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hi all question regarding 308 gts

just drove out the 308gts today.. it was really nice, fired right up .. this car has 9000 original miles on it.. i noticed all 4 wheels make a clunk sound everytime i drive over a small dip or rough surface .. i know the bushings are bad but dont know exactly which bushing ? can anyone help me out with this or should i take some pictures? thanks guys in advance.. i know nothing about ferraris.. i will post some pictures soon!


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charles,

If you can get a few photos that would be great. How long since this car was driven? I am guessing you will need to do some other majors to get it running well.
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If you can get a few photos that would be great. How long since this car was driven? I am guessing you will need to do some other majors to get it running well.
my uncle hasn't drove it for about 5-6 years.. it drives fine.. real smooth.. just i think bushings are all cracked... any other service i might need to do? i checked the gear oil and engine oil.. very clean..
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just drove out the 308gts today.. it was really nice, fired right up .. this car has 9000 original miles on it.. i noticed all 4 wheels make a clunk sound everytime i drive over a small dip or rough surface .. i know the bushings are bad but dont know exactly which bushing ? can anyone help me out with this or should i take some pictures? thanks guys in advance.. i know nothing about ferraris.. i will post some pictures soon!


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Sounds like the Koni shocks to me.

I have the same problem but on the rear. Same clunking sound.

Will be installing new shock/springs soon and i'll let you know if it took care of the problem.

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All the rubber hoses might need replacing, along with the gaskets, belts etc. In fact I would not drive it until I had new cambelts fitted.
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All the rubber hoses might need replacing, along with the gaskets, belts etc. In fact I would not drive it until I had new cambelts fitted.
boxer ur right.. i just checked some hoses.. they are pretty bad.. i am going to replace all of the hoses.. as well.. ill take some pictures.. later on today ..

by the way.. is there a website that sells ferrari gts parts for a reasonable price?

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boxer ur right.. i just checked some hoses.. they are pretty bad.. i am going to replace all of the hoses.. as well.. ill take some pictures.. later on today ..

by the way.. is there a website that sells ferrari gts parts for a reasonable price?

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i want to add that this car has parked in a garage, covered, where the temperature has been controled.. i checked all of the belts it seems like its brand new.. still in very good condition.. no cracks..
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Charles,

Sounds like the Koni shocks to me.

I have the same problem but on the rear. Same clunking sound.

Will be installing new shock/springs soon and i'll let you know if it took care of the problem.
really ? i would think is some bushings or maybe the upper plate on the shock.. yes please let me know..

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You should seriously change the belts ASAP, even if they look brand new as they degrade over time, and if one snaps and your pistons end up smashed on your cylinder head, the repairs to the engine will cost you more than the car is worth, and you won't be able to give it way

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You should seriously change the belts ASAP, even if they look brand new as they degrade over time, and if one snaps and your pistons end up smashed on your cylinder head, the repairs to the engine will cost you more than the car is worth, and you won't be able to give it way
well i want to change the belts but where can i buy them ? do you guys use a specific website to buy the parts? where is reasonable? please advice

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really ? i would think is some bushings or maybe the upper plate on the shock
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Did you check to see if any of your shocks are leaking?

Yes, my bushings are in rough shape too, but that's the winter project. I want to get out and.....:drive:



Long winter.

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Did you check to see if any of your shocks are leaking?

Yes, my bushings are in rough shape too, but that's the winter project. I want to get out and.....:drive:



Long winter.
shocks arent leaking.. at all..thats why i tend to think its not the shocks..
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just called a ferarri dealership in beverly hills CA.. they want 10 gran to do everything.. i think they are blowing it way out of proportion.. .......
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just called a ferarri dealership in beverly hills CA.. they want 10 gran to do everything.. i think they are blowing it way out of proportion.. .......
The belts and bearings done threw a dealer or Independent vary big time.

You have to find someone in your area that has done Ferrari belts. It wont be cheap.

Bushings can be done by any good mechanic.

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some quick photos i took today









everything inside and out is mint condition.. just need to do some service work.. replacing this and that... what do you guys think?
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Very nice!

That's a beauty!

Wow, talk about clean and original.

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That's a beauty!

Wow, talk about clean and original.
i bet its a great car onces i do some service on it.. but i am so busy.. i was thinking of just selling it.... all these years it was under a cover.. started it every 2 weeks or so .. but really it hasn't been on the road for about 6 years.. thats why i noticed all the bushings are worn out.. everything else .. welll its practically new.. this car never even seen a drop of rain before.. usually we just wax it and shammy it ..
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i bet its a great car onces i do some service on it.. but i am so busy.. i was thinking of just selling it.... all these years it was under a cover.. started it every 2 weeks or so .. but really it hasn't been on the road for about 6 years.. thats why i noticed all the bushings are worn out.. everything else .. welll its practically new.. this car never even seen a drop of rain before.. usually we just wax it and shammy it ..
You should be able to get good money. It's got a different color, instead of red, which some people will like.

But without the "major" on the belts some people will offer way less then it's worth. So you might have to factor that in your price.

Good luck with selling her.

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