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348 / Mondial T : Belt Change & Gold Kit

POSTED as a FYI entertainment. Would highly recommend if you've never done anything like this before to get an experienced person to help on the attempts.

Actually got this from a link on FC. Did a youtube search and found many posts of SONORDRUM1000 's videos showing a 348 belt change and installation of gold kit [probably Dave Helm's kit].

Haven't reviewed them all or spent time with them yet, so not vouching for any of it yet. Just hoping I haven't sent some on a wrong path to screw things up.

Cursory viewing looked 'ok' to me, but there were some dropped bits here, there and some struggling with parts at times, which honestly I thought he did the hard way.

Noticed some tactics which I did not like either such as marks on the Cams for 'later' etc.

But once I view will have a better take later.

Belt changings, were eight, nine min. postings for the job
Gold Kit were about four, nin min. postings.

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Hi Granucci. Back on here after a while. Spotted your post and watched the videos. This man is a fearless legend as far as I am concerned. Great manner too. Not sure where that accent is from but he is cool. Looks like an almighty job and makes me feel better about having handed over our hard earned cash to a specialist for the belt change on our 3.4T18mths ago.

Wish my hubby was as calm when pulling our other cars apart!....or was there multiple cursing and serious shouting off-camera I wonder.

We've seen a cheap 355 for sale and are pondering. Have been checking out all the issues that one might face with a bad one. Oh well....from our experience you can buy a good one or a bad one and they still give you a major headache. It's a lottery. Mondial going and looking well still.
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Hi Granucci. Back on here after a while. Spotted your post and watched the videos. This man is a fearless legend as far as I am concerned. Great manner too. Not sure where that accent is from but he is cool. Looks like an almighty job and makes me feel better about having handed over our hard earned cash to a specialist for the belt change on our 3.4T18mths ago.

Wish my hubby was as calm when pulling our other cars apart!....or was there multiple cursing and serious shouting off-camera I wonder.

We've seen a cheap 355 for sale and are pondering. Have been checking out all the issues that one might face with a bad one. Oh well....from our experience you can buy a good one or a bad one and they still give you a major headache. It's a lottery. Mondial going and looking well still.
Elaine great to see you back. Go for a 360 and skip the 348/355 high cost engine out scenarios.
In the one run costs the same as 355 ... 360s are well to depreciation, now.

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Dodgy F355

Probably not the right forum section, but we looked at a '97 F355 in Black with cream leather and 65k miles. It was a dog.

Poor service history and poor servicing by look of it.
Few dents on external panels. All panels scratched.
Alloys corroded.
Tyres worn.
Manifold (header) heat shield welded.
Oil leak at back of one camshaft.
Seats worn and other interior worn / torn / tatty.
Leather lifted from air bag cover.
Major service required (cam belts not done for years).
Engine bay really grubby.
Rust along seem where rear pillars meet rear wings.

And that's the bits we could see. However, I am still curious as to value of a car in this condition. Asking price is €37,000.

Excluding vehicle registration tax which runs at 36% in Ireland for this car, the equivalent UK price is €27,200. or GB£22,600 or US$36,200.

Any views or comments?
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Elaine- Sounds like a project car that could run well into five figures to set right. I would want a compression check and leak-down test done, if you even consider the car, to make sure the valve guides do not need replacing.

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Probably not the right forum section, but we looked at a '97 F355 in Black with cream leather and 65k miles. It was a dog.

Poor service history and poor servicing by look of it.
Few dents on external panels. All panels scratched.
Alloys corroded.
Tyres worn.
Manifold (header) heat shield welded.
Oil leak at back of one camshaft.
Seats worn and other interior worn / torn / tatty.
Leather lifted from air bag cover.
Major service required (cam belts not done for years).
Engine bay really grubby.
Rust along seem where rear pillars meet rear wings.

And that's the bits we could see. However, I am still curious as to value of a car in this condition. Asking price is €37,000.

Excluding vehicle registration tax which runs at 36% in Ireland for this car, the equivalent UK price is €27,200. or GB£22,600 or US$36,200.

Any views or comments?

How much in your market for a good one that needs nothing?




In the US repairs are expensive enough that a fixer upper never comes close to making economic sense.

I broke my own rule on that with a 328 and by the time I am done I will have at least double what a perfect show winning 328 would cost without counting my labor.
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Probably not the right forum section, but we looked at a '97 F355 in Black with cream leather and 65k miles. It was a dog.

Poor service history and poor servicing by look of it.
Few dents on external panels. All panels scratched.
Alloys corroded.
Tyres worn.
Manifold (header) heat shield welded.
Oil leak at back of one camshaft.
Seats worn and other interior worn / torn / tatty.
Leather lifted from air bag cover.
Major service required (cam belts not done for years).
Engine bay really grubby.
Rust along seem where rear pillars meet rear wings.

And that's the bits we could see. However, I am still curious as to value of a car in this condition. Asking price is €37,000.

Excluding vehicle registration tax which runs at 36% in Ireland for this car, the equivalent UK price is €27,200. or GB£22,600 or US$36,200.

Any views or comments?
Elaine the only other 355s currently on the Irish market are €60k each (and look to be the same car) and are way over priced IMO. I'd guess a good model 355 would run to max early to mid €40s today, if not less, after that you are in 360 territory. I certainly wouldn't buy a model for €5k cheaper that could potentially cost multiples of that in future repairs and maintenance. No such thing as a cheap Ferrari!

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Hi. Thanks for comments. Pretty much along the same lines as we were thinking. There is a €60k 1 owner 15k miles in red and cream so that is a good direct comparison. Trouble with Irish registered cars they have this massive 36% premium due to tax, generally.

The state is introducing a scheme to refund the tax if you re-export the car to, say, the UK. So this should open up the options for a UK purchase (tons more choice) in the near future. It will mean depositing the tax payment with the government for the time you register the car in Ireland and get your refund on future export. Madness I know but one step better than current system! We will keep searching.
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Elaine- Good luck. Like Barry said, a 360 might be a better bet and would be a whole lot cheaper to maintain since the engine does not have to be regularly pulled. Plus less chance of something really major going south.

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