Join Date: May 2014
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Ferrari Life Posts: 66
Problem solved and others discovered and averted
First thanks to everyone. Here is the story, the clutch bleed block was badly cracked and the center bleed actuator screw was loose. The actuator itself was fine. Replaced block, tightened screw and calibrated, fixed. All points (62) for 6K service addressed. Minor leak with valve covers addressed with gaskets discovering 4 timing variator solenoids leaking oil. While functioning, I was advised with will lead to timing issues in future and check engine light. I felt best to replace....These were like 3 grand! Finally, on a lucky note, they found a crack in the headers and replaced with new upgraded factory headers under warranty. Had I waited a month or two to address the shifting issue, the warranty would have expired.
I should have the car back tomorrow, Friday the 13th. While quite expensive, I am very impressed with the Ferrari service and communication. This was not the dealership where I bought the car. One thing that bother me is the fact that I bought the car from a dealership. I bought the car in Sept 2012. If Ferrari knew that they had a header problem in 05,06, and 07, why did the dealership not put new headers on the car, or why did Ferrari not insist all be changed. A friend bought an 07 and before purchase had this dealership that just serviced my car inspect it. They replaced his headers before he bought the car from a 3rd party.
all the best,
F 430 Berlinetta owner
Last edited by Phil Dade; 06-13-2014 at 03:48 AM.
Reason: correct date of purchase