355 major, part 1. How to drop the engine...

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by RF128706, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. RF128706

    RF128706 Formula Junior

    Apr 8, 2004
    #1 RF128706, Mar 26, 2005
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    As promised, I am writing-up the major service I did on my 355 over the winter.

    I've planned 5 installments, this is the first -- "355 Engine Removal Procedure".

    The write-ups take me a long time so it may be a while before I get all the installments done.

    I hope this helps some of you guys,

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  2. chaa

    chaa F1 Veteran

    Mar 21, 2003
    Your a good man RF, well done dude.
  3. pino

    pino Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
    South Central PA
    Great job!

    Thanks for taking the time to post this.

  4. vref

    vref Karting

    Dec 18, 2003
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    Wow that is the best engine removal guide I have ever seen. Nice job, this needs to be put in a Ferrari Chat libary for all to see.

    Nice job!!!!
  5. Birdman

    Birdman F1 Veteran

    Jun 20, 2003
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    Hey RF,
    Guys like you make this place what it is. You're the man. I don't even have a 355 and I'm keeping this!

    You should talk to Rob about having this included in the resources area (if he ever gets it back on-line!) HINT! ROB, you listening?? Still waiting for my 308 carb tutorial to get posted!!!!


  6. tonyyoshi

    tonyyoshi Formula Junior

    Jan 8, 2005
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    Tony Brooker
    RF, FANTASTIC! This is so professional it's scary. Definitely a keeper and I'll be looking out for the future installments. I'm sure independants all around the world will be using these in the very near future!

  7. jwise

    jwise Formula Junior

    Apr 2, 2003
    Portland Maine
    That is fantastic. Thanks for putting that together.

    Now I want a 355! Must work harder....Must work harder.
  8. LetsJet

    LetsJet F1 Veteran

    May 24, 2004
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    I don't know if I should thank you or not..... now I'm thinking I just might be able to do this and that's not good.
  9. vincent355

    vincent355 F1 Veteran
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    Thanks for taking the time to put this together. Really well done.
  10. cgperry

    cgperry Formula Junior
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    Charles Perry
    Thanks RF! These are really terrific. Keep 'em coming!!
  11. ferraridriver

    ferraridriver F1 Rookie
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    Thank you so much, I am going to get started on this in the next month or so. This is just what I've been waiting for
    Thanks again, Dave
  12. RF128706

    RF128706 Formula Junior

    Apr 8, 2004
    Thanks for the positive feedback guys, glad you liked the work.

    I'm not a mechanic by profession (these days I sit behind a desk all day), but I have spent half my life working on & engineering cars so I try to write these things as I would want to read & use them for myself.

    I really like F. Chat because it's just about the only place I've come across where people actively de-mystify the whole F. Car "thing". I'm glad to be a part of it.

  13. yfc

    yfc Karting

    Dec 23, 2003
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    Simply awsome!


    PS: Give us more tips and "how-to".
  14. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    Dec 23, 2002
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    One of the best ever threads on Fchat. Thank you for taking the time and effort to compile these reports:)
  15. AndersJL

    AndersJL Formula Junior

    Apr 16, 2001
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    Great job, the best thread ever.
    This is what we want to see more of here at F chat !

    I´ve always been a bit scared of buying a 355 due to the heavy cost involved in having the engine removed for major service.
    But now I feel different.
    355: -Here I come !

    All the best from Anders in Sweden
    (yes we do have F here, and we do drive them at least one day per year, which is the day the summer arrives, and vanish....)
  16. chaa

    chaa F1 Veteran

    Mar 21, 2003
    You know what i like most of all about RFs work, its the fact that the guy is not a pro ferrari tec full of the mystical ferrari b*ll sh*t. But a normal guy who wants to pass on his know how for free, after learning the procedures him self. Take the clutch changing artical he did, how long has fchat been going? And it took untill RFs posting to get the fully documented procedure, and the guys not even a pro. And now hes taking the time to compile detailed documentation of an engine drop.
    Rf you do know ferrari will be putting a hit on you dont ya? Well this is when i give my services for free LOL! Well done that man.
  17. GrahamS

    GrahamS F1 Veteran

    May 29, 2004
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    Absolutely fabulous write up. Thanks for taking the time to do this
  18. OCFerrari

    OCFerrari Karting

    Jan 20, 2009
    Found this from a search. Does anyone know of one similar for a '90 Mondial? Is the process pretty much the same?
  19. climb

    climb F1 Rookie

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    Stuart K. Hicks
  20. FerrariChallenged

    Jan 14, 2009
    No offense, but if you earned your money pulling engines, you probably wouldn't tell your customers how to do it for free either. Just like the people at Starbucks aren't going to tell you how to make a Latte.
  21. 2NA

    2NA F1 World Champ
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    Dec 29, 2006
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    Tim Keseluk

    Give us a break.

    Dropping an engine isn't a closely guarded secret and who cares what happens at Starbucks.
  22. Artvonne

    Artvonne F1 Veteran

    Oct 29, 2004
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    Good job on putting together a pdf manual though. It should benefit a number of people.
  23. FerrariChallenged

    Jan 14, 2009
    The point I was trying to make was to not be surprised if someone who makes their living doing something doesn't share with you detailed instructions about it. If Starbucks doesn't work for you I've got a few others:

    1. Don't be surprised if Steve Jobs doesn't tell you how to build your own IPod.
    2. There's a reason why the Original Recipe is a closely guarded secret at KFC.
    3. Coke and Pepsi don't share their formulas with each other.
    4. Budweiser has a vault that they keep their yeast in, and only a certain few are allowed access.

    Hope this helps all of the non coffee drinkers out there.
  24. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Why are you are arguing with a 4 year old post?
  25. 3forty8

    3forty8 F1 Rookie
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    You do realize you are responding to a nearly four year old post made by a member who hasn't visited here in over two years?

    [Edit]Ernie beat me to it! :D

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