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Forum: Current V8s: 458, 488, California, Portofino, LaFerrari   03-07-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,131
Posted By ECSofVirginia
Remove the front bumper from the car, then you...

Remove the front bumper from the car, then you will have access to the mounting hardware on the back side of the fascia. The winglets are attached via studs and nuts.
Forum: Member Introductions   12-27-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,372
Posted By ECSofVirginia
This strikes me as a fault with the F1 system. It...

This strikes me as a fault with the F1 system. It is possible that if the faults in the TCU are cleared out, the car will start. If not, you could be looking at a faulty F1 pressure pump, clutch...
Forum: TRs: Testarossa - F512M   12-02-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,257
Posted By ECSofVirginia
Swap the ignition coil assemblies. The left side...

Swap the ignition coil assemblies. The left side drives the right. So, you can disconnect the right side and the engine will run on the left, disconnect the left and the whole ignition system shuts...
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   11-19-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,152
Posted By ECSofVirginia
The consistency of a satisfactory result with...

The consistency of a satisfactory result with aftermarket clutches in the F1 cars( if yours is) is dodgy. Most people are barely interested in spending the money once, let alone twice, if it proves...
Forum: Ferrari Discussion   11-07-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By ECSofVirginia
It works much like the factory CD's now, which is...

It works much like the factory CD's now, which is real cool. Makes it feel even more legit! I have been digging it. Those drop down menus can be finicky at times.
Forum: Pre '99 V8s: GT4, 308, 328, 348, F355   11-02-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By ECSofVirginia
I don't believe you are trying to understand. I...

I don't believe you are trying to understand. I have explained the logic and fueling strategy operations of the ECU's pretty plainly.
Forum: Pre '99 V8s: GT4, 308, 328, 348, F355   11-02-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By ECSofVirginia
The way the o2 sensors won't over come the MAF...

The way the o2 sensors won't over come the MAF reading, without remapping the ecu, is if the load calculation is based off the MAF readings and not by a separate MAP sensor. In this case, adjusting...
Forum: Pre '99 V8s: GT4, 308, 328, 348, F355   11-01-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By ECSofVirginia
The ecu works within windows of values,...

The ecu works within windows of values, minimum/target/maximum. You can use an adjustable maf to modify the signal output and force the actual operating(target)afr to be closer to one of the...
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   10-31-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
  F430 E-Diff error
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Posted By ECSofVirginia
I suspect there is either an intermittent...

I suspect there is either an intermittent connection issue, likely at the solenoid or sensor, or there is a hydraulic leak elsewhere in the system. Essentially, you need to figure out of the...
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   08-30-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
  F430 E-Diff error
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Posted By ECSofVirginia
The solenoid is on the LH differential cover. If...

The solenoid is on the LH differential cover. If there is a fluid/pressure issue with the F1 system, the E-Diff can become disrupted and throw a fault. Without knowing what fault is being kicked or...
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   07-09-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,248
Posted By ECSofVirginia
39 bar is barely adequate pressure. Your mechanic...

39 bar is barely adequate pressure. Your mechanic needs to ascertain the pump operation frequency and duration. He should also be looking at the engagement threshold values for the actuator. Lastly,...
Forum: TRs: Testarossa - F512M   07-03-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,933
Posted By ECSofVirginia
If you have fuel at both banks and ignition only...

If you have fuel at both banks and ignition only on one bank, the kjet system isn't your issue. Have you used any test equipment to confirm you have fuel but not spark and whether you're missing...
Forum: Modern V12s: 456, 550, 575, 599, 612, 812   05-19-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,776
Posted By ECSofVirginia
The TCU will default to "Neutral" as a safety...

The TCU will default to "Neutral" as a safety measure when things are wonky. I find it odd that it only happened when selecting 4th gear though. That is a bit specific for me to believe it's all in...
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   05-19-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,927
Posted By ECSofVirginia
10.5V is not adequate to get proper cranking. You...

10.5V is not adequate to get proper cranking. You shouldn't see a drop of more than 1v during cranking. In your case, your DMM shows 12.8v at rest on the battery, for cranking voltage to drop below...
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   05-18-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,927
Posted By ECSofVirginia
The CS has no need for an auxiliary relay to aid...

The CS has no need for an auxiliary relay to aid starting. Those units were designed to get maximum amperage and voltage straight from the battery to the starter motor and solenoid. The harness...
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   05-14-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,463
Posted By ECSofVirginia
I don't believe it's Tonkin marking the gearbox...

