Infos regarding the Vantage V8 (MY2005-2017)




Exhaust fuse numbers for the different models

V8 Vantage/S
• Up to 2010.5 - fuse 22 – 20 Amp – Boot fusebox
• From 2011 onwards – fuse 15 – 5 Amp – Boot fusebox

V12 Vantage
• 2010 – fuse 22 – 20 Amp – Boot fusebox
• From 2010.5 onwards – fuse 15 – 5 Amp – Boot fusebox

DBS
• Up to 2011 – fuse 22 – 20 Amp – Boot fusebox
• From 2012 onwards – fuse 15 – 5 Amp – Boot fusebox

Rapide
• All years– fuse 3 – 15 Amp – fusebox under rear seat

DB9
• All years – fuse 22 – 20 Amp – Boot fusebox

Sportshift Driving Guide

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V8V Sportshift Clutch-Learn-Procedure

You should perform this procedure once a week when the engine is cold, coolant temperature must be below 50 Centigrade!

  1. Key (ECU) to ACC, do not start yet.
  2. Apply brake and keep your foot on the brake.
  3. Start the engine and wait ten seconds then release the brake. You will see that the light in your N-button changes and/or the light in the Start button gets dim, with the AC off you might hear a click sound from under your car, this also tells you the end of the learning.
  4. Now you can switch the ignition off and repeat the process. Recommendation is to repeat at least three times.

You will be rewarded with less shudder when pulling off and smoother clutch function.

Gear Ratios ASM I & II

6-Gear Sport Shift I

1. Gear 3,15 : 1
2. Gear 1,95 : 1
3. Gear 1,43 : 1
4. Gear 1,15 : 1
5. Gear 0,94 : 1
6. Gear 0,76 : 1
Reverse 2,38 : 1
Final drive: 3,91 : 1
Limited slip differential
7-Gear Sport Shift II

1. Gear 3,286:1
2. Gear 2,158:1
3. Gear 1,609:1
4. Gear 1,269:1
5. Gear 1,034:1
6. Gear 0,848:1
7. Gear 0,675:1
Reverse 3,286:1
Final drive: 4,18:1
Limited slip differential

Replacing the Wiper Blades

Key combinations to drive the wiper arms in a vertical position
  • Cars with ECU key: Hold keys 2 and 6 down and switch ignition on.
  • Cars with normal key: Same procedure as with ECU key using keys 8 and 9.
After installing new wiper blades just initiate the wipers to get them back to their resting position.

You find different wiper blades on my Parts Page

Torque Figures for the Standard Wheel Nuts

  1. First torque crosswise to 80 Nm
  2. Then torque crosswise to 180 Nm

TPMS Color Code

  • Front right - green
  • Front left - red
  • Rear right - blue
  • Rear left - yellow

Establishing Oil Pressure without Starting the Engine

Use this procedure after not using the car for long periods of time
  1. Press and hold the accelerator hard to the floor. (This temporarily inhibits fuel injection)
  2. Turn ignition on.
  3. Press and hold the starter button (ECU) until the oil warning lamp goes out, you reached normal operating pressure.
  4. Release starter button (ECU) and accelerator to stop the engine from turning.
Now you can start your engine in normal fashion being save that it is correctly lubricated.


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