Join Date: Jun 2009
Ferrari Life Posts: 4,348
Went out for a short spin in the 360 today. At very low speed just before coming to a halt on a slight incline (in first gear) the engine cut out briefly and then came back to life but with a very worrying rumbling noise.
As I was within a mile of home I limped home without pulling over. Engine sounded decidly "rough" all the way and even though I have no idea what an engine not firing on all cylinders sounds like, this is what I imagine it would sound like. Power was completely lacking, the engine was (g)rumbling instead of its usual scream, and power was completely gone - foot to the floor in first gear at 10-15 mph provided as much acceleration as my diesel 4X4.
The good news: After leaving it parked up in the drive for a few hours (whilst I watched SV win the F1 world title), it started up fine, engine sounded as normal, still a bit afraid to drive it, but it reversed into the garage without problem and all appeared well.
Final note: I don't remember seeing any warning lights illuminate on the dash; maybe this is a good sign?
So - anyone out there care to hazard a guess as to what made my baby feel unwell today???
Thanks in advance to all
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