Join Date: Jan 2007
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Ferrari Life Posts: 6,204
Yup, Greg's got it right. But, not limited to 360s/newer models either. Happens on almost all post 60's cars. That space near the 2nd gear is small and when cold has difficulty getting fluid in there. I usually warm up for about 5-20 min before attempting 2nd [depending on ambient temps...if > 70 usually not a problem and less time to get into 2nd ]
Also, I typically, since Ferraris can take it, do the odd-number shift until warm. That is, 1-3-5 etc. AND keep the RPMs < 3k when cold [anyway!] wait for proper warm up
and good to go. NEVER take your car to speed > 3kRPM until needles are pointing in the more-proper area.
ALSO, Greg's recommendation of REDLINE= TOPs to me. Never have much of any problem anymore when I switched. great stuff.
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