Don't know how you took credit for MY post Dom....
just kiddin' buddy.
Well, you are correct that they are typically low mileage cars: Thing is, most owners are older, not younger and the typical owner just likes to make small jaunts.
Some truly love the car for many reasons...it wans't exactly a highly sought after model, as most owners picture the two seater....facts of Ferrari Life [HEY, good title for a web site
I choose to rack up the miles....Somewhere near the 35,000 mile mark or more today. But would have more if the 456 wasn't here.
TODAY, mentioning 'issues' and garaging...FINALLY getting around to fixing the steering and other items...been putting it off as finances and housing market is taking up my time. With several project just sitting, keeping them going is taking all the resources
here are today's picks ... ya' it's DUSTY, why, well last weekend I am lining my BBQ bottom with custom granite tiles....need to cut in slots for the heat to rise, using an angle cutter and a diamond wheel
GUESS what brain child didn't do: Open the garage or do it outside ... course it was raining
and I am NOT one to stop something once I get a hair up my ---...... good thing I have a very understanding tollerant mate.
1. Steering whining, groaning sound. Either the left-front steering motor is not getting fluid, even though showing full [though VERY hot hmmmm], I am thinking there is blockage: I've heard there might be an inline filter or coupling...will post as I DO have a pic of that but just can't get to it as in left front engine compartment. The steering motor is front boot area.
I've also heard there is a servo motor under the driver's dash....we'll see.
2. Getting the leveling lights coming on intermitanly. The one showing the side profile of the car with two triangles under each tire. That means the ECU's are not updated. Old Software had only one, servo controlling the entire leveling ECU. Updates had ALL servos giving input. Trouble with all, is if ONE or more go it locks down, tight, all servo motors for a nice track like experience
until sorted correctly. 348/T and 456 GT series had three settings while the 456 M series had only two.
- the other item that may cause this is a+ more servo motor. The plastic CHEAP tops that hold the gear to screw down the suspension can break. There is a guy on ebay that makes less expensive METAL replacements and they are much better for a longer run...I'd opt for them but will see.
- other is electrical to each servo...will check
- lastly, and might be the issue is to rebuild the Bilstein shocks, which isn't that expensive, < $300 IIRC. Using a 3rd party but one that is highly trusted that Brian uses, is FAST and non-expensive. Using OEM, Bilstein is S-L-O-W even with the 'rush' fee. Many threads on this.
3. Needs SMOG - we'll see where that goes, if more needed, Brians the guy.
4. Side strakes, see below: Have metal ones from first series 1989 Mondial T that will replace my cheap plastic ones. Note the broken tips
having the old ones sent back, will glue them back...repaint and hang on wall like art: Should be cuuoooooll
5. Due for an engine out, service, this August, but will wait for December or such as finances dictate that path. Desperately needs a new set of tires too
Pick of the strakes include a bottle of very nice Old Vine Zin which is awsome..sending Brian a bottle...gotta keep the mech happy if not toasty.
other picks show the wild kitaays foraging on my dusty T
oh, well....gotta love it.
will keep posted as when I get it back THE TONNEAU COVER WILL BE NEXT to complet and post. Yipeee