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so you want to work on your ferrari but are scared to death....

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Clyde Romero, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. Clyde Romero

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    yes the 550 has fuel pump issues well known here in the US
    they fixed all of that with the 575
    with your fuel filters being that old I bet that is your problem
    I will be interested to hear what you say when you change the fuel filters
    have you tried the Porterfield brake pads?
    I just put them on my car and it makes a world of difference
     
  2. timeckart

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    I tried the Brembo Sport and am now converting the brake system with adapters to the front 360 brake. Everything is cheaper there.
    A friend was filming me:
     
  3. Clyde Romero

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  4. thorn

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    Know where the threads on the plug end. Twist it to that point, then in one smooth motion, untwist/remove and pull it away.
     
  5. RedTaxi

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    Yes, not easy with a big funnel/oil pan in the way. Need to do that last bit fast.
     
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  6. Clyde Romero

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    it doesn't matter
    you are going to get oil on your hands
    trying to catch the plug is useless
    your just going to drain that oil from the pan and find the plug
    wash the plug off and replace the washer
    clean the undersides off and hand screw the plug back in with a new washer
    but that's just me
     
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    You don't spend enough time on this site if you are making accusations like that.
     
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  8. Clyde Romero

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    Could very well be since I’ve been out driving my Ferrari !
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    I have yet to see a Ferrari yet with over 100k miles on it
    I am not saying it doesn’t exist
    Because I have one with 109k of which I put 100k on myself !
    Bottom line
    The majority of owners don’t drive their cars
    Pure and simple
    When you see cars that are 10 years old for sale with less than 500 miles per year
    That speaks volumes
    To each there own
    See you on the road !
     
  9. RedNeck

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    There was a gated 360 with 120k miles on it that sold a year or 2 ago. There are plenty with over 100k. Since yours is a 93, that is still only about 4k/year, which isn't far off. You'll see higher mileage cars as they age....just because they aren't on the market doesn't mean that they don't exist. Lots of folks are keeping their cars.
     
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  10. EnzoItaly

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    Not necessarily, I use the following long magnetic tool, works like a charm (the carter plug sticks to the tool + no oil on my hands): https://www.forcetools-kepmar.eu/epages/457210838.mobile/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/457210838/Products/%22FOR+61933%22&Locale=en_GB
     
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  11. Clyde Romero

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    I hear you
    still the average mileage is still very low for Ferrari owners
    I have several cars
    and when I raced motorcycles I couldn't tow with the Ferrari
    although I heard someone made a rig
    I haven't driven the 512 TR much since I bought the 575
    driving the 512 TR is a hassle because so many people run up on you
    not so much the 575
     
  13. RedTaxi

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    Good looking tool. I should get one. Don't care about oil on my hands. Happens everyday at work. It's on my clothes and on the floor that pisses me off. The trouble is getting the last thread out fast enough so the oil comes straight down. I find the first 1/2 a cup full comes out in a horizontal circle. I only get to practice once a year so it might take a while to master!
     
  14. jjtjr

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    My goal is to get in the 100k club. Its getting the time and weather to coincide. :)
     
  15. timeckart

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    I have now started to change the gasoline filter. Some of the screws on the underbody panel tore off. 5 years ago, when I didn't have my own garage, I had the petrol filters on my Maranello changed by a Ferrari mechanic. I bought all parts from Eurospares, including new Bosch gasoline filters, and gave them to him. When I look at the old gasoline filters that are protected from water under the underbody paneling, I think they are at least 10 years old. Such a fraud of the Ferrari mechanics. Good thing I do everything myself now ... To have a Maranello and a 512tr is really wonderfull. Buy also an old RR, perhaps a Camargue

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  16. Clyde Romero

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    yes you were ripped off
    my guess is when you replace those fuel filters the issues you have with the car will go away
    I usually write on every filter I install the date and the mileage with a marker
    cant wait to hear what you have found out
    I would cut one open
    I bet you see a lot of crud in them
     
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    That may be your unsubstantiated opinion. Is there a date code you can read? I have a fuel filter that sits inside my cabinet for years before I go to use it. Even the date code cannot tell when it was actually put to use. Same with oil filter.
     
  18. EnzoItaly

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    When the unscrewing is halfway you put the tool on the carter plug: the magnet is strong enough to do roughly half of the unscrewing. Worst case there is some oil on the tool. The washer can drop off (as the tool is partly made of flexible metal wire) but it needs to be renewed anyway.
     
  19. timeckart

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    Hello Clyde,
    Today I finally changed the right gasoline filter. I had to saw him out on the line very time consuming because the screw did not come off. Now everything is installed with a new screw. Unfortunately, because of Corona, I only get approval with number plates on May 6th. So I could only drive a small street up to 3 gear. It runs much better. The limit at 4000 is gone. Only from 6000 he is a little tired. To test this correctly, I have to drive on the highway. I would never have found the mistake Clyde because I thought the gasoline filters are not that old .... Thanks again Clyde

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  20. Admiral Goodwrench

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    Way back at post #9 Walt laid out the essentials of a Ferrari tool kit. I must say that he left off one item I found to be indispensable, and that is a pair of door hinges. You see that when working on the 1955 Ferrari 500 Mondial S2 motor, the very robust hairpin valve springs needed some inventive approach to being compressed enough to insert the valve top clips. Please see attached for the paired hairpin valve springs and door hinges and some common hardware store nuts and rods. This is a shade tree mechanic's solution to installation.

    Clyde, keep up the good work in encouraging Ferrari owners to get their hands oily and fix their own machines.

    Best regards,

    Robert

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  21. Clyde Romero

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    glad I could help my friend
    usually with stagnation issues its fuel supply problems
    cut one of those fuel filters open and you will be surprised at what you see!
    anyway glad the problem is solved my friend
    cant wait to hear when both fuel filters are on the car
     
  22. Clyde Romero

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    well I am impressed Boss
    go for it
     
  23. Clyde Romero

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  24. EnzoItaly

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    Great that you could help each other: makes me happy Timeckarts problem is solved!
     
  25. EnzoItaly

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    Great that you could help each other: makes me happy Timeckarts problem is solved!
     

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