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Offline b0000st

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Re: V12 Q7
« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2009, 07:09:50 pm »
thats cool...

from what i have been told they can have engine completly out and unplugged in 30 minutes...



I can now personally verify that it is not in fact possible in 30 mins. Had engine out and back in today and finishing off tomorrow  :-\

More fantastic German design  >:(

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Re: V12 Q7
« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2009, 07:51:35 pm »
I can now personally verify that it is not in fact possible in 30 mins. Had engine out and back in today and finishing off tomorrow  :-\

More fantastic German design  >:(

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Re: V12 Q7
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2009, 07:57:47 pm »
Had to change an exhaust temp sender   :o


You can get to the sensor easily but they route the wiring up on top of the gear box and cover the plugs with a metal plate so the only option is to drop the motor.


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Re: V12 Q7
« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2009, 08:19:23 pm »
Sounds cheap and easy!!!!

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« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2009, 09:37:39 pm »
Its not too bad TBH and its covered by warranty so they prob allow about 5hrs lol.

Theres absolutley heaps of things that can only be changed with the motor out, wonder how many of the after market insurers will offer policies on cars like this and what the premiums will be?

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Re: V12 Q7
« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2009, 08:59:27 am »
I can't imagine that there'd be a massive second-hand market for these once they're out of warranty, if people know what's coming!
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Re: V12 Q7
« Reply #36 on: August 21, 2009, 09:16:26 am »
You and I know what's coming, but Joe Blow who sees a V12 Q7 for 50k and thinks WOW!!! Buys it and spends the rest if his ownership selling vital organs and becoming a "rent boy" to cover his garage bills.
It's been getting worse for the last ten odd years. Just look at all the really cheap early 2000 model Audi's, Mercs bla bla.
There was that wicked 2001 S6 that went recently for 22k! Beautiful car, but later on it's just going to hurt too much.
They're just far too complicated for their own good.
And now having to drop V10 and V12 engines out of RS6's, Q7's for medial work etc is just plain dumb engineering.

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Re: V12 Q7
« Reply #37 on: August 21, 2009, 11:06:16 am »
You and I know what's coming, but Joe Blow who sees a V12 Q7 for 50k and thinks WOW!!! Buys it and spends the rest if his ownership selling vital organs and becoming a "rent boy" to cover his garage bills.
It's been getting worse for the last ten odd years. Just look at all the really cheap early 2000 model Audi's, Mercs bla bla.
There was that wicked 2001 S6 that went recently for 22k! Beautiful car, but later on it's just going to hurt too much.
They're just far too complicated for their own good.
And now having to drop V10 and V12 engines out of RS6's, Q7's for medial work etc is just plain dumb engineering.

May be a few re-powers with good old USA V8 Crate motors to simplify and have 450+ HP  >:D
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« Reply #38 on: August 21, 2009, 02:23:11 pm »
May be a few re-powers with good old USA V8 Crate motors to simplify and have 450+ HP  >:D

gee where have i seen that done b4 with ridiculous over engineered V12s...ahh thats right the all to frequent destiny of many examples of the lump of english iron oxide i have in the back yard!!!  (hours to get at the last 2 spark plugs etc)

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« Reply #39 on: August 21, 2009, 02:34:56 pm »
gee where have i seen that done b4 with ridiculous over engineered V12s...ahh thats right the all to frequent destiny of many examples of the lump of english iron oxide i have in the back yard!!!  (hours to get at the last 2 spark plugs etc)
Isn't the Jag just a re-shelled Spitfire? :D
I nearly bought an XJS before I turned to Audi.
God I was young back then. ::)

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« Reply #40 on: August 21, 2009, 02:45:59 pm »
nah a slight scale difference....maybe say that about a stag???  ;D

i have heard the DB7 described as an XJS with a posh frock on, never really thought that was fair on the Aston....... so by that logic a far less flattering but more realistic description would perhaps be that the xjs is a DB9 with a boiler suit and a hankie tied in 4 corners on its head ;)

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Re: V12 Q7
« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2009, 03:46:21 pm »
Yes it is, its away having all the radio gear fitted at the moment.

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Re: V12 Q7
« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2009, 06:07:55 pm »
Dennis from the Bay Nic??

Thats Matt, Im Nik.

But yes, roger that.
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Re: V12 Q7
« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2009, 06:09:39 pm »
Isn't the Jag just a re-shelled Spitfire? :D
I nearly bought an XJS before I turned to Audi.
God I was young back then. ::)

Young and quite sick by the sounds of things, an XJS??? Id rather have an STD!
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Re: V12 Q7
« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2009, 06:38:23 pm »
Young and quite sick by the sounds of things, an XJS??? Id rather have an STD!
I still think they're cool.....
I know, I'm mentally challenged.