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F430 none belt change question.

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by chaa, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. chaa

    chaa F1 Veteran

    Mar 21, 2003
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    Now that the F430 has chains instead of belts, how will ferrari make up the loss in ferrari revenue/taxes? Have you any ideas? Is this why ferrari parts and cars have gone up over the past year? What say you dudes?:)
     
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  3. tomw

    tomw Formula 3

    Feb 25, 2004
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    Say you have to change the chains half as often as the belts, but with twice the cost? :)

    edit: Actually, as you've access to one, what does the 430 owners manual thingy say about service intervals on the chains?
     
  4. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    Ferrari chain lube £500 per tin
     
  5. chaa

    chaa F1 Veteran

    Mar 21, 2003
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    Thats a point, i will have a look:)
     
  6. 208 GT4

    208 GT4 Formula 3

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    It's odd that they've changed from belts to chains.

    Belts need changing more often, but give consistent timing over their lifetime. Plus they're cheaper to make.

    My pet theory is that the Original Ferrari V8 was designed for transverse installation where you could change the belt without taking the engine out. Now that the engines need to be taken out for a belt change (thanks to longitudinal mounting) it makes more sense to go back to chains?
     
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  8. murph7355

    murph7355 Formula 3

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    They don't.

    But moving on from that potential can of worms, Ferrari will probably say they're doing this for durability and extended service intervals.
     
  9. Mark355

    Mark355 Karting

    Dec 7, 2004
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    Mine were last changed by Verdi by taking out the fuel tank... and I stretch the replacement interval by 1 year anyway.
     
  10. Izza

    Izza Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2003
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    The e-diff contains an extra 2 clutches - income problem sorted!
     

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