Parts



I think it is nearly impossible to list all alternative and original parts therefore I just list parts I use respectivly parts wich have a well known reputation gained by other Vantage owners and I have read multiple positive comments.

Wiper Blades with U-Mount (MY05 bis MY10)

The order numbers are for LHD vehicles.

  • Driver side length: 24"
  • Passenger side length: 20"

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Bosch Aerotwin AR801S
(Set: left and right wiper)
I use this ones

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Bosch Icon:
24A
Driver side, 20B Passenger side

Very good wipers (maybe the best I tried). Connector does not build as high as that of the Aerotwins, therefore looks better.
I could only find them on amazon.com and including the shipping to Austria they become quite expensive, if you live in the US do get them. I used them for a year and was really happy

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Bosch Evolution:
4824 Wiper 24" Driver side
4820 Wiper 20" Passenger side

Very nice wiper

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Goodyear:
GY-WB765-24 Driver side
GY-WB765-20 Passenger side
Design like the original wipers

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RainX Lattitude 2-n-1:
24' Driver side
20' Passenger side
These blades have universal mounts and fit the U-shape mount.

Original description:
Rain‑X® Latitude® Water Repellency wiper blades provide an innovative 2-in-1 solution to both clear and repel the elements for ultimate driving visibility. These wiper blades not only give you the superior wipe quality you’ve come to expect from Rain‑X® Latitude® blades, but now also treat your windshield with a water repelling coating for the ultimate in driving visibility!

I am currently testing them on my Jaguar.

I tried all mentioned wipers and settled for the Aerotwin AR801S, the do a perfect job. If I could get the Bosch Icon for a reasonable price, I would use them for their improved optics.

A word of warning: The Aerotwin normally sticks to the windscreen but at exactly 280 Km/h they lift off about 1cm. :)

Air Filter Order Numbers


  • BMC Airfilter: FB590/08 (my choice)
  • K&N Airfilter: CM-4508 (RU-5114)
  • AM Airfilter: 4G43-9601-A

Interior Air Filter (Pollen Filter)

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I use the ATP RA-16 Carbon Activated Premium Cabin Air Filter

Original manufacturer's description:
  • Filters 98 percent of contaminants entering vehicle through air vents
  • Captures and eliminates odours with an activated carbon charged filter media
  • Provides clean and effective protection with a highly porous coconut shell based carbon
  • Improves airflow vs. contaminated or clogged filters

I bought it from Amazon for $ 17,50


You can also use the Mazda MX-8 cabin air filter.

Glass Switch Part Numbers

  • D-Switch: BG33- 7Z156-AA
  • N-Switch: BG33-7A217-AA
  • R-Switch: BG33-7J175-AA
  • Sport Switch: AD33-14B626-AA
  • Foglight-Switch: AD33-15K237-AA
  • DSC-Switch: AD33-2C418-AA
  • PDC-Switch: AD33-15A860-AA

Brakes (4-Piston System)

The original part numbers for the Four Piston Vantage brakes.

Part
Aston Martin Part No
Needed
Brake disk front 355mm
4G43-28-10265
2
Brake disk rear 330mm
4G43-28-10266
2
Brake pad set front
7G43-2D007-AA
1
Brake pad set rear
7G43-2C562-AA
1
Calliper Bolt
4G43-2C564-AB
8
Pad wear sensor front
4G43-2L507-AB
2
Pad wear sensor rear
4G43-2D009-AB
2
Cable tie with with a fir tree mount (pack of 100)
4G43-65-10059-PK
1
Brake pad set handbrake 4G43-2C562-BA 1
Spring and pin kit front AG43-2C588-AA 2
Spring and pin kit rear 4G43-2C588-BA 2

Needed will denote the quantity you will need for a full brake change (Rotor, pads, etc.).

For the handbrake you may use Jaguar part C2C13800.

The original AM brakepads create a lot of brake dust! You might want to consider brake pads from a different manufacturer.



Porterfield R4-S Brake Pads


Pad set front: AP1165-R4S
Pad set rear: AP1166-R4S

Our American friends use this pad a lot. These pads create almost no dust. Not particular suitable for Track days.



Hawk HPS 5.0 Brake Pads


As the Porterfields they are mainly used in the US. They create more dust than the Porterfields. Suitable for Track days.



