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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by ernie, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
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    The shielding that I called the "back of the bearing" is actually the front. Per the Ferrari TSB it should be installed facing out, away from the block.

    Even though I installed it "backward" I haven't had any issues to date, that I know of, with it being installed the way I have it.
     
  2. steved033

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  3. John Glen

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    I'm about to embark on this same journey with my 348 and would like to thank you Ernie for all the great info. One thing I've learned over the years when removing hard brake line fittings is to use a "flare nut" wrench. Very similar to a box end but has a slot in the outer ring of the box end and provides a much better purchase on the nut compared to a traditional open end. The flare nuts are quite soft and easily rounded. Or make your own wrench. Grind a slot in the correct size box end . JGW
     
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  4. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Post up some pics when you get to that point. Every little thing helps. The more info, tips, and tricks we have the better.
     
  5. steved033

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    Mine was so tight, that the flare wrench rounded it.

    probably should have used some heat...

    sjd
     
  6. yelcab

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    I'm always wondering what makes people use so much force on those flared nuts. It's only sealing in a fluid, not holding up the engine.
     
  7. steved033

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    I think I like working on my own cars so i can ***** about the pros that worked on it before me...WHO TIGHTENED THIS!! GGAAAAAAAHHH!!

    so far, my fave is the snapped off head of the AC adjuster bolt. It seems that someone forgot to loosen the slot bolt that goes through the ear and snapped the ear too...

    sjd
     
  8. taz355

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    I have had a “pro” tighten the alternator belt bolt the wrong way.
    Not all are created equal.
     

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