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post #1 of 6 Old 09-03-2018, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello, I’m new to Ferrari’s, was actually looking for a Porsche 933 turbo, and found one, the owner of the car also had an F355 and completely fell in love with the look of the car, Yellow coupe with black interior 12k miles. Both cars had been in a garage under covers for the last 6 years. Ended up buying both the F355 and the Turbo. Now I’ve decided I want to work on the Ferrari myself, I have little experiance with working with cars and certainly nothing as beautiful as this Ferrari, but have tons of experience on Diesel engines and mining equipment and machines, so I know how to hold a wrench...? Have worked on motorcycles and old FJ Toyota’s but that’s almost diesel dumb. I’m looking for some guidance as to what, would be a check list of repair, replacements should be done before trying to start the car, or if I should get serious and just go to a dealer or indie? Have been trolling around the forums for a few weeks and love the attitude you guys have here.
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-03-2018, 09:29 PM
 
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Great Car, wonderful colour, good luck getting the 355 on the road again.


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post #3 of 6 Old 09-05-2018, 01:57 AM
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Welcome to the forum and Ferrari stewardship.
Youíll probably get advice from several resident experts here, but Iíd say at least a major service with belts and tensioners.
And anything with fluids in it should be flushed.

With a car sitting so long, a good inspection of the brakes is in order. I canít imagine the sludge thatís built up in the lines and calipers during that time. My Spider sat for 5 and that seemed to be the area hardest hit.

Iíd have the major done by an expert and then ease in to doing your own maintenance as you become familiar with the car.
First step should be reading the Buyers Guide.

Good luck and congrats!!

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Congratulations Cole and good luck with your 355. Best advice: do not dream of trying to bring the car back to road-worthiness yourself. You cannot do it safely. First it will require a full service 'engine-out' service: replacement of camshaft belts and tensioner bearings; depending on the year, it may require replacing valve guides that were a problem on early 355s, brakes and brake lines need to be drained, flushed and replaced, rotors checked and pads replaced.And so much more that qualified Ferrari service people know automatically but I don't.

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Congratulations Cole and good luck with your 355. Best advice: do not dream of trying to bring the car back to road-worthiness yourself. You cannot do it safely. First it will require a full service 'engine-out' service: replacement of camshaft belts and tensioner bearings; depending on the year, it may require replacing valve guides that were a problem on early 355s, brakes and brake lines need to be drained, flushed and replaced, rotors checked and pads replaced.And so much more that qualified Ferrari service people know automatically but I don't.
Thanks for the advice. About the year, it’s a 1995 euro spec car. From the input I’ve received looks like it’s of to a Ferrari specialist!! Bummer
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If you are in the North Jersey check out J Scuderia Automotive located in Rockaway NJ. Specializing in 355 major service
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