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  1. wintech
    01-02-2012 07:19 PM - permalink
    Hi Tom, Happy New Year to you and hows the work going on the TR?
  2. wintech
    12-18-2011 02:17 AM - permalink
    Tom, appreciate the link, very helpful, but unable to download the WS manual to compare so far. Pondered on the finish of yr Tubi and the finish on mine is maybe down to the wet/dry being too coarse initially. When refinishing paint, 800 is way to coarse as it will put scratches too deep to get out with finer paper(tough lesson that one) same with S/S surface finish. The challenge is to persevere in getting the deeper scratches caused by coarse(r) w/d out so that polish can remove the superfine ones.

    I had a hunch on this that's why I got stuck into my Tubi to test the theory. As regards yr trip down-under and the shaky isles.. the exchange rate is dropping against the USD of late and will continue with all the Euro News. depends on whether you want to do it bare bones or top shelf....I figure if you bought yr car Auto trader (mine Ebay) saving bread is a cool pastime. let me know what you want to do and can give feedback from 3 age groups.

  3. wintech
    12-13-2011 03:38 PM - permalink
    Hi OP, welcome aboard the site, you will find the folks on here very gracious and very helpful. Sounds like Petervg, carguy(Jeff),myself and you have a similar background and outlook on the maintenance aspects of the cars.
    Where are you located and tell me about yr car and how you came to be an owner, any pics are always welcome too!!

    I got a CD-ROM of the parts manual and workshop manual (Ebay) it is a page by page scan of an original WS manual, but quite detailed in the images still.Can burn and send to you if you want.

    Pete, Perth Australia.
    [email protected]
  4. 360 Modena
    08-25-2011 06:18 AM - permalink
    360 Modena
    I don't do the maintenance on my TR, I have Competizione (FL Sponsor), do all my work. I just did a major last year at 30k miles and replaced the clutch. $$$$ Clutch parts alone were $3,000
  5. 360 Modena
    08-22-2011 02:42 PM - permalink
    360 Modena
    Congrats on the 88TR, I have an 88.5 and have owned it for well over a decade now. My mechanic suggested running one can of BK44 ever quarter through the fuel to keep the injectors clean.

    IF your window switch ever goes bad, pull the switch and clean the terminals w/alcohol. Unfortunately, I did that AFTER I bought a new switch so I've had a brand new spare now for over ten years. LOL

    I've learned to try to fix/repair before buying replacement parts.

    Key will be to get the manuals (avail online for download, search FL posts) and if you're not ready to tackle something, get a good technician whom you trust to work on the car (I know that sounds didactic, sorry).

    Welcome to the Ferrari Life!
  6. OptimusPrime
    04-09-2011 04:46 AM - permalink
    New to Forum owner of 88 TR with sticking accelerator. I'm not too bad with the tools so wondering if anyone has any thoughts on where I should start looking to solve this? Also, were to buy repair manuals/CD thanks


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