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Just got her back today,fantastic job as she was picked up yesterday with a 250mile round trip on a covered wagon.
The service is 6 1/2 hours and in the UK its £1200,i wonder how this compares around the globe?? No nasty surprises,i need a new set of fronts after 9k miles and the rears will need doing in 500 miles,these being the second set.The front air deflectors are wearing down,but ive already replaced one any way.
I'm most impressed with the brakes (iron) pads and discs only 30% at the front and 10% at the rear,and Im the last of the late brakers so they are far most resistant than the equivalent porsche.So all in all what i was promised,hypercar performance with sportscar bills.The 20k or bi-annual service is over 12 hours though ,so i had best start saving;)
 

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Doesn't sound too bad Andy, was that to Birmingham?. How much did they charge for the collection and delivery? I was quoted 950 for the service by London with 120 on top for the collection service.
That's impressive stuff for the brakes.
 

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Doesn't sound too bad Andy, was that to Birmingham?. How much did they charge for the collection and delivery? I was quoted 950 for the service by London with 120 on top for the collection service.
That's impressive stuff for the brakes.
All in with the transport to Manchester,not bad at all !!
 

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That is interresting. Before I bought the car, the dealer told me that all services (annual and bi-annual) are more or less the same in terms of cost and time (roughly 1500€). Now if the bi-annual is twice the time that would mean twice the cost more or less :rolleyes:
He maybe forgot to mention that the hydraulic suspension needs draining and overhauling every 2 years,your comfort is going to cost I'm afraid!!:) Not sure if the plugs need doing then as well,but that just a guess as they are lasting alot longer these days!!
 

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He maybe forgot to mention that the hydraulic suspension needs draining and overhauling every 2 years,your comfort is going to cost I'm afraid!!:) Not sure if the plugs need doing then as well,but that just a guess as they are lasting alot longer these days!!
Don't forget all the wheel bolts are changed every 2 years as well!
 

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~$1550 US for the 1 yr/10K service.
 

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Andy, I'm suprised the rears outlasted the fronts given your track experience.

All in all a good result with your first service.

Not sure if introducing a free scheduled servicing program to new car owners is something McLaren would consider in appeasing residual concerns. There's lots of talk about has McLaren done enough to better manage the market, well I can tell you amongst my circle of 458 owners, physcologically, it does weigh in somewhat when taking the plunge...and you can transfer the balance of the schedule free servicing when you sell the car.

just a thought...
 

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Just got her back today,fantastic job as she was picked up yesterday with a 250mile round trip on a covered wagon.
The service is 6 1/2 hours and in the UK its £1200,i wonder how this compares around the globe?? No nasty surprises,i need a new set of fronts after 9k miles and the rears will need doing in 500 miles,these being the second set.The front air deflectors are wearing down,but ive already replaced one any way.
I'm most impressed with the brakes (iron) pads and discs only 30% at the front and 10% at the rear,and Im the last of the late brakers so they are far most resistant than the equivalent porsche.So all in all what i was promised,hypercar performance with sportscar bills.The 20k or bi-annual service is over 12 hours though ,so i had best start saving;)

my front brakes are out of order but new ones cost only 800€ (for ther both)
service for mine is scheduled next month with the BIG upgrade
 

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Andy, I'm suprised the rears outlasted the fronts given your track experience.

All in all a good result with your first service.

Not sure if introducing a free scheduled servicing program to new car owners is something McLaren would consider in appeasing residual concerns. There's lots of talk about has McLaren done enough to better manage the market, well I can tell you amongst my circle of 458 owners, physcologically, it does weigh in somewhat when taking the plunge...and you can transfer the balance of the schedule free servicing when you sell the car.

just a thought...
I think you mis-read my post,it would be my second set of rears and my first set of fronts:)
 

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my front brakes are out of order but new ones cost only 800€ (for ther both)
service for mine is scheduled next month with the BIG upgrade
i must learn to brake harder Gallardo!! Seems im not wearing them out quick enough?? But i would think you are always on the track ;):)
 

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i must learn to brake harder Gallardo!! Seems im not wearing them out quick enough?? But i would think you are always on the track ;):)

are you drifting all night long ? :D

1 set of front tyres for me and one for the rear...

2 sets of brake pad for the front and one for the rear ...

tomorrow i go to the ring but with my tuned R26-R (i will try to learn the curves)
 

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Hunh, I wonder what's wrong with my car / McLaren Chicago. 4 track days, apparently I melted the rear calipers but McLaren is replacing under warranty. McL Chicago suggested replacing pads & rotors front and rear in advance of Road America this weekend. Over $5k for the privilege. I don't know if they're pulling a fast one on me or if I'm just a REALLY late braker. :D

Might be because one of those track days was at Blackhawk Farms which is known to be very hard on brakes.
 

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No idea, dealer simply confirmed every 2 years all wheel bolts are replaced!
So ..... since these wheel bolts cannot maintain their solidity/reliablilty past the 2 year mark ..... the dealership, will be making these bolt replacements under your vehicle's warranty (the first time) ..... right ? !!:D
 
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