Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ellicott City, Maryland
Ferrari Life Posts: 483
I have had two experiences with my two Ferrari's.
My F355 Spider had a major by an authorized Ferrari dealer in New York before I bought it. At the time the car only had 5300 miles. When I bought it in September 2005 it was virtually a "new" car. It ran great after new tires, and , of course, with winter coming, I really didn't have many miles on it when I went to the Spring Thaw in Reston. On the way home, at speed , on the 495 bridge between MD and VA, I lost power to the wheels. To make a long story short, it turns out that the bolts to the CV joint came loose and disappeared, making the tranny spin free without connection to the driveshafts. It was repaired by the local authorized dealer, who stated that most likely the bolts were not torqued well during the Major.
The second experience was with the 360, where at a clutch and oil change, two problems were discovered by Competizione. One, an alternator bolt was absent, and the belts could have been thrown at any time (thank God they weren't). And the second was the discovery of a part of a metal oil filler tube INSIDE the engine, from the last service at the local authorized Ferrari dealer. The oil was also overfilled, which can also cause problems.
current Ferraris: 1995 F355 Spider, 2000 360F1 Modena
Stand up and be counted, or lay down and be mounted.
Last edited by bst1; 01-01-2010 at 10:32 AM.