I don't believe it's Tonkin marking the gearbox up, that is more likely the doing of Ferrari S.p.A. and Ferrari North America. Just a few weeks ago I came across a F360 needing a ring & pinion, the...
Forum: Modern V12s: 456, 550, 575, 599, 612, 812   05-13-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,776
Posted By ECSofVirginia
I haven't. The upgraded pump costs nearly 3 times...

I haven't. The upgraded pump costs nearly 3 times the original pump and I believe that if the F1 system is maintained properly, the pump lasts many years. The Lamborghini LP560 uses the same pump...
Forum: Modern V12s: 456, 550, 575, 599, 612, 812   05-12-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,776
Posted By ECSofVirginia
If you "rush" the shift, the TCU will simply...

If you "rush" the shift, the TCU will simply ignore the command. If you find it happens only when you're driving spiritedly and making frequent shifts, I still suspect the actuator is on it's way...
Forum: Pre '99 V8s: GT4, 308, 328, 348, F355   05-11-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,680
Posted By ECSofVirginia
Yea. Too many miles to make it a collectible and...

Yea. Too many miles to make it a collectible and too little service history, to make it collectible. If the car had a very recent and properly done major service and someone to vouch for it's...
Forum: Modern V12s: 456, 550, 575, 599, 612, 812   05-11-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,776
Posted By ECSofVirginia
Almost nothing is "easy" on a Ferrari, you know...

Almost nothing is "easy" on a Ferrari, you know that Taz. The best way around an F-car is always the long way ;)
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   05-11-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,617
Posted By ECSofVirginia
Flashing CEL indicates an ignition misfire....

Flashing CEL indicates an ignition misfire. Steady CEL indicates any other number of fault possibilities. Until you know what fault code(s) are present, we can't offer much advice. Some faults will...
Forum: Modern V12s: 456, 550, 575, 599, 612, 812   05-08-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,776
Posted By ECSofVirginia
Good to know Taz. The turn around time for the...

Good to know Taz. The turn around time for the rebuild was also always an issue. As a shop, I can't afford to have a car sitting on my lift for 3wks for a service I make no profit on, or need to make...
Forum: Pre '99 V8s: GT4, 308, 328, 348, F355   05-08-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 10,085
Posted By ECSofVirginia
Gaskets, penetrating oil left behind,...

Gaskets, penetrating oil left behind, anti-seize,polishing compound and even the exhaust internals. All things that burn off some during install. Pretty normal. As long as they don't glow red, set...
Forum: Modern V12s: 456, 550, 575, 599, 612, 812   05-08-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,776
Posted By ECSofVirginia
I have not. Unfortunately GTE advertises their...

I have not. Unfortunately GTE advertises their services AND pricing on Ebay. There is no margin for a shop in there. I can't afford to compete with Ebay sellers nor can I afford to warranty my time...
Forum: Modern V12s: 456, 550, 575, 599, 612, 812   05-08-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,776
Posted By ECSofVirginia
I suspect the gearbox actuator is giving you...

I suspect the gearbox actuator is giving you trouble and needs to be replaced. It is a common issue on these older cars and ones with mileage. Now, that is not to say there isn't another item or two...
Forum: Pre '99 V8s: GT4, 308, 328, 348, F355   05-07-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,545
Posted By ECSofVirginia
Not necessary to use anti seize on the copper...

Not necessary to use anti seize on the copper lock nuts. The problem is the rust and corrosion that builds up on the stud where the threads are exposed, not where the nut sits.


Header leaks can...
Forum: Pre '99 V8s: GT4, 308, 328, 348, F355   05-05-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,993
Posted By ECSofVirginia
Yea, you need to focus on taking care of your...

Yea, you need to focus on taking care of your leaks. The ECU is trying hard to sort out the mixture but just can't quite get it. The Bank 2 readings are far enough out of spec to be a problem. Have...
Forum: Pre '99 V8s: GT4, 308, 328, 348, F355   05-04-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,993
Posted By ECSofVirginia
Do you have a good OBD2 code reader that can give...

Do you have a good OBD2 code reader that can give live data? If so, check the MAF value, O2 sensor values, short term/long term fuel trims and injection timing values as well. If you can share that...
Forum: Pre '99 V8s: GT4, 308, 328, 348, F355   04-30-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,545
Posted By ECSofVirginia
Terry, usually once it's realized that the...

Terry, usually once it's realized that the factory headers need replacement, the tubes are so badly deformed and the metal is so fatigued, patching is near impossible. That's after you realize...
Forum: Pre '99 V8s: GT4, 308, 328, 348, F355   04-30-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,545
Posted By ECSofVirginia
If you pull the half shafts out, after taking the...

If you pull the half shafts out, after taking the main cats etc. out, you can wiggle them out carefully. Pulling the motor mount bolts so you can lift the engine an inch or two does help also.

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