JanDaMan

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  1. JanDaMan

    Fuel vapor hose - really bad shape!

    Looks exactly like mine, replaced about a year ago pre smog test. Some suggested maybe the fuel cap was giving a bad code but I cleaned that up real good and the code returned, so it was the hose like yours.
  2. Maybe someone can help me understand why regular insurance policies (such as AAA, Farmers, etc.) don't offer Agreed Value policies. It seems only collector car insurance policies offer Agreed Value policies and I just can't understand why. For regular instance if a car is worth 250k such as through an annual appraisal or simply by both parties agreement then shouldn’t it be insured for 250k with dollar amount in the policy and then premiums paid for that value? In regular insurance you naturally pay higher premiums for a higher value car (so in reality a value is placed on the car and the only difference is that no value is stated in the regular type policy). The insurance company must have placed a value on it, otherwise how did they establish how much your annual policy would cost to protect it. Of course many things go into the cost of a policy, but the cars value must be somewhere in the equation no? So what's the big secret? I know the obvious reason we all may say they don't offer Agreed Value policies and put that dollar in the policy is so that they can bend you over if the car is stolen etc. and essentially "then" peg your car at a dollar amount they feel is right and leave you to fight for the real value (which we all know ends up a useless battle with the insurance company or even in court with court costs, etc). So that's the actual reason, so they can bend you over later? There must be more reason to it that that.
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    Starter problem?

    Yeah I think the clincher to conclude a better probability that it was the starter was when I saw that the remote starter was not starting it all the time either. I understand that if it started 100% of the time with the remote then it could have been some issue pre starter motor. Thanks to Newport & you guys, otherwise I would be completely lost. Plus in for service I found I had 2.6 clutch snap, so I have lotsa enjoyment before I have to mess with that.
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    Starter problem?

    Newport fixed me up great. Replaced the starter & did all fluid services while in the shop waiting for the starter to arrive. So nice to be able to drive again without worrying about getting stranded somewhere. Was a good learning experience. Thanks for all the input.
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    They ruined a Huracan, for this?!

    Thanks, I almost like it as much as the Lambo although gated gets my left foot a bit tired on PCH cruises being 60+. Need to do more calf exercises!
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    They ruined a Huracan, for this?!

    No not a fan of the new concept. Looks kind of Huracan take off/vette combo, but I like the Huracan better. Still prefer the modified look such as my modified 5S: Hall Ultra Pantera GT5S - Irvine CA Cars & Coffee No Parking, yeah right! by JanDaMan, on Flickr
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    Starter problem?

    Yeah I agree with the poor starter contacts issue, plus they load tested the battery too which was fine. So within the next couple weeks the new starter goes in (had to get it shipped) and getting annual B service too while it’s in the shop. I hope I get at least another 10 years out of this starter. All this was interesting as I learned a lot here and by applying it to the car. Just for instance I never even knew there were any tools such as wheel bolt guides or remote starter.
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    California Exhaust law

    Looks like the new law states the fine will be issued for “excessive or unusual” exhaust noise for $1,000 fine and a visit to the state referee. Seems like it’s based on the officers opinion. My Panteras won’t fare well though Laguna, Newport, Huntington.
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    Starter problem?

    Thanks for the referrals. Talked to Frank and he seems like a good source and close by too. But just got through to Newport and they said the car has been starting with the key so they feel it isn’t the starter. WTF. To stop by tomorrow and chat with the tech of my experiences of it not starting. I hate intermittent electrical stuff.
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    Starter problem?

    Still looking for an alternative shop in OC for the future if anyone has good referrals. My car had been at Newport for about a week for diagnosis with no feedback, so I just want to keep my options open. When I had my Maserati Biturbo years ago I relied too much on one shop which was a mistake.
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    Starter problem?

    Anyone know of good shops in the OC CA area? I am somewhat new to the Murci and have been just automatically going to Newport, but I like to keep my options open too. Thanks.
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    Starter problem?

    Regarding brake lights working, yes the wife said they come on when I press the pedal so it seems that switch works. Will be driving it in for a better diagnosis early January but kinda seems like the starter/solinoid. Even when using my remote starter it now only starts about 1/2 of the time and never with just the key alone. Can’t wait to get on the road again & cruise the coast.
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    Starter problem?

    Excellent. I will put the wife to work and have her take a look when I attempt to start with the key. But if that was the issue with my situation I would assume I wouldn’t even hear the solenoid click, but I’m no expert. I’ll try and remember to have her stand to the side, as I recall a shower of condensation tends to spit out on start up.
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    Any LP640 with good history for sale?

    Yes that blue is nice! I would snatch that up myself if I could. Need to sell a Pantera or two first. Saw a blue one in the service lot at Newport Lambo yesterday and that color in the sun is so nice. First one I ever saw in person in that color...yum!
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    Starter problem?

    Yeah I think you may be right, gunk build up or just corrosion on the internal contact points. Car is super clean and in non treacherous Southern CA environment, but I guess contact points get crap on them somehow maybe just from internal moving parts. But at about 1:50 in the video below it gave me an idea of what internal contact points look like. Will be about three weeks before I can take it in for a real diagnosis, and if it’s the starter then a week or two for it to arrive. But I don’t feel comfortable driving it as is and parking somewhere. Tried it some more today and about half the time the key alone starts it. Good idea to run some cables on yours when you replace the starter, although with a new one I would hope for at least 10 more years of no starter issues. I guess someone would still need the key in the on position to steal it. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Nij6sRRjEwk