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  2. Interesting...I thought all Lambo's except Urus were air freighted for the Canadian market.
  3. I've driven past this place 100 times and decided to stop in since they had a Diabo SE Jota and a Diablo SV outside. I have zero affiliation and know nothing about them. Just wanted to pass on that they have an absolutely ridiculous inventory if anyone is looking for a new toy. http://wearecurated.com/inventory/
  4. Worried about the future of the supercar in this new carbon-crunched age of austerity? Fear not, for the burghers of Sant’#### are planning a replacement for the Lamborghini Aventador for 2022 - and it’s as outrageous as ever. CAR magazine has interviewed the bosses to get the inside line on what many enthusiasts consider to be the ultimate expression of supercarkind. By plumbing in a new hybrid petrol-electric powertrain to the latest V12 engine, Lambo is confident it’ll hit the twin objectives of thrilling performance and better CO2 emissions and fuel economy. If they can pull this off, it’ll truly be a case of having your supercar cake and eating it. How the next Lamborghini Aventador will go hybrid For its wild shape, the next-gen Aventador will draw inspiration from the Terzo Millennio concept (below) - and the traditional Lambo wedge is alive and kicking, we’re assured. Our artist’s impression (main image, above) is a rendering of the likely design direction for Aventador 2. The next Lamborghini V12 is likely to get a new name, likely inspired by the bullish world of Lamborghini folklore. Word is, the two-seater will be built on a new carbon chassis packaging three powertrain elements: the front axle drive unit with its two electric motors, a backbone centre section housing the batteries and the rear drivetrain assembly: a third e-motor, a new dual-clutch transmission and the good old V12. Electric supercar boost: the tech specs The existing V12 will be modified but, thankfully, remain naturally aspirated. Yes, even by early next decade, Lamborghini is confident it won’t have to fall back on turbochargers and their meddlesome noise reduction and lag. The 6.5-litre V12 is already good for 759bhp in the current Aventador SVJ, but there’s always headroom for even more horsepower. And that’s before you add the estimated 400bhp of electric power from the e-motors… You read that right. The new Lambo range-topper is likely to top 1000bhp combined power output. It’s going to lightning fast. Lamborghini cosies up to Porsche Lamborghini might be under transfer from Audi ownership to a Porsche-shaped filing cabinet within the VW empire, but the supercar project is still on track. The Aventador replacement has been pushed back to 2022, but should survive the transition – it’s thought to be too far down the road to be killed by bean-counting suits. Its unique platform can’t be modified for integration into wider VW Group architecture, so Lambo’s flagship will almost certainly proceed as planned, according to CAR magazine’s sources. Expect the current car’s rear-wheel steering to remain, sharpened by the latest predictive dynamics CPU, introduced on the Huracan Evo. ‘The Aventador represents our halo car,’ says CEO Stefano Domenicali. ‘The current model launched in 2011 and still sold 1200 cars last year. Of our [total] volumes it’s still a lot.’ The tech boss on the next Lamborghini Aventador Talking exclusively to CAR, Lamborghini’s chief technology officer Maurizio Reggiani has given some great background on the new hero supercar. ‘The Aventador replacement will be naturally aspirated and a plug-in hybrid, because this is the best mix of emotion and DNA for Lamborghini. For the moment it is not a problem to be homologated worldwide. ‘For the new Aventador, I am confident we’ll be able to introduce the particulate filters we need for Euro 7 emissions. For these, it is not a question of turbocharging. Instead we will make the hybrid vehicle emotional, sexy, and what the customer will want to have. This is the challenge.’ https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/spy-shots/lamborghini/new-aventador-v12-hybrid-2022/
  5. It was coming from the small hose to the valve body, y-pipe and the oring on the valve body under the fitting. Replaced both, all good. But I did all the low pressure hoses while I was there.
  6. I don't think its bad at all, but saying that I generally am moving forward ;-) This would be a good solution "If you remove the primary cats, and you find it too stinky, at least you can put back on the secondary cats as a solution (if you still have them), and not have to go to the effort of putting back on the stock primaries. "
  7. That thing looked lit K.I.T.T. on the inside! Would be an awesome time capsule to have.
  8. But how's the unburnt fuel smell ? I have set of primaries sitting in my garage. I just dont want my car smelling like a lawnmower while idling. lol
  9. Yeah, I talked to him last night for a minute. Said he was heading back today. I look forward to some more pictures and behind the scenes, looks like an incredible event. Those cars there, dang...a great collective.
  10. Looks great! Congrats looks like the ideal cruiser for your climate!
  11. Although just a standard GT roadster I use this as a daily and love it, came from an SL550 so not as luxurious but still not bad and my girl friend has not complained.
  12. Who in Canada is waiting for their SVJ? It was in the Auto Port in Halifax. looks amazing!!! PS: not my photo or Instagram.
  13. I can't help but think the Easy Off oven cleaner suggestion was an April Fool's joke. That is one of the harshest cleaners sold to the public.
  14. Take care what you use or you may end up with this. (08 LP640) I think either goof off or some thing else I tried did this. On the Ferrari forum I think they suggested using Easy off oven cleaner but search around and you will find many recommendations, I ended up changing my buttons out but the new ones became sticky very quickly so I think it is just an age thing and not a use problem, not noticeable in the picture but the whole housing not just the buttons are sticky. The solution seems to be having the buttons refinished, that was what I ended up doing but you need to remove them and send them off. The two main companies that do this work are both good I believe. On another note I have lost one of my buttons from the instrument binnacle, 08 LP640 the button that has the 2 zeros on it and am having a hard time finding a replacement, any suggestions?
  15. I saw the pics on FB with him and Valentino in traditional Japanese garb. Looked like a great event.
  16. That looks fantastic. What year aventador? Also feel like I saw that plate on a different lambo before. Could be wrong...
  17. Stimpy

