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  1. jimangle

    jimangle Formula 3

    Nov 5, 2003
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    What are the service recommendations for a carbed lamborghini countach? Do you have to adjust valves? If not, I would think that other than fluid changes and spark plug changes, this car should be pretty maint, free right? I know clutch jobs are expensive, but if you don't launch it like a camaro, the clutch shouldn't be a problem. Any info would be appreciated.
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  3. tbakowsky

    tbakowsky F1 World Champ
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    Sep 18, 2002
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    #2 tbakowsky, Jun 19, 2004
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    Countach and maintinance go hand in hand. Yes they do need valve adjustments and carb adjustments depending on were you live (altitude humidity etc) but once set they really don't need much more adjusting. Transmissions to have a tendancy to get stuck in gear if the P/O was a hard shifter(bent forks, but again rare) The clutch is one that will require replacing often if you don't know how to drive the car properly. Basicly it's rev once and let the clutch fully out, no slipping!! The clutch on a Lambo should be in or in between. Also try to avoid reversing as much as possiable. They have issues with the a/c system which was marginal as best when new anyway. Little elecrtical things will pop-up everyonce and a while and will be annoying.
    But over all they are not that bad of a machine to live with. You just have to remember that it is a low production car, and it will have it's issues. One thing I have noticed is no 2 Countach's are ever the same. Each on has it's own personality and qurks. If you can live with them, then you will have a fun car that will offer you many miles of enjoyable motoring.

    This is a clutch jib I did in one but this car was an 86
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