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  1. Hi Bryan, Good question. I don’t know what are the rules of the forum, but you’re probably right that you have to have a certain number of forum replies before you can post in the classifieds. Phil
  2. 10+ years is at the limit of the current PPF warranties, and the current film is better quality than 10 years ago. If it was me, while it's still in good shape, I would have it very carefully removed using the right technique (steam and stretching it along the film, not pulling it up) before you end up having to use one of those huge eraser wheels to rub it off the paint. Wait too long to remove it, and it's a disaster. Something like this:
  3. It’s a CV joint similar to any other car. You can find a local specialist to refurb your axles. If you take it to Lambo, they’ll either send it out to the same type of shop and mark it up crazy amounts or charge you crazy money to replace the entire axle needlessly with a new OEM part. We are all getting to the age where these CV boots will start failing. They do on all cars after a certain amount of time. You might want to check what the Diablo folks are doing since they are ahead of us on aging out their rubber parts.
  4. Do all the hoses with the engine out. It's a tiny price to pay to prevent an overheated V12 and being stuck embarrassingly on the side of the road with coolant everywhere. Shocking that mechanics wouldn't recommend replacing the rubber bits on a 13 year old car while the engine is already out. Lots of other things little to do when the engine out.
  5. It's definitely a job you can do with the engine in, and most are done that way because, unfortunately, not many Murci owners change the hoses proactively because they think low miles means the hoses will last longer (not really true), so they are often repairing just the hose as opposed to doing the work when the engine is out for other tasks. All the hoses are getting old on all the Murci's at this point, so I changed every coolant hose in the engine bay recently. They are all accessible with the engine in the car. To do all the hoses, I did remove the exhaust, the right airbox, the eng
  6. If it's the same compressor that is in the pre-LP, then I bought a brand new one from France and had it shipped to the US from this website: https://www.ecoclim.net/en/compressor/sanden/fix-r134a/sd7h15/p200D71/detail.php These compressors are very common in Europe, but not in the US, which is why I went overseas. The only difference is the connector on the end that you can splice from the old compressor very easily. They also have the dryer, and you want to get it from them because it's 10x the cost here.
  7. Don't forget to mention how important it is to put the serpentine belt on the AC pulley correctly. The pulley has more grooves than the belt, and if you put it on wrong, it will shred the belt and your engine will boil the coolant once it stops flowing, you'll lose power steering, and alternator power, and of course, AC. Check the manual for the correct groves to use. A number of YouTubers are soiling the Murci name because their mechanics put the belt on wrong and bad things happened after it broke (one lost an engine), and they aren't owning up to their mistake and instead making the engine
  8. Check out this thread for more info on the Murci alarm system: https://www.another board.com/threads/no-start-and-strange-alarm-system-behavior.222209/
  9. I had weird problems with my alarm and eventually the car wouldn’t start. $1300 for a new Med alarm brain.
  10. Rebuild or replace starter Seals for trans and engine Replace 2 bearings for rear drive shaft and 1 bearing for front driveshaft Valve adjustment All new coolant hoses and couplings All vacuum hoses Fuel filters New hoses for the charcoal canister
  11. ComputerExpress is long gone. He bought a trashed e-gear Murci and dumped an insane amount of money into it (probably could have bought a SV in good condition with the money he spent on that car!), and I am not sure he ever got it running right before he dumped it.
  12. I like the idea of making access holes. It's really nice on a Ferrari 360 that the factory put a big access hold in the firewall behind the seats to change the timing belts. I wish all mid-engine cars with timing belts had that kind of access. Needing the take out the whole engine just to get to something simple that the access holes would make possible with the engine in is a real net win. You can break a lot of things removing and reinstalling an engine, so the less you do it the better. Ask DDE. But I can't believe that the Car Wizard didn't do some double checking of the plumbing
  13. That's great. But you will most likely have to swap out your keys as well. Apparently, you can't program your existing keys to another Med unit, and apparently, the keys are linked to the ignition cylinder, so you have to change that out too. I say apparently, because that's what some Lambo parts people told me they understand how it works, but were waiting for full confirmation from Lambo.
  14. It sounds very possible your Med is going flaky. I am dealing with the results of Med issues now. And yes, it will strand you hard when it fails. My Med was warning me by losing range for the remote over the past few years, but I didn't know that was a warning sign until the car wouldn't start one day. The Med runs 24x7 unless you unplug the battery, so it's not surprising that it goes bad after so many years. Do you have the 6 digit PIN code for your Med unit? If not, to stay original, add a couple thousand more in parts and probably $500-1000 in labor for changing out your fuel cutoff v
  15. I reread your original post, and clearly I misunderstood. To me, seems like the alarm is falsely getting a signal that one of the doors or hoods are open.
  16. That is strange. So to clarify, you unlock the car, get in, start it, and while the car is running the siren goes off, but the car still runs like normal? Do the hazards flash as well? What is the LED on the firewall doing throughout this scenario? What do you have to do to get the siren to stop? If you can't find a quick solution, and the siren is going off, I would unplug it before it injures your hearing. Mine is loud! You can pull the side panel off the center tunnel in the passenger footwell and the Med box is right on top of the airbag controller. It has one small plug goi
  17. Forged carbon is a good choice. It looked really good in Tavarish's Murci. It also looked really good to add it to the bezel around the instrument panel. But IMO, it doesn't need to go beyond those 2 parts.
  18. "Knockoffs," LOL! Are you both saying that Lamborghini makes their own coils in their little factory in Italy?? Ridiculous. Have you noticed how many owners of early Murci's have had to have their "factory" coils replaced after a fraction of the mileage that coils last on other engines? Maybe the ones that Lamborghini chose off the parts bin weren't the best ones, so I am not sure I would want the exact OEM coils. What's your warranty, Nick? And if it's not lifetime, why not, if they are so much better than Napa coils?
  19. A guy named Robert on the Facebook Murci group found this cross-referenced NGK coil using a google search that's 25% less: https://www.sparkplugs.com/product.aspx?zpid=46964&fbclid=IwAR3f7qH-NX1xTnq0eWolYUozzwLEe3FDeanOEuwKKHNaRFf7k79U5lXSO4I And I found those same NGK coils for an additional 10% less on Rock Auto: https://www.rockauto.com/en/parts/ngk,48870,ignition+coil,7060
  20. Half the price and you gain a lifetime warranty! Great find and thanks for sharing!
  21. Great work, and thanks for posting, PoKnow!
  22. Only that guy in the UK that put 300k miles on his Murci by renting it out. For the rest of us, it’s useless. You’re definitely not doing a good job maintaining your exotic if you have to rely on a brake pad warning system. Now for a soccer mon’s minivan, that’s a different story.
  23. They are especially useless on cars that only get driven 100-1000 miles per year. You should have the wheels off changing brake fluid every couple of years anyway.
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