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All the LT models have a LOT more vibration than the other models. The suspension mounts are different, the engine mounts are different, and the insulation is removed. I really would like a 765LT, but even if I had the funds for one I doubt I'd get one because after sitting in it with the engine running for a couple of minutes it was clear that it's designed for the track, not for comfort on the road.

I've had my share of b/s from the dealers, too.
Well, I do not mind the vibrations to be honest. What worried me is the metal on metal vibration sound at 4,000-5,000rpm. It is a loud vibration sound, and this sound wasn't there the last 8 months of ownership.

My biggest issue is that every time I bring anything to the dealership they keep the car for at least a week just to tell me the problem is fixed. Drive back home and on my way to find nothing was fixed. Bring back the car the next week have a drive with the technician only to hear "Oh my god this is not good, we'll look into this" I mean come on!

Then they fix the problem...
 

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Well, I do not mind the vibrations to be honest. What worried me is the metal on metal vibration sound at 4,000-5,000rpm. It is a loud vibration sound, and this sound wasn't there the last 8 months of ownership.

My biggest issue is that every time I bring anything to the dealership they keep the car for at least a week just to tell me the problem is fixed. Drive back home and on my way to find nothing was fixed. Bring back the car the next week have a drive with the technician only to hear "Oh my god this is not good, we'll look into this" I mean come on!

Then they fix the problem...
Try a different dealership maybe?
 

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I'm sorry guys, but kinda feel isolated. And so far this forum has produce more answers to my questions than any trips to the dealership!
Yes, both Kevin @ima2nr (McMedics) and Sean @EMF Audio (McMedics) are extremely talented McLaren specialists who fly all over the country servicing and repairing these vehicles. And usually they are cheaper than the dealership. Hopefully they will chime in and you can get in contact with them.
 

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Yes, both Kevin @ima2nr (McMedics) and Sean @EMF Audio (McMedics) are extremely talented McLaren specialists who fly all over the country servicing and repairing these vehicles. And usually they are cheaper than the dealership. Hopefully they will chime in and you can get in contact with them.
What do you mean cheaper? The car is under warranty. I am not following, first you suggest I try another dealership, then you suggest to fly-in someone, then you tell me it's cheaper than the dealership? The car is warrantied, how can it be cheaper to have repaired by a guy I would fly-in?
 

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What do you mean cheaper? The car is under warranty. I am not following, first you suggest I try another dealership, then you suggest to fly-in someone, then you tell me it's cheaper than the dealership? The car is warrantied, how can it be cheaper to have repaired by a guy I would fly-in?
Anthony tends to recommend them for anyone who is looking to get work done .

One of the difficulties you are running into is that the mechanic has to be able to replicate the issue . Sometimes it takes them longer to drive the car . Sometimes they get an alternate solution by the mothership to fix and the issue is gone afterwards but they don’t drive the car long enough to see if the issue happens again …..then you get it and drive it and it happens again .

In the mean time ; dealer has other appointments and commitments they have to tend to and get to yours when they get to yours . This is fairly common thing in supercars .

I remember calling for an appointment with my local Ferrari dealer for a service appointment and they told me they can fit me in 3 months later (they had turnover among techs and were short staffed ).
 

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Anthony tends to recommend them for anyone who is looking to get work done .

One of the difficulties you are running into is that the mechanic has to be able to replicate the issue . Sometimes it takes them longer to drive the car . Sometimes they get an alternate solution by the mothership to fix and the issue is gone afterwards but they don’t drive the car long enough to see if the issue happens again …..then you get it and drive it and it happens again .

In the mean time ; dealer has other appointments and commitments they have to tend to and get to yours when they get to yours . This is fairly common thing in supercars .

I remember calling for an appointment with my local Ferrari dealer for a service appointment and they told me they can fit me in 3 months later (they had turnover among techs and were short staffed ).
I understand, thank you guys!
 

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I understand, thank you guys!
It looks like one of your concerns is warranty time running out . Check the fine print on the back of your service bill . It’ll tell you if more time gets added to the warranty period for any down time of the car when it was in for warranty work
 

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My apologies, I must have skipped the part where you said it was warranty work. My bad.
Anthony , you’re probably annoying the many different techs /service providers on here that are low key posting things with the constant recommendations for people you haven’t used for any services yet (I’ve heard this from those people behind the scenes ). Just an fyi
 
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It looks like one of your concerns is warranty time running out . Check the fine print on the back of your service bill . It’ll tell you if more time gets added to the warranty period for any down time of the car when it was in for warranty work
Hmmm, I'll give them a call, the car has been out for over 7 weeks in the last 9 months.
 

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Anthony , you’re probably annoying the many different techs /service providers on here that are low key posting things with the constant recommendations for people you haven’t used for any services yet (I’ve heard this from those people behind the scenes ). Just an fyi
If anyone has an issue with me or what I post, tell them to contact me directly through PM, don’t hide behind you, which is just laughable. We are all grown ass people. If someone has a problem, we can solve it. I will continue to post what I feel helps, and unlike you, if I make a mistake I am mature enough to admit it.

Also, please PM me screenshots where these people have mentioned me directly and how I annoy them. I really don’t think I am that important here for people who mean anything to do that.

Edit: To clarify, I have not used the McMedics personally, and nowhere have I said I did. However, I have seen enough posts and spoken to enough people who have used them to be confident in my recommendations. If there are any other “techs” I am annoying, all they need to do is reach out to me, and I can speak with them.
 

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The reality is many people choose to work outside the 'dealership system' when they are not getting fast enough or personal service.

Example: Customer called me a few weeks ago because his 720S had been at the dealership for two months waiting on a new battery. This car is under warranty, yet McLaren has no batteries to install right now (Worldwide back order) :(

The McMedics were able to install our proprietary BMS Modulator and outfit his car with a non-OEM battery and get him back on the road.... TODAY.

The customer is thrilled to be able to drive his 720S Spyder for the next few months (vs. let it sit at dealer waiting on parts) which are the best months of the year for top-down driving in the southern USA.

And as of this moment in time, the dealer still has no ETA on when they will have any supply of starter batteries for cars.

Thanks @Anthony D for sending folks the McMedics way! And I will also say their are MANY other McLarenLife Vendors that might be local to "you" if you need help outside of the dealership network, so no offense if you call your local guys first. :cool:

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@BoudahXL have you considered crossing the border into Canada? I am in Vancouver, BC and I can vouch for my service department. They are top notch and have been key to my pleasure owning my car. Much better than my local Ferrari dealership. They are knowledgeable, experienced and reasonable. Not sure how warranty works though when you cross the border but it may be closer than Cali?
 
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