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  1. 14QPGTS

    14QPGTS Rookie

    Dec 23, 2019
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    I have a 2014 Quattroporte GTS 3.8L TT. I’m getting a rattle at startup. Check engine light comes on at time. FoXWELL scanner reading code P129B00 Camshaft 1 lock Position. I’ve asked on the Masi forums and nobody has hear of the 2014 with bad variators. Here’s there clip. Opinions are welcomed

     
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  2. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Boardwalk is a good dealer. Have you asked them?
     
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  3. rob lay

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    Norwoods good too unless still under warranty, then I would do Boardwalk they are both top notch.
     
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  4. 14QPGTS

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    I took it to Parkplace and they’ve never seen this issue with the QP6
     
  5. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    They are your best choice to figure it out for a great many miles in any direction.
     
  6. rob lay

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    So try Boardwalk.
     
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  7. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Thats what I meant.
     
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  8. 14QPGTS

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    Boardwalk it is thanks for the input everyone
     
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  9. SAFE4NOW

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    1. What is your service history like? Have you changed your oil annually or more ( less? )
    2. How long as this been happening?
    3. When can you bring it in, we will look into it and provide you answers ASAP!

    Shoot me an e-mail if you prefer: sfordham@boardwalkautogroup.com

    Steve
     
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  10. SAFE4NOW

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    Thank you for your referrals!

    Steve
     
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  11. 14QPGTS

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    I’m a certified technician. I’ve gotten all my service done at Essence Maserati. I do personally do my own oil changes. I do them well before the oil change is due. I’ve always used Penn platinum Euro oil 5w-40. Basically essence couldn’t tell me what was wrong with the car. So I took it to Park Place due to Boardwalk being backed up. Park place diagnosed my car and this is what the advisor text me in the attached file
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  12. rob lay

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    ouch! how much is an engine?
     
  13. SAFE4NOW

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    Right now, over $30k ... Its the TTv8 variant.

    S
     
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  14. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    People wanted timing chains. They all swore timing belts were a bad idea and too expensive.

    Chains are great, right up until they need to be replaced.
     
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  15. 14QPGTS

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    It’s flat out ridiculous if u ask me. The earlier Maserati’s were notorious for variator issues. U would think they would have corrected this issue but they obviously did not. 15k to replace some variators and timing chain. Smh ‍♂️
     
  16. 14QPGTS

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    UPDATE!
    I unplugged the 2 solenoids on bank 2 (Driver side) and absolutely no rattle. So now I’m wondering if the solenoids are my only issue. Please help
     
  17. SAFE4NOW

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    To address your statements

    Yes , previous design has been addressed and once updated, I have not seen it happen again ( older models )
    They have corrected it, what they cannot correct is how a vehicle is maintained.
    From my experience, in the past 8 years, this will be the first v8 with variator issues due to design.
    What I have personally experienced is on those vehicles that have not been properly maintained , if maintained at all, DO have issues, these issues are not limited to Maserati either. ( BMW, Audi, Lexus all come to mind )

    I didn't ask earlier , are you the original owner? How many miles do you have on your QP? Any performance modifications ?

    Since you are a certified technician, why don't you purchase the parts wholesale and perform the repairs yourself?
    If you want, locate the parts kit required and shoot me a PM , we can discuss labor to install, I am always willing to help FCA members / FC members
    or , since you have an established relationship with Essence , ask Carson if he can help you out with the repairs.

    Good Luck with your quest to get back on the road soon!

    S
     
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