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Ferrari 360 white smoke/black smoke.. some unusual stuff going on

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Aj360, Jan 2, 2020.

  1. Aj360

    Aj360 Karting

    Dec 28, 2018
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    so finally got my car back after major service belts plugs oil filters cam cover gasgets new maf sensors so on .. when it came back it was getting hot quick added some more coolant new cap so far so good keeps great temps .. Went for a long drive twice last night few things happen. on idle if I give it a rev with the new capristo sound 3 sounds loud and clear .. when driving above 4000rpm it starts to sound like it’s struggling to get up to 7000-8000rpm doesn’t sound to good Not a clear f1 pitch.. came home gave it few revs hard ones I won’t lie sounds great blew black smoke at high rpm revs tho??. I switched it off then started it about 2 mins after and a puff of white smoke came out and I **** myself thinking (headgasget) it puffed out a fair bit then stopped .. turned it off an on a few times little bit of white smoke then goes away . I let it cool did it few more times now it’s gone . Same night I went out it wouldn’t go into gear at one point for about 5 mins was in neutral flashing at me I also noticed a while ago some oil as well in the intake manifold possibly could of been the answer to the white smoke ?? Big questions is do I have a exhaust leak due to the exhaust losing its sound and running ruff .. Is the oil build up causing the puff white smoke that’s my main concerns anyone else have anything like this happen ??
     
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  3. brian.s

    brian.s F1 Rookie
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    sounds like someone got some explaining to do.......

    needs to go back and fixed properly
     
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  4. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Driving it and revving it isn't going to fix anything and may be very counterproductive.

    Bring it back now.
     
  5. Aj360

    Aj360 Karting

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    Yeah guys the work seems good I saw everything he did but just seems to not have the punch and aggressive response with the tone as well it should have .. I am more worried about the white smoke that came out .. prior to those long drives it hadn’t been driven for some time” does anyone have and idea about what cause these symptoms that have happen
     
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  8. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Hiflowed the thermostat and advanced the timing????? What complete BS.
    Sorry but you need to find a real mechanic. The one you have isn't. He is either an idiot or a charlatan.
     
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  9. Aj360

    Aj360 Karting

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    Yeah man he said he put some extra timing in it and drilled out the thermostat so it would stay even cooler .. my first Ferrari was recommended to him threw few people .. what you suggest from here then .. take it back and say ?? Fix the timing and put another thermostat in that’s not drilled out ?
     
  10. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    For starters. He is clearly clueless. No one who knows what they are doing would do what he did. You need a new mechanic who knows what he is doing.
     
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  11. EastMemphis

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    The only mechanic I trust is also an incompetent oaf. Me.
     
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  13. Aj360

    Aj360 Karting

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    Hard here man everyone claims there the man but don’t know much .. unless I go round to Ferrari .. I will go back tho and get him to refit a normal thermostat and also discuss why he put some extra timing in it .. he has lots customers when I was there was all Ferrari’s lambos he seemed to be the guy to go to with a good rep behind him ... hope I haven’t ended back at square one ..
     
  14. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Hitler had a lot of followers too. Means nothing.
     
  15. dodici

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    Personally, I wouldn't let that person touch my Ferrari again. Time to realize a mistake, find someone that knows what they're doing, and get the cams timed properly. It takes time to do the job right.
     
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  16. yelcab

    yelcab F1 World Champ
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    Time for a new mechanic. Don't let him touch it again.
     
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  17. Aj360

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    Mite just bite the bullet head around to Ferrari Probably the best option now ..
     
  18. Andy 355

    Andy 355 Formula Junior

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    Replacement thermostat and going to have to dial in the cams. Certainly won't be a cheap exercise..
     
  19. sierra055

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    Not sure where you are in Sydney, but speak to Miles at Cavallino Motorsport in Brookvale.
     
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  20. Aj360

    Aj360 Karting

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    Will give him a call I am in Waterloo not to far I will give him a buzz Monday thanks heaps man for the lead
     
  21. Aj360

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    Thermostat isn’t a drama cams yes ;)
     

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