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  1. From reading your answers I'm getting the feeling that you are referring to the constant velocity (CV) joint as being the wheel bearing when in fact they are two totally different things. The images show the CV joint (NOT the wheel bearing) as being compromised and exposed. Politely I would say that if you are struggling with these distinctions then you may want to transport the car to qualified mechanic and have them perform the diagnostics and repair.
  2. Are you sure the wheel bearing is bad? All I see bad there is a broken CV joint boot that expelled all the CV grease making a mess. It is possible the wheel bearing is totally ok? You can confirm this by re-installing the wheel and checking for axial play. It is worth doing this because you may do a lot of work and spend money that is not needed.
  3. The items that age tires are UV light and heat cycles. So long as a tire has not had its FIRST heat cycle the aging process is very slow and tires can be stored for many years. The real acceleration of aging happens as tires heat and cool due to use (way more temperature variation than what is possible in storage). It is after the first heat cycle that the effective life of a tire is no more than 10 years. Regarding storage placing tires in black plastic bags to keep the UV light out and storing them in a dry place that never goes below freezing is fine.
  4. Contact North Hollywood Speedometer. They fix all kinds of clusters and have been around a long time.
  5. Excellent post and thank you for sharing. I think the concept of trimming the headlight surround to aid in future servicing is both sound and has no bearing on the operation and fitment of the light assembly. For sure if you use your car cleaning the lights is almost a service item so preparing the lights for future disassembly makes a lot of sense.
  6. Nuvolari


    Last thing I want to do is be a buzzkill. At the same time there are a ton of really great options with a FIAT 500 and LP160 is perhaps a little too vague even for the most ardent Lambo fan. From what I hear you will need to know your plate in owning a modern FIAT 500....every time you call AAA
  7. Nuvolari


    The LP160 is not really correct no matter how you look at it. The LP refers to the Longitudinal Posterior engine layout on a Lambo. A 500 Abarth is transverse so all you are really quoting is the horsepower with no real tie to Lamborghini. I have a Murcielago and a 1964 Fiat 500. Both have LP engine configurations with slightly different power outputs
  8. Excellent advice. Well reasoned and unbiased. I totally agree.
  9. Mods feel free to lock or delete this thread. I decided just to remove the tint on my lights so the offer to trade is no longer available.
  10. Thank you for the feedback and perspective. In my case I know the lights were tinted very early in the life of the car (I have the records of the job) so the chances that the lights were tinted to hide anything is pretty much zero. The last thing I am interested in is screwing someone over a set of car taillights so I am presenting the trade as honestly as I can and would expect someone willing to trade to do the same. My intentions of this thread are to offer a fellow Murci owner the chance to modify their car at minimal expense while saving me the work of stripping the tint. I actually
  11. Hi Everyone I recently got a 2003 Murcielago and (as many Murci's are) this one has some cosmetic modifications that I would like to bring back to stock. Among them are the tail lights and 4 side marker lights that have been tinted. These items have been tinted to a very high standard so I thought someone may want to trade with me for their factory un-tinted lights allowing them to modify their car with my parts. Just to be clear my lights are the factory pre-LP units fitted on the coupes and roadsters from 2002-2006. They are the ones with the orange, red, and white sections and n
  12. Hi Everyone, I'm about to do a deal on a Murcielago (my first lambo) and was wondering what came with the car new? The owner says it has the tools but I'd really be interested in an itemized list of what came with the car so I can be sure that it is complete. Some people don't care about this stuff but I like all the little details that would have been original to be with the car. Thanks for your help and I look forward to posting more once I have the car.
  13. Yes it is a very high quality unit and fits high flow sports filters to the intake system. Performance increases are mild but the engine sound is much nicer and the throttle response is better. While you are at it also look at the the front spoiler Carbonio has for the 560. It is a direct replacement for the oem part and adds a really nice finishing touch to the nose. Much nicer than the stock black plastic piece.
  14. I too agree that welding is the way to go. Porosity or corrosion eventually ends and there is good material to weld to. A skilled welder will be able to easily assess the situation for you. Also if it is a tiny repair there are places that specialize in microscopic welding (often used to repair injection molding tools). These guys can make welds so small that you can bearly see them. Maybe they can fill a porous spot with minimal damage to the surrounding metal.
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