Join Date: Jan 2007
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Ferrari Life Posts: 6,204
Have a couple more:
The 348/Mondal T had after long, hot, runs the ability after a brief stop to not, start right up: the solenoid would get too hot and you couldn't feed the starter IIRC.
Solution is to have a 'booster' of sorts from the key-ignition switch feed a stronger current to the starter area.
However, until that is rectified, one would after a long nice run...park to enjoy [something] get back in, turn the key, and not even get a clicking, like low battery to the starter etc. Don't care how much one tried, it was a total zero anything. You would typically let the car sit and after a period of time [if cool outside....never the luck] the car would turn over. There were times I'd park, say at the supermarket for some quick raw oysters, cheese, wine, anchovie stuffed olives and pickeled garlic [gawd do I sound hungry?], quince and a finishing bottle of 'champagne' only to come out and sit with all llllll these goodies getting hot as I couldn't START THE CAR.
Until the fix
solution was to pretend talking on the cell-phone and adjusting some reading material.
oh, well....wait till I tell you about a faulty alternator and running the car all day on a battery charge only...later.
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Rik -- LAH !
1990 Mondial T Cabriolet SN 86247 : Red/Tan
1995 456 GT 2+2 SN 99987 : Roso Metalizzato [Fer 311/C] & Tan