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This is where the F40 gets an advantage over the GTO, it has a pin to make sure this doesn't happen! ;-)
Very funny Franck. I'd bet that the 288 had just had its tyres changed. In my limited experience it seems that human not mechanical failure is the usual cause.

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Holy cow ?!!! I always dreaded this happening,...that's why I sold my GTO !

Seriously, that is so sad to witness (never mind, embarrassing). My guess is that these owners simply do not drive enough that they lack proper maintenance leading to such unfortunate incidents. Can you put yourself seeing a wheel that is obscenely expensive running away from you like that ? :thumbs down:

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Just a @post adendum to that YT where the wheel came off,...the owners here in general simply do not drive their "precious" F cars enough. Only once in a while, the cars get decent run on tarmac. Under normal circumstances, it is highly unlikely that those center locks become loose and come off like that. I cannot think of any other reasons other than lack of maintenance and attention to details that resulted in this.

It is possible that attending shop's incompetence and lack of experience was the cause.

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I read somewhere that this kind of thing usually happens right after a trip at the shop. It means that most of the time it is due to a human error when changing the tires, and that it is pretty rare that the wheel's nut would just slowly get loose by itself.

But Jimmy you are right, those cars don't get driven as much as they should, and it reminds me weather has not been very nice those last few weeks and had prevented me from driving the 308 as I wish I had! I did bring her to your friend's garage to change oil, though!
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I lost an oil drain plug after picking up a car after service. I also had one car with center nut wheels (F40 style) and they had to be tightened 800 Nm which ment I could not work on the car myself. Somebody had to hold the brakes for me while I loosen/tighten the single wheel nut. I leave that for cars that are only used for racing. I know there are new types that are easier and more secure for road use but I prefer 5 bolts. Rgds/Thomas
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Thanks Thomas,

I was thinking about getting centre lock wheels for my 16M but I won't now.

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I lost an oil drain plug after picking up a car after service. I also had one car with center nut wheels (F40 style) and they had to be tightened 800 Nm which ment I could not work on the car myself. Somebody had to hold the brakes for me while I loosen/tighten the single wheel nut. I leave that for cars that are only used for racing. I know there are new types that are easier and more secure for road use but I prefer 5 bolts. Rgds/Thomas
Thomas, years back when I first got my Dino, I recall there was an incident where a mechanic connected the wrong ends to the battery. The only way I discovered this was because the ammeter was not charging under running. Rather, the needle was in the "minus" territory. In no time, I had a dead battery and an immobile Dino. She was still pretty to look at in stasis. The problem was discovered only after being towed to shop. Human errors, ....

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Thomas, years back when I first got my Dino, I recall there was an incident where a mechanic connected the wrong ends to the battery. The only way I discovered this was because the ammeter was not charging under running. Rather, the needle was in the "minus" territory. In no time, I had a dead battery and an immobile Dino. She was still pretty to look at in stasis. The problem was discovered only after being towed to shop. Human errors, ....

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Jimmy, it's easy to start a fire that way. Rgds///Thomas
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Thanks Thomas,

I was thinking about getting centre lock wheels for my 16M but I won't now.

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David, a sound decision. The small diameter type that Novitec and some others are using is easier to work with but they are still over complicated solutions to attach the wheels to a road car.

By the way, the GT racing 430's have same width (18x10) front and rear wheels, they just use taller tire diameter in the rear.

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Jimmy, it's easy to start a fire that way. Rgds///Thomas


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Am gone for the moment. Shall return soon.

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Nice, enjoy

Lava rocks on 2nd photo?
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Nice, enjoy ava rocks on 2nd photo?
DogZy, indeed, lava rocks, they are.

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Maui?

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Maui?
David, close ! Location is the Big Island, west end Kona region. Personally prefer here more than Maui or other islands for that matter.

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Ha, knew it, just did not know what island
Less people than on Maui, especially Oahu, but equal in beauty. Watch out for that lava flow :P
All you need is a 308 to recreate Magnum P.I.

EDIT: 288 would also do it

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DogZy, all you can find here are trucks and rent a cars...

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Ooops, forgot to add a pic.

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