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Does anybody have firsthand information regarding the Ferrari production change or update for the CAM Variator in the 360Modena engines?

I know of two instances where the CAM Variator has broken off and caused sever damage to the engine. One of those cars is currently in Ferrari of San Francisco and is being repaired. I heard of $22,000 damage to the engine. Apparently, Ferrari is honoring some of the repair cost even though the car is just out of warranty. There is another 360Modena that I read about in the FCA technical discussions, a post by a fellow 360 owner in UK. I have a reply to him and looking for more info, have not heard back yet. I have actually seen a picture of the CAM Variator broken off. Certain engines below a serial number fall into the category of having the faulty CAM Variator ( I will post the serial number later) and includes both the 360Modena and 360Challenge cars. Any information regarding this problem will be greatly appreciated.

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4i2fly said:
Does anybody have firsthand information regarding the Ferrari production change or update for the CAM Variator in the 360Modena engines?

I know of two instances where the CAM Variator has broken off and caused sever damage to the engine. One of those cars is currently in Ferrari of San Francisco and is being repaired. I heard of $22,000 damage to the engine. Apparently, Ferrari is honoring some of the repair cost even though the car is just out of warranty. There is another 360Modena that I read about in the FCA technical discussions, a post by a fellow 360 owner in UK. I have a reply to him and looking for more info, have not heard back yet. I have actually seen a picture of the CAM Variator broken off. Certain engines below a serial number fall into the category of having the faulty CAM Variator ( I will post the serial number later) and includes both the 360Modena and 360Challenge cars. Any information regarding this problem will be greatly appreciated.

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the "Variator Control Solenoid Valve" part number has changed for the 360 Modena - from 178406 (valid till stock exhaustion) to 182260 (valid after stock exhaustion of 178406) - so F has changed the part
 

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the "Variator Control Solenoid Valve" part number has changed for the 360 Modena - from 178406 (valid till stock exhaustion) to 182260 (valid after stock exhaustion of 178406) - so F has changed the part
Thanks for the post, do you have any idea why they did a production update? Appreciate any input anyone has on this.

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Thomas_b,

The part number in question is 169447. I am not sure what the old part number used be, but this is the new one and is called "Timing Variator". The mod consist of a shank depth change from 0.5 mm to 2 mm, pretty substantial change.

Any other info you can share, have you seen any of the early 360's, 1999, 2000 or spring of 2001 production models have a problem. I am sure Ferrari saw some problems with the Variator to change the design and issue a new part.
 
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