    Airbag Code

    Yeah, that's the rub with your troubleshooting suggestions - unlike other cars, once the airbag light comes on, I have to schedule an appt with a shop that has an advanced computer to reset the light. If it comes on again, I am just going to replace the switch, clean the connectors, and hope that fixes it. I really don't think it's my clock spring since I am also getting passenger airbag light, and the code was stated as an issue with the airbag switch.
  18. Testarossa weight vs Countach 25th Anniversary weight via Steve Mrav at EMC in Arizona. The Countach has euro front bumper, and gutted cats with 1/4 tank of gas. The Testarossa has full custom exhaust done by Steve just like my car. Basicly straight pipes going off the headers to tailpipes. No muffler. Testarossa had under 1/2 tank. Figure a stock TR must weigh around 3700lbs .
  19. Jags_Avi

    Almost Done

    Here are some pictures of my aventador. A few more modifications to do and then Im done. Enjoy!!!
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  21. Great information re: the handling. On the exhaust above 4000 I heard that starting with the S the below 4000 RPM was muted compared to the Gen 1 AV but as you say above 4000 RPM hells bells. By your surmising that has continued to the SVJ.
  22. Inahi

    Airbag Code

    Hello Stimpy I wish I knew the exact code. SRS Code 14 is usually OEM unique. There should be a 5 digit code which is SAE standard that would help to guide us in the right direction. For example: SRS Code 14 for Toyota is SAE Code B0101. Many reported codes for B0101 are associated with a open in the Spiral Cable. But if your indicated passenger side, then i am at a loss. Whenever i suspect a harness / connection issue, I with the basics. If code says OPEN Circuit then go to the particular Airbag, disconnect the Airbag, short out the connector that traces back to the SDM module (see image #1). You should immediately see code change from Open to Short (in Toyota's case, that would be code 13 or SAE B0100). If you get a short code then the Airbag is bad. If you get still get a OPEN code then disconnect the spiral cable and do the same test again. if you get a short code then the Spiral cable is Bad. Note #1: The SDM or AirBag ECU's are pretty basic (for our generation Murc). The SDM monitors in real time and only when fault is detected. When fault is cleared, the system resets itself. Unlike emissions codes that are governed by Federal Laws that require successful multi trip passes before code is reset (or by use of a tool). SDM doesn't have such requirement so the benefit of a tool is to read the DTC but not needed to clear that code. Note #2: If the Spiral cable has a OPEN, your horn will likely also be affected since the HORN circuit also goes though the Spiral cable. So next time anyone has a SRS light and suspects Spiral Cable, See if your HORN works. Note #3: You should be very careful trying to measure resistance of the Airbag. I never recommend it. You could have enough current in your OHM meter to set off the bag. It's safer to examine the integrity of the harness. If you do suspect the airbag as being defective, get a 2.2 OHM resistor (like one from ebay) and insert inline. If you light goes out then the Airbag is defective. Here's the link to Ebay site selling the Airbag simulator: https://www.ebay.com/itm/SRS-Airbag-Simulator-Emulator-Resistor-Bypass-Fault-Finding-DiagnosticTool-Blk/254197411651?epid=546666591&hash=item3b2f58af43:g:tNkAAOSwR4dcsE3i Good Luck!
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