Is there any reason you could not have a bulkhead access panel cut into a F355 as per the 360/F40 ? It would make cambelt changes much easier.
doing it that way is in the ferrari times manual, so i'm quite confident that they are happy with it.Only a few independent dealers do it this way. Factory reco is to drop the engine.
doing it that way is in the ferrari times manual, so i'm quite confident that they are happy with it.
But...i'd still like to know how the belt's meant to fit.
Ya' I remember your insitu event. and quite impressed....but, I'm not doing it, someone else is, and licensed shop soooooo, I'm stuck...I don't have as much outback as you down unders in garage space....Doing the job in situ takes 1/2 the time. Why does it need to come out to "check" all those things? You don't do it it any of the other cars. Doesn't make sense AND the Ferrari times book shows it as routine practice.
My car's engine is perfect. Unless it becomes less than perfect in the next couple of years, I'll be doing the belt change with the engine in.
Agree but is there a way to retrofit a 360 type bulkhead panel in a F355?The only way to do the service on this car is to pull the engine. Anyone doing otherwise is only looking for trouble. When the engine is out there are tons of things to check and fix that cant be done with the engine in period. My friend who worked for Ferrari came up with the idea for the access panel behind the seat in the 360 and when I ask him about doing the belt service with the engine in on a 355......he smiles and laughs.