Originally Posted by ShaolinLueb
so thats really it? no other major issues i should look into other than, serviced by ferrari, oil religiously changed and stuff?
Depends on the year 308. Pre-1984 can suffer rust at the door sills, at the lower right corner of the passenger side louver (opposite the fuel intake
side) and other spots.
Also, you have suspension bushings that may need changing. How about the lights... are the lenses dull and need cleaning or replacement? And that RUBBISH stock fuse box... BLECH!!!!! Spend about $50 and a few hours and change that stock fuse box out!
Hmm... what else? <thinking>
<looking through my maintenance records dating back to 1987>
How is the clutch wear?
Have the brakes been rebuilt recently? How much life is left in the rotors? Does it have the better steel braided brake lines (Goodridge or the like)?
Oh yes, i could go on.
DO NOT WORRY as the 308 is a GREAT design and the later year models are nearly bullet proof provided they are properly maintained. Call me a guy who believe in leaving NO stone unturned. So yes, i have mentioned A LOT here, yet it all depends on your finances and desires.
Dare i mention replacing the crap Koni shocks and lackluster springs for MUCH better modern alternatives (for the nice sum of over +$2.5k once you include parts/labor). How about some REAL stopping power and dump the stock brakes/rotors for Brembo or the like? The stock seats are horrid things and do you REALLY trust your life to DECADES OLD seat belts??? Try Sparco seats and Schroth asm 4/5-way harness.
Did i mention i could go on and on?
Basically, just a "simple major service" will do for most folks." Alas, i am not like most folks :nuts: