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Hi all,

Let me start by saying that I'm here because i am currently in the middle of a debate with somebody who claims to be an F355 owner and i don't believe him and I need to ask you a question as independent adjudicators. Sorry this is so petty and juvenile so if you're offended don't bother reading any further.


A friend said i should ask him two questions.

1) Where is the engine cover quick release?
2) How do you get the petrol cap open when the electronic release fails?

And the answers should be

1)The quick release for the engine cover is above your right shoulder built into the firewall (assuming it's a RHD).
2)The electronic release for the fuel cap can stick. To open it up, you have to open the engine cover, then behind the petrol cap there is a release switch.

However the answers I was given by this guy who claims to own one were

"the lever for the engine cover on mine is near the gear stick ( strange place to put it) however I know that some of you will argue this point as believe it or not it changed over the years and some did not even have them. As for the electronic release my one does not have one of those (it works just like a normal car, yet it sounds like a strange thing to have on a ferrari to me)."

All i need to know is who is right?

Thanks.
 

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Luca said:
A friend said i should ask him two questions.

1) Where is the engine cover quick release?
2) How do you get the petrol cap open when the electronic release fails?

And the answers should be

1)The quick release for the engine cover is above your right shoulder built into the firewall (assuming it's a RHD).
2)The electronic release for the fuel cap can stick. To open it up, you have to open the engine cover, then behind the petrol cap there is a release switch.

1) Negative. The quick release is inside the fuel filler cap cavity next to the fuel cap. I am not sure what the pull-cable above your right shoulder in the cabin is for. Can't see a reference to it in the manual.

2) Yes this is true, the manual release for the fuel filler cap is in the engine compartment just above the left shock absorber. It's a rubber handle-type thing that just sticks out.

Of course, you're really screwed if the fuel filler cap AND the engine cover fails, because you need the latter to get access to the former.


Whoever told you the other answers is a complete liar
 

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You could always ask for the full chassis number (or just the first part) and the year and model of car.

That way you can check the chassis number to see if it matches the body / model / year / country of car.

Justyn.
 

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Quaid - just to be clear, is there a a pull-cable above your shoulder which you can't find a reference to in the manual, or does the pull-cable just not exist?

Thanks for your help guys.

PS I applaud your choice of cars, shame the weather is turning now.
 

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I would simply say to your friend, "If you can show me a copy of the registration...then I will believe you."
Pictures of him with the car would not convince me.
\l/ See my sig pic? \l/ That's not my car. :wink:
 
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