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post #1 of 5 Old 04-05-2013, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Strange noise when car turned off

Very excited to bring home my 1984 308 GTS Quattrovavole today, but there is a strange noise coming from the engine compartment that has continued for several hours after car was shut off. Noise sounds like small chirp every couple minutes, I'm guessing electrical in nature. New to this site and would appreciate any advice that you can offer. Thanks!
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-05-2013, 08:52 PM
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Clarence- Welcome to Ferrari Life. Did someone install an aftermarket alarm system on the the car? If not, you might disconnect the battery ground strap to make sure nothing catastrophic happens until you figure out what is making the noise. Could be a short to something, but I have no idea what would cause hours of chirping.

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post #3 of 5 Old 04-06-2013, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the reply. Noise eventually stopped. Started car again today and noise started again after turning the car off. Guessing it might be cold weather related, but will be seeking advice from dealership.
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-08-2013, 09:02 AM
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Hi Clarence

is the sound like a ping / ping / ping after you switch off.

It could be that the pipes. exhaust etc is cooling off faster due to cold surrounding air.

just a thought.

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-08-2013, 11:49 AM
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Johnny- True, if it is a tick tick sound, they all do that cooling down.

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