Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Essex Connecticut
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,839
I've been staying out of this thread because I have no idea what the issues are with 328 belts. 348's are the problem children. original Ferrari docs require belts to be replaced every 50,000 miles. Fears of engine detonation have increased the recommended frequency to every 3 years. Owners practicallity has pushed this out to 5 years or 30,000 miles because 348 belts are extremely expensive to replace...requires engine out service costing about $7000 at a Ferrari dealer. I don't think that is the case with 328's. Unless there is something about 328's I'm not aware of, 2 years sounds ridiculously short. Belts don't fail, the tensioner bearings do. Cam drive systems (belts and bearings) fail and cause serious problems very infrequently. If you are in tune with your engine noises, you should have plenty of warning. If you want to be safe, try a frequency of 3 or 4 years. Then again...if its cheap...
Previous owner of 348ts SS #64, Now Ferrariless