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post #1 of 24 Old 09-17-2013, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hello everyone. I just registered on the recommendation of StefVan ( Salut Stef ! )

My dream came through only last year, when I finally bought my gorgeous Nero Daytona F430. On that occasion my mom reminded me that, with 6 years of age only, I had said that I would, one day, own a Ferrari. It has been a looooonnngggg time, but it was worth it.

So I wish you all a brilliant day ( or nite.. ).
Vince.
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post #2 of 24 Old 09-17-2013, 07:15 AM
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Welcome to the site. Love the black on black look for a 430 - awesome.

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post #3 of 24 Old 09-17-2013, 07:26 AM
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Vince- Welcome to Ferrar Life. Very nice and sinister F430. Hope you enjoy it here and let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

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post #4 of 24 Old 09-17-2013, 07:31 AM
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Welcome Vince. Agree with Taz, a very sinister looking 430!

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post #5 of 24 Old 09-17-2013, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi guys, thanks for the welcome messages.. in fact my black monster is in the hospital since a while... I will develop this later on... but roughly, cylinder number 8 scratched.. and after long and tough talks, I will get a brand new engine.
The wheels are not black, they are the same color as the extractor, dark grey, so the car has only 2 colors (except the yellow signs) which is what I wanted.
Take care guys, and thanks again.
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post #6 of 24 Old 09-17-2013, 04:44 PM
 
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Hi Vince , welcome and congrats on your toy. If you need anything for your car. Please email me.We make great mats for Ferrari's. Check on the thread i have on mats.. Please visit my Facebook page and website.
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post #7 of 24 Old 09-18-2013, 06:25 AM
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Welcome Vince - you have a very beautiful car.

We vacationed in Switzerland many times.
We especially loved the people in Geneva, St Moritz, and Zurich.
We have special memories of the St Bernard Pass too.

I wish I had driven a Ferrari in the Alps.
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post #8 of 24 Old 09-18-2013, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi Alex... thanks ! Nice stuff on your site, indeed... I will check it in more details.
Hi 360 Modena, thanks to you as well... yes driving our kind of cars in the mountains is.. awesome!! The St Bernard pass is one of my playgrounds when the weather permits..

Take all good care.
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post #9 of 24 Old 09-18-2013, 11:48 PM
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Salut Vince it's very cool you joined FL! There is a lot of very good info on this forum as well as cool members. You have a stunning car !!! Talk to soon buddy
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post #10 of 24 Old 09-18-2013, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Salut Stef !! Thanks for my car... stunning indeed, but still in the garage... Damn it! Good news is my brand new engine arrives on Tuesday !!
Talk to you soon Mate !!
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post #11 of 24 Old 09-19-2013, 12:03 AM
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Vince, you should open a thread in the 360/430 section regarding your engine failure! I'm still wondering what was the root cause. Ok, you gonna scare the 430 owners LOL but we all know that usually the 430 engine is bullet proof. Exhaust headers? I really hope you'll get your beauty back soon in great condition. Ask you dealer to take some detailed pictures of the old and new engines. Ciao Mate
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post #12 of 24 Old 09-19-2013, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the clever advice Stef. The root cause seems to be a broken "segment" ( do not know how to say that in English... ) . And yes I know this engine is normally very very reliable... call me Pas-de-bol !!
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post #13 of 24 Old 09-19-2013, 11:41 AM
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That would be a broken piston ring. I guess that the broken ring must have seriously damaged the piston and cylinder sleeve if Ferrari decided to change entirely your engine. It's the first time that I've heard of a broken piston ring on a F430 engine. Anyone else ever heard of this?

Yep, you're right buddy, really "pas de bol". You should play loto Was your car covered by a Power warranty?
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post #14 of 24 Old 09-19-2013, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi Stef! Yes, my baby is under a 2 years Power warranty... otherwise, I would have left Switzerland by now... with the yellow one.. lol :-)
Never heard of such a problem either... very unfortunate.. as the factory was closed ( or almost ) the whole of August, Zenith has put a lot of pressure to get a new engine.. otherwise I would not see my car before xmas.. :-)
Take care.
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post #15 of 24 Old 09-19-2013, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Btw... when my black beast is back, we will arrange a meeting... I NEED this set of lights !!!
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post #16 of 24 Old 09-20-2013, 12:24 PM
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Thanks Vince, anytime with great pleasure and installation of the LED Tail light kit is free for anyone who comes over to our place
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post #17 of 24 Old 09-21-2013, 04:02 PM
 
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Switzerland would be an awesome place to get video and pix of my car. I've only been to Lucerne and up Pilatus but its gorgeous. I've been looking into speed flying down Jungfrau and staying in Lauterbrunnen. Maybe I could try to rent a Ferrari while I'm there. 😁
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post #18 of 24 Old 09-22-2013, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi Orbit, where do you live ?? Yes Switzerland is a great place, come over whenever !
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post #19 of 24 Old 09-23-2013, 01:57 AM
 
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I live in Los Angeles which has some great places to drive when you get out if the city especially in the desert.
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Hi Vince, it is a beautiful black beast
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