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355 Belt interval.

Discussion in '348/355' started by BoulderFCar, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. BoulderFCar

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    What is the time interval for timing belt replacement/major on a 355? Search says 3,4, and 5 years recommended. 30K miles is consistant. My manuals are locked away with the car docs so I can't get to them right now to see the schedules. What is the Ferrari factory "by the book" time? Thanks
     
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  3. Dave

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    The manual for a 97 355 lists the camshaft drive belts to be inspected @ 15k miles, replaced @ 30k miles, inspected @ 45k miles, replaced @ 60k miles.

    But there are a number of other items that get inspected and/or replaced @ 30k miles as well.
     
  4. life@8500

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    there is no time period stated in manual for changing the TB..
     
  5. BoulderFCar

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    Thanks for checking. The lack of a time boundry would explain the mix of answers. I talked to Tonkin and they said 5 years with some common sense if the car is being raced and so on. It my case, I don't track the car and it's got 4K miles since the last major. Does anybody see a big issue going to 5 years?
     
  6. Dave

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    Not as long as the car gets driven.
    If it is going to sit, then change it out.
     
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  8. life@8500

    life@8500 Karting

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    my 355 has 6 yrs and 7000 miles since last belt service - i'm going till next spring before renewing the belts. anticpate doing a few hundered miles in interim.

    i have a 95 3000gt that has 14,000 miles still on original belts. also owned another 3000gt that went 10 yrs on original belts.
     
  9. PCH

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    That's odd....Only # of miles with no stated time period.
     
  10. Dave

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    The manual recommends having the 355 checked once a year,
    even if it does not cover the mileage specified for a service.
     
  11. Rifledriver

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    As per Ferrari factory service bulletins the time limit was changed from 5 to 3 years in about 2002 or 2003. That recomendation was for all 355,456,550 models. 360 and 575 had the 3 year interval as SOP from date of intro.
     
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