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post #1 of 7 Old 06-09-2009, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Almost made one year....

Well 50 weeks to the day of delivery I finally got the true Ferrari experience.

In this, I mean I was stranded on the side of a major highway with a dead battery as the alternator bite the big one.

Now I am in the process of seeing the best way to get it repaired. I want to do the work myself and am trying to borrow a garage. If not, I will get my local to pull it out and have it rebuilt. GM parts are not hard to find........

At least this will be a relatively inexpensive breakdown.

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Does not sound good, eh!
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Well 50 weeks to the day of delivery I finally got the true Ferrari experience.

In this, I mean I was stranded on the side of a major highway with a dead battery as the alternator bite the big one.

Now I am in the process of seeing the best way to get it repaired. I want to do the work myself and am trying to borrow a garage. If not, I will get my local to pull it out and have it rebuilt. GM parts are not hard to find........

At least this will be a relatively inexpensive breakdown.

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Ha ha ha well now you are truly in the brotherhood , It happens to all of us some sooner than later lol.

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Sorry to hear of your troubles. shouldn't be anything to serious by the sound of it.

Think yourself lucky, my electric windows shorted out after about 3 weeks of ownership

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Ha ha ha well now you are truly in the brotherhood , It happens to all of us some sooner than later lol.

try more than once. Here's the deal.

That alternator at lease on the Mondial T earlier models had a first series style, which later was updated to include some new 'things' [that's as technical as I'm going to get, but I will post the Ferrari release notes later].

I, too, had a dead battery, only to find the alternator wasn't charging the thing. So, take out alternator and take to rebuilder who sensed it was an easy rebuild.

put back in and not a good deal later, two weeks, it fried. Rebuilders honored the deal by supplying a NEW one at no cost to me.

now, the one they replaced was identical, can't blame them, but eventually fried AGAIN, three years later or about two months ago.

Brian Crall, who is on top of his game, noted it was a wrong version, and got the newer released alternator. Which I hope is good to go for EVERY.

probably not.

The new one took him about eight hours to take out and put in total = large labor costs, not to mention alternators don't grow on trees.

about 2,500-3,000 total

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Which model?
The early 348s had AC Delco alternators which have very common parts.

My local garage is going to have it rebuilt or replaced with an equivalent with HD internals.

Should be back up on Friday.

I am lucky that I always keep a battery tender on it when it is in the garage or I could have been stranded much farther from home.

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