New to Forum, need Testarossa Advise PLEASE!
First I must introduce myself, my name is Jay and I'm from Oklahoma. I currently look after a garage of vehicles, and one is a 1987 Ferrari Testarossa. The person that was previously in my position recently left the company, and I am trying to chase down a few issues, to ensure the owner can come in and drive at his leisure.
The car is all original motor and body wise, but it does have a few modifications. The wheels have been updated, and the body has a vinyl wrap on it to really make it look custom, but the major changes are in the interior. Before I had the privilege to look after these cars, this one had a full custom interior and stereo system installed. And I think this may be the cause of one of it's issues.
Lets get to the issues.
#1. The battery light on the dash is now on when the car is running. This is new, as it was not a problem until recently. The stereo has been in the car for about 2 months now, and this issue started about 2 weeks ago. My thoughts are that this car was never intended to have 2 stereo amplifiers installed and subwoofers, and the factory alternator cannot charge the battery with such a load. Has anyone run into a similar problem or have any thoughts about it?
#2. Something I noticed while driving as well, the "SLOW DOWN 7-12 CYL." light and buzzer comes on quite often. Now this might just be coincidence, but during the cars warm-up, before driving to get it up to temperature, I do notice moisture coming out of the left tailpipe, like water and oil, slightly sputts out the back. It is not a whole lot, but our shop has painted white floors, so it's noticeable.
Now, as of right now, I am not driving the car, I do have it scheduled for a diagnostic. The last thing I want to see happen is something go wrong because the alt. is not charging the battery, so that issue we are working on. The Slow Down censor though, I have worked here 1 year, and the previous care taker never had that looked into, so I would like to get it resolved.
Sorry for my first post being a novel, but please understand, I have the utmost respect for all vehicles, especially the Italians, and I want to do the owner proud by keeping his cars ready for him at the drop of a hat. I really do consider my job a privilege and look forward to the upkeep of this vehicle in paticular.
Thank You in advance!