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  1. david221049
    12-28-2014 08:44 AM - permalink
    Dear StefVan

    Going back to basics for a moment, as a newcomer to the marque, I wonder why Mr Capristo did not design his clever bracket to attach to the gearbox rather than the crossmember as when the engine/gearbox twists on the flexible engine mounts this twisting moment is acting on the whole header/cat/silencer line. There would not be this movement at all if the bracket was attached to the gearbox in this way yet his clever bracket allowing fore and aft thermal expansion with the springs holding everything together would still work as intended. I realise the springs absorb this movement but why allow it in the first place?

    As I said this is my first Ferrari after many 911s and it really does bring out the hooligan in me driving around looking for tunnels and bridges. Goodness knows how long my licence is going to last. It really is a fantastic toy.

    Kind regards,

  2. david221049
    12-28-2014 08:41 AM - permalink
    Dear StefVan

    Thank you for your reply. I am new to these forums so am still working my way around so only just found your reply!

    I penned a much longer message but when I tried to send it said max 1000 characters so I had to edit it. The car has already had new headers and I managed to get a local main dealer to effectively force the supplying main dealer to replace the tail pipes which had rattly valves and some welds on the concentric tubes had failed too. Now I will fit the Capristo brackets as you suggested so if I still have similar noises it will more likely be down to the silencer so I will then simply fit a Capristo twin sound. It all looks like a quite straightforward bolt on job.

    Once I have got to the bottom of this I will post a message detailing the steps and hopefully a solution.

    Kind regards,


    Ran out of characters again so will send another message
  3. StefVan
    12-26-2014 01:47 PM - permalink
    Hi David,
    Thanks for your nice message. I remember very well the posts where some thought the washers were meant to be installed between the plate and the cross member. I'm not convinced that would help eliminating any rattle from the Capristo brackets. Mine are installed since several years in the normal way, right behind the large nut in front of the plate. I never had any issues with such installation. Maybe the origin of the rattles comes from elsewhere. The first thing I would check are the exhaust headers. On the F430, it happens quite often that the nuts gets loose, especially the one of cylinder 8. On some cars, this stud even broke off. Try to locate where the rattle is exactly located, maybe with the help of someone revving the engine at 3000rpm.

    All the best,

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  • About david221049
    Adjusting to semi-retirement.
    Surrey UK
    Car racing...retired from that as well regretfully
    My Ferrari(s)
    2008 F430 Spider
    My Other Cars
    2002 Porsche 996 Turbo
    Just sold 1992 964 RS Supercharged race car


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