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Discussion in '308/328' started by scudF1, Oct 13, 2022.

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  1. scudF1

    scudF1 F1 Rookie
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    So true. I totally agree.
     
  2. stoked_7

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  3. scudF1

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    I’m surprised that BaT accepted such a high reserve.
     
  4. scudF1

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  5. Octonion

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  6. texas911

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    That's a nice looking example. But seller seems like he's hiding something.
     
  7. Imatk

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    I saw the post about gas tanks. I've never heard of that. In fact I've heard that the things can be crushed like a beer can and still not leak. I wonder if he's talking about the filter on the driver tank. That was completely deteriorated on mine when I pulled them.

    But inside the things were beautiful. All I needed to do was replace the filter sock and that was about it other than cleaning up the outside and reapplying some adhesive to the rubber on one side.
     
  8. bitsobrits

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    I was surprised to find the tanks on my supposed well cared for car 39k mile car were corroded from the inside out, but only on the bottom. My first clue there might be an issue was weld repairs on the lower alloy balance tube between tanks. When I pulled the tanks to cosmetically recondition them during a comprehensive engine out service there were no visible defects on the outside, but they were corroded so thin I blew pinholes into the bottom with my pressure washer (on its lowest setting). A good looking tank I bought off eBay had the same issue. Couldn't find anyone locally to repair, so now I have three tanks with corroded bottoms in my 'collection' (2 left, 1 right). New tanks are hard to find and very expensive. Used tanks are hard to find, expensive, and the right side ones are extremely difficult to inspect internally due to baffle positioning, even with a boroscope.

    If you have not had your tank bottoms inspected, I would suggest it would be worthwhile to drain the fuel, remove the fuel filter sock from the left tank and inspect the left side tank. If it has visible corrosion, the right tank probably looks the same. Then replace or repair. Or you can just wait to see if fuel starts to dribble out the bottom and blow back onto the exhaust. Then you will know for sure if you have an issue.
     
  9. Imatk

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    Yeah that was why I dropped mine to make sure there was no issue. Looked like a surgery theater in there... pristine.

    I wonder if that kind of thing is cause by the car just sitting?
     
  10. texas911

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    Probably, since the US has ethanol in its gas now, if you let it sit, it'll condensate.
     
  11. Octonion

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    I've heard its good practice to keep the tank full to reduce condensation when the car sits for winter or sits in storage. + a good fuel stabilizer for good measure.
     
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  12. TheMayor

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    My Fiat Dino sat for 30 years. The tank rusted from the inside out but on the TOP of the tank. Underneath you could see no rust. But when we cleaned it out we found rust on the inside on the top surface and about an inch of sludge on the bottom. The water attacked the upper exposed surface but the bottom was protected by the sludge. Luckily with a lot of work by some professionals we saved the original tank.
     
  13. Octonion

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  14. Patrick Dixon

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    I believe it's caused by galvanic corrosion. The tanks are aluminum and the chassis is steel.
     
  15. scudF1

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  16. MREUS

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  17. Octonion

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    I've been tracking Hagerty values of the 1981 Ferrari 308 GTSi and for the first time, the values have dropped very slightly.

    #1 Concours #2 Excellent # Good # Fair
    Jan 2022 $71,000 $54,700 $39,000 $29,300
    April 2022 $104,000 $80,400 $57,300 $43,100
    July 2022 $119,000 $91,700 $65,300 $49,100
    Jan 2024 $124,000 $97,300 $69,900 $53,000
    Jul 2024 $122,000 $95,400 $68,500 $51,900
     
  18. mk e

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