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458 Limited engine performance message comes on

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by RWC58, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. RWC58

    RWC58 Karting

    Oct 14, 2018
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    On my last 2 rides the limited engine performance message comes on on the left hand side of the dash and the engine won't go above 3500 rpm's . The circumstances are that it occurred under hard acceleration . There are no lights on the dash and both times I shut the car of and restarted it and everything was fine. The reason I'm soliciting opinions on this is before I have it checked out is that I want to make sure it is nothing that I am inadvertently doing while driving or shifting etc. to cause this concern .

    Thoughts ??
     
  2. 338Lapua

    338Lapua Formula Junior

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    Battery? Low battery voltage does a lot of strange things. When I first bought my 458, I would get intermittent messages to the point that I would need to turn the car off and then back on and everything would be fine. Changed the battery and the car is happy. Might want to start there first if you haven't already. I know it sounds simple but sometimes that all it takes.
     
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  3. PhilNotHill

    PhilNotHill Two Time F1 World Champ
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    3,500 rpms. Maybe your identifies as a Prius?
     
  4. RWC58

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    Feels like a Prius. You can shift it no problem but the RPM's will not go above 3500 .Talk about limited engine performance !!
     
  5. RWC58

    RWC58 Karting

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    Feels like a Prius. You can shift it no problem but the RPM's will not go above 3500 .Talk about limited engine performance !!
     
  6. Yellowgallardo1

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    Could be a few things, battery, fuel, spark. I’m currently chasing a similar gremlin.
     
  7. Golattus

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    Always battery.
     
  8. Yellowgallardo1

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  9. RWC58

    RWC58 Karting

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    That’s one of the things the Ferrari dealer is saying! Lol
     
  10. Yellowgallardo1

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    I already replaced mine. I ordered another high pressure pump
     
  11. Melvok

    Melvok F1 World Champ
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    Try an OBDII device … and watch the codes … and\or do reset ...
     
  12. Yellowgallardo1

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    Yah, I had an independent shop pull codes. My scanner isn’t as sophisticated as theirs so I use them to help diagnose.
     
  13. Wazmo

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    Can you recommend anOBDII that works best on a 458?
     
  14. Ski Bum

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    I had this message all day several years ago on a 2013 Italia. It would not clear with a restart or filling the gas tank. The next morning the car stalled shortly after starting (which it never did any other time). My wife said it belched out some white smoke from the exhaust when it stalled. On restart, the limited performance message was gone and never recurred.
     
  15. Melvok

    Melvok F1 World Champ
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    Any Chinees device from $ 15 or so ….(Car Scanner or Clear and Go or … )
     

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