The car was delivered at 2pm on Sunday and considering I bought it and paid for it without even seeing it, I’m pleasantly surprised! I didn’t want to ask the delivery guy to drop it at the door as the road had some pretty nasty frozen bends on it and it didn’t seem fair to ask him to drag this lump on the trailer up there so it was dropped 1/2 mile away at the start of the lane to the house.
It’s filthy after sitting on the trailer behind the tow car that tugged it up the A1, A66, M74, M8 and needs a good sorting out. I’m going to de-chrome it and put the wheels back to silver too. I always have my cars detailed so it’ll get that treatment when my guy can fit it in.
The car has loads of service history, 2 excellent Pirelli Scopion Zero’s, 2 brand new Scorpion Verde’s, removable tow bar, etc. It really is a nicely spec’d and nicely sorted car. The interior needs a good clean and the leather conditioning but it’ll tidy up nicely. All the buttons do what they should and everything seems to work other then the reversing camera.
After I’d got it home I had a quick look at it, read the codes with the IID tool and had a look. It pointed to a misfire on cylinder 1. Whilst removing the cover from the rocker cover I could smell molten plastic, it was disgusting. When the cover was out of the way the fault became apparent.
I removed the plug from that cylinder and the adjacent one to make sure there was no obvious reason for it failing and they both looked identical.
Last week whilst playing guess the fault on eBay I ordered a spare coil as I thought it might be handy for troubleshooting. I swapped it with cylinder 1 and started the car and it was purring perfectly on 8 and it drove spot on.
After doing a couple of miles in the car the replacement coil was still cold so am hoping it was an isolated coil fault rather then something on the car.
Other then needing a damn good clean and de-pimping, a major service, and then having the paintwork and interior detailed, there's not a lot I can fault it on. At the moment it looks a bit to much like I'm trying to shift Class A by the gram for my liking. I'm going to remove all the chrome and put it back to standard and then I'm going to have the wheels put back to silver again.