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F430 5 or 4 valves per cylinder?

Discussion in '360/430' started by dan360, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. dan360

    dan360 F1 Rookie

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    Ferrari's announcement doesn't say anything about the number of valve per cylinder, and I've seen conflicting new reports, some saying 5 but most saying 4.

    Given the Enzo has 4 and the Maser 4200 has 4 I say it has 4.

    Anyone have a definitive answer?
     
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  3. Brandi

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    Yes, 4...
     
  4. rossi

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  5. Senna1994

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  6. Papa G

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    How about the cam drives - belts or chains??
     
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  8. rossi

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    Chains.
     
  9. dan360

    dan360 F1 Rookie

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    Chains - really?

    I'm interested where your info comes from.
     
  10. jm2

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    Top Gear Oct.2004 and Autocar Sept.7-13 both have detailed articles re: the new 430.Both are Brit mags.
     
  11. dan360

    dan360 F1 Rookie

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    I have the autocar mag, plus the Evo and Car coverage, but not top gear magazine (I find it a bit "Max power" for my taste, but the TV program is good).

    I had the impression that they were making up some of the details - Car includes a statement that its 5 valves per cylinder. I thought that the Maser had belts and therefore its highly likely that the 430 does as well. Esp since the "opportunity" for service revenue for belt changes is so significant.
     
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  13. KAMcDonald

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    talking to my salesman at FMoW last week... 4 valves and new cam belt that DOES NOT require replacement every 30k miles.
     
  14. 911Fan

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    aka a chain!
     
  15. Smiles

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    A real chain?

    What's old is new...

    It's about time.
     
  16. markcF355

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    That could be a belt. Some new types of belts can last a long time.
     

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