Join Date: Jun 2009
Ferrari Life Posts: 4,348
360: Red hot exhaust
Been out of the country for about a month and took the 360 out for its first spin in at least 6 weeks today. All going well until the "Slow Down" warning message started flashing at me every time I went over about 6,000 revs. It would then disappear as soon as I dropped below about 5,000 rpm.
A little while later the "Check Engine" warning light appears (in orange) and stays on. So I cut the spin short went home and reversed into the garage.
I popped the engine lid - but could not even open it because it was so hot to touch. In the end I opened it with an oven glove! A small bit of paint on the rear bumper had even started to bubble with the heat. Never seen anything like it.
Anyone ever had a similar experience or suggest what might have caused this incredible heat. 2 hours later its still ticking from the heat.
Incidentally the 360 has an exhaust fabricated by Nick Cartwright (the Ferrari independant) I bought it from, no cats in it (I think).
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