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”
You might need to remove the Intake Manifolds from your DB9 for many service reasons including the need to change your Coil Packs and Spark Plugs. The process of removing them is fairly involved, and requires disconnecting a crapload of auxiliary items before you can actually remove them. In this article I will cover what defines a crapload. Continue reading “Preparing the Intake Manifolds for Removal from an Aston Martin DB9”
Presumably you’ve recently removed your Throttle Body on your DB9 as part of another service event. Reinstalling it is pretty much as simple as reversing the steps you followed to remove it, but with just a few Tips I can add here.
I definitely recommend that you clean the throttle body any time you happen to have it removed from the car. Only takes a few minutes. Continue reading “Installing the Throttle Body on an Aston Martin DB9”
Periodically the two Throttle Body assemblies on your DB9 may need cleaning. Cleaning is simple, and when you have them off for the annual oil change service, you might as well give them some love.
Removing one of the two throttle bodies on a DB9 is perhaps the easiest service task you can do on the car. Right at the top of the engine, and its relatively easy to access all the connections. The fact that it is in this position also makes it necessary to remove the throttle body for many other service items, essentially to get it out of the way so you can get to other stuff. The most common reason is to change the Oil Filter on LHD cars. The process will take less than 10 minutes.