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Offline ferrarista2


  • Joined: Mar 2010

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Hi Guys
Just joined to get myslef out of the Maserati wilderness.  I've had Maserati's for the last 15 years and have to say it's one roller coaster of an existence.  My current ride is a 3200GT Assetto Corsa (#5 of 10 in Oz - well officially anyway).  I've had the throttle body done - bought one from Bill McGrath in the UK and had it fitted locally - still came out over $2K in front.  They said that rebuilds had not yet proven reliable so while the new one had a limited life (approximately 8 - 10 years/around 70,000K depending on driving style it was still the better option.  Good to know about the Volvo angle though.

And so to today's drama - clutch pedal not returning to level and no peddle pressure.  Not fun driving home with no clutch or very slight pressure.  So it's off to Maserati again for diagnosis.  The car has just come back from having all the front end oil plumbing redone after grounding the front cross member at speed and cracking all the pipes and the cooler. Joy oh Joy.

On the 42000 clutch it was explained to me when I was deciding between the 3200 and a 4200, that the gearbox is a clutchless manuual not an auto - so leaving it in gear at the lights is like riding the clutch.  THis is one of the reasons they need replacing evey 20k or so.  Anyway with the current problem looks like I'll be learning all about 3200 clutches as well!!

Cheers
The 4200, Ferrari 360 and Alfa 156 all have the same clutch, f1 pump and all chew clutches quickly, although i think the 156 has some sort of stall converter which gives it a longer life.  :waah:
I use to put the car into N at the light cause i heard a similar story, but it does not make sense to me as keeping the car in first, you are not actually moving, so is the clutch actually affected. :scratchchin:
btw, if you are in sydney, i have the name of a good mechanic in Artarmon...cheaper than most, good at diagnosis. Send me a personal message, i can give you the details
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Offline Wattens

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The 4200, Ferrari 360 and Alfa 156 all have the same clutch, f1 pump and all chew clutches quickly, although i think the 156 has some sort of stall converter which gives it a longer life.  :waah:
I use to put the car into N at the light cause i heard a similar story, but it does not make sense to me as keeping the car in first, you are not actually moving, so is the clutch actually affected. :scratchchin:
btw, if you are in sydney, i have the name of a good mechanic in Artarmon...cheaper than most, good at diagnosis. Send me a personal message, i can give you the details

Is the mechanic in Artarmon a volvo specialist? if so they know alittle about massers as ive taken my 3200 there before.

And i'm guessing the clutch is alittle engaged when in gear and stopped because when i am stopped and I leave my 360 in gear it seems like the smaller rear brake is engaged that holds the car stopped while in gear, the car is still idleing in gear but the car isn't concking oout which means it has to be slipping at the clutch to make sure it doesn't stall.
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



Offline Wattens

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  • Joined: Jan 2010

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  • Name: Knob Head
Hi Guys
Just joined to get myslef out of the Maserati wilderness.  I've had Maserati's for the last 15 years and have to say it's one roller coaster of an existence.  My current ride is a 3200GT Assetto Corsa (#5 of 10 in Oz - well officially anyway).  I've had the throttle body done - bought one from Bill McGrath in the UK and had it fitted locally - still came out over $2K in front.  They said that rebuilds had not yet proven reliable so while the new one had a limited life (approximately 8 - 10 years/around 70,000K depending on driving style it was still the better option.  Good to know about the Volvo angle though.

Cheers

the rebuilds are better than the original part if its rebuilt properly, I bought a new one from ASKEW in the UK, but also got my old one rebuilt to sell to someone in OZ who can't be stuffed sourcing there own parts or waiting or risk sending money overseas.
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



Offline ferrarista2


  • Joined: Mar 2010

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  • Location: Sydney
Is the mechanic in Artarmon a volvo specialist? if so they know alittle about massers as ive taken my 3200 there before.

And i'm guessing the clutch is alittle engaged when in gear and stopped because when i am stopped and I leave my 360 in gear it seems like the smaller rear brake is engaged that holds the car stopped while in gear, the car is still idleing in gear but the car isn't concking oout which means it has to be slipping at the clutch to make sure it doesn't stall.
smaller rear brake is the handbrake.
i think you are right though....N at the lights from now on.
and the mechanic is a ferrari specialist.
Everything looks better in carbon fibre



Offline Wattens

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Nah that place has moved to Elizabeth street in waterloo now and they are my last resort for repairs if I have a choice, they are way overpriced, their mechanics scratched my Maserati, they have aprentices working on half a million dollar cars (there was a PR article in some of the southern suburbs papers last week about it), and there fkn arrogant.

Anyone know any Good private Ferrari/Maserati mechanics in Sydney?
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



Offline allanuber


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I'm going to hire a full time mechanic. Who wants to chip in?
C'mon, do it!



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I'm going to hire a full time mechanic. Who wants to chip in?



Talk to Flamey, he did some networking when he picked up the Esprit for me.


I reckon the old bloke would have to be near the top of the list.     :eek:



Offline allanuber


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Talk to Flamey, he did some networking when he picked up the Esprit for me.


I reckon the old bloke would have to be near the top of the list.     :eek:


Flamey's on the interviewing team. Now I want to see whether anyone else is going to ante up for some of the costs   :)
C'mon, do it!



Offline flamestone

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Talk to Flamey, he did some networking when he picked up the Esprit for me.

I reckon the old bloke would have to be near the top of the list.     :eek:

Flamey's on the interviewing team.

And I'm thinking no.

Although he did pick up pace after his 4th or 5th beer in the middle of that weekday afternoon. :scratchchin:



Offline 993tits

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I'm going to hire a full time mechanic. Who wants to chip in?

Me
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