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post #1 of 7 Old 10-05-2010, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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What would be the best way of getting the knowledge to do regular maintenance on a f430. i.e. tune up, manual clutch........ hell, even a possible engine rebuild in the future....... I used to work on jet engines, I'm sure I can learn the engine.
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The best way is to study a set of service manuals and have existing experience servicing automobiles.

However, If you have a strong understanding of basic mechanical and electrical engineering principals and understand how to apply the data; the specs provided in the factory manuals will provide what you need to get from point A to point B.


The operation and design of a jet engine is very simple compared to a piston engine and it's adjoining systems. I would still hesitate on digging too deep of a hole if I had never really tore through an automobile successfully before. My opinion of course.


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but can you afford the computer???
Is the ecu on the f430 known for electrical problems? What else is the computer used for? How much does that service usually run and how often?
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This is going to end badly for an innocent F430 somewhere, I can see it.
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Today I was at the local dealer and stood for a while trying to get a grasp of all specialized tools they have for Ferrari maintenance. There are wallmeters after wallmeters of floor to ceiling panels full of strange looking expensive tools. I would sincerely discourage venturing into "home cooked" maintenance on a modern Ferrari. Only the diagnosis equipment is a story by itself.

But if maintenance makes you tick, by all means go ahead and enjoy.

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post #7 of 7 Old 10-09-2010, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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This is going to end badly for an innocent F430 somewhere, I can see it.
LOL!!!!! Yeah I think I'll stick to a local dealer....
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