It has most of the quirks worked out of the F1 system and has the upgraded software. My recommendation is the 99 however, due to emission requirements in 2000 the 99 is the quickest of them all. That's just me though!azpinator said:Why?
In my opinion the CH tcu provides unacceptable performance/operation in non CS cars. Also in my opinion those that feel otherwise have never experienced a properly operating F1 system and have no informed basis to form an opinion.Boxer- There were software (ECU/TCU) upgrades to the 360 at Assembly Number 47115 and AN 47380:
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Many owners have upgraded to the Challenge Stradale ECU/TCU, part number 196986.
Brian- First I have heard that. So you think the best thing for an upgrade is the later 360 ECU, or stick with the original one?
What exactly do you do to an F1 system to make it operate properly other than routine maintenance? My techs have a Tutella CS only pump for emptying about half the F1 fluid annually, but that and upgrading the F1 pump relay is about all I have heard to do. My system is obviously different from a 360's, but many parts are common. Mine works like a champ, but then it is not as old as most 360s.
Brian- Thanks, that would be the one introduced at Assembly Number 47115, if the parts catalog is correct. The ability to manually set PIS is a big deal, from what I have read. Is the auto-adjust just inaccurate, or have you found certain cars react well to a different setting?
I know who you are talking about on the external F1 add-on, and he seems very happy with the results.
It surprises me that there were no hardware changes on the 360 F1 system during production from 1998 to early 2005. Especially compared to the 575M. The 575M had three separate F1 hydraulic systems during production, none of which have caused many problems.
You are correct, the updated F1 position sensor was right at the end of 575M production and the big improvement was more waterproof connectors. They actually had a campaign and changed them (same part) for free on early 612s, as you know.
Tricks of the trade on F1 maintenance must be very hard won. I have no intention of wearing out the clutch on my F1 system, but keep trying to learn more in case the day ever comes.