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My car healed thyself !

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Crawford, Nov 29, 2003.

  1. Crawford

    Crawford Formula 3

    Mar 5, 2003
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    I've had my 86 328 since May and it's been EXTREMELY low maintenance. After 6000 not always "easy highway miles" (tracked twice), it's really only been in the shop for oil changes.

    There is one minor issue that I've had since purchasing the car. The vent direction control LED switch on the drivers side was stuck shut. This was really no problem in the summer since the A/C comes thru different vents, but with the colder weather now here I was unable to get any heat on the drivers side.

    Anything above 40 degrees is top off driving weather for me as I drive my car a lot (yes, it's two words.....). I had removed and cleaned the rocker switch a couple of times to no avail - the vent just would not open up. The sobering price on a new switch is $500-700 and I was preparing to have to buck up and pull out the plastic this winter.

    I was out today (top down, of course) and pushed down on the