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DIY Ferrari 360 Titanium Power Steering Cap

Discussion in '360/430' started by Bonefingah, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Bonefingah

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    After too much time-wasting, trying to find an aftermarket 360 Titanium Power Steering cap, I decided to DIY it. This thread is created with the hopes that it will help and/or motivate someone else with similar desires...

    I started buy buying two F430 Titanium fuel caps from the local Ferrari dealer and who would have EVER thought to get a bangin' deal at the dealer?! 100 Euro plus tax a piece which amounts to about $150 each. The most inexpensive one on eBay is $490 so yay for me.

    Part number is: 70001217

    I made one for the oil cap as well and will post a link to that after I write it, after this one. That one is a tad more involved...


    - First, remove the two roll pins in the original cap (I drilled them out).

    - Remove the clip from the 430 fuel cap and disassemble it, until only the titanium and aluminum parts remain.

    - Thread the plastic cap back onto your car Power Steering reservoir and mark the top (so you can later ensure the "Cavallino" is prancing upright and not playing dead bug).

    - Lay the plastic cap onto the titanium cap and eyeball which of the plastic bits (wings) you will need to Dremel off of the original cap (it will only be 4 of the 8 wings. I marked them with an "X'", using a silver Sharpie.

    - Dremel off the plastic. The plastic will melt and spit during cutting. WEAR EYE PROTECTION!

    - The original cap has an IMPORTANT off-gas port. Plug that port with something you can later pull out while the glue is hardening. This is just to ensure you don't accidentally get something in said port.

    - Hand-fit everything to make sure it's ready for the irreversible gluing step.

    - Double-check the Cavallino is indexed to your earlier-made "up marker"!

    - Glue the original plastic cap into the new titanium cap, ensuring the off-gas port is clear and the two caps are flush. I did this by balancing the cap onto the dipstick portion and eyeballing that the titanium cap was flush with the surface. It would suck to have a cool cap that is cocked-off when installed...

    - Drink victory cocktail.


    I hope this helped someone.




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  2. Bonefingah

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  3. RANDY6005

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    That a whole lot of horses you have there just my very humble opinion, I have always thought less is best
     
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  4. Bonefingah

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    About 400 of them... ;)
     
  5. tazandjan

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    Bet if you inserted the caps first and marked them before gluing, you could get the Cavallinos to line up for those who are really anal.
     
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  6. Bonefingah

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    That's exactly what I wrote for you to do. The reason they don't line up perfecty is because the glue hadn't set yet when I took the pictures and I didn't want to torque them out of alignment by tightening them...
     
  7. RedNeck

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    I like it. Good work.
     
  8. Bonefingah

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    Thanks RedNeck!
     
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    Sweet!

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  10. Jgivoo

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    Now if you could figure only figure out how to convert the coolant reservoir Cap
     
  11. tazandjan

    tazandjan Two Time F1 World Champ
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    That was done by somebody on FChat, but I believe he used an aluminum fuel cap over the rad cap.
     
  12. fatbillybob

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    That was me...I cut the oem neck off the radiator overflow bottle and welded on a standard STANT style fitting so I could use standard STANT raditor caps that do not fail. Then cut an OEM oil cap and embeded the STANT cap into the OEM oilcap.


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  13. Bonefingah

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    NICE job Fatbillybob! Never even crossed my mind to do something like that...
     

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