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Offline anotherforumuser

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Thanks for the advice. I have a great mechanic here in Sydney who up to a short time ago was the head mechanic at ferrari for some 20 years. Car is going straight to him and then when ready i will pick it up. This purchase is an 'as is' purchase and any problems are mine to look after. The fuel recall campaigh has been attended to at no cost. Car will be thoroughly checked out that's for sure

Good to hear, the service reputation where you bought the car is woeful. I just fixed the last warranty repair they did on my car myself. Their repair lasted a little under 3 weeks and Im still waiting for a part and work under warranty for over 4 months.



Offline futurism


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my cars due for a service
prestige normally do it
bad idea?



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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I'll give you all a tip about the 355 fuel plumbing recall too...

It is 100% totally and utterly unnecessary, IF your engine mounts are in good condition.

It's sole purpose is to stop the fuel pipes rubbing the hose clamps on the water pipe, once the engine has drooped down with saggy old mounts.

Depending on luck and prior servicing, either your fuel pipes will leak, which catches fire (not good), or hopefully the water pipe gets rubbed through, which is just a coolant leak.

But NONE of this happens if the engine mounts are ok, and more importantly, your mechanic knows what he is looking for....

SO........ change your engine mounts, just the front ones (usually), and ALSO get the fuel plumbing update... but don't neglect the engine mounts.

Also, use challenge spec engine mounts, and you'll not need to do it ever again.... probably. And they're not too hard at all, very nice in fact.

Then, yes, there's valve guides (the valves are actually ok in isolation, it's the guides that give problems),

the exhaust manifolds,

the cam timing (expecially a certain dealer I know that gets them ALL wrong),

theres CV boots where the exhaust burns them,

and the oil leaks from the output shafts,

oh, and engine oil leaks (I know a bit about them)....

and on and on and on.... :tilt:

355's are actually quite problematic in my experience. Poor things are in that age where they're not yet restored, but not yet finished falling apart...




Offline grigio 6.0


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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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My God what have i done!!

you've bought the best 355 in the country!

But it's a relative thing  :darkside:



Offline Brenton

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My God what have i done!!
Nothing yet!!!
But you are about to get your hands on one awesome bit of kit....
Then the smile will be from ear to ear.
Great work sensational car enjoy it.



Offline andecorp

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My God what have i done!!

You just bought the sexiest Ferrari that exists. All else is inconsequential.
You make something idiotproof, they'll make a better idiot.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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You just bought the sexiest Ferrari that exists. All else is inconsequential.

Wrong. :cool:

That would be a 288 GTO.




Offline dodger

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Wrong. :cool:

That would be a 288 GTO.

For those following this - you're not bad for a pom eh :D




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