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Old 08-01-2012, 08:43 AM
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I created a blog to help owners with basic maintenance and some modifications. It's all Murci, but the Diablo is similar in many ways, so it's applicable to both cars. Check it out.

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Thanks for sharing!
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Nice info for muci....A+++++
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Great work nick! Some great advice on there
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Great work and great blog. But...(and I hate to nitpick but looking out for my fellow Lambo drivers)...some of the DIY's seem "straight from the manual" and not from experience and that can cause issues for the DIY'er as the shop manuals are written for Lambo techs.

Just one example I noticed...on the oil change...the DIY enthusiast should NOT try to drain main tank for two reasons: first, it is too easy to damage the tank drain spot and second because it is very risky to drain the all oil away from the motor.

I would recommend that you surf this and other sites and see where older posts have DIY instructions that overlap with yours and integrate the knowledge (with the OP's permission in each case, of course).

You are really onto something here. The staple site like this has historically been lamboweb.com. Would be cool to see you guys work together to come up with a newer, updated site.

Thanks for sharing!
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Nice job Nick! I can't believe what it takes to just change the dang battery.
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Great work and great blog. But...(and I hate to nitpick but looking out for my fellow Lambo drivers)...some of the DIY's seem "straight from the manual" and not from experience and that can cause issues for the DIY'er as the shop manuals are written for Lambo techs.

Just one example I noticed...on the oil change...the DIY enthusiast should NOT try to drain main tank for two reasons: first, it is too easy to damage the tank drain spot and second because it is very risky to drain the all oil away from the motor.

I would recommend that you surf this and other sites and see where older posts have DIY instructions that overlap with yours and integrate the knowledge (with the OP's permission in each case, of course).

You are really onto something here. The staple site like this has historically been lamboweb.com. Would be cool to see you guys work together to come up with a newer, updated site.

Thanks for sharing!
Every write up is from experience, and not everyone has a manual.

Oil change instructions are the same as the manual, pg. 20. Which they should be because, well, changing oil is a pretty straight-forward task.

More DIY will come in time. if anybody has a suggestion for a write up, I would be glad to document it next time I work on my car. LamboDIY wasn't planned when I was doing all the work to my car, so it's currently low on pictures. I plan to take more so that there are more pictures for an easier understanding of each task.

I was trying to do something along the lines of lamboweb, but fill in the gaps for a few things which they have missed. There are some difference between their write up's and mine (note brake switch write up).


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Every write up is from experience, and not everyone has a manual.

Oil change instructions are the same as the manual, pg. 20. Which they should be because, well, changing oil is a pretty straight-forward task.


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No need to get testy.

I think you misread what I wrote. I was trying to help and explain that how it is in the manual is NOT how a DIY'er should do it. And no, changing oil on a dry sump motor is NOT straightforward like it is on a regular car. If you do manage to open the main tank without crushing the spout and then drain all the oil away from the V12 and then dry crank it with new oil only in the pan then you will be in a world of hurt.

I have a writeup on this forum about how to properly change oil in the Murci. Feel free to borrow from it for your site.

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Not testy. But following the standard procedure for an oil change is straight forward, three plugs, a filter, and add oil.

Is this your write up?
Question DIY 08 Murci roadster oil change

If so, you only showed draining from the oil pan, not the dry sump tank. The majority of the oil is stored in the dry sump tank, so not changing that oil defeats the purpose of an oil change.

When filling the car with oil goes directly into the dry sump tank (all in LP's & 8qts in early Murci). The engine only holds 4 quarts, which the early Murci can be filled separately than the LP cars.

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