No Idea. I come from a long line of Jaguars so know next to nothing apart from what I've learned in here about the Variator issue on Maserati. Can't even seem to get a workshop manual to download -- found a copy but with car shown in pix as having red cam covers. And one of the sections is marked M139" the plug to the sensors"
Where are these plugs located on the engine brother?
I´ll fill you in on what Ive managed on my own if you do by any chance reply
Kind regards, Winston
Just had it in. Standard UK charges for the parts. But they want to charge out 20 hours @£175 +VAT for the labour = £3,500 +700 = £4,200 or US$5,500 in real money. Erm, I think I'll stick with my indie workshop for the time being. Seeing them on the 4th>You can imagine what sort of quote that'd be.
What year is your car?Pressing my foot to the floor then operating the starter just results in more startup revs on my M5 -- although, of late there's only been very few if any "clatters" on startup in the mornings now (48 hours between each)
I'm still tempted by the oil pressure accumulator method as the issue is one of no oil pressure at the end caps to the variators -- assuming the problem is that the oilways there are empty. And that there's sufficient accumulator capacity under pressure to reach before ignition
Thank you so much for the quick reply! I'm up in Pontiac. I anticipated this would happen someday but wasn't prepared to pay for the repair this year. Thought I had some time with a low mileage car. I was going to install a pre-lubrication system and daily drive the car above 2500rpms, but such is life. I don't mind doing the caps and solenoids since it avoids messing with the timing. Even if it buys me a year I'd be very happy. Trying to buy a house this year.You need the shop manual for the procedure...Yes the cams need to be timed..You might want to try swap the solenoids and machine the caps if the rattle is just on deceleration, but that is your choice on that one...The variator would have to get pretty damn bad for piston to valve contact...BTW...I from Detroit...I grew up in Wyandotte, Riverview, and Trenton area....Jason
Mine's an '08MY (Automatica you call it over there with the ZF gearbox) 82k miles
Thanks for the reply Erik... I't's coz I'm not a mechanic that I don't understand how the accumulator method for producing oil pressure at the variators works for dry sump cars but doesn't for wet sump ones.>Then the oil accumulator method does not apply. The accumulators are used in the high pressure systems of the dry sump cars.