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Lusso battery replacement tips needed please

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  1. Il Co-Pilota

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    Hi gang

    Have any of you done a diy battery replacement in the Lusso? Have an Antigravity on its way, so thought I wanted to check and see if anyone could give a quick run-down of the proceedure, or have a neat trick or two?

    I take it that it is similar to the FF, but why start from scratch if there's an opportunity to learn from someone who has done it right?:)

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  3. kimwizzzuuu

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    I’m in for the procedure as well. Have a Braille battery coming to replace on my lusso.
     
  4. sandman03456

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    I'm curious, what model year Lusso are you changing the battery on and mileage. Also, daily driver or occasional use vehicle? I have a 2018 with 2,800 miles. The vehicle always starts but it seems to struggle more recently on cold starts. Also, which model Anti-Gravity or Braille batteries did you choose to replace the oem battery. Joe
     
  5. kimwizzzuuu

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    2017 lusso for me, daily driver. Battery is fine, but same as you. Firing up seem little struggle. I went with Group 49 Braille Endurance AGM for my lusso. I replaced with a 60ah antigravity LI battery on my speciale 6 months ago. (No issue at all, never have tender connected)
     
  6. Il Co-Pilota

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    2018 car. It's the winter daily and is used from October through April. It sat on the tender over summer, but the magnetic plug came dislodged, so it ran the battery down. Got it back on with a high current charger, but it has issues picking up the TMPS, the engine needs to be running for the boot lid to close properly etc. So I don't want to waste time or worry about it, i.e new battery. About 10k km on it.

    If you start having issues, no point in waiting, just get it over with. Compared to the price of our cars, batteries are dirt cheap, even the Antigravity. If you're in the US, you can also opt for the Braille B10049 AGM which is a staggeringly good AGM battery that outperforms everything else on the market. I chose to give the Antigravity a try, as I cannot get a Braille AGM here in Europe, and I like the idea of the built in booster function. I could opt for a Braille Lithium, but honestly, 2999 Euro for a battery in a car where weight does not matter makes be cringe. Just picked up a Ctek Lithium XS today for cheap at the local autoparts store, so good to go.

    Get your battery changed, why worry.
     
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  8. Il Co-Pilota

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    Just a quick bump on this. Is there really nobod who has done a diy on the Lusso battery?

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  9. ANOpax

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    Apparently not!
    I did the DIY battery swap on the FF (documented with photos on FChat) but it looks like you’ll be the first on the Lusso.
    Please let us know how it goes and how similar/different it is from the FF.
     
  10. Il Co-Pilota

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    Will do. Looking at the drawings it is virtually the same as the FF.

    At the end of the day it is just a battery. The day I am defeated by a battery replacement I will hang my tools up and burn the garage to the ground:p

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  11. vraa

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    Just dealing with all the issues made me just take it to the Ferrari dealer, yeah it's extra cost but I just didnt wanna bother carrying/lugging/installing a heavy ass battery
     
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  13. bruno787

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    i did a diy on my lusso's battery as theres no ferrari dealer nearby. the most difficult part is lifting it up almost 90 degrees as its heavy. the the insulator also has this metal drain/plug/button (cant remember) but mine got stuck on the undertray causing my battery to get caught when lifting.

    if you have a dealer who can do it for you, let them do it. i had two people lift the battery. this is by far the most difficult battery change ived encountered.
     
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  14. otakki

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    Definitely a PITA. Make sure you don't hurt your back. It's the tight fitting design of plastic surround on the firewall side, combined with the insulation sleeve with that pressed button, that makes it so difficult.
     
  15. Il Co-Pilota

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    Thanks guys. Sounds similar to the FF. If everything else fails, I'll wheel the trusty engine hoist out. It will be a two man job and we're both in pretty good shape, so will see if we can't lug it out the simple way.

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    Hopefully, you can document your efforts. I am sure we would all appreciate any pictures or words of wisdom. Best of luck.
     
  17. Il Co-Pilota

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    Will try:)
     
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    I did my FF battery on my own without a hoist :p. It’ll be a doddle for two of you with a hoist!:D
     
  19. Il Co-Pilota

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    Trust me Reg, the hoist will only be pulled out if it is absolutely needed:) I also have one of those carrying straps for batteries that that attach to the bindings, so I see little point:) Just looked it over again, and it's the exact same as FF. Been there, done that:)
     
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    It appears to be the same as the FF and F12. I did the F12 under the same notion that I would hang it up if not able to do a battery change myself. Single hardest battery replacement in my history. There are only a few millimeters of slack in every dimension. Getting the false terminal off the NEG terminal of the battery buried so deep and under the blanket is the first challenge. The worst is the removal of the battery/blanket combo with that vapor breather tube pressed fitting. The last is replacing the vapor breather tube ensuring it snakes below and out the correct opening in the bottom cover. Admittedly, it was humbling. I would charge you more than the dealer does to do it. No need for a lithium but its your money.
     
  21. Il Co-Pilota

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    I didn't choose a lithium just to get a lithium and save weight. It's a Lusso, that weight saving is pointless. I chose it because I wanted to try the restart feature and see if needed be, it makes for an even more reliable daily driver. It is not the cheapest battery, but all things it is not bad at all. I like Braille, but here in Europe 3000 Euro for a battery is ridiculous. I paid less than a third of that for the Anitigravity. Looking at our expenses for our cars and how we use them, I think if the Antigravitg not only has the ability to hold its charge, but also the ability to shut down should it sit for that long, it's a bargain to be rid of any concerns and just have fun.

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  22. john Owen

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    Why is Ferrari so hell bent on making a normally simple procedure of removing a battery so difficult. I installed an Antigravity 40AH to my 458 which was pretty straightforward but one look at my 488's battery placement is putting me right off. At least with the 488 the magnetic battery tender near the rear number plate makes it easy to keep the battery from going flat..
     
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  24. Il Co-Pilota

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    Not yet. Time, not enough time. Maybe Monday or Tuesday.

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    Are we down on Interstate, had mine in South Florida heat rock solid..
     
  26. gilly6993

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    Same here. I researched and called some local shops. Most were scared to attempt it and the dealer was helpful as well. But, they stuck that fear in me the computer would need some special reset after. I didn’t want to risk anything so I took it to them.

    Plus the battery is HUGE and heavy....I went with interstate and that’s what my dealer said they use anyways....


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  27. Il Co-Pilota

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    The battery system is designed for you as an owner to be able to easily disconnect it. If you look in your owners manual, there's the simple procedure to reset the system. Very easy.
     
  28. Il Co-Pilota

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    Don't think anyone is down on Interstate, but when a Braille B10049 is less than 100 dollars more, I don't really see why go with anything else.:)
     
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