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post #1 of 8 Old 01-21-2013, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Disconnecting vacuum lines on 430? A good or bad idea?

I read a few posts on this but wanted to get some current feedback. Can anyone tell me exactly how to do it? What are the pros and cons? I've got an 06 430f1.
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-21-2013, 10:48 PM
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Welcome to FerrariLife No real issues except that your cats will take longer to heat up at cold start. Make sure you carefully tight plug the removed hoses. If you want a neater installation, consider installing the Capristo remote control unit. For a bit money you can control yourself when you want to force the exhaust valves open. I prefer to warm up the engine with the valves closed, it makes the car also more drivable the first 15 minutes
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-22-2013, 09:34 AM
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Welcome- If you go to ferraridatabase.com, you can download an F430 workshop manual that will show you how to remove the rear underbody and also show you where the bypass valves are located on the tailpipes. Easy to disconnect and carefully plug the vacuum lines. Since the F430 pneumatic valves are fail open, plugging the lines leaves them open all the time.

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post #4 of 8 Old 01-22-2013, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys!! I think I'll check out the capristo remote.
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Thanks guys!! I think I'll check out the capristo remote.
I installed my own remote to control the state of the bypass valves. See this thread

http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/mo...ust-360-a.html

I routed a single wire to the passenger compartment and acquired a Ferrari fog light switch to control the exhaust valves. Placed the switch in an unused location in the dash. Matches the other switches, except the symbol is of fog lights.

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I installed my own remote to control the state of the bypass valves. See this thread

http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/mo...ust-360-a.html

I routed a single wire to the passenger compartment and acquired a Ferrari fog light switch to control the exhaust valves. Placed the switch in an unused location in the dash. Matches the other switches, except the symbol is of fog lights.

Steve
Mine has the same set up - less the fog light symbol

I recently installed a Capristo exhaust and didn't bother installing the remote that came with it.
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When I had the stock system installed I pulled the rubber tubes from the regulator and inserted a golf tee that securely closed it. It worked great with no drawbacks.

I have since installed a Capristo twin valve exhaust system with the remote.
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-25-2013, 09:25 AM
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Wine guy : where is wine country ? is that Bordeaux France ? I will be there in a few months.

It is Napa Valley Calif ? I can drive up there.

I would love to hear a Capistro twin sound before I buy one.
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