360 F1 reverse problems

Discussion in '360/430' started by FantasiaForest, May 15, 2019.

  1. FantasiaForest

    Feb 22, 2019
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    Joe C Rudkin Ii
    I just took delivery of my 2000 360 F1 with 21000 miles. During the PPI I wad told it has 52% clutch left. As I was driving around for the first time today I noticed when I tried to back up from neutral it would not go into reverse. I called the Ferrari mechanic that did the PPI and he said shift in to first and then reverse and that it was a common issue and is how to do it. I also noticed when I went into reverse rolling down a hill I would break to slow down a little and the car would jump back into neutral. I would have to stop completely put it into first and tbe back into reverse again. Is this normal or is there a problem with the F1 system? Any idea what the cause is and a fix? Image Unavailable, Please Login
  2. 24000rpm

    24000rpm F1 Rookie
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    pis too tight is my guess. need adjustment. not that something really broke.
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  3. mello

    mello F1 Rookie
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    Jul 12, 2013
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    Your mechanic is correct in putting it in first and then reverse. My '03 sometime does that also. As to shifting to neutral while in reverse, its a safety feature of the f1 system. Most likely, you didn't step on the brake when it's in gear after about 5 seconds, the F1 system will shift it to neutral. You can try this to verify. Put it in first and take your foot off the brake for about 5 seconds. F1 will automatically beep and put it into neutral.
  4. Skidkid

    Skidkid F1 Veteran
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    Aug 25, 2005
    Campbell, CA
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    John Zornes
    Both answers are correct. When you are in first, foot off the brake, does the car creep forward? If there is any push to move it forward the PIS is too tight. Many on here set it much too tight because they think it makes the shifts quicker, so it is pretty common. BUT, it is really hard on the syncros and transaxle since you are shifting without fully disengaging the clutch.

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