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post #1 of 5 Old 02-10-2013, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Decided On MY "new" Ferrari

Guys,

Now that I have decided on my new Ferrari, I need some help/advice.

My car is a Red 360 Coupe F1 gearbox, tan leather, 19" 430 Challenge wheels, Challenge rear vent panel.

I am aware of the battery problems that may affect 360s. I intend to buy a new battery and possibly a battery maintanence/fail-safe system. What battery make and system do you recommend?
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Guys,

Now that I have decided on my new Ferrari, I need some help/advice.

My car is a Red 360 Coupe F1 gearbox, tan leather, 19" 430 Challenge wheels, Challenge rear vent panel.

I am aware of the battery problems that may affect 360s. I intend to buy a new battery and possibly a battery maintanence/fail-safe system. What battery make and system do you recommend?
Confused, are you buying a 360, or selling a 360?

If buying, heard Interstate, just get same size that you have.

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Battery System for 360

Dear Confused,

The new Ferrari is what I described. Interstate is NOT the battery I want. I have had plenty of experience with that brand. There MUST be something better. I also need recommendations for a battery maintenance system. Trickle charger or automatic shutoff system. I will not be using the car every day, as I just retired. No driving 18 miles on the freeway to work every day.
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Jerry- CTEK is the battery charger that came standard with Ferraris after Sept 2007. I have one and it works great.

My car has an Interstate MTP-91, an 85 month heavy duty truck battery fitted to hundreds of Ferraris in the US with very good results. But if you want something different, here is a document I put together for the 575M that also applies to the F430.

The two absorbed glass mat batteries in this document are very powerful and fairly expensive.

Note the prices are out of date because I have not updated the document for a while. Note also, there are no Optimas in the document because they have had quality control problems.
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Dear Confused,

The new Ferrari is what I described. Interstate is NOT the battery I want. I have had plenty of experience with that brand. There MUST be something better. I also need recommendations for a battery maintenance system. Trickle charger or automatic shutoff system. I will not be using the car every day, as I just retired. No driving 18 miles on the freeway to work every day.
Ok, then I would call the closest dealer and have them recommend you a battery, and they can also tell you dimensions.

As for charger, easy CTEK. You will need to open up the compartment behind your driver's seat and attach the
connector to the positive lead, and then ground the negative. Then run the plug so it is outside the cover. There are installation guides online. Do not use the cig. lighter adapter. If you are uncomfortable with this, a good shop can install in like 30 minutes.

Or you can just use the kill switch in your trunk if you won't be driving once / week, however, your car will need to be idled for 10 minutes to have the ECU's relearn everything.

CTEK chargers are like $75 on Ebay with the hood and eye connectors.

Might want to read this too:

http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/mo...-location.html

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