Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA & Singapore
Ferrari Life Posts: 5,509
I generally will put less than 3,000 miles a year on the car. I work offshore on a 3 week on - 3 week off rotation, I don't drive it in bad weather and I put it up for the winter. But when I do drive it, I make sure that it gets fully warmed up and try to drive it for at least 20 minutes after it is at full operating temperature, this is very important. I have a couple other "toys" so I have to try and run them all in a rotation. :green:
When I bought the car, the dealer disclosed that it had a few small leaks. He pointed them all out to me and even gave me the new seals to repair the leaks. Well, when I got home and started driving the car - guess what? All the leaks stopped. Seems that while the car had been sitting at the dealer the seals had dryed out and started to leak. When I started driving the car the seals got lubricated and swelled up a bit to the fresh oil flow and started doing what they were supposed to do. So that is why it is important to keep the car running, it keeps everything oiled and protected.
'79 308 GTS, '82 Jeep CJ7 Jamboree
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