My Experience with EBC Brake Pads


EBC Red Stuff
  • Up to 600C
  • Friction coefficient 0,5
  • Ceramic
  • Almost no dust
My experience: very good for spirited and very fast driving on road.

Perfect for the road with very little dust. I would still use them if I did not want to try the Yellow Stuff pads.

I have to mention one kind of weird habit of these pads, when you do not push them, like normal driving with the traffic flow for a week or more you will get a 'spongy' feeling (I can't find a better word describe this feeling). It does not affect braking performance.
One very hard brake application from 120 to 50 Km/h removes this strange behaviour, so no problem. I got the impression that these pads want to get pushed hard.

Driving on the Red Bull Ring Formula 1 track got the pads overheated within three fast laps. The did not glase, after cooling them down normal performance again. OK the Red Bull Ring is known for its brake killing, In one lap you have to brake from about 200Km/h down to around 80 Km/H and this three times in a row! Not a track for brakes without active cooling (w/o cooling ducts) like in the Vantage.

Part numbers:
  • Front: DP31908C
  • Rear: DP31909C
EBC Yellow Stuff
  • Up to 900 C
  • Friction coefficient 0,5
  • less dust but more than the Red Stuff
More dust than the Red Stuff but still way less than the original Pagids.
Very good braking performance, can stand 300 Degree more than the Reds, no 'spongy' feeling when not pushed.
Have them installed at the moment, but did not tack them.

Part numbers:
  • Front: DP41908R
  • Rear: DP41909R
EBC Blue Stuff NDX

  • Up to 900 C

I will try the NDX the coming season. They look very promising to me.
Original description from EBC:
  • Fast street, trackway and short race use high friction material
  • R90 approved street legal due to excellent bite from cold
  • Wide aperture grooves for better venting
  • Surface pre-scorched to reduce bed-in time

Part numbers:
  • Front: DP51908NDX
  • Rear: DP51909NDX
A little word of warning: Both tested EBC pads made a terrible squealing below approximately 8 Km/h for the first 800 to 1000 Kms. It is very embarrassing when approaching a set of lights and making a noise like an old freight train as soon as you are at almost walking speed.
I had the nerves to get through these hard times and was rewarded with great brake pads.
Conclusion: If you are prepared to suffer for about 1000 Kms, go for one of these EBCs, if you are a musician, don't buy them.

Brake Fluid

Apart from the DOT specification there are big differences between different brake fluid of the same DOT spec.
When you change your brake fluid you have to use the same DOT spec. But which brand you use is up to you.
The Aston Martin Vantage needs DOT 4 brake fluid!
Having said that, I have to describe the other important properties of brake fluids. These are the Dry Boiling Point and the Wet Boiling Point, the higher the value the more heat the fluid can stand without boiling. The difference between dry and wet boiling point is that the dry boiling point is measured with brand new fluid and wet means used brake fluid. As brake fluid is hygroscopic it attracts water/humidity which in term reduces the boiling point. So look for a brake fluid with wet boiling point as high as possible.
I had my car for the annual service including brake fluid change and was on a track day on the Red Bull Ring. After two laps the brake fluid was boiling and it is definitely not a nice experience when approaching a corner at about 200 Km/h need to come down to 80Km/h and you have to press the pedal 7cms in to get a bit of deceleration - quite frightening and a good shot of adrenalin. Anyway for normal road use a standard DOT 4 is OK.

If you want to drive safely on track days, it is better to use an uprated brake fluid.

I love windy pass roads and after experiencing boiling brake fluid I decided to invest in the best fluid available - Castrol SRF Racing, expensive but I never had any issues with it. You need to change it annually. Am I paranoid? No, just careful.




Castro SRF Racing DOT 4
Castrol SRF Racing DOT 4

Race brake fluid

Dry Boiling Point: 320 °C
Wet Boiling Point: 270 °C

Attention: Store Castrol SRF for max two years in original bottle. It has to be changed every year.




Performance Friction RH665
Performance Friction RH665 Dot 4


Dry Boiling Point: 325 °C
Wet Boiling Point: 195 °C

I used it before the Castrol SRF Racing, but changed to to Castrol SRF Racing due to the higher wet boiling point.



