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post #1 of 5 Old 03-15-2013, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Software and other updates on a 2000 360

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The 360 is off for its annual service tomorrow and I'm just thinking about what needs to be done. Should be a straight forward one this year, but I was considering if I should ask my mechanic about any kind of software, ECU, etc updates that could be done?

As most of you know I have all the technical/mechanical knowledge of a 5 year old so would appreciate any advice you might have in this regard.

For reference, my 360 is a Year 2000 model, coupe, 27K miles and with exception of Challenge grills, still in the standard spec that it rolled out of the factory in Maranello 13 years ago.

As always, my thanks in advance.

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Barry- If she is an F1, installing the last 2002 F1 ECU/TCU would give you smoother shifting, longer clutch life, and also give your tech the option of manually setting clutch point of initial slippage (PIS). Part number 211023, price in the UK ~$1700. Requires an SD2 to install to save your old clutch information and reset PIS. You might also have them replace the F1 pump relay. They can fuse from heat and cause problems over time.

There was an updated Motronic ECU for cars after Assembly Number 53911, but I am not sure a pair of them offers any advantages over the Motronics you already have. I know the TCU will be a big improvement.

Unfortunately, reflashing your old TCU or Motronics is not an option.

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Thanks Terry.

On the F1 pump relay. Am I right to think that moving from a 30 amp to a 50 amp is a good damage prevention measure? Think I remember reading this about the 575, similar theory for the 360?

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Barry- The 50 amp relay uses a different connector from the 30 amp. Change in wiring harness was made in Nov/Dec 2003 on the 575M and probably about the same time for the 360/CS. You can ask your tech if they have any experience upgrading those relays.

I changed my OEM V23134-B57-X203 relay for a V23134-B57-X266 relay, which has harder points.

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Barry- The 50 amp relay uses a different connector from the 30 amp. Change in wiring harness was made in Nov/Dec 2003 on the 575M and probably about the same time for the 360/CS. You can ask your tech if they have any experience upgrading those relays.

I changed my OEM V23134-B57-X203 relay for a V23134-B57-X266 relay, which has harder points.
Thanks Terry

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