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What have you done to your Ferrari Today?

Discussion in '308/328' started by SteveGTB, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. bertrand328

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  2. dinoart

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    It does swell up after it settles down. There are two aluminum versions from Superformance. eyeman1234 has the unpainted one. I believe eyeman's tank is a bit swollen too. I went for the black painted version. They both priced for under $300. It bothers me that the cap ends up in diamond position.
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  3. thorn

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    Are you confident that the cap is actually sealng completely?
     
  4. dinoart

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    Yes I tried 3 different caps that I have they are all in the diamond position. See eyeman1234's post 2427 his cap is in diamond position.
     
  5. miketuason

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    David I don’t think the cap is your problem. The problem is the neck of your tank, it was soldered in a wrong position to begin with. Here’s my new cap that I just got from SuperFormance a few weeks ago and and a shot of my tank from the side. I’ve had this tank for over seven years now.

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  6. miketuason

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  7. Rosey

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    Two points on that buddy.
    Firstly my steel header tank has NEVER swollen up like that so it may be a characteristic of the aluminium version.
    And secondly I agree 100% with Mike, the problem is the neck of the tank and not the cap. The placement groves on the top of the neck are in the wrong orientation.
    I think I'd be swapping that tank over for another one... the quality on that one is not there.
     
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  8. EastMemphis

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    I was able to take my gated 360 Spider out of the garage today for the first time in a couple of weeks. The weather has been quite miserable until today. Got to run it up full throttle to 100mph towards the end of my drive. When I got back to legal speeds, my heart rate must have been about 150. I had almost forgotten how exhilarating running through the gears with the top down on a nice day can be!

    One benefit of the current crisis is almost no traffic. At least that's one thing good.

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  9. thorn

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    First time I noticed this was in-person, with a local fellow 308 owner... almost positive he said he bought the tank from SF. And no, it shouldn't swell like that.
     
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  10. Jroe550

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    First I might try the photoshop Bertrand..
    How are you managing there?


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  11. bertrand328

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    Second, you could looking for a 550 Barchetta Jason ;)

    As many people, stay at home and waiting for the end. Hope you and your family are well
     
  12. Jroe550

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    I would like the Barchetta, but I’m thinking it will be a while till a new car finds its way into the garage..
    Yeah, we need to get use to working / schooling from home now and for the next while..
    But the Austrians are well behaved.
    Better then my Canadian landsmen and women...
    How about there?


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  13. Portofino

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    Image Unavailable, Please Login Made a new front inspection panel .The old one had been battered and a front edge bent with speed humps and other groundings .
    Took the opportunity to waxoil the front compartment beams and lower front A arms .They were fine corrosion free .
    Pics show the paint still wet and some thick black arch liner paint / goo sealing the front edge .
    I have used 2 mm alloy the OEM is very thin + flimsy.
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  14. thorn

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  15. Ferraridoc

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    Well done, what a PITA! Like the cam covers - I did the same.
     
  16. thorn

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    3/26 - removed the rear brake pads... cleaned everything, greased the pins and pads. Seems to have solved the slow-braking squeal I've had forever.
     
  17. Cirorsi

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  18. PCHMOTOHO

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    Changed the oil. As a still fairly new Ferrari owner and used to playing with old American cars I placed the oil container directly under the drain plug

    Needless to say it made quite the mess but thankfully only for a few seconds. Hopefully next year I’ll remember to slide the container over!
     
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  21. miketuason

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    While my grill is out I thought about removing all the little rocks between the cooling fins of the condenser, and I removed a lot.

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    A radiator fin comb is quite good for that and also straighten damaged fins at the same time, just need to be gentle
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  23. Rosey

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    A weight saving process. :) :)
     
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  24. miketuason

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    I probably gain .00009 sec in a quarter mile :D
     
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