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post #1 of 36 Old 04-27-2013, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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F50 fuel tank change

Atm, "F" is out for a well deserved fueltank change. 2 days work planned. As the weather is horrible here in central Europe, no pressure timewise from my side. Lifestretch is 10 years for the new tank, the official guarantee. Besides, I heard of a Swiss insurance case in which a Ferrari owner did not used the correct oilfilters on his car, it burned and the insurance Company successfully denied insurance payment. Not nice for a mechanic
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some more on this:
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and some unsophisticated pictures from the "heart" of "F":
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You mean the wrong blue foam?

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Great pics - thanks for sharing! Definitely a view you don't see too often The F50 will always be my favorite car.
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212- Nice to know they are still making them. I thought maybe they were all new old stock, but a 2012 production date is pretty impressive.

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Thanks enjoyed seeing those pics. !

Which exhaust do you have fitted. ?
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Nice pictures and good luck/God speed on your project.
Had to laugh when contemplating your probable mileage. Envious that your bigger displacement motor is so much more economical than our 4litre version. Figured at Road America that the 111 octane leaded was yielding way less than 5mpg. And you have a heavier, much more luxurious car with a roof.
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Thanks enjoyed seeing those pics. !

Which exhaust do you have fitted. ?
Just the original one .

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Nice pictures and good luck/God speed on your project.
Had to laugh when contemplating your probable mileage. Envious that your bigger displacement motor is so much more economical than our 4litre version. Figured at Road America that the 111 octane leaded was yielding way less than 5mpg. And you have a heavier, much more luxurious car with a roof.
Not fair!
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Ahhh....it seems you talk about the fantastic 333 SP?!

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Nice pictures and good luck/God speed on your project.
Had to laugh when contemplating your probable mileage. Envious that your bigger displacement motor is so much more economical than our 4litre version. Figured at Road America that the 111 octane leaded was yielding way less than 5mpg. And you have a heavier, much more luxurious car with a roof.
Not fair!
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You may have been pushing a bit harder than we do normally as well.
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Just the original one .
Oh sorry looked new and shinny, I assumed it had been replaced , my mistake.

On second inspection that looks like one really clean F50. Enjoy.
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As one gasket was missing when the new tank was delivered, work stopped for 1 day. That enabled me to take pictures of the empty inside carbon tunnel behind the Driver compartment where the new tank will be placed. Interestingly the bottom of the tank is really very low above the ground centered as you can see on the technical drawing from the side: the tunnel is right behind/below the driver seat in a separated tunnel within the carbon tub.
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...inside the tunnel and below it....
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Within the tank, the blue foam parts numbered (which you have seen in the beginning of the thread) are placed in a way that they soak up all gazoline and Balance the bulk of it when cornering the car (nothing new to you guys I guess). Interestingly here you can see the old foam (18 years old) taken out with still visible old numbers written on it. That would make a nice Ferrari enthusiasts pillow .
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some photos of additional parts related to the tank, pump, valves, filters, gazoline damp exhausts etc.......
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and finally the old tank with the production time mark 8-95, 2 month before car delivery when new.
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Car should be ready by Monday. Tank is in.

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Thanks for sharing pics !

It looks like a new fuel pump too, was that supplied with the actual tank along with the foam etc, as part of a kit ie one part number or did each part have to be ordered separate.

Surprising how good that fuel foam has held up over time, I wish that was the foam used in my waterbed, which is defiantly not as good as it was when new.
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