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Frank here again! I had the new 308 out tonight and all was well until it lost power and stalled. I re-started it and five minuted later same thing. This time it wouldn't start for 20 minutes or so. Another re-start and after a minutes driving it stalled again, this time for good. I had to get it flat-bedded home, where it sits now.
What do you all think happened?? It seems like it is starving for fuel or something of that nature.

I am not having luck with this car! Last post, I related that someone hit me on the bumper and collapsed my energy absorber, now this.
 

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Hi Frank...your idea sounds right. Could be easy like a fuel filter or hard like a fuel pump. I don't know enough about 308's to be of much assistants. I'm sure Pete will chime in when he gets a chance. I believe he had a problem with his fuel pump once and found an inexpensive replacement.

Regarding your luck, hang in there. Be aware that your going to be turning a wrench. It's the curse of loving an older woman. She can give you those wonderful classic lines but needs more tinkering.
 

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I had similar problems with my Mondial. The dreaded fuse box was the problem. The fuel pump circuit and fuse got very hot, so hot you would burn your fingers removing the (bullet type) fuse.

Remedy was in two parts. Firstly some soldering on the PCB was done (Ferrari Specialist) and then a bypass fuse put in place of the original.

It is possibly the same problem with yours. After trying to start it just check the fuel pump circuit fuse, if it is that it will be hot.
 

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Look at the fuel pump fuse, and the wire going from it to the relay. The owner's manual will have a diagram of which it is, but if it is like on the injected cars, the fuse will be either the third or fifth from the left (I think the third), and the relay will be on the bottom left of the panel.
 

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Will it start again right now? My first guess would also be the fuse panel. A poor connection has a higher resistance and heats up. As it heats up the resistance increases until it can't pass enough juice to run the fuel pump or ignition.

I was able to make my own fuse panel to replace the weak stock one. The details are in the workshop forum.
 

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Thanks for the reply's fellas!

No, it wouldn't start today, so I had it flat-bedded to Motor Classics in White Plains NY.
The owners name is Nick Soprano, and he has been working on Ferraris for over 30 years. I also learned that Nick raced in the Mille Mille a while back and I saw his picture today with none other than the maestro himself, Enzo Ferrari.
It will be a while, since Nick is backed up with work so I'll let you all know what happens.
This is killing me!!
 
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