When I bought my 2005 DB9 back in November 2013 I was enthusiastic. My intentions are to use it as my daily driver (to get the full pleasure of a car you need to drive it). I have some mechanic skills, and as an engineer I looked forward to doing some of the fixes and service myself (it’s British after all, it’s gonna break).
There is so little published “How To” information for the DB9. Just finding a copy of the official service manual took months (no Chilton’s guides for a DB9 I guess). If you want to change an engine on a Honda Civic, YouTube has 10 video’s covering every step, but you can’t find a single DB9 video on something as simple as an oil change (which I’ve learned isn’t that simple – and now I’ve made one!). The best resources I have found to offer some limited help are 6SpeedOnline and PistonHeads . I wanted to add my voice to those discussions, but in a more verbose and complete format (video commentary along with photos and links).
The mission of this Blog is to chronicle what I learn so that others can benefit from it.
I am a car guy and a bit of a nerd, so I am blending those skills to produce this Blog. With some help from my neighbor Rob, a GoPro camera, YouTube and WordPress, I hope to make something you can enjoy. [And some graphics help from my friend Ray – Thanks Ray!]
Thanks for reading!
[Why Aston 1936 and not Aston 2005? It’s DB9 number 1936 and that’s what all the factory workers signed to all the Q/A stickers on the parts]