So what have you done with your Aston today? (Vol. 2)

So what have you done with your Aston today? (Vol. 2)

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South tdf

785 posts

142 months

Saturday 31st August
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macdeb said:
That was my intention, only to sell to make way for a V12. Will make my decision next week but hate selling cars though at least it still has an AM warranty until 30-6-20 so should be selling point.
Likewise, I kept the extended warranty and I think that was a big factor for the buyer. Mine is the Quantum Roadster in the PH classifieds.

cayman-black

8,155 posts

163 months

Saturday 31st August
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greased my door and boot rubber seals today.




vernierMike

148 posts

41 months

Saturday 31st August
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Fitted EBC Blue all round and new wear sensor. Not impressed, the yellow only lasted a day at Silverstone GP.... Let's see if these last longer.


V8V Pete

1,937 posts

73 months

Saturday 31st August
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vernierMike said:
Fitted EBC Blue all round and new wear sensor. Not impressed, the yellow only lasted a day at Silverstone GP.... Let's see if these last longer.
If it was the rear pads that wore very quickly then try driving with DSC in Track Mode as it uses the back brakes far less to keep you in line and is far more fun biggrin. I tend to use Track Mode whenever I'm doing anything other than mooching along in traffic.

vernierMike

148 posts

41 months

Saturday 31st August
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The fronts wore away to almost nothing with what looked like heat degradation too making them break up at the edges, the rears were about 60% worn but changed them to blue anyway to make sure the front and back have the same degree of retardation, its a heavy rear end too. Front callipers now golden colour due to heat, rears still a lovely metallic grey. I had left the traction control on throughout, it's true, light on when gassing out of hairpins otherwise all quiet! Might try without although next time out is Castle Combe with armco very close to the track.

The Blues they say should last 20,000 miles or 5-6 races, let alone my attempts at swiftness on a track day... I have to say they are already very good on the road.

nickv8

606 posts

30 months

Saturday 31st August
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Started off happy cleaning my Vantage.

Finished the day being very grumpy... https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

V8V Pete

1,937 posts

73 months

Saturday 31st August
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Cleaned mine this evening in preparation for tomorrow's SCD drive and meet. Anyone else going to this?

Mr.Tremlini

785 posts

48 months

Saturday 31st August
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cayman-black said:
greased my door and boot rubber seals today.
Nothing like a good seal greasing.

CSK1

1,079 posts

71 months

Saturday 31st August
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V8V Pete said:
vernierMike said:
Fitted EBC Blue all round and new wear sensor. Not impressed, the yellow only lasted a day at Silverstone GP.... Let's see if these last longer.
If it was the rear pads that wore very quickly then try driving with DSC in Track Mode as it uses the back brakes far less to keep you in line and is far more fun biggrin. I tend to use Track Mode whenever I'm doing anything other than mooching along in traffic.
Well, I managed to put mine sideways on the motorway on a rainy day in standard DSC mode!

bignoise

227 posts

48 months

Sunday 1st September
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Had a drive down to Bristol to have a look other a V12VS and some Vanquish as I am considering upgrading from my current V8V

Booked in a day for some test drives so that will no doubt be a point of no return

Must say what a great team down there with a great selection of cars to ponder over etc

cayman-black

8,155 posts

163 months

Sunday 1st September
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bignoise said:
Had a drive down to Bristol to have a look other a V12VS and some Vanquish as I am considering upgrading from my current V8V

Booked in a day for some test drives so that will no doubt be a point of no return

Must say what a great team down there with a great selection of cars to ponder over etc
Great, will be good to hear your views on those two.

V8V Pete

1,937 posts

73 months

Sunday 1st September
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V8V Pete said:
Cleaned mine this evening in preparation for tomorrow's SCD drive and meet. Anyone else going to this?
Great SCD drive this morning. My old tech, "slow" Vantage coping admirably in strong company smile




macdeb

7,401 posts

202 months

Sunday 1st September
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banghead Bugger, don't think I can do it,, sell it. Went away for the weekend in it and ,,,,, love it. Will have to explore other avenues for cash I think. damn these things! Such a nice place to be. Though when parking back in the garage today the speedo was reading 11,666 yikes A message maybe? scratchchin

Felonious

220 posts

121 months

Sunday 1st September
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Drive a new (loaner) Vantage up to the Suffolk coast or a yomp. Both Mrs F and I have noticed that this new version gets a lot less attention than our V12VS. Whether that’s good or bad is a mater of personal perspective, but the attention the V12 gets is overwhelmingly positive anyway.

In any case, it was a nice drive. This is an easy car to enjoy.

Edited by Felonious on Monday 2nd September 09:40

cayman-black

8,155 posts

163 months

Monday 2nd September
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V8V Pete said:
Great SCD drive this morning. My old tech, "slow" Vantage coping admirably in strong company smile



That looks like a good hoon Pete, i do miss those drive outs.

macdeb

7,401 posts

202 months

Thursday 5th September
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Bugger, put an advert up for sale in classifieds. It's been a horrible week, truly awful and business not good at all. cry

South tdf

785 posts

142 months

Thursday 5th September
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Sorry to hear thinks aren’t good. Mine was collected Monday, luckily an easy sale and gone to a good home.

rovcallum

457 posts

90 months

Thursday 5th September
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macdeb said:
Bugger, put an advert up for sale in classifieds. It's been a horrible week, truly awful and business not good at all. cry
Bugger indeed.
Very sorry to hear about this. I still remember when you got it.
I hope things work out for you soon and you get the V12 on the drive.driving

shinjuku

331 posts

28 months

Thursday 5th September
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macdeb said:
Bugger, put an advert up for sale in classifieds. It's been a horrible week, truly awful and business not good at all. cry
Sad to hear. I hope your health is alright at that’s all that matters really.

Felonious

220 posts

121 months

Friday 6th September
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macdeb said:
Bugger, put an advert up for sale in classifieds. It's been a horrible week, truly awful and business not good at all. cry
Sorry to read that. Good luck for a fast sale and a return to a good business environment. It's not my area, but I read that government subsidies for renewable energy are very good in Ireland now, more so than the UK. If that helps in any way at all.