
Grant,

I gave the book I ordered recently to a friend of mine. Which means I had to order another one for myself smile
I just noticed something that leads to an important question: The book that came had a different cover (it was not a new Vanquish S -- I think it was a silver Vanquish) than the one pictured in your post above -- was it the latest edition? I didn't look through it -- just gave it to my friend. I ordered another one for myself yesterday and, of course, I want to be sure it's the latest version.
Hi Todd, eek two books I had to sit down biggrin ...you are a top man. Fear not, the Vanquish S image features on the inside first page (this is changed with each new edition) the cover is still the same, orders via the books website will only ever get the latest edition.


Speedraser

1,239 posts

117 months

Friday 4th August 2017
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Perfect.

I'm tempted to buy a 3rd just to see what happens to you wink

Grant3

3,451 posts

189 months

Friday 4th August 2017
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Speedraser said:
Perfect.

I'm tempted to buy a 3rd just to see what happens to you wink
3 books ..yikes Ok on that basis idea I've put my order in for a Vanquish S (it could have been a DB11 but I didn't want to loose your order stream wink ) you'd better come through for me biggrin

Speedraser

1,239 posts

117 months

Friday 4th August 2017
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I said "tempted" but now I'm wondering what a 4th would do. Valkyrie?

Andrew Bristow

40 posts

80 months

Monday 7th August 2017
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How do I get a copy in Australia?

Grant3

3,451 posts

189 months

Monday 7th August 2017
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Andrew Bristow said:
How do I get a copy in Australia?
Hi Andrew, you can order directly from the books website www.astonmartinreview.co.uk and just choose the USA and "Rest of the World" option as this includes Airmail from the UK to down under, thanks for the post smile