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360 F1 pump replacement

Discussion in '360/430' started by djastral69, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Dave rocks

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    I don't have any issue with anyone disagreeing with me :)

    So, that document actual reinforces what I'm saying. They are setting the level (low) with the accumulator charged. The 355 uses the same tank as 360 - I will measure the distance this weekend to the disk "A" and then compare that to the dipstick - I'll bet it will further support my point.

    Any using that tool is pretty funny. Gotta love Ferrari :)
     
  2. mike01606

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    Either way is equivalent really.... but how do you know it’s fully discharged without an SD2 to read the pressure?

    The ‘Ferrari F1 tank level corrector tool’ solves a problem that doesn’t really exist. A bit like NASAs ball point pen....

    I just open my door, turn the ignition on and then dip the depth to the top of the plate. If it’s about 1/4” it’ll do...

    Fundamentally the level goes up and down depending on system pressure so it has to be checked at one extreme or the other.
     
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  3. Skidkid

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    I am not sure your example is good. You realize that ink flows because of gravity so a pen won't write long in space. SO the NASA pen is really a must for space travel because the ink is pressurized. It will also write on surfaces that won't generally work because the ink flows predictably.
     
  4. Dave rocks

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    I agree with everything you said, Mike. As far as the discharge, good point but the system bleeds down over time. How much time? That I don't know. Anyway, the point I was making is that the accumulator discharge will cause the tank level to raise and if not enough room, fluid on the floor ;)
     
  5. mello

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    The fluid reservoir as pictured on the bulletin is different than the one that's on my '03 360 Spider. So I consider the tech bulletin to be obsolete and no longer apply because the capacity of the reservoir has changed.
     
  6. Jgivoo

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    You can do what you want but...........
    the tech bulletin is very explicit when it states "360 All versions"
     
  7. mike01606

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    Or you could use a pencil :)
     
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  8. Dave rocks

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    And here is yet another idea.....

    Be sure the system is fully discharged...

    Fill the tank right up to the top. Then remove the volume of the accumulator plus just a little more. The tank will never overflow ;)
     
  9. WATSON

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