Setting the Timing on a 1989 Lamborghini Countach, v 12 Overhead
My friend is trying to set the timing on this Lambo Countach and can not find a manual or anything to help him do it without destroying my engine. Just wondered if anyone could help me in that department. Help!
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I have one in my garage i can find it, I just sold my 1988 Lamborghini conntach about a year ago, I bought the manual from the dealer about a year ago, and it about 180 bucks, I might be willing to sell, or Jess going to put it on eBay or craigslist, I would let go for 150 bucks, let me know if your interested. You can do a pay pal thing. 1988 and 1989 are no difference.
If you do not drive it at all, you should, oils and fluids brake and gel. The worst thing you can do with any high performance car is not drive it, even if you ca,n fire it up once a month and drive itvaround the blockmis better than justbhaving it sit. Nothing get lubricated, and parts don't move, then oils settle parts freeze up and seals dry out. I have a 1988 Lamborghini countach and no matter what, I drive it once a month, down freeway, 25 mile round trip, and still change oil, every three months, reguardless.
Oops wrong spot. For those that cant afford to give their old lambo away when the keyfob dies...
Look at the front of the key, theres a little indentation. Use a small flat head screwdriver to pry the two halves apart.
It should pull apart like this:
You will be working with the part without the key blade. Stick your two thumbs in the channel the key blade folds into and pull the lower half apart.
Replace the battery and reassemble. The car will now need to relearn the key. Remove the plastic key hole cover by lifting the door handle slightly and pulling upwards. Once in the car, stick the key into the ignition and turn the car to on without starting it. Press the unlock button on the key fob. You should be good to go.
Fortunately these are R-134a systems. You will charge ONLY from the low side or you WILL do damage to the compressor. Look for the AC compressor and follow the lines. You are looking for the line coming from the inside to the compressor itself. It will look like a quick disconnect fitting with a protective cap. Either black or blue. There should also be a silver container called the accumulator which may have this fitting as well. I'm trying to find pics for you but am having no luck. I've worked on older models but not these, so I'm using how most every other system is set up.
Run codes first and allow it to enter self test mode. The computer is at fault or the circuit related to the PIP. I don't think you are doing anything wrong in setting the timing as it is supposed to advance beyond the initial setting once the PIP bus is reinserted..