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430 2009 F430 Check Engine Light

Discussion in '360/430' started by Extreme1, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. Extreme1

    Extreme1 Karting

    Jun 27, 2017
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    Santa Clarita, CA
    I've only had the car 3 weeks, and it's my first Ferrari. The check engine light stays on 10-12 seconds after the car starts, then goes off. The car runs great.

    Is this normal?


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  2. Manda racing

    Manda racing Formula Junior

    Feb 25, 2015
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    Yes normal. R2 Racing is in your neighborhood. FYI
     
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  3. Extreme1

    Extreme1 Karting

    Jun 27, 2017
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    Santa Clarita, CA
    Thanks Manda. I went by last week and talked to Rafi. Very lucky to have them 5 miles from my house.


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  4. 24000rpm

    24000rpm F1 Rookie

    stays for 10 seconds after engine fires up? No, i don't think that's normal
     
  5. AandSC

    AandSC Karting
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    Dec 12, 2016
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    My 08 does that also. Perfectly normal.
     
  6. Michael Parks

    Michael Parks Rookie

    Aug 23, 2018
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    Perfectly normal. My '06 does the same thing.

    Here's one I think is strange - it's probably in the owner's manual though I didn't see it. After a drive, I'll leave the key in the car and let the fans continue to run for a minute or so until they shut off. I also open the rear lid to let the engine heat escape more quickly. Whenever the rear lid is raised with the key in the ignition, the red F1 gearbox failure icon is displayed on the dash. Ironically, to me at least, the small low-res icon looks a little like a box with an open lid though I guess it's a transmission with a stick shift. Anyhow, there's no F1 issue - just a thing the car does. There's probably some logic for why they display the icon.
     
  7. Extreme1

    Extreme1 Karting

    Jun 27, 2017
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    Santa Clarita, CA
  8. USMCS6

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    Elliot
    My 08 does.
     
  9. ENDOSURG

    ENDOSURG Karting

    Dec 9, 2008
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    Massena,New York
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    Same with my 08.
     
  10. 24000rpm

    24000rpm F1 Rookie

    is that a US spec thing? i've driven at least 10+ 430s , all euro versions, none does that.
     
  11. RedTaxi

    RedTaxi Formula 3
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    My 07 euro does not do that. Maybe a US emissions thing?
     
  12. Jgivoo

    Jgivoo Formula Junior
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    Jan 22, 2016
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    Page 33 of owners manual shows pic of CEL and states :

    Engine control system malfunctioning

    While driving, to indicate a malfunction in the emission control system and in the ignition/injection system.

    It remains on for a self-check cycle from the instant the ignition key is turned to position II until a few seconds following the engine starting.

    For further information see page 116.
     
  13. SCKOMS

    SCKOMS F1 Rookie
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    Be sure to turn the key and wait for the CHECK OK before starting, then wait until CEL goes off before driving away.

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  14. 24000rpm

    24000rpm F1 Rookie

    that's a US spec owners manual , right?

     
  15. Jgivoo

    Jgivoo Formula Junior
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    I quoted a 2005 manual. My USA version 2008'manual has this statement on page 39
     

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