Annual service!

Annual service!

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mikees

Original Poster:

2,365 posts

128 months

Monday 6th July
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Not posted here in while, but annual service is due on my V8V 2007 coupe. I know I'll get grief for this but I have done 400 miles in the last year,


The car has partial AMSH with indies '15, '16 , '17, rest AM. Mileage is 50107.


I was planning on getting either Works or Chiltern to do but its gonna be circa £500, and indies are now much the same.


Bite the bullet and get it done?

Cheers
Mike

ian448

66 posts

54 months

Monday 6th July
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Try dove house motors at rushden , I was in the same position as you , went to dive house and they carried out an inspection service ,charged me about £100 and stamped the book

cayman-black

9,443 posts

172 months

Monday 6th July
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ian448 said:
Try dove house motors at rushden , I was in the same position as you , went to dive house and they carried out an inspection service ,charged me about £100 and stamped the book
This sounds good. I would just get the oil and filter changed but not at the main dealers.

bogie

14,738 posts

228 months

Monday 6th July
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Wouldnt bother for 400 miles of use in 12 months.

Check out Bamford Rose advice on servicing.



ian448

66 posts

54 months

Monday 6th July
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Wouldn’t bother changing the oil , waste of money

soofsayer

1,260 posts

91 months

Monday 6th July
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You should check when the brake fluid was last changed, every 2 years is recommended irrespective of mileage.

Lord.Vader

2,982 posts

95 months

Monday 6th July
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I get mine done vertraut irrespective of mileage.

AML Performance are about £500 for a service.

I wouldn’t buy a Vantage that had just been to any garage, as it just screams ran on the cheap. A specialist knows the model, knows the issues, knows the recommendations, what goes when, etc.


ian448

66 posts

54 months

Monday 6th July
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Dove house are recommended on this forum sticky

cayman-black

9,443 posts

172 months

Monday 6th July
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ian448 said:
Wouldn’t bother changing the oil , waste of money
I do agree even though i do do it i just reuse the oil for my Lawn tractor so as not to waste it.

R129 300SL

225 posts

88 months

Monday 6th July
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Porsche and BMW run 2 year / 20000 mile intervals. That too for turbocharged cars which are harder on the oil.

I wouldn't change the oil after 400 miles.. Am sure many of us have done that many miles in a day before.

mikees

Original Poster:

2,365 posts

128 months

Tuesday 7th July
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Thanks for the response guys. I "feel" like I should but its seems madness. The main thing that I am worried about is that if I ever sell it I'll have issues with a "missing" service.

What do you reckon?

Cheers
Mike

ian448

66 posts

54 months

Tuesday 7th July
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Like I said above take it to dove house , they carry out a full comprehensive inspection , test drive etc . But won’t change the oil / filters etc as as don’t require changing but will stamp the service book

bogie

14,738 posts

228 months

Tuesday 7th July
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Personally wouldn't worry about a missing service when a car has done 400 miles. Im in same boat with my car and its done 1k miles, should have been serviced in March. Unlikely I will get many miles on it this year, usually plan a few thousand on a touring holiday that was cancelled. I will get it serviced next March, if its done 1500 miles in 2 years, I dont think its an issue when my other cars go 10-15k miles between oil changes.

I have motorcycles that may go 3k miles over 2 years before a oil change. I still check them over regularly myself and do easy jobs like brakes, plugs etc myself. Same with the car.

Plugs are due in my car by age but not by mileage, £250 at a dealer, or £50 online and DIY in a hour. I will do the latter, I have time at the moment and enjoy working on the car.

Exitleft

903 posts

180 months

Tuesday 7th July
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A small local independent should be able to change oil and filter easily, even if they are not an Aston specialist; it’s not complicated. A really good independent may also let you buy your own oil and take it to them.

swanny71

2,042 posts

165 months

Tuesday 7th July
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mikees said:
Thanks for the response guys. I "feel" like I should but its seems madness. The main thing that I am worried about is that if I ever sell it I'll have issues with a "missing" service.

What do you reckon?

Cheers
Mike
I'm actively looking for a V8V. If the "right" one came up at a good price then it wouldn't bother me (as a buyer) assuming it was serviced the previous and following years (or before I bought it).
Actual condition and good history (ie evidence that it was properly cared for) is more important to me than a book of stamps.

mikees

Original Poster:

2,365 posts

128 months

Tuesday 7th July
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swanny71 said:
mikees said:
Thanks for the response guys. I "feel" like I should but its seems madness. The main thing that I am worried about is that if I ever sell it I'll have issues with a "missing" service.

What do you reckon?

Cheers
Mike
I'm actively looking for a V8V. If the "right" one came up at a good price then it wouldn't bother me (as a buyer) assuming it was serviced the previous and following years (or before I bought it).
Actual condition and good history (ie evidence that it was properly cared for) is more important to me than a book of stamps.
Swanny maybe PM me??

vernierMike

242 posts

50 months

Tuesday 7th July
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ian448 said:
Like I said above take it to dove house , they carry out a full comprehensive inspection , test drive etc . But won’t change the oil / filters etc as as don’t require changing but will stamp the service book
It does seem a very reasonable approach; very low cost, a stamp and logic winning over schedule. Quite right.

Mine has done 2000 miles this year. Like a few others, I have decided (after some reflection) to change the oil myself and as the plugs and coil packs need doing too, a Saturday of automotive indulgence and gentle spannering. And save a grand in the process. Personally, I shall not worry too much about a stamp due to the age and mileage but fully understand that if I need to sell this will limit my buyers and may well impact price. Ah well...

Jon39

7,168 posts

99 months

Tuesday 7th July
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vernierMike said:
..... and as the plugs and coil packs need doing too, a Saturday of automotive indulgence and gentle spannering. ..

Think the plug change appears in the service schedule at 7 years/70,000 miles.
Wonder if main dealers change the plugs at 7 years, irrespective of mileage?
If anyone has only done say 25,000 miles after 7 years, I would expect to see the plugs still in good condition. They should not wear unless sparking.



paulrog1

518 posts

97 months

Tuesday 7th July
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I believe the coil packs break down eventually due to age and excessive heat in the engine top half.


vernierMike

242 posts

50 months

Wednesday 8th July
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Should have mentioned, it's at 68k miles and I have a slight fluttering occasionally, getting on the throttle. The CP's do apparently start to cause issues at this kind of mileage, according to Redpants. They are not desperately cheap, under £60 each, and out of stock at the moment, but I am not in a hurry. One of the other advantages of having my own servicing schedule. All 8 plugs were £40.