Astonofcourse
Chiltern Aston Open Day.jpg 

Who's going to this?
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jonm
I am [smile]
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Charley Farley
I would have definitely gone but unfortunately it clashes with the DB7 weekend which is a real bummer given they are the DB 7 specialists.

Maybe next time
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jb1
Am I missing a weekend here - I thought THE db7 weekend was 1st september ?..
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Charley Farley
Hi JB

I am afraid you are missing the DB7 Wanderers weekend which is 31st May to 2nd June. We do one of these annually and normally there are 25 or so DB7's charging around the UK somewhere, this year we are near Bath.

If you contact Gary U, forum manager, his lovely wife Liz is chief organiser and I am sure would be happy to add you to the 2020 Wanderers weekend list.

The 25th Celebration of the DB7 is on the 1st Sept  so hopefully see you there.

Enjoy your motoring this summer
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jb1
Thanks for that info - I had indeed missed it somehow. Alas my db7 went for an mot 2 months ago and is still still with them ( engine check light on without any obd11 indication turns out to be a fault in the instrument cluster that is taking an inordinate time to rectify )
Aim to be at the db7 celebration in september though - I cannot believe they wont have fixed it by then.

James b
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Charley Farley
I am sure they will get it fixed soon and hopefully see on you the 2020 Wanderers weekend. 

The 1st September event should be great, I think there are over 130 cars going so far.
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Astonofcourse
I think the DB7 weekend in September is the main / AMOC DB7 event - I am absolutely attending!  But Chiltern are the preeminent specialist for the model and are throwing a celebratory bash of their own, with a 25% discount on most DB7 parts from the looks of it.   A great shame it's on the same weekend as the wanderers!  
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Vanquish Rider
jb1 wrote:
Thanks for that info - I had indeed missed it somehow. Alas my db7 went for an mot 2 months ago and is still still with them ( engine check light on without any obd11 indication turns out to be a fault in the instrument cluster that is taking an inordinate time to rectify )
Aim to be at the db7 celebration in september though - I cannot believe they wont have fixed it by then.

James b


Then they should pass it. And fix it once they have worked out how.
SteveE

Life Begins Outside Your Comfort Zone
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jb1
Apparently not. The ecl is on the new list of mot checks that came in last year and must be working.
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rcfurse
Now clearly no one would ever do anything like this but . . . . . .you would find that your CEL doesn't illuminate if you simply pull the wire or pop the bulb.
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philmw
An inoperative light is a major fail.
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db7 gts
Great shame we won't be able to attend, it clashes with the Dales Classic Car run we are participating in.

Would love to once again take D13GTS back to its home! Maybe drop by and see the team sometime.......

Me to about the DB7 weekend, please add me to the contact list for next year.
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Mark Chandler
With the appalling light display I would be surprised if the MOT tester would notice.

I have an aftermarket ECU, the light never comes on, maybe I need to sort out something for this then, mind you as pre OBD it may not matter, time for a Google!
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filandeb
philmw wrote:
An inoperative light is a major fail.


for cars first used after 1st July 2003, so most DB7 owners won't be affected by this change to the rules. The text from the MoT tester's manual is below

Engine malfunction indicator lamp

Turn on the ignition and check that the engine malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) illuminates and then goes off. On some vehicles it will be necessary to start the engine before the MIL goes off.

You need to inspect MIL fitted to

  • petrol vehicles with 4 or more wheels, not more than 8 passenger seats in addition to the driver’s seat and first used on or after 1 July 2003
  • petrol vehicles with 4 or more wheels, more than 8 passenger seats in addition to the driver’s seat and first used on or after 1 July 2008
  • gas and bi-fuel vehicles with 4 or more wheels, not more than 8 passenger seats in addition to the driver’s seat and first used on or after 1 July 2008

Kit cars, amateur built vehicles and American pickups are not required to be fitted with an engine MIL.

and the link to the .gov website where this can be found:
https://www.mot-testing.service.gov.uk/documents/manuals/class3457/Section-8-Nuisance.html#section_8.2.1.2

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filandeb
As a moderator, I feel I ought to point out that this is drifting a little off topic and probably would be best continued in one of the technical threads.
(Yes, I do realise I am also part of the problem [smile] )

Might well see you there JonM.
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