Does having the A/C running affect the performance of the engine in a 360 ???, I have'nt noticed any drop, just curious.
Thanks Granuccijust guessing, but I would think as any vehicle with an electro-mechanical load to the engine that there would be some additional power degredation.
perhaps not much, but when I warm up and cool down, I do not engage the AC as means to calm the engine.
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well, that's a lot more than I do: open the engine cover. Believe that might just be a bit too much for the engine cool down, that is, would like it to be a bit more gradual and not a jolt of cool down.Thanks Granucci
I turned off the AC yesterday, wound down the window and stepped on it to hear the engine scream, I thought I felt a little sharper pull but was not sure if it was due to the AC being off or my head hanging half out the window.:drive: I warm the car up before driving, you mentioned cool down ? how do you go about that ? If I've been on a good drive I usually slow down of course, switch the engine off and open the engine hood and let it cool.
do you have much problem with overheating in stop-go/traffic situations?Hi Granucci
Sure I understand, you lost me there in the middle bit, but I'm with you , only here the outside temp is around 35 to 42 degrees celsius at the mo, I think thats about 107 in your language, if I sit in traffic the guage tips just over 100, once out on the highway everything cools down with a reading around the first mark after 60 and the oil temp around the same. I'm not driving hard and only have the odd blast to get the heart rate up rest of the time its just like every else on the road, well kinda.
I'm also noticing gear shifts are smother (manual) with the A/C off, which makes sense.
tracking...GREAT, and lucky....I live about 3miles from Infineon, and my next door neighbor [has a 360 and 430 on order] tracks there every other month.Hey Granucci
That makes me feel a bit better in that I'm nowhere near the red mark in the trafic, The car is GCC specification ? and I suspect that means uprated cooling among other things or though not sure of that at all, but it would make sense in this region and Ferrari sell alot of cars here so perhapes they beef up the cooling to cope with the higher average temps ?
As for the shifting, if the A/C is in some way uprated it may put an etra load on the engine and reduce revs quicker between gears ???????
On a different topic I spent the day at the F1 track today driving a Caterham flat out around the full GP circuit with a race instructor :drive: I have a lot to learn ! I was'nt bad, bit I knew when I was getting it wrong, it really makes you appreciate F1