Aston Martin advice from Bamford Rose independent specialist

Aston Martin advice from Bamford Rose independent specialist

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Speedraser

1,380 posts

140 months

Sunday 26th April
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Neil, it's probably because it takes that long for oil pressure to build at the location the gauge gets its reading from. It can take that long on my '05 Vanquish S in warmer weather when the "cold" oil is thinner (it'll flow more quickly, but at lower pressure). Interestingly, the warning light goes out in my V8 Vantage much more quickly. After you ran the engine, shut it off, then tried the procedure again: oil was just circulating -- you're not starting it "dry" so pressure builds up much more quickly so the light goes out quickly.

Neil.LK

15 posts

28 months

Sunday 26th April
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Thanks Speedraser, my oil pressure quickly shows on the second attempt after starting and leaving for a while, it was less than 3 seconds for the light to go out I think. The light also goes out immediately the car starts. I recently changed from a Vantage N430 and that also was much quicker from cold doing this procedure which is why I picked this up.

moveover

308 posts

120 months

Monday 27th April
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Interestingly, Aston Martin changed the procedure for the Vanquish 13 onwards. Contrary to the Handbook, it's:

Foot on Brake
Push ECU in until the ignition lights up and hold it there
Then (and only then) foot to the floor on throttle
Push the ECU all the way in.

Using the procedure stated in the Handbook, the engine fires up. Which if cold and not used for a while, is just a bit alarming !!

DS6912

4 posts

171 months

Tuesday 12th May
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ds666 said:
My 2012 v12 has the secondary cat removal . I had the bypass vales reinstated and have added a cc remote switch . On "open " it is quite loud and I do prefer closed for motorways /cruising and when not " on it " .
I'd try that first - for £80 odd worth a go ...
For my 2010 DB9 Volante (had 12 months now), I've recently had 'The Fuse' replaced with a relay, on a remote control fob, to alternate between quiet and go noisy on demand - works well and under £100. Fitted by a Boffin in a shed in Berkshire, can't remember the gentlemans name, but very happy with the outcome as I live in a sleepy Surrey village so good to sneak out quietly early in the mornings, and then open up the valves once on the A3. Well worth the funds. However going back over 2012 threads (Yeti?) I'm Very Interested in the details of the Bamford Rose V12 engine improvements for a 2010 Volante DB9.... always 'improved' my stable, so just about to start with the DB9, a set of larger/wider DBS wheels have started the transformation last month and really fill the arches better.... Any long term test results several years on, on the V12 upgrades to a 470bhp start point would be gratefully digested please guys?

a17thc

94 posts

130 months

Wednesday 13th May
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Looking for a help regarding a front suspension creak. (Vantage 2008 roadster)

It's been with the car for over a year now and the noise seems to only appear when you drive on a road with gentle dips and rises.
If you hit a pot hole or go over a speed bump there is no noise, it seems to happen when weight is pushed down onto the car when driving. The noise cannot be replicated by simply pushing down on the suspension when parked.
Obviously looking to start with simplest approach but not sure what parts to replace first

Any help appreciated




JonnyCJ

544 posts

11 months

Wednesday 13th May
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a17thc said:
Looking for a help regarding a front suspension creak. (Vantage 2008 roadster)

It's been with the car for over a year now and the noise seems to only appear when you drive on a road with gentle dips and rises.
If you hit a pot hole or go over a speed bump there is no noise, it seems to happen when weight is pushed down onto the car when driving. The noise cannot be replicated by simply pushing down on the suspension when parked.
Obviously looking to start with simplest approach but not sure what parts to replace first

Any help appreciated
This might help https://aston1936.com/?s=Squeak+suspension

Procticon

19 posts

106 months

Friday 15th May
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Hi Mike

Unfortunately I’ve got an annoying issue with my New Vantage. MY 2020. 4k km on the clock. Awesome car, however nerve-racking whining noise at 100 - 120 km/h. No matter what speed. Possibly coming from drivetrain / differential. My Dealer says it's series standard which I found hard to accept. I’ve been working at BMW Sales for many years and - with all respect - I dare to say this level of noise is not within the acceptable range. What could cause this noise? Any known issues at New Vantage in this regard? What next step could I take?

Many thanks for your assistance and best regards

Erhard

Edited by Procticon on Friday 15th May 11:33

cornershop

1,657 posts

153 months

Friday 15th May
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I think this thread is no longer visited by Mike/BR - best to email or call

JonnyCJ

544 posts

11 months

Friday 15th May
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Procticon said:
Hi Mike

Unfortunately I’ve got an annoying issue with my New Vantage. MY 2020. 4k km on the clock. Awesome car, however nerve-racking whining noise at 100 - 120 km/h. No matter what speed. Possibly coming from drivetrain / differential. My Dealer says it's series standard which I found hard to accept. I’ve been working at BMW Sales for many years and - with all respect - I dare to say this level of noise is not within the acceptable range. What could cause this noise? Any known issues at New Vantage in this regard? What next step could I take?

Many thanks for your assistance and best regards

Erhard

Edited by Procticon on Friday 15th May 11:33
As it's a current MY your dealer should have a couple of cars to compare it with. If you can get a test drive to compare, with a teccy chap in the passenger seat and record the sound, that should give you some ammo to go back to the dealer with.

Procticon

19 posts

106 months

Friday 15th May
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cornershop said:
I think this thread is no longer visited by Mike/BR - best to email or call
Will do. Many thanks.

Procticon

19 posts

106 months

Friday 15th May
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JonnyCJ said:
As it's a current MY your dealer should have a couple of cars to compare it with. If you can get a test drive to compare, with a teccy chap in the passenger seat and record the sound, that should give you some ammo to go back to the dealer with.
Hi, JonnyCJ, great idea. Will take it on next week. THX and best rgds.

EVEESS

2 posts

4 months

Saturday 30th May
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Gents,
Can you help.

I have a coolant leak on my 2005 DB9. It’s coming from the back somewhere below the the fan assembly, not sure if it’s the rad or a pipe .

I want to take the rad out to see what’s going on, how big a job is this and can anyone point me to workshop ,annual or video post.

M

bogie

14,825 posts

229 months

Saturday 27th June
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You can find workshop manuals and pretty much everything on the official tech hub. Some is free, some you have to pay for...not expensive though to get access to workshop manuals etc

https://technicalhub.astonmartin.com/amtis/

Tiganut

89 posts

180 months

Thursday 30th July
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Are Bamford Rose open?I have tried ringing,& e mails.

shuzzy

245 posts

171 months

Saturday 1st August
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Same question here, I've sent a few emails to Mike and no response, which is not what past experience was. However I'd imagine the Youtube channel takes plenty of his time too.

ClassicV8

18 posts

34 months

Saturday 1st August
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I was there 3 weeks ago, and it was very much open then.

f_klo

1 posts

5 months

Sunday 2nd August
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I want have sent emails and tried calling them but nothing. I can't go there physically as I dont live in the UK.

karatemaserati

18 posts

93 months

Sunday 2nd August
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the db9 GT has 540 horses

presumably the DBS can be easily tuned to this or more?? anyone know what power a DBS can achieve?

Sydney V8V

19 posts

13 months

Wednesday 2nd September
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Ask Stuart at VelocityAP.