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Discussion in 'Chicago' started by cascade, Mar 5, 2018.

  1. cascade

    cascade Rookie

    Sep 12, 2012
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    I am glad there is a Chicago only section now. I just got into a 355 that got a new top from its previous owner and whoever did the work set off the airbag light and the top won't close all the way. I always have Giovanni@Autosprint service the F cars, but he said that his Leonardo Scanner could not read the issues with the top and the dash light, so I have to go to Ferrari direct, its a 99. I am trying to avoid that in any way I can. Are there other independents you guys can recommend that have been able to solve issues like this? I don't mind traveling either as I am located in Lincoln Park.
     
  2. tifoso2728

    tifoso2728 F1 Veteran
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    I'm curious as to why you want to avoid going to a Ferrari dealer such as Continental in Hinsdale or LFSC in Lake Bluff?
     
  3. cascade

    cascade Rookie

    Sep 12, 2012
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    To not pay the Ferrari tax to just scan the car for a simple problem. The last time I contacted Continental for my F430, they quoted me $2500 to change trans fluid. I am ok paying a premium to an extent, but this was just absurd. If things are more fair as I want to just scan the ECU with the issue of the top, as its not mechanical and some sensor not working, I will happily go. However, thus far, independents have been great and always have been as I am a big Porsche guy and don't take my 993 or 964 to any Porsche dealer.
     
  4. tifoso2728

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    Have you actually called Continental and talked to them about this specific issue with the new top?
     
  5. Townshend

    Townshend F1 Veteran
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    I've found LFSC to be very fair in pricing for service.
     
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  6. 250swb

    250swb Rookie

    Mar 24, 2014
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    I find it very difficult to believe you were quoted $2,500 to change just the gear lube. There must have been some kind of miscommunication there.
     

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