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post #1 of 22 Old 04-28-2008, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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1987 or any year Ferrari Testarossa fuel tank

what is the fuel tank size of the testarossa? (1984-1991, or if they are different each year let me know)
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post #2 of 22 Old 04-28-2008, 10:40 PM
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Fuel Tank Capacity

It is 102 liters, based on my Japanese publication called, Boxer 12 magazine. Jimmy
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excuse my math, but how many is it in gallons? thanks
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That should equate to 26.95 gal approx. Jimmy
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Thanks Jimmy
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Just for informational purposes....I would like to add that the Testarossa has TWO gas tanks, one on the left side of the car, and one on the right. They are made of aluminum and each one holds about 14 gallons or so.
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but u fill it up from the left side only right?
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Yes...you fill up on the left side of the car. Both fuel tanks are located just ahead of the engine bay. They are connected by a large hose down near the bottom of both tanks. Also located in this area are the two fuel pumps.
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thanks..also..lets say you wanna drive 48 miles every 4 days (12 miles in one day of the 4)..how many 20 bills do u need for that in a month?
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Okay....if it's highway driving, the TR gets around 18mpg. So 12 miles a day for 30 days is 360 miles total. So it will take 20 gallons of gas to go this distance. If gas is say....averaging $3 a gallon, that would equal $60.

So the answer to your question is "3"
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sorry i meant city driving..thats why i thought 3 of them was good haha..because its highway mileage..i want to know if i drive the testarossa from mon-thursday 12 miles total in one day (6 going and coming) how many 20 dollar bills do i need in say 4 times driving like this? i hope this is understandable..thanks for all the info
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City mileage is affected by so many variables, it's hard to predict. Things like lots of stop lights, traffic jams, lots of stop-n-go...really hard to say. I'd guess you will get from 8mpg to 12mpg. So....for city driving I would guess you will need about 7 - $20 bills.

On a more serious note, the Testarossa will run fine in city traffic. But - you do want to preserve the clutch and throw-out bearing as much as possible. So this would mean no hi-reving starts from a dead stop, and rpm-matching for the next gear, etc. Also to keep in mind is the Testarossa does not have power steering or power brakes, so tight corners and parking will take some work, but once your used to it - it's not bad. Lastly, the Testarossa is a very wide car, with the rear being wider than the front. So when pulling up next to curbs and other things you MUST take this into consideration.

Just words of experience.....
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7 of them 4 times like that? haha wow..but you're right..it could be less or more by the way i drive..it does vary every day from frequent stops at lights or by keep driving on..so thanks again for all the math and extra tips..and do u have a testarossa? what year is it and color?
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I have been blessed in life to own 2 Testarossas. One was an earlier car, an 87 with the single lug wheels. I ended up refurbishing many items, both in the interior and exterior. I performed 2 engine-out complete services on that car, re-wired many interior items, and after about 4 years of ownership, I had her running pretty good. My 2nd TR is a Grigio Metallic/Tan car, very rare color combo. I restored the engine bay, every nut and bolt, along with rebuilding the alternator, installed new injectors, Borla exhaust, too many things to list. I even made my own plug wires, etc. But hard times in the automotive supplier business forced me to sell the car. It was an exceptional machine, as evidenced by the amount of time it took to sell. I listed it on ebay and it was sold, sight unseen, cash wire transfered, in less than 24 hours! Maybe my price was too low??????

Anyhoooo....I love TRs and have learned a lot about them in my 7 years of owning them, and working on them.

Well...that's my story....sorry to toot my own horn....
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hey that was a nice story..you are lucky..i never owned a testarossa..i hope to at least drive one..Grigio Metallic/tan is a NICE color comb..ive ALWAYS wanted to know if there was such a color combo out there on a TR..well i hope you get another one..also do you have any videos/pics of them i can see/watch?
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Okay....here are a few pics. The first one is of the car just after I pulled it out of the garage - getting ready to go for a drive. The second one is when I was doing the major service on the car - and restoring everything back to like-new condition. The third pic is just after I re-installed the engine - lots of work but worth it.
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carguy, incredible looking TR, I like the way it looks with the 360's wheels, IMHO fits the TR better than the 360 itself!

sorry to hear you had to let her go

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going." - J. P. Kennedy
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'85 Testarossa Flying Mirror

Carguy, Very Nice Testarossa photos...I have the first year "Flying Mirror" model, Black w/natural leather interior (and a little different in that my dash matches the light natural leather seats); despite all the 512 updates, I've found mine to remain the most popular model here in Florida where they love to compare Ferraris. As Enzo said just before he died, a true Ferrari has 12 cylinders and 2 seats...
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post #19 of 22 Old 11-01-2008, 12:26 PM
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Hello THORNATTY...

Is your TR blue? Would mind telling us the official color? Looks stunning in the picture! Or better yet...post a few more pics!
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Here's the only recent shot I have; it's the original paint, si I guess Ferrari Nero/Black...
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