California Radiator Poor Design

Discussion in 'California/Portofino' started by Mark Hamister, May 16, 2018 at 12:12 PM.

  1. Mark Hamister

    Mark Hamister Rookie

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    Mark E. Hamister
    I was shocked recently to learn that the Ferrari California radiator can be damaged beyond repair by a small road stone. then to add insult to injury it costs about $4K to replace the radiator due to the poor design of not only the failure to provide screening for the radiator but the need to remove the entire bumper assembly to get at the radiator. All of this allegedly not covered by warranty. Has anyone else had a similar experience?
  2. Shotgun Styles

    Apr 11, 2018
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    Shotgun Styles
    I have never understood why cheap cars are so durable and expensive ones are so delicate.

    You can beat the hell out of a Camaro or a Vette, and they just take it. If you don't perfectly service your Ferrari or Lambo, you end up with a 5 figure fix on your hands.
  3. good2go

    good2go Formula Junior
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    Feb 9, 2016
    No issues with my California T. I have over 14k miles.
  4. wrs

    wrs Formula 3
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    Jul 11, 2015
    Austin, Texas
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    Definitely an issue on the 991tts. Solution was to get a metal grid to fit in the nose.

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