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360 variator issue

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  1. AndreB

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    Even if you take the car to a dealer how could they confirm? I would assume they run the vin in the db and spit out whatever it says...


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  3. cb2me

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    Exactly - that's what the Philly dealership did already. No record of the vehicle....maybe because it is a Euro spec? But with 30K+ miles on it, it should have failed by now, right?
     
  4. AndreB

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    There is a silver 360 for sale in colorado with 30k miles in the same situation.

    “it must have been done if it now has 30k miles”

    but when I talked to some mechanics they told me “not necessarily “.

    A risk I may take on a Porsche 996, not sure on a 360...
     
  5. Skidkid

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    Generally yes. If it was going to fail it probably would have. And the change was very small since there isn't a lot of room to add more metal there. But obviously there are no guarantees in life and even post campaign variators have failed.

    Prices now have a pretty big spread, It is all about condition. Sure, euro v US car has some spread but it isn't as big as it used to be, I would guess closer to 5K or a bit more.
     
  6. brookliner7

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    Can physically look at the variator, replacement ones for the campaign have a Green Dot painted on them
     
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  8. Skidkid

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    True. At least as I understand it.
     
  9. Mikestradale

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    #33 Mikestradale, Mar 15, 2021
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    The cambelt variator on my 2001 Euro 360 Spider failed in 2012 at 67000 km. Chassis number #125348. That was an expensive day ($10k+).

    But at least I have a bunch of nice souvenirs for my mancave now. The Ferrari service shop even painted one of them in a nice colour for me :)

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  10. F1Pete

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    Is this upgrade still covered by FNA, if NOT performed on your car? or is it passed the period of the service campaign?
     
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  12. cb2me

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    My understanding is that it has passed the period of the service campaign - I went ahead and had mine replaced as it was within the VIN and Engine # range. Was told by the tech it could have failed at any time even though it had 30K+ miles on it. $4500 for peace of mind!
     
  13. 02360spider

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    Had mine done last year mine is a 2000 euro
    Front cam seals rear cam plate seals
    Valve cover gaskets
    Hill Bearings
    Belts
    Tensioners
    Passenger side Tensioner bracket update
    Had one other Tensioner part that failed also
    Variators
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  14. one4torque

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    02360- that’s not too bad

    I was quoted 15-20k … still looking for a viable option in Houston.
     
  15. G8TD

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    What exactly were you having done for that amount?
     
  16. one4torque

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    G8t- that was belts tensioner and variators.
     
  17. cb2me

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    Pocono Sportscar (former Ferrari dealership tech in PA) replaced belts, tensioner and variators for the price I mentioned (labor + parts). I think that's where you need to be - around $5K.
     
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  18. one4torque

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    Just need to find someone in Hou area in this price range.
     
  19. G8TD

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    Have you talked to Haris at H&S Motorsports? Haris did a 30k major on my '04 360 earlier this year. Belts, tensioners, variators, water pump rebuild, brake service, etc. for $8500. I have no affiliation with the shop other than being a satisfied customer.

    I've put 2,000+ miles on my car since the work this spring. The car runs great and I'm not as concerned when operating near 8,500 rpm on occasion.

    Feel free to give me a call if you want more information about my experience.

    Joe
    (616) 350-2146
     
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  20. one4torque

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    Thx joe! Will look em up when I’m ready to do this work.
     

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