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Hi, acquired my 308 gt4 on Friday and have just done a 200 mile round trip. Seemed to be OK, but there were 2 things that bothered me a little.

1) The fuel tank was about half full when I picked it up and I assumed this was about 70 litres or so, however the fuel light started to flicker after about 80 miles so I pulled in at a service station and decided to put about £50 worth in (I assumed that it would take about £100 to put the full 120 litres in). Anyway the tank was full after putting £45 in, anyone got any ideas what this could be, did they make a 308 gt4 with only one tank - as this would explain it (or could the linking fuel pipe be blocked)?

2) There is a clunk/knock noise coming from the rear driver side suspension, it's not very loud, I can make the noise happen if I bounce the back end up and down a little by leaning on the rear wing. It sounds like it could be a rubber bush or something that has warn. Any advice?

Anyway I love the noise and it's deceptively fast!! We have also found it big enough to have our 1 year-old in his car seat in the back, a great family car :D

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Andy
Cheltenham, UK
 

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Sorry Andy - no clue on the problems.

The GT4 gets a bad press for not being as beautiful as the GTS/GTB - but it's a great car - and most imprtantly, it's a Ferrari!!

I always view them as the car that everyone can afford - but no-one has the balls to buy!! Good for you for going for it - I'm sure you'll love it!

"family car" - fantastic!!!

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Andy,
Congrats on the new car!

My first thought on the fuel problem would be either the sending unit or gauge. My fuel gauge sometimes acts erratic, showing empty when it is, in fact, 1/2 full. Your car does have 2 tanks. I believe the total capacity is 80 liters, not 120. This would explain it also.

I agree with your assesment on the "clunking" noise. Probably a worn bushing on the shock absorber.
 

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The car has only done 19,000 miles and is absolutely immaculate.

Regarding the two concerns I had, you're right the fuel tank is only 80 litres, don't know what made me think it was 120 :oops: And the needle was fairly erratic.

The car was personally owened by Bob Houghton (a top Ferrari mechanic) he said that the clunking is the rear shock, something to do with the valve and with use it would go away. It's not a major worry anyway.

I've only got one picture of my gt4, here it is.

 

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What an awesome car!!
Absolutely beautiful.
Congrats!!
 

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Nice Andy - that looks absolutely fantastic!

Would love to see some more pics.
 

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Congratulations, Andy. Drive it in good health. You'll find that the fuel guage is very erratic indeed! Don't worry as this is normal with the dual-tank setup. You'll find that after topping up and then driving 80-100 miles, the guage will read 1/2 full. Then, at this point, making prolonged left turns will cause the indicated fuel level on the guage to go down and the red warning light will come on. Just the reverse for long right turns: the guage will go back to full.

I've yet to find an accurate mehod of determining exactly how much fuel I have in my tanks.

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:p :p Love the GT4, that was my first choice, but ended up with a 3.2 cabriolet, You will have lots of fun I do not turn my stero on because the engine sounds so good , Good luck, :green: :green: :eek:ha:
 
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