NOT AGAIN! You Won’t BELIEVE My AMG GT R Roadster's Problem
What are the chances?! My AMG GT R Roadster has exactly the same problem as my Shelby GT500 a few months ago... it's been delivered with the transport blocks. Let's get it fixed and then take a visit to @Seen Through Glass HQ to check out Sam's garage!
I collected the AMG GT R Roadster late last year, after the car had actually been at the dealership for a number of months while I had been in Germany. As a result there was a bit of back and forth and confusion about when I could collect it and quite simply, somewhere along the way that turned out to cause it to have a small step of the PDI process skipped out. However, no dramas, nothing is broken, it just wasn't quite right!
Having driven the car around town and on the motorway, I hadn't really noticed anything untoward, but as soon as I had it on a country lane with bumpier tarmac, it was very obvious something was wrong as the suspension banged and clattered. After pulling over, it was a very quick peer through the wheels to see some flashes of yellow from the transport blocks still in place.
These are typically used when a new car leaves the factory and has a long journey to the delivery destination to ensure that it doesn't hit the ground or get damaged on the move. Fortunately they are fairly easy to pull out as a result, and do not require any dramatic work or huge effort to do so. In order to have this put right, a thanks to Algy from Vulcan Classics at Duke of London for assisting with the tools and work.
Conveniently located nearby is the HQ of my friend Sam from SeenThroughGlass, and having never been to visit on camera it was about time we took a look around his amazing setup for cars, memorabilia and his podcast studio for Behind The Glass. If you aren't already following Sam, you can find his channels at:
Thanks for watching, Tim
03:15 Arrive at Duke of London
04:50 Wheels Off
05:25 The Fix
06:36 Wheels On
07:36 STG HQ
12:28 STG Podcast Area
15:33 Back on the Road
18:39 Wrap Up