Castrol React Performance DOT 4
Castrol React Performance DOT 4

High Performance Brake Fluid

Dry Boiling Point: 260 °C
Wet Boiling Point: 180 °C

Original AM Thermostat and Alternatives for the V8V

You can use these thermostats:

  • AM Thermostat: 6G43-32-10449
  • Jaguar Thermostat Art.Nr: AJ811788
  • Motorcraft Art.Nr: RT1163 (this is an advanced version. Better design of the gasket). I bought it on Amazon USA € 62 incl. delivery to Austria

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Vicky has it

When changing the thermostat change the housing gasket as well:

  • Original AM part 6G43-32-10310
  • Jaguar AJ83525 (Bought at Jaguar for € 8)
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Vicky has it


Here is a picture of my defect thermostat, you an clearly see where the gasket got dislodged.

26.09.2018 Vicky got the Motorcraft thermostat and the Jaguar gasket. See my Blog.

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Upgrade iPhone connector with charging function V8V

If you iPhone does not charge when connected to the AM, you most likely have the first version of the iPhone electronics.
You can upgrade the electronics with the newer version which will charge your phone. It is relatively easy to change.

Name: iPod Integration 2nd Generation Upgrade Charging Kit
Available for example at Astonmartinbits
Price approximately 75 Pounds plus tax and shipping



Adapter 30-Pin Dock Connector to Lightning Connector


Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (0,2 m) original Apple €45
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Battery

Batteries you can use in you Vantage, just recommendations.
Varta Batterie

VARTA


Silver Dynamic AGM 595 901 085

Model: 595 901 085
Capacity: 95 Ah
CCA: 850 A
Width: 175 mm
Length: 353 mm
Height: 190 mm
UK Code: 019AGM

Varta (opens in new window)


Exide Batterie

EXIDE


EXIDE Premium Carbon Boost

Model: EA1000
Capacity: 100 Ah
EN: 900 A
Width: 175 mm
Length: 355 mm
Height: 190 mm

Exide Europe (opens in new window)

Ambient Air Temperature Sensor

Sensor Aussentemperatur
If your outside temperature display shows temperatures way of the mark, your sensor is most likely the culprit. Very easy to change

Original Aston Martin part number: 7G33-19E642-AB

Xenon Dipped Beam Bulb

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This is the most powerful HID Lamp I could find
  • OSRAM Xenarc Night Breaker Laser D1S 35W Part No. 66140XNL
Currently Vicky has the previous model installed, I will change it next season.
Vicky has it

LED Headlight Bulb

The problem is to find LED bulbs that are short enough to fit in the existing space. I have no idea how many different ones I bought until I found these two types that fit. A bit fiddly to install but they will fit and give great light. But it remains personal taste if you like the LEDs or the normal H9 halogen bulbs. LEDs have a slightly different light but without blinding reflections from road signs.

Available at Amazon for € 20-30 the set.
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Battery ECU Key

Type: CR 2032
Personally I only use Duracell, Energizer or Varta. I had bad experience with cheep ones.

Coolant

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Aston Martin specifies Havoline OAT mixture with 50% H2O. I could not get Havoline OAT anywhere, so I did some research. There are many different types of coolants, all with different properties. OAT stands for Organic-Acid-Technologie (silicate-free).
As I did not want to use a no-name product, I chose BASF Glysantin G30 (Link to Glysantin Website).
When I changed my thermostat I topped the coolant up with Glysantin mixture and checked the coolant regularly. So far everything looks fine.
Cost: GLYSANTIN G30 concentrate € 10 per 1,5 Litre from Amazon.
Apparently the Jaguar (JLM209723) coolant is compatible as well

Coolant Level Sensor V8

AM Part number for the coolant level switch: 1R12-37-10166
This switch needs to be replaced when your coolant reservoir is properly filled, and you get a low coolant warning while cornering and/or heavy acceleration.


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I am just a technical minded Aston Martin owner and not an Aston Martin trained technician.
Therefore I remind you that you are using the here mentioned parts at your own risk.
Mostly I list parts that I use myself and they do work for me, unfortunately this is no guarantee that they work in other cars.
From the description you will know if I use the particular part.
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