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    Steven Voth
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    '06 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT, '07 Mercedes ML320 cdi

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  1. Phenomenal work Mark. Can't wait to hear how she runs. Haven't been on this forum in months now but always pop in to specifically check on your car! Glad to hear you are nearing the finish line. Steve
  2. work is looking awesome Mark. Can't wait to hear how she goes once she's all together again!
  3. Nice, gorgeous car. Remember seeing it at the dealer who imported it for the owner in Manitoba. Sealed the deal for me buying my white one. Maserati has been great, but definitely thinking of getting into another Esprit again. Always thought an F355 might be for me, but reading all your threads about the interesting things you have done to the Esprit relights that old flame for me! Definitely can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for this one, especially on the tranny side of things! If you got an idea for putting a better transmission in the car that will definitely draw me back!! Probably gonna be passing through Medicine hat sometime in the next while, you'll have to get me your number again. Would definitely like to catch up and see whats goin on, if you have the time!!
  4. Hey Mark, long time no chat! Gorgeous car! This one didn't come out of Winnipeg, did it? There was an identical one to this that came in just before I got mine and I know that owner did some motor work and upgraded turbos locally here.
  5. Lotusespritse, I am sorry never posting an answer to my problem. Sold the car in dec '10 and haven't been lurking around on this site much since. Been toying with getting back into one again and getting rid of my Maserati. The problem that occurred with my car back then was that one of clutch disc surfaces broke half off making the clutch surface hugely uneven. Simply had to drop the tranny again and brought the clutch and flywheel away locally and had resurfaced. Nothing too serious and extremely cheap to fix!
  6. Thanks Mike, yes it was a weird situation. Happy to say I was able to put over 250 miles on the car over the weekend. May not want to sell it now that it is working so well, haha.....
  7. Yes of course. I look to keep my car in top condition until the day I sell it. No no, I was never looking at 225/35's. I currently have 235/40's on the front of my car, but the Yokohama Advan Sports I'm looking at only come in 245/40 17's. Just wanted to make sure I would be safe with these. I'll still be running the 285/35 18's in the rear.
  8. Been shopping around for a new set of tires but having a heck of a time finding a matching set in a brand that I'm willing to run. Wondering if anyone has gone with other sizes in the front? Or does everyone stay with the 235/40 17's? Anyone running 245/40's? Been looking at some of the Yokohama Advan sports.
  9. Problem resolved!! It was the damn oil temp sensor in the drain plug!!!! Unplugged the sensor and light went out. Got a new one on order from JAE. Looking forward to driving now without annoying flashing light for a change.
  10. Update. Checked sensors. Temp gauge appears to be working fine. Disconnected light sensor and light keeps flashing. When I jump the two wires and ground fan comes on, but light still always flashing. If i jump to wires from header tank and ground light goes on solid. Gonna drive the car some today with light flashing and see if it throws any code.
  11. Hi Gunter, thanks for the info. Finally going to have a chance to look at this situation tomorrow. Summer is winding down here and finally might have a chance to drive the car!! If the oil sensor is an issue I will just unplug it. I drove for a year without it when I broke it and never threw a code or a light. Will also take a look at the sensors. Will keep you posted. Steve
  12. Update, still dealing with this problem. Haven't driven the car all summer because of it. Replaced header tank sensor after waiting for a month and a half to get it. Started car and light was off, yay!! (battery had been disconnected for a month in between). Had car running for an hour no issues. Turned off and came back 2 hrs later to leave with car and the damn light is flashing again!!!! No codes, just light flashing. I'm really getting annoyed at this. Is there not a temp sensor somewhere on the engine that controls this light?? Temp gauge seems to work fine, but light always flashing. I'm thinking there is a seperate sensor for the light. Does anyone know whether this is the case? Thanks
  13. Thanks Gunter. The reason I asked is I know we have rust in our water, so probably shouldn't use it.
  14. Is it not better to use distilled water in the cooling system vs regular tap water? I know our water here has quite a few minerals in it. I want to flush my system out thoroughly in the next few weeks as I've noticed some rust build up in the header tank. Is it better to just flush through with water, running it up to engine temp, then draining and repeating or is it safe to use some of the products sold at the local auto parts stores to clean up unwanted buildup?
  15. My car has always taken a 2-3 seconds of cranking to start when cold and sometime a little longer when hot. The thing I notice is when the car has been sitting for extended periods of time it will often cough and sputter once or twice before firing up like normal. Seems like injectors are loosing pressure over time?? Also, when car is cold, it does not go into a high idle before revving down. Instantly starts and idles at low RPM and always stalls as soon as I put my foot on the gas if I don't let it warm up first. This has all started since I had the timing belts done last summer and ECU reset. Any ideas?
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