599 stalls under normal driving condition

Discussion in '612/599' started by MR_biased, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. MR_biased

    MR_biased Rookie

    Feb 12, 2008
    S. California
    I have NEVER had the car stall before so when a friend took the car out for a little spin, he managed to stall the car... twice! Has anyone experienced this problem before and for the life of me, I couldn't figure out how or why and the car hasn't stalled since because nobody else drives it but me? Maybe it was his driving style? The clutch engagement is still fine (F1) and the car wasn't immediately driven after a long period of rest (it was warmed up). Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. robert biscan

    robert biscan F1 Rookie

    Never happened to me yet.
  4. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye F1 Veteran
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Sep 20, 2009
    Never experienced a stall on the 599. I'm trying to imagine how that could happen, but another reason I never let anyone drive my Ferrari.
  5. mw575

    mw575 F1 Rookie

    May 30, 2001
    Lake Oswego,Or
    Full Name:
    Martin J Weiner,M.D.
  6. Ferrarista3

    Ferrarista3 F1 Rookie

    Oct 30, 2007
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    Never happened either.

    I would bring it to the dealership.
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  8. blitzsuprais

    blitzsuprais Rookie

    Aug 22, 2008
    I did have that happened once when I raced a GTR on highway, and when we stopped at red light, the car stalled.
  9. eric

    eric Formula Junior

    Aug 3, 2001
    Albion, CA
    Wasn't in a 599, but I had my 8C stall a couple times. Didn't happen a lot, but occasionally coming to a stop the engine would just shut off. Took it to dealer and they adjusted the clutch engagement and that fixed it. Seems the clutch was not releasing exactly at the right time and the right amount when coming to a stop, and the engine management system would just shut the engine off when it sensed an abnormal load on the engine at stop. Relatively simple adjustment and the car hasn't stalled since.
  10. Drive550PFB

    Drive550PFB Two Time F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed

    If the car was sitting idle, check the plugs and the gas tank. Could be some condensation from sitting too long or a bad tank of gas.
  11. MacGeek

    MacGeek Formula Junior

    Oct 4, 2007
    Torino, Italy
    My 8C also stalled once. When I took her to the shop they found nothing wrong... hasn't happened since. I guess she just felt lazy that day.
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