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Lamborghini Cars General Repairs

This page contains a list of simple general repairs users have made to their cars.   In some cases a Diablo or Gallardo is used as the example car, but the information is quite general. 

Please note, if you carry out any of the "repairs" described here, your car you are doing so at your own risk. I take no responsibility what so ever for the information and suggestions supplied. In particular if you do not understand or have experience working on expensive cars like these, save yourself time and money by bringing it to a dealer or garage that has.

Repair Topic (Click on Item) Picture Description
Installing a Home Two Post Car Lift Car On Lift One of the most useful things a home DIY'er car repair and maintenance guy could use is a good car lift. While these are not for everybody they really do make life easy for many car repairs. Much of the work to be done on modern cars is from underneath the car. This article describes the installation of a two post car lift.
Understanding The VIN numbering system of your car Vin Number The VIN numbering system conforms to a standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization in 1977, (ISO 3779). Manufacturers use all letters and numbers to provide quickly information about a car. This article provides more information as it relates to Lamborghini cars.

Connecting up a Scanner Antenna to the Car Radio Antenna

Some drivers like to listen in to police communications as they are driving. Either the local police or that of the more interesting highway patrol communications. This (amongst other things), can alert the driver to issues ahead of them on the road. To do this you need what is called a "scanner". These scanners need a sensitive antenna. The cleanest arrangement is to connect the antenna to the one you already have in your car, the one in its windscreen.
Repairing Leaking Koni Shocks There are six heavy duty shock absorbers under a two ton Lamborghini Diablo or Murcielago. One for each front wheel and two for each rear wheel. This weight puts considerable strain on the six KONI shock absorbers of the car.   On cars post about 1994 the front shocks were modified with an elaborate oil pumping system which via a switch controlled by the driver the front of the car can  be raised about 4 inches while parking etc.  This system often leaks due to oil seal failure within the shocks. Normally un-repairable, the car owner has to buy new Koni shocks (costing 1000's of dollars for a set). John A. Custer a fellow Lamborghini owner has constructed a device that allows these special shocks to be opened and repaired. It is presented here for the first time to all fellow Lamborghini owners.

Repairing a 400GT Window Motor Controller

The "Window Motor" on older cars is something that will eventually give out if used a lot. Not helping is that the inside of the doors often contain moisture which will cause rust. Changing these window motors is not easy. This article submitted by Fred Paroutaud describes how to repair the motor of a 400GT.

Repairing Window Cracks

One very disheartening event that can occur when driving your Lamborghini is the windscreen gets struck by a stone. Small stones are not too serious and are really just an eye sore. A large stone can create a situation where the crack expands and spreads over time. There is little that can be done is these situations. Your choice is either replace the whole window or put up with the crack. In the latter case it is important to stop the crack from spreading

Koni Shock Problems In Lamborghini Cars

Recently there has been a lot of discussion amongst Diablo owners about a problem with the Koni shocks in 1997 and later Diablo's. The problem with these cars is that the front shocks often fail (leak oil) if the car hits a major bump in the road. It appears to be a design problem related to the fact that these cars have a mechanism that allows the driver to pump oil from the power steering into the shocks that raises the car about 4 inches. A very nice feature when going over bumps in the road or driving up a slope.

This page was last modified on 03/12/2014

This page was last modified on 09/06/2014