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post #1 of 3 Old 04-01-2010, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Jimmy chen, Gcalo and boxer voor your advice.

bit by bit i get al the information together when everything is
competed you wil get the whole story.

next summer i will go to Italy for hollyday and a im nog so far
from Milan Verona or even Maranello, is just about 200 km away,
i wil go to lake Garda near Salo a very beautiful eria the only thing
missing for me is ofcourse a ferrari but i will see them around the place

maybe i wil do some visits to see some cars in the neberhood.
Now about the service books i think they are most importand
because, if you look at the number of testa rossa for sale
they come from 42000 tot 60000 euro the midrange is just
55 to 58 thousend euro some have service papers lots dont.
what you see is a nice priced good looking car had a cambelt
service to long a go say 3 years and run for 18 thousend miles
calculating the srvice interval, the new buyer can see a new
campbelt service very soon comming or even direct to play safe .
for my Ducati i must change them at 20 thousend or every 2 year
regardles les miles, every ducatist say that not driving is also
bad for the belts because they stand to long at one point and
the strain is than to much after a long time. so i guess this is the
same with all ferarri engines . ?.

my opinion is that these costs are a part of the negotiatan and
if the car is realy that good even after a checkup with no books
at all , i would have a discount for the cost to come in short time.

One last question i saw a topic where they spoke of doing a
leak test or leuk check up on the engine , what s that , cooling
system ?? ore oil or head gasket ?


everybody a nice Eastern.
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-03-2010, 08:53 AM
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Condition of the car is most important.

The "leak down test" is for the engine to ensure the piston rings and valve seats and seals are in good condition. This can tell you if you will burn oil or not. It's also a very good indication of how the car was previously maintained.

Spark plug gets removed, a threaded device with a gauge goes into the plug hole, a bit of pressure is pumped into cylinder, and then the guage is watched to see if the pressure holds.

Just another method to check engine condition.
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post #3 of 3 Old 04-03-2010, 11:59 AM
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Hi Hans,

Do I gather from this (new) thread that you're planning on importing a Testa Rossa from Italy to The Netherlands? Good for you! I brought a 328 (originally Belgium delivered) from Switzerland to NL last year. Worked out well for me.

As to your check question regarding the belts: I believe you are right. It's either change them after X-thousand kilometers or after Y years, whichever comes first.

Best of luck!

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