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Coolant for an Aston Martin DB9 V12 (4/12/2021) - A long time ago choosing the correct coolant for a car used to be easy.  Water.  Then along came glycol based antifreeze like Prestone and it was still easy- put the green stuff in.  The situation today is considerably different with Blue, Green, Pink, Red and even Orange coolants.   Generally the colors indicate a different …

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Engine Oil for an Aston Martin DB9 (4/9/2021) - Choosing the brand of Engine Oil appears to be a religious decision for some.  Not just Aston Martin owners, but with car enthusiasts everywhere.  From Mobil 1, to Motul, Castrol, Royal Purple, and even generic cheapo brands the forum discussions run the gamut hot and heavy.   I take a more pragmatic approach to it – …

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An Essential Tool for Every Toolbox (3/16/2021) - Are you missing one of the most essential tools for the modern toolbox? The Gaydon era Aston Martins (DB9, Vantage, DBS, Rapide, Vanquish, etc.) are mechanical wonders, but what really runs the cars are the computers.   My 2005 DB9 coupe has about 13 computer modules that control everything from the Engine and Transmission to the …

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Adjusting the Windshield Washer Spray on an Aston Martin DB9 (2/26/2021) - Not everything on an Aston Martin needs to be complicated. One of the simplest (and essential) tasks we can perform ourselves is to adjust the Windshield Washer Fluid Sprayers so they are properly aimed.   While often overlooked, this is a serious safety issue when you consider it.   Being able to wash off debris that splashes …

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