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360 / F430 Specific Pre Purchase Inspection Checklist

Discussion in '360/430' started by whatheheck, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. So my understanding is that every shop and dealer will perform their own version of a PPI? Correct?
    That being said can one provide extra items to check (like provide this list in this thread) to the shop doing the PPI?
     
  2. Skidkid

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    Start with the buyers guide sticky at the top of this forum.
     
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    I dont know if Ferrari has a standard PPI checklist or every dealer differs.
    The list I compiled on the first page are the known weak issues of 360 and F430 that in my opinion should be given to the dealer so that they can specifically pay attention to those areas to make sure they dont miss it and report back to you their findings.

    Yes, you can provide the list I created on the first page to the dealer doing the PPI.

    My vote is to take a Ferrari car to either a very reputable independent Ferrari mechanic that has years of experience or take it to an official Ferrari dealer as they know these cars inside and out.

    PPI cost varies from dealer to dealer. I've seen them as low as $500.00 and as high as $1,200.00.

    Hope that helps.

    Dan
     
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    Wow, that's crazy. I think mine was 400 or so...
     
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    Mine was only $300 and that was about 1 month ago. Although, I didn't have compression tests done.
     
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    Compression tests would have rightfully doubled the price.
     
  7. Metastable

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    I would include checking the play with the ball joints, mirrors and taillights..... plus check timing cover and oil sump plate for oil weeping.
     
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    Was that from a Ferrari dealer and includes compression and battery load tests?


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    Your PPI was performed by a Ferrari dealer?


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  10. Apollo 11

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    No, it was done by an independent shop specializing in Ferrari's. Around here, Ferrari dealers won't do PPI's from what I understand.
     
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  11. Can a Maserati dealership do a proper Ferrari PPI?
     
  12. Metastable

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    The key thing is the tech doing the inspection. If he has experience with Ferraris, then that is not an issue. It is important the tech knows where to look for the typical problems. A good Tech with no Ferrari experience will still catch a lot of stuff and be a lot better than no inspection.
     

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