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Offline Condor Man

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Weekend drives out of Adelaide mostly plus 3 or 4 weekend trips to Tassie, plus Broken Hill, plus NT etc. It soon adds up. :)

Phew....

I thought you were a pimp.
May the Horse be with you....



Offline 360c

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Except that extra 40k km would cost you another $20k in service at dealer rates, never mind the false warranty issues they'd throw at you!

No it wouldn't cost anything like $20k in service work, even at dealer rates. MHH has just indicated that his car hasn't missed a beat in 40,000 km's and basic service costs are a couple of thousand dollars every 10,000 km's.
If I ignored all my modification work and included only basic services I would be much the same as MHH.  The modern cars cost no more to run than your average luxury car.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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No it wouldn't cost anything like $20k in service work, even at dealer rates. MHH has just indicated that his car hasn't missed a beat in 40,000 km's and basic service costs are a couple of thousand dollars every 10,000 km's.
If I ignored all my modification work and included only basic services I would be much the same as MHH.  The modern cars cost no more to run than your average luxury car.

Chuck in a clutch, a flywheel, at least one if not two sets of tyres, some pads and discs......

50c/km is still pretty cheap motoring



Offline 360c

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Chuck in a clutch, a flywheel, at least one if not two sets of tyres, some pads and discs......

Still disagree as long as you don't track your car a lot. I have never changed a clutch on any of my paddle pop cars that I have been driving for the last 10 years. My old CSL made 130,000 km's on it's original clutch for example.
I would be surprised if my Scud needed a clutch in 40,000 km's.

If you run street tyres and only do fast street stuff like MHH, you might use one extra set in the 40,000 extra km's. If you run uber soft R tyres like I do, yes you will do a couple of sets in that distance.



Offline 360c

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If I had more spare time to drive my car, I would give MHH a run for his money. If you are going to buy one of these things, it's going to cost you a fortune, so you may as well make the most of it. In the scheme of things, the cost of the extra miles is inconsequential.



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Still disagree as long as you don't track your car a lot. I have never changed a clutch on any of my paddle pop cars that I have been driving for the last 10 years. My old CSL made 130,000 km's on it's original clutch for example.
I would be surprised if my Scud needed a clutch in 40,000 km's.

If you run street tyres and only do fast street stuff like MHH, you might use one extra set in the 40,000 extra km's. If you run uber soft R tyres like I do, yes you will do a couple of sets in that distance.

You did a clutch on your 360 in ? Km?

City driving will do the clutch on a 430 at around 40k km or less, but open road yes, much more.

Besides, it's more likely to be faulty thrust bearing or an oil leak that sends you in there....



Offline 360c

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You did a clutch on your 360 in ? Km?

City driving will do the clutch on a 430 at around 40k km or less, but open road yes, much more.

Besides, it's more likely to be faulty thrust bearing or an oil leak that sends you in there....

Nope. My 360 was a manual for a start and the clutch was changed as a "while we are in there" deal. As I recall the work had something to do with rectifying something on my car that Ferrari fixed later in production; but didn't do a recall on. Ring gear?
Dunno now and can't be stuffed looking it up :p

I reckon a lot of Ferrari clutches get changed unnecessarily in similar "while we are there" scenarios.

edit: Now that I think about it, I seem to recall doing a clutch job on the F50 at 3000 km's because we were in there for a thrust bearing or something.



Offline dkabab

Weekend drives out of Adelaide.....

where a destination 90kms away means a 400km round trip.... :tired:



Offline Horse

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No it wouldn't cost anything like $20k in service work, even at dealer rates. MHH has just indicated that his car hasn't missed a beat in 40,000 km's and basic service costs are a couple of thousand dollars every 10,000 km's.
If I ignored all my modification work and included only basic services I would be much the same as MHH.  The modern cars cost no more to run than your average luxury car.

Free 7 year servicing on 2012 onward cars. :)
Why such a long face?



Offline anotherforumuser

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Free 7 year servicing on 2012 onward cars. :)

Is there a factory service provider for Ferrari in Adelaide now?



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