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DLD replacement video coming soon, recording it now, but I made this to help point you in the right direction last week.

 
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Full video coming when I edit, and shoot the end, because I forgot to.
 
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You forgot to shoot the end? Like when Kevin started the car? Take one, take two, take three
I forgot showing the car complete and driving, as well as summary details. I picked up my camera to do it then put it down to do something else saying I'd come back to it. I'll just suddenly be in a different time zone for that part.
 

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The DLD issue is becoming more prevalent for the older cars. I have replaced three of them in the past 30 days.

This affects all 3.8L McLaren's (Currently it is unknown if the 4.0L McLaren's have a revised DLD design)

  • MP4-12C
  • 650S
  • 675LT
  • 570S
  • 570GT
  • 600LT

Consider it like doing a clutch job.

You know its a big job, and you know it will be needed sooner or later.

When the warning signs begin, prepare yourself for when it finally goes so you are not shocked or in disbelief.

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BELOW... You can see where the spring has literally chewed thru the softer steel plate material. This DLD was throwing Misfire codes on Cylinders 5,6,7 & 8 every day it was driven. Car had 40k Miles. Misfire codes had been present since 19k miles. At first it would throw codes maybe once a month, which got progressively worse as the miles increased.
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All 4.0L McLarens have a totally different design.
This design was introduced also to 3,8L cars from around 2016/17
 
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All 4.0L McLarens have a totally different design.
This design was introduced also to 3,8L cars from around 2016/17
Do you mean this kind of totally different, or something different?

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Completely different - everything is enclosed.
That would have been only found on P13 cars in that year area. 2016 675's don't have that I know.
 

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We have seen the totally enclosed design which has been updated for the P13 Platform vehicles (570S, 570GT, 600LT, etc)

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What we have not done (yet) is install this P13 new version DLD on a P11 platform vehicle (12C, 650S, 675LT, etc)

But I can tell you we will be confirming this sooner than later. :)


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