The moment of truth is fast approaching. You’ve just spent a considerable amount of time tearing your beloved DB9’s engine apart to change the Spark Plugs and Coil Packs, presumably like me to cure an issue with a Lumpy Idle. If you’ve been following my procedures laid out in this blog, you are on Step 20 sumth’in of many. Hopefully your workbench is devoid of left over nuts or bolts. All that’s left is firing her up to see if your work has been successful. There is a process to this and the few remaining steps. Continue reading “Restarting your Engine for the First Time after Changing the Spark Plugs and Coil Packs in an Aston Martin DB9”
If you’ve been good boy [or girl] and disconnected your battery during a service event like you were supposed to – kudos to you for taking the time! Or perhaps you are changing your battery and it’s time to hook it up. Whatever the reason, you’ll want to follow the rights steps to get your DB9 operational again. Even after you hookup the battery there are a number of steps you need to follow to reset a bunch of the modules. I will reveal all below. Continue reading “Reconnecting the Battery in an Aston Martin DB9”
If you are a frequent visitor of this Blog you know that I am a believer in taking our fabulous cars out for a stretch once in a while in the safety of an AMOC sponsored track day. These are a great event and you are surrounded by other Aston’s with drivers sharing the same anxiety as you “Don’t hit my car”. We all are out to enjoy our cars, not trash them.
I am personally inviting you to join us and make the journey if you can from anywhere in California, Oregon, Nevada or wherever you are. We only have room for 40 cars, so please sign up ASAP. Continue reading “Come join me at the AMOC USA West Track Day 2017”
If you’ve had to access something under the Engine Bay Cross Braces in your DB9 (like me changing my Coil Packs and Spark Plugs) you eventually need to get them reinstalled. This is likely one of your final steps under the hood, and you will be feeling the elation of completing your project and will be anxious to get onto more important matters like ‘starting her up’. Getting this done right is important because if you don’t do it properly, you can get some oddball squeaking from your front end. Continue reading “Installing the Engine Bay Cross Braces in an Aston Martin DB9”
If you’ve been servicing your fuel injection system or doing something that requires you to remove your Intake Manifolds (like me dealing with a Lumpy Idle situation) you’ve had your Intake Manifold Brace off. The brace is used to link the Left and Right manifolds providing extra stability. The manifolds cantilever off their mounting points, so this brace gives them the structural support. You can check this out – before you mount the brace grab the outside edge of the manifold and give it a pull up and down, and notice how it will move some. Try this again after the brace is installed, it will be solid. Continue reading “Installing the Intake Manifold Brace on an Aston Martin DB9”
After you’ve gone through removing and installing your actual Intake Manifolds (like I just did as part of fixing a Lumpy Idle situation) you are in the home stretch of getting your DB9 back on the road. In this post I will cover reconnecting all the ancillary connections that link up to the Intake Manifolds, things we disconnected along the way and certainly can’t be forgotten. Some of the steps are just reversing the removal process, but a few have a some technique to them and I will share what I learned along the way with you here. Continue reading “Reconnecting the Intake Manifold Ancillaries on an Aston Martin DB9”