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Offline dodger

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I picked up a 2002 Maserati Spyder Cambiocorsa 6 mos ago and was enjoying a glorious drive on the Pacific Highway when the oil-pump broke and the engine seized.  After a hefty towing bill I'm now trying to find a source for rebuilts.  Any ideas?

I'm sure ff will respond, he's the best, sorry to hear about your troubles, you'll find this site a great resource.
http://www.maseratiforum.co.uk/



Offline Wattens

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I picked up a 2002 Maserati Spyder Cambiocorsa 6 mos ago and was enjoying a glorious drive on the Pacific Highway when the oil-pump broke and the engine seized.  After a hefty towing bill I'm now trying to find a source for rebuilts.  Any ideas?

Are you talking about pacific highway Sydney or Melbourne?
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



Offline BillR


  • Joined: Dec 2010

  • Drives: 2002 Spyder Cambio Corsa
  • Location: Sydney
I was attempting to drive from Brisbane to Sydney



Offline Wattens

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I always take my cars to these guys.

http://www.scuderiaservizioeuropean.com.au/

My Maserati, my two Ferraris, Merc have all had work from there, much better than the dealership at a price ranging from 1/4 - 1/2 the price that Waterloo Ferrari/Maserati dealership charges. My Mazza is there right now, dropped it off today.
I haven't used them with my Lambo yet, but I have seen them work on them as well, there was a black Merci in there today actually.

Ask for Luigi, all the technicians are Ferrari/Maserati Italy trained, not apprentices like the dealership uses.
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



Offline BillR


  • Joined: Dec 2010

  • Drives: 2002 Spyder Cambio Corsa
  • Location: Sydney
Great recommendation and I live just a few kms away in Northbridge!
Thanks,
Bill



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Ouch, and good luck with the repairs.

Insurance / warranty?



Offline BillR


  • Joined: Dec 2010

  • Drives: 2002 Spyder Cambio Corsa
  • Location: Sydney
Insurance?  Maybe if I had driven into a tree.  Warranty?  On a second-hand 2002 Spyder? 

I guess I am getting a quick intro to the Italian sports car experience!
Bill



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Insurance?  Maybe if I had driven into a tree.  Warranty?  On a second-hand 2002 Spyder? 

I guess I am getting a quick intro to the Italian sports car experience!
Bill

you "picked it up 6 mnths ago"...

thought perhaps you bought froma  dealer and maybe bought warranty.. many people do, and this is why!

I fixed a 550 engine under insurance.. guy drove over a rock and smashed the sump/oil cooler...

They were happy too.. Ferrari quoted $130k to install new engine, Another specialist attempted to fix but fucked it up and aborted job with car dismantled, I got job and fixed broken one for $55k and car still has matching numbers.



Offline BillR


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  • Drives: 2002 Spyder Cambio Corsa
  • Location: Sydney
Ah, I see your point.

No, this was a private sale, "as is".
Bill



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Ah, I see your point.

No, this was a private sale, "as is".
Bill

Ah, ok.

here's my thoughts on how to proceed.

Buy a spare used engine from a breaker like www.douglasvalley.co.uk

Put it in.


Then drive your car around while the original engine is stripped and examined to see if it's worth fixing. Oil failure/seizure can be the end of things.

if it is fixable... then fix it, and refit it when it's done (i'd guess 6 months to a year).

If it needs expensive parts.. you have them in your spare engine!

Just take that engine out and make a good one from the two, and keep your matching block numbers of possible. It'll only be off the road for a month or so to do that.



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