Vantage V8 at last !

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pennpromo

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113 posts

191 months

Wednesday 14th February
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ds666 said:
Did you have any no claims bonus to use on the Aston to get that price ? Best I could get is around £600 based on 3000 p.a
Yes they allowed me 8 years accumulated on Admiral Multicar. They even checked it themselves I needed no proof.

pennpromo

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113 posts

191 months

Wednesday 14th February
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A couple more photos.
So I have done a bit of instrument cover stretching, not too successfully I might add. I think its a bit far gone and may have to get my upholsterer chum to have a look at it.
Driven the car a few times and have odd error messages that all seem to clear themselves: DSC Service and Emissions.
Usually a quick turn off and restart clears them but a pain ll the same as the car was meant to be perfect.
Also managed to finally pair my phone, what a hit and miss job that is, and couldn't resist saving my wife as "M" so "call M" is a favourite with the kids, and me !


pennpromo

Original Poster:

113 posts

191 months

Wednesday 14th February
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pennpromo

Original Poster:

113 posts

191 months

Wednesday 14th February
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Just changed the antenna for a smaller "besting" and thinking about wheels now.
I managed to pick up a pretty much perfect set of standard 19 wheels from Ebay and thinking about a graphite grey?
Also a genuine Aston Car Cover on its way; again an Ebay find.
How do I see if the tyre pressure monitoring is working ?

ds666

779 posts

114 months

Thursday 15th February
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Where did you get the aerial ? I'd like to do this .
My car is identical spec to your , wheels are being refurbished by Exel to std colour - would like red calipers but where do you stop .....
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leerandle

542 posts

42 months

Thursday 15th February
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pennpromo said:
Just changed the antenna for a smaller "besting" and thinking about wheels now.
I managed to pick up a pretty much perfect set of standard 19 wheels from Ebay and thinking about a graphite grey?
Also a genuine Aston Car Cover on its way; again an Ebay find.
How do I see if the tyre pressure monitoring is working ?
Lovely car !!

Go for a quick spin first , more than 5 minutes I'd say so that the sensors get time to check tyre pressures.

Then stick your head under the passenger side glove box and you should see a blue box with some lights on.

If they are all lit up and not flashing all is ok (It is covered in the owners manual). Each wheel is designated a colour which should correspond to the collar around the wheel tyre valve.

The previous owner might have used a by-pass kit which makes the TPMS redundant and no error message on dash.

This is done as its quite an expensive fix due to new sensors, re-programming etc.


David W.

1,233 posts

144 months

Thursday 15th February
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ds666 said:
Where did you get the aerial ? I'd like to do this .
My car is identical spec to your , wheels are being refurbished by Exel to std colour - would like red calipers but where do you stop .....
These go straight on.
Allegedly they give better reception too.



DW

Edited by David W. on Thursday 15th February 10:46

pennpromo

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113 posts

191 months

Thursday 15th February
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David W. said:
These go straight on.
Allegedly they give better reception too.



DW

Edited by David W. on Thursday 15th February 10:46
David, yup that's the one I fitted. Simon.

ashway

422 posts

100 months

Thursday 15th February
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pennpromo said:
David, yup that's the one I fitted. Simon.
If that’s the case they are cheaper from Citroen. When my daughter had her mini the bee sting ariel was about half the price of the mini item and a perfect fit too