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Offline Aircon

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edit... oh, and you can say or guess who did it.

All I'll say is that it wasn't me or JA ;)

well that narrows it down.....NOT.

wouldn't have a clue...that still leaves a lot of potential people.

also, none of us know what the instructions were from the client.

in my experience that can make a massive difference.

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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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The instructions were to give the car a 50k schedule service.

it's in the book.. exactly what to do.



Offline Aircon

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The instructions were to give the car a 50k schedule service.

it's in the book.. exactly what to do.

well if that was part of a 50000km schedule service, then that ALSO is not good.


you didn't say how you can tell with the handbrake pad.
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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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well if that was part of a 50000km schedule service, then that ALSO is not good.


you didn't say how you can tell with the handbrake pad.

The handbrake was badly out of adjustment. Correct procedure is to adjust the shoes before the cable.

in order to adjust the shoes, you do it through a hole in the rear disc.

The 355C has no handbrake normally, and the aftermarket disc drums fitted do not have the hole, so you have to take the caliper off and disc off to access the adjuster.. it takes only 2 minutes or so... once the disc/drum is off, the shoes are easily visible.

Plus, the build up of shoe dust ooozing out the recently serviced brakes is a bit of a givaway.



Offline Aircon

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The handbrake was badly out of adjustment. Correct procedure is to adjust the shoes before the cable.

in order to adjust the shoes, you do it through a hole in the rear disc.

The 355C has no handbrake normally, and the aftermarket disc drums fitted do not have the hole, so you have to take the caliper off and disc off to access the adjuster.. it takes only 2 minutes or so... once the disc/drum is off, the shoes are easily visible.

Plus, the build up of shoe dust ooozing out the recently serviced brakes is a bit of a givaway.

*sigh*

well that's all a bit shit.

why would it wear anyway? handbrake's only been on there a few years. he must have driven to mt martha with the handbrake on.

hope you got paid. i've been hearing rumours.

you should come to the zagames night....i'll introduce you to my parents...it would be only fair.

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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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*sigh*

well that's all a bit shit.

why would it wear anyway? handbrake's only been on there a few years. he must have driven to mt martha with the handbrake on.

hope you got paid. i've been hearing rumours.

you should come to the zagames night....i'll introduce you to my parents...it would be only fair.



shit, yep.

must have been driven with it on, or it got stuck on... which IS possible.

Paid up no prob. You're starting and spreading the rumours, not hearing them. Poor form at any time, let alone famly.

Not interested in going for a contrived occasion. I'll go when the impression will be real..

Not interested in meeting them, no offence, of course.



Offline Aircon

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shit, yep.

must have been driven with it on, or it got stuck on... which IS possible.

yeah.

Paid up no prob. You're starting and spreading the rumours, not hearing them. Poor form at any time, let alone famly.

of course i am. what's good for the goose is good for the gander. i love getting even...it's my one failing.


Not interested in going for a contrived occasion. I'll go when the impression will be real..

sounds like a great place. should be a good night. they're even giving away free prizes....which would mean entering a name and putting it in a box, which i'll be too lazy to do.


Not interested in meeting them, no offence, of course.

none taken....but i won't tell them...they might be disappointed.

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My point is, that a 355C is a specialist Ferrari, not just an ordinary Ferrari. And several little areas of that speciality were overlooked by the "ordinary" Ferrari service mechanic. I'm sure the same mech would service an ordinary 355 better than he did this one.

what's so special about it?



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what's so special about it?

the brakes mainly... which is precisely where this guy was let down by the service he had elsewhere...

but ALL the bits a 355C has that normal 355's don't are special, meaning that extra knowledge is required to check and maintain them correctly.

The brakes are racing brakes... they need different maintenance than road brakes. There are no dust seas, the materials are less tolerant of dirt and grime. The heat managment is more important etc etc...

Why you ask?




Offline Aircon

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the brakes mainly... which is precisely where this guy was let down by the service he had elsewhere...

but ALL the bits a 355C has that normal 355's don't are special, meaning that extra knowledge is required to check and maintain them correctly.

The brakes are racing brakes... they need different maintenance than road brakes. There are no dust seas, the materials are less tolerant of dirt and grime. The heat managment is more important etc etc...

Why you ask?



was it a ferrari mechanic who did it? i'm surprised anyone would miss the cracks. they don't just happen to 355ch cars. that's just shit.

otoh...if it was a porsche mechanic who did it, that's even more disgraceful, as the one who did the previous belt change specialises in track cars.

pretty poor i reckon. i wouldn't be happy....but then i get upset easily.

having said that, i'm surprised the owner couldn't feel it. whenever i cracked a disc in my old turbo, it was immediately evident. sadly it happened quite often.

of course in this case, the owner's not all that aware of what's going on around him, but i digress.

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