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Offline dodger

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Even if you are spending $5K a year on service (and I agree you shouldn't need to), depreciation is easily the major cost on these cars (late model exotics).  The other expenses are small change by comparison.  That's why you should drive them plenty - to reduce your cost per km. :)

Within a year the 430 will be around $200k I guess, it's all relative, I now think of the 360 as dated, it wasnt all that long ago I drooled over them. :scratchchin:



Offline mhh

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Exactly, or just buy them after someone like MHH has finished with them....

I should take this advice - but I don't know anyone who treats their cars as well as me. (Seriously)



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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I should take this advice - but I don't know anyone who treats their cars as well as me. (Seriously)

360C for one, and i know maybe 5 other people.


Out of over 200 customers!



Offline eewink


  • Joined: Oct 2009

  • Drives: Holden
  • Location: Australia

Chains????? Well bugger me, learn something new everyday......

I am told that the old Dino engines had timing belts. The 360 Modena and 612 have timing belts. The F430, 599, 458, California have timing chains and do not require the engine out for a major service or clutch change. Chains last longer as well. Is that right FF?



Offline dodger

  • Tommy Gunna

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I must say it's good to see someone actually using their cars, the shot of you driiving through the floods in Vic in the new Turbo S was great I thought, showed the right attitude. :thumbsup:

A mate of mine has a turbo and doesnt take it our in the rain.......ever :rolleyes:



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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I am told that the old Dino engines had timing belts. The 360 Modena and 612 have timing belts. The F430, 599, 458, California have timing chains and do not require the engine out for a major service or clutch change. Chains last longer as well. Is that right FF?

246 Dino has chains, the V6 engine

308 GT4 Dino has belts.

The ONLY ones that need engine out for belts are 348/355 and trossa/boxers/512.

all other belts, inc 308, 328, Mondials (exc 3.4) 550, 456, 612 etc are done in situ, and not hard or expensive either.

None of them need the engine out for a clutch, but the dealers ALWAYS seem to suggest, even force you, to have a clutch with a belt job....

360 belts are an easy in situ job.. typically around $1500 all done inc parts.

Chains can last for ages, Dinos can go well over 100k MILES on a set of chains...

430 chains, I've never changed any yet, but it's scheduled to check/change them.



Offline mondi

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The ONLY ones that need engine out for belts are 348/355 and trossa/boxers/512.




Nar mate,

ya don't need to remove the engine to do a 355.................



Offline eewink


  • Joined: Oct 2009

  • Drives: Holden
  • Location: Australia

The ONLY ones that need engine out for belts are 348/355 and trossa/boxers/512.
all other belts, inc 308, 328, Mondials (exc 3.4) 550, 456, 612 etc are done in situ, and not hard or expensive either.
None of them need the engine out for a clutch, but the dealers ALWAYS seem to suggest, even force you, to have a clutch with a belt job....

360 belts are an easy in situ job.. typically around $1500 all done inc parts.
Chains can last for ages, Dinos can go well over 100k MILES on a set of chains...

430 chains, I've never changed any yet, but it's scheduled to check/change them.


FF does the 360 ever need the engine out?



Offline mhh

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A mate of mine has a turbo and doesnt take it our in the rain.......ever :rolleyes:

I know people who won't drive their cars in the rain - but are happy to give the car stick with a cold engine.  :doh:

If you don't drive a Turbo in the rain, you are missing out on one of its best features (AWD traction).



Offline Wattens

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360 belts are an easy in situ job.. typically around $1500 all done inc parts.


Yup I had one changed for about that price, dealer wanted nearly $6k for the job ?????

Clutch was $4k installed and properly fitted (sd adjusted), dealer wanted $8k.

Sux that only the dealer has the diagnostic computer in Adelaide.

Enjoying Life!!!!



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