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.
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.
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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