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Old 01-23-2013, 03:13 PM
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It sounds like Iíll have far less trouble with this than with my Countach. That car could make anyone cry. I think my mechanic had the Countach about 85% of the time, and I had it 15%, enough said. I wont expect the Diablo to be like my 1985 Aston Martin (most indestructible exotic of all time and a brand I deeply love) but I wont expect nightmares either. Buying the car from Roy Cats is a big help in that regard. While this is my first buy from him, we all know who he is and his fantastic reputation for selling truly great examples. It sounds like the suspension is the only area Iíll really need to be conscious of. Thanks for the help. Like the deranged exotic lover I am, Im already dreaming of the Aventador Roadster, and I havenít even received the Diablo yet!Ö better save my pennies
You'll have much more fun with the Diablo than with the Aventador ! The Diablo is a true Driver's car !
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I am a former 1984 Countach 5000S owner and just purchased a 1999 Diablo VT Roadster from Cats Exotics. A pic is attached. My question wont come as a surprise. The Countach, as we all know, was extremely maintenance intensive, with "decent" reliability. Id like to ask the other VVT engine owners, particularly 1999 models, what youve experienced reliabilty wise, and what cautions you might be willing to extend to me. Any info is greatly appreciated
That pic - absolutely STUNNING!
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Thanks Andecorp. Please posts a pic of your as well. I think youre right RP addicted. The newer cars are too sterile, "too German". Even top Gear cried about the Aventador, saying something like "Its so perfect, its boring". Richard Hammond said you just dont get that old thrill anymore, the car is too perfectly engineered. My Countach wasnt very reliable (picture of my actual car attached), true, but with its balls-out raw nature, you were always excited behind the wheel.... you just didnt know if you were going to get to your destination, lol.
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Thanks Andecorp. Please posts a pic of your as well.
In my "shed"
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Thanks Andecorp. Please posts a pic of your as well. I think youre right RP addicted. The newer cars are too sterile, "too German". Even top Gear cried about the Aventador, saying something like "Its so perfect, its boring". Richard Hammond said you just dont get that old thrill anymore, the car is too perfectly engineered. My Countach wasnt very reliable (picture of my actual car attached), true, but with its balls-out raw nature, you were always excited behind the wheel.... you just didnt know if you were going to get to your destination, lol.
"Too Sterile". I like that. All new cars suffer from that malady.
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I am sure you will enjoy the car. As with ALL my cars it has been gone through and sorted correctly.

The shock issue is OVER STATED. They fail because folks leave the shocks in the up position when parked OR don't exercise them with use at all. They are operated from the same power steering fluid and pump as the power steering unit. With this in mind, ONLY use them after the car has been running for a few minutes so as the pump can generate enough of the fluid forward into the reservoir of the shock pumps away from the power steering unit. Then when lowering..after it lowers, allow car to run for a few minutes again so as the fluid comes back out ALL the way to the power steering resivoir.

As with all mechanical items, YOU must use it to exercise it..OR YES..it will let the seals dry up and this is where you get the leaks. NEVER NEVER leave the car parked or shut off with the lift position in the UP position.
What years were offered with the adjustable shock system? All? I can't find any info on a google search.

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What years were offered with the adjustable shock system? All? I can't find any info on a google search.

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I never heard of a Roadster without it. Definetely not available on pre vt models.
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What years were offered with the adjustable shock system? All? I can't find any info on a google search.
94 and onwards with some exceptions.

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94 and onwards with some exceptions.

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"Too Sterile". I like that. All new cars suffer from that malady.
So let me get this straight. The Top Gear crew thoroughly bashes the Countach on multiple occasions -- the one car that arguably stoked the supercar fire with more personality than ever before. They are cautious to fall in love with the Diablo. And now new cars don't have any personality? *facepalm* ...ok, back on topic...
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