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post #1 of 32 Old 04-18-2013, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Greetings from Seoul, Korea

Greetings fellow members of Ferrari Life Community:

My name is TY and I reside in Seoul, Korea. Yep, the country just south of the madman Kim of North Korea who threatens to nuke the South Korea, Japan and the US every day on CNN. Very exciting place but definitely not as exciting as getting into my new acquisition, 2004 575M F1 transmission, silver with black interior and 20,000 km in odometer. It looks better than my description.

I also wanted to take the liberty to bother all of you with a question since this is my first Ferrari and I don't know much about the F1 transmission. I used to drive a Porsche 996 4S with Tiptronics, which was a no brainer to drive. I also know that there has been a lot of threads on how to minimize the clutch wear on F1 transmission. However, could someone tell me what is the proper way to drive the car on manual mode in a stop and go traffic? And when the proper shifting needs to take place? Compared to my manual transmission car, it seems that I need to shift more often to higher gear. For example, I am almost on 4th gear driving at 60 km/h which is 40 mph. I would be very grateful if someone can advise me about the proper way to drive a F1 transmission in general but also stuck in the traffic jam. More descriptive the better.

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post #2 of 32 Old 04-18-2013, 09:10 PM
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TY- Welcome to Ferrari Life and the Maranello lover's club. Your 575M sounds like a really nice one. If you pass me the serial number (last 6 of VIN) and the Assembly Number in front of the engine, I will add her to our small data base.

Would love to see some photographs.
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File Type: doc 575M 575 SA Updates Rev 1.8.doc (45.0 KB, 94 views)

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Wlcome to Flife, TY! Looking forward to some pics of your 575!

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post #4 of 32 Old 04-19-2013, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Taz and Jeroen: Thank you for the warm welcome. I will most definitely take some pics as soon as I possibly can when the weather clears up.

Taz: I can tell you I have been reading so many of your threads in Ferrari Life and FerrariChat, I feel like I have been stalking you, figuratively speaking.

How about sharing some insights in terms of driving in stop and go traffic? The previous owner had already exchanged the F1 pump, clutch and what not after mere 20K km. Hence, the traffic is tough on F1 here in Seoul.

Thanks again,
TY
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Welcome to FL TY.

With regard to your F1 box. I would simply drive it as you would a manual. No specific need to come off the accelerator when changing up but it can result in a smoother change. The fact that you find yourself in a higher than normal gear at low speeds now, could be more to do with the 575's monumental torque and ability to pull from such low revs rather than anything specific to the gearbox.

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post #6 of 32 Old 04-19-2013, 05:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the welcome, Barry.

I am getting a bit paranoid after reading so many threads about clutch wear and the repair cost. Then there is also difference of opinion on the clutch wear on manual mode, auto mode, etc. For instance, a race car driver who is supposed to be quite familiar with the F1 transmission suggested that clutch wear in auto is the same as in manual. Everything I have read says the opposite.

I guess I need to experiment on my own and find what is ideal for me and the way I drive.
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Hi Ty,

Welcome to F Life. many congrats on the 575M, those are great cars!

you'll find alot of helpful members here and alot of useful info.

if you get a chance, i'm sure we'd all love to see some pics of your 575M.

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Welcome TY, pictures when possible

Don't worry, at least your safe on this forum.

My Flickr Account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

Take pictures for fun
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Mike and Will:

Thanks for the welcome as well. Promise to load up the pictures as soon as possible. The car was originally a grey metallic (grigio titanio) but the previous owner likes silver color only and repainted the whole car soon after the purchase.

Cheers,
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Welcome to FLife, TY! Enjoy your 575 in good health. Look forward to seeing some pics.
Kamsahamida!

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post #11 of 32 Old 04-19-2013, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thank you very much, Gus. Nice of you to try the Korean language. Although I speak Korean because I was born there, I lived most of my live outside of Korea. Germany, Sweden, Hong Kong, USA (San Francisco and Washington D.C.) and Singapore. Swedish used to be my strongest language but not sure these days since I left that country 25 years ago. I carry now Singaporean passport.

I am already feeling extremely welcomed by avid Ferrari owners. I will post pictures this Sunday since the weather will be clearing up.

TY
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post #12 of 32 Old 04-19-2013, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Taz:

The six last digits of the VIN is 137029
The Assembly number is 54463

Where can I find more info about the car spec and options? Such as whether it has the FHP, etc.

Thanks.
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TY:
An nyoung ha seh yo. Welcome to FL. I also would love pictures. You live in a beautiful city full of beautiful women and hospitality among other treasures. I enjoyed my time there two years ago and cannot wait to return.

Congrats on your 575.

Drive it well and please post pictures.

'Hej då'.

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post #14 of 32 Old 04-19-2013, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thank you to you as well, Scott. You covered both Swedish and Korean.

Glad you enjoyed the city and its attractions and hospitality. If I am still around in Seoul and you happen to be here, I will take you out to a Korean BBQ place, the so-called Bulgogi.

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TY- Easiest way to tell if you have FHP is to measure the diameter of the rear anti-roll bar. Stock is 17 mm plus 0.25 mm of paint for 17.5 mm, and FHP is 21 mm plus the same paint for 21.5 mm. This thread will answer many 575M questions. Your 575M is a late 04 with most of the good stuff on her.


http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/mo...al-thread.html
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File Type: doc 575M 575 SA Updates Rev 1.8.doc (45.0 KB, 86 views)

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Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125

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TY, welcome to FL.

w/ smiles

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Jimmy: Thank you very much. You seem to have the same Dino as my friend in Switzerland. Wonderful car!
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Taz: the technical thread you provided is just fantastic. Great stuff and I am learning a lot.
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Jimmy: Thank you very much. You seem to have the same Dino as my friend in Switzerland. Wonderful car!
Glad to hear that you are fond of Dino, which would be a great car for Swiss roads, I believe.

w/ smiles

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Welcome, Hainboka!

Nice colour combo on your 575 F1!

There should be no difference in wear between auto mode and manual mode. City traffic wears a little more than country driving. You mustn't worry, every time the car is being serviced the clutch wear is measured and the boys will tell you when it's time for a clutch job.

Drive it the way you feel like driving it. I find auto mode is brilliant in town since city driving isn't very demanding nor inspiring. Focus only on enjoying the car and bonding will come naturally.

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