Boiling or overheating transmission fluid?

Discussion in '360/430' started by Hunters360, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. Hunters360

    Hunters360 Formula Junior

    Nov 18, 2004
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    James Wardwell
    I was told by a ferrari mechanic you shouldnt let a 360 6 speed sit at Idle for a long period of time 15 minutes or more. Due to the fact the transmission fluid will boil and break down.. making shifting tough... any one heard of that?
  2. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 29, 2004
    Austin TX
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    Brian Crall
    Somebody boiled his brain. Seriously, the mans daft.
  3. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Three Time F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    May 4, 2001
    Birmingham, AL
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    Just think how hot it would have to get to do that. There's no way.
  4. hrbrendan

    hrbrendan Rookie

    Apr 18, 2006
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    I havent figured out what has happened with my car exactly yet, but what was described (letting it idle for 20 mins or so then having shifting go haywire) is pretty much exactly what happened to me last week.

  5. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 29, 2004
    Austin TX
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    Brian Crall

    The trans oil and the shifting system are seperate. The shifting system is running all the time so letting it idle and driving down the freeway are all the same to it.
  6. ferrarifixer

    ferrarifixer F1 Veteran

    Jul 22, 2003
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    Phil Hughes
    The first post says this car is a 6 peed, and not F1...
    what are we talking about here exactly?

    On a 6 speed. Idling wont do anything at all.

    On an F1, Idling wont do anything at all!

    BUT, driving an F1 really hard MAY overheat the fluid. The electric pump cycles whenever pressure drops. Pressure drops when the accumulator is part empty after either shifting a few times and/or pressing the clutch down a few times.

    On certain race tracks, a 360 may shift so often that the pump cycles almost continuously, and which case it gets very hot and can overheat.

    On the road, it's not an issue.
  7. dbcooper

    dbcooper Formula Junior

    Feb 7, 2005
    Costa Mesa,Ca.
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    Tim Romero
    If its an F-1 equiped car and the F-1 pump relay fries and welds the contact points on, which happens quite often ,the constantly running pump will fry not only the fluid but also the electric pump motor and will also deposit sparkly bits of metal into the fluid.looks just like glitter.I've seen it happen more than once. Tim

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