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    MY'09 Vantage - it's here!

    I feel like a little kid on the night before Christmas, short of wetting myself with anticipation of unwrapping my present!

    FINALLY! After a very arduous and seemingly LOOOoooong 6 months, my MY'09 is finally at the dealer's and ready to be collected in 12 hrs! Am very anxious/excited to see how the colour scheme will look in the flesh. Fingers crossed that I'll have no regrets! However, I have to admit I feel slightly guilty for owning such a decadent automotive masterpiece in the midst of a global recession.

    No doubt, I'll be loving every minute with the car once it's in my hands. However, one small question for you experts - what's the best way to run in the Vantage before I can really put my foot to the floor? i.e. don't rev the car past a certain level before the odometer hits 1000km/ always wait for the engine oil to reach mid-temp before accelerating hard/idle the car to bring temperature up or keep at low revs under load? etc. etc. Please let me know your views on this...... thanks!!

    I shall be posting some piccies soon so watch this space!
    (apologies to any AMOC members for the re-post!).

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    Congrats!!! can't wait to see the pix.

    Hey, Christmas is right around the corner unless you want to get a new 997.2 for Christmas too .

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    Break-in who knows?

    But I have always let my 928 idle for a few minutes before pulling away, then drive slowly for about a mile. Then I nail it. (i do the idle for function but also because i like the sound and anticipation of driving it.)

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    Many congrats indeed! Don't forget the pics!

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    Congrats, BTW.

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    Rossi said:


    Congrats, BTW.



    Amen

    lol, congrats and looking forward to the pix

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    The procedures about the same for any engine. Give it 20-30 seconds at idle for the oil pressure to build and the fluids to circulate.

    Pull of slowly. Try to vary your RPMs up and down in different gears to give it a good run it.

    Try to keep highway driving at a constant speed/RPM to a minimum for the first 500miles.

    Don't take it above 4K for the first 1000K.

    After the first 1000-1250K, get a fresh oil and filter change.

    It should be nice and broken in, now you can thwack away at it. But again, AFTER 1000 miles AND a oil and filter change.

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    i love the Vantage

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    Good thing you got it now instead of later...

    According this article, published today, Aston is considering raising all of their prices much higher across the model ranges... or so the article claims.

    Doubt that will go down well with potential buyers, especially in this economic climate when there aren't that many cars moving anyway.

    http://www.autoblog.com/2008/10/21/aston-martin-to-move-further-upmarket/

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    congrats!!!! we need pics! as for running in, i go slowly for the first 500km, then i rape it. never had any issue

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    Congrats buddy! Enjoy that gorgeous car... We need pics!!

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    dhayek said:
    congrats!!!! we need pics! as for running in, i go slowly for the first 500km, then i rape it. never had any issue



    I agree, my 08' Vantage got raped early though and no probs.

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    Enjoy in good health.

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    Moogle said:
    Good thing you got it now instead of later...

    According this article, published today, Aston is considering raising all of their prices much higher across the model ranges... or so the article claims.

    Doubt that will go down well with potential buyers, especially in this economic climate when there aren't that many cars moving anyway.

    http://www.autoblog.com/2008/10/21/aston-martin-to-move-further-upmarket/



    That's funny considering the bad financial times. If it si true of course!

    And congratulation for the car JYH!

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    Hmm....this new Rennteam site loads up a bit slow....but anywaaaay.....

    You guys wanted piccies, so here's some to get you started!

    Enjoy:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/yawhsui/MY09Vantage#
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    09 AMV8 Meteorite Silver/Bitter Choc 06 987 CS Seal Grey/Black 02 E46 325ci Titanium Silver/Black

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    JYH:

    Hmm....this new Rennteam site loads up a bit slow....but anywaaaay.....

    You guys wanted piccies, so here's some to get you started!

    Enjoy:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/yawhsui/MY09Vantage#

    Absolutely gorgeous. Love the color.


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    Beautiful car, enjoy it in good health!

    Taking delivery of mine in a couple weeks, blk/blk 6sp sportpack coupe w/ all the goodies.

    Will be sure to post pics as well.


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    Tom

    09 AMV8 Vantage (12/08)


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    Nicely spec'd car! Have you taken out "Fuse 22" yet? If not DO IT ASAP! I promise you will not regret it!


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    Amazing car JYH ! enjoy !  love the interior color.

     

    @Moogle: cant wait to see how your's turns out.  !!

    @MikeS: "Fuse 22" ?? 


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    Enmanuel:

    Amazing car JYH ! enjoy !  love the interior color.

    @Moogle: cant wait to see how your's turns out.  !!

    @MikeS: "Fuse 22" ?? 

    It disables the valve in the exhaust so it sounds like this ALL the time. Normally it only opens up at around 3000-4000rpm now it's like this even at idle. It's not too loud at all and it does not drone etc. etc.

     Video I made a while back so you can hear.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jskKtYze19g



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    Fuse22 is very popular amongst the late model Aston crowd and achieves the desired effect.
    Personally I would advise just getting a proper aftermarket exhaust though as there have been a couple of instances where a check engine light was reported.  The car runs rich on the low and and some performance may be sacrificed.


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    Tom
    09 AMV8 Vantage (12/08)


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    @JYH: Stunnding need car, looks very very nice! Can blieve how you feel, 6 months is long!

     @MikeS: Great Video!


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    thanks for the info mike. Great video !!  you still have that aston?

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    Congrats JYH!  Looks great.  Same exterior colour as NicholasH's car I think.  Yes, fuse 22 is a must do mod!  Takes all of 5 seconds.  Take it to Sepang/Pasir Gudang and tell us how it goes on the track!

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    Cheers fellas - I still pinch myself every morning when I step into the car and fire her up. Feels like a dream! Having said that, in my short stint of ownership, some Aston-type niggles have brought me back to reality - still, I wouldn't swap it for anything else in the world.....hmmmm......maybe an LP560-4 Smiley

    Will refrain from pulling Fuse 22 for now. I've heard differing stories about the emissions warning light (mine already popped up due to some loose valve causing power-loss due to poor combustion). As it is, the new 4.7l engine sounds peachy enough for me - enough to scare little kiddies queuing up at roadside taxi-stands and bus-stops Smiley 

    Mike S - thank you for your YouTube posting. You might be flattered to know that I spotted your vid on YouTube last year before I ordered the car and well......after hearing the car, I was SOLD!!


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    09 AMV8 Meteorite Silver/Bitter Choc 06 987 CS Seal Grey/Black 02 E46 325ci Titanium Silver/Black

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    JYH:

    Cheers fellas - I still pinch myself every morning when I step into the car and fire her up. Feels like a dream! Having said that, in my short stint of ownership, some Aston-type niggles have brought me back to reality - still, I wouldn't swap it for anything else in the world.....hmmmm......maybe an LP560-4 Smiley

    Will refrain from pulling Fuse 22 for now. I've heard differing stories about the emissions warning light (mine already popped up due to some loose valve causing power-loss due to poor combustion). As it is, the new 4.7l engine sounds peachy enough for me - enough to scare little kiddies queuing up at roadside taxi-stands and bus-stops Smiley

    Mike S - thank you for your YouTube posting. You might be flattered to know that I spotted your vid on YouTube last year before I ordered the car and well......after hearing the car, I was SOLD!!


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    09 AMV8 Meteorite Silver/Bitter Choc 06 987 CS Seal Grey/Black 02 E46 325ci Titanium Silver/Black
    I'm glad to have been able contribute to the purchase of your beauty Smiley

     
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