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  1. makeshiftUK

    Proxi Alignment... won't align on my QP

    Evening gents, Following on from my previous TPMS related thread here, I ended up tracking down and installing a brand new original OEM TPMS ECU - and whilst my TPMS sensors work once more, my car now doesn't seem to want to Proxi-Align. The folks that fitted my ECU reported the following...
  2. makeshiftUK

    TPMS ECU Issues *Resolved* - 221360 in place of 235303

    Thought I'd post this up in case it helps anyone for future reference. Kicking this whole saga off was the dreaded 'TPMS unavailable' warning on my dash accompanied by the illuminated yellow warning symbol that typically precedes a facepalm moment... at this stage I figure it's one of the 4x...
  3. makeshiftUK

    Picked up my QPV from SportsItalia yesterday...

    ...perhaps it's partly because she's been off my driveway for a few weeks now, or largely because SI replaced my front upper suspension bushes + full wheel alignment, my QPV handles like an utter dream and I very much enjoyed the 'spirited' drive home and re-discovering the rev limiter. Matt +...
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    QPV - What does this pipe do?

    Whilst fixing my bonnet catch woes, I noticed a pipe wasn't connected to the air intake assembly... suffice to say I plugged it back in, I guess it's some sort of breather pipe? I can't say I noticed any difference in the car running without it being connected...
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    QPV - Bonnet will not shut

    Out for a drive in the QP this evening, didn't get more than a mile away from home when the bonnet-open warning came up on the dashboard... this happened a few years ago on the way home from SportsItalia, @conaero and the gang remedied the issue and got me back on my way. Any ideas? There...
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    Bletchingley, Surrey (20th Nov 2021) - and other misc, non-Marque specific SE Events...

    A friend of mine who I originally met through E39 ownership got me to pop along to a car meet in Bletchingley Surrey yesterday, it was a brilliant 'mini' event with some fantastic metal in attendance... first time I've ever seen a Ford GT in the flesh, and there were a handful of Fezzas, Alfas...
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    Challenging a PCN/Penalty Charge Notice

    Rant time... received a PCN for doing this about a month ago: I don't normally consider myself to be a moron - but the reason for parking myself on the yellow box junction (can't have been more than 30 seconds) was to allow the cars behind to move forward, to allow an emergency vehicle to get...
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    Brilliant YT Video - QPV Video '4 Door Ferrari - Actual Aphrodisiac'

    Going to pin my colours to the mast on this one, I thought this video was brilliant: The reviewer, IMO is the automotive equivalent of Ryan Reynolds... which in my mind is a good thing! Massive respect to the driving footage at 10:00 where a Sport GT S is being driven properly, and I found...
  9. makeshiftUK

    Giugiaro Badges - GS

    I did a quick search but couldn't find the answer - are the Giugiaro Design badges standard fitment on both sides of the GS? For some reason they're missing on mine...
  10. makeshiftUK

    Jacking-up a QP... Advice pls!

    Evening all, Recently ordered a pair of 245/35/20 PS4S tyres to replace my Pirelli P Zeros on my QP GT S given the latter are almost 5 years of age, one of which has recently ingested a nasty looking screw. Bought a set off Blackcircles for £375 with fitting at my local tyre fitters, the same...
  11. makeshiftUK

    QP Grille Mesh Touch-Up

    Someone posted here some time back (Ewan maybe?) a suggestion of how to get the grilles looking shiny and black again, without the faff of removing the grilles from their mounted positions within the front bumper... take a can of spray paint (I used Hycote Satin Black) and spray into the lid of...
  12. makeshiftUK

    *Please Remove* Maserati 4200/GS - Washer Fluid Reservoir Plug/Cap

    No longer available Replaced mine today because the cap became detached from the neck part - nothing really wrong with it otherwise. Yes, you can buy a replacement one for like £3 + postage but maybe someone would like the below as a spare etc?Free of charge posted to a UK mainland address if...
  13. makeshiftUK

    2007 / Blu Nettuno 1 Owner GS

    Based on the number plate alone this must have rolled off the production line very close to mine: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202108246594702 Love the colour and the interior matches perfectly... strangely it looks like the Trident emblems have come off both sides, but 1 owner!
  14. makeshiftUK

    GS Airbag Lights... both of 'em! *SOLVED*

    Ah the fun of Italian electrics... hopped into the GS today and was presented with two airbag lights illuminated on the dash as below. Had the car with AV this week for an annual service... we used the battery cutoff switch when having a fiddle with the fan-heater connecting block, but no...
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    GS - Rear Bumper / Trunk Plastic Trim?

    On my QP there's a piece of black plastic trim that sticks onto the top lip of the rear bumper, covering the unsightly screw heads - am I missing a similar piece of plastic trim on my GS?
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    Wiper Arm Clip... £30??

    Just noticed one of my wiper arms on the GS is missing a clip... I believe this is the offending part 383300299 It's £30, what am I missing? Do I really, really need it?
  17. makeshiftUK

    I'm bulging...

    ... and opening the door to plentiful thread drift. In the meantime, I've noticed that I've got a moderate size bulge in my front nearside tyre. Firstly, is this something I should get fixed right away? MOT isn't till December, but if its a safety hazard I'll replace both fronts and keep the...
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    *Please Remove* QPV M139 Undertray / Splash Shield

    No longer available Maserati Quattroporte '08 - '12 Front Undertray Guard Splash Shield P/N 80371100 £10 - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/193742259501 Removed from my 2010 QPV Sport GT S... slightly damaged (you wouldn't really notice unless you were on your hands and knees and really looking!)...
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    New GS Owner...

    Today I (or rather, my wife) became the very, very proud owner of a beautiful '07 Mediterraneo Blue GranSport... I felt bought-in the moment I learnt of the extensive history and love this car had been showered with by its previous owners, with AV's endorsement and vouching of its condition...
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    2010 QPV - Interior Door Handle stuck!

    Just punted the below description of my issue over to Autofficina with a view to getting it booked in and looked at... Last week, when sat in the drivers seat, when I attempted exit the car by opening the interior door handle, the door handle was giving me resistance when pulling on it, and it...