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348 losing alot of horsepower help!!

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by mdsmshea, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. mdsmshea

    mdsmshea Rookie

    Aug 6, 2005
    10
    Every so often my 95 348 will lose at least 1/2 the cars horsepower when I am driving then I will turn key on and off and it will be fine any help with this please.
    MIchael
     
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  3. tbakowsky

    tbakowsky F1 World Champ
    Professional Ferrari Technician Consultant

    Sep 18, 2002
    15,391
    The Cold North
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    Tom
    ANy slow down lights come on? What happening is one of your exhaust temp ECU's is shutting one bank on you engine. Just unplug both units and your problem will disappear. But I would get the system checked out to be sure you don't have a cat overheat issue.
     
  4. Capone

    Capone Karting

    Mar 29, 2005
    210
    Midwest
    I agree with TB. Also, a simple thing COULD be your fuel pump relays. Check both to see if they are bad (also check the fuses) My TR did this and the relays were the problem. It sucks, it goes like 0-60 in 15 seconds! LOL
     
  5. Jeff Pintler

    Jeff Pintler Formula Junior

    Jul 20, 2005
    528
    Richland
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    Jeff Pintler
    My car was doing the same thing. Finally traced it down to a loose ground near the top of the driver side valve cover. As I recall, the bolt had three wires attached to it and the bolt fell out onto the shop floor just as I was setting up abunch of test gear. Another place to check is where the engine harness attaches to the body (foward of the shock tower on the driver side on my 89). My car's connector had both locking pins broken so the connector was sitting in the socket. FWIW, the connector is an amphenol part and is available from Digi-key. My experence has been that strange problems that come and go are electrical in nature. So you might also check the fuse panel and control relay contacts. I don't remember if there are seperate relays for each fuel pump. Good luck and let us know what you find.

    Jeff Pintler
    89 348tb, 86TR
     
  6. mdsmshea

    mdsmshea Rookie

    Aug 6, 2005
    10
    No lights come on I just bought this ferrari two weeks ago and I dont have any idea how to work on them is their a good repair manual available or I will just have to go take it to Dealer in Dallas the car only has 7500 miles
     
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