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post #1 of 15 Old 11-24-2009, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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Engine out for cleaning and tuning

I decided that my Mondial needed a complete tuning of the engine, specially the valve clearence and a total cleaning of the injection system. So, the best was to do it: Bring the engine down to ease things.
Of course, the surprises arrised:
The clutch pump loosing oil, some leaks and rust in hidden places.
May be I won't heve Ferrari for Christmas.
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post #2 of 15 Old 11-24-2009, 10:18 AM
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Of course, the surprises arrised:
The clutch pump loosing oil, some leaks and rust in hidden places.
May be I won't heve Ferrari for Christmas.
Bummer, hope it turns out well and you get it back soon so that you can enjoy those some of those crispy, sunny winter days I guess you must get around your part of the world.
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Great pics and guess what is actually happening to my Mondial too , yup, getting it's major as I type not to mention a rear window fix etc.

I believe although your car can be done INSITU that it goes a tons easier to take out the engine. Seen Mondial older guys doing that and just a heck of a lot easier.

Keep the pics coming and post them often, I'll post under a MONDIAL T ENgine out thread elsewhere.


as for that pump: will buff right out

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I heard there are no rear window replacements. Mine is OK, fortunately.
I hope you solve your problem with that window.
In My Mondial engine I´m having problems taking out the exhaust screws. They are stuck.
You can see in the photos that some are still in their place. The others broke.

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More of the engine out.
Bad quality of the photos because they were taken by a cell phone.
Conclusions: Every day is a surprise; never expect waht you are previewing.
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Eduardo: Man, there is some work in there: Looks like you decided this at the right time.

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AS you can see there is a lot of things you can´t see with the engine in place.
So, additionally to the necessary repairs, I decided to:
Replace all rubbers and gaskets.
Inspect the clutch.
Inspect the crankcase con. rods to see how are the bearings.
Disassemble and clean the injection.
Paint the engine.

I'll keep posting photos.

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$$$$$$ ???????? you doing this yourself? Very nice. Budget?
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post #10 of 15 Old 01-23-2010, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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No, I'm not doing it by myself.
It´s a friend of mine, who is a mechanic and a car restorer.
We have figured between $2,500 and $3,000, including spares, but I'm also restoring the floor and the seats.

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More photos

Here are more photos of the engine of the Mondial beeing disassembled.
The surprise was that, after taking out the air intake body and the manifold, we found dozens of eucalitus aorns sitting between the two banks of cilinders.
The previous owner should live near a forest and a family of squirrels choosed the Mondial for their home. Good taste...
It can also be seeen in one of the photos that all exhaust screws broke except one.
More to come.
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Always nice to see a Ferrari get a face list.....nice pictures

Those squirrels must have had expensive taste, eating only roasted nuts on a Ferrari engine chair....LOL


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Yup!.

NOW that engine is not too bad as pics seem. Will be looking at this thread for the progress.

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Excellent thread with great pic. I look forward to viewing this thread in the future as the engine-out progresses.

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interesting ... how is the progress going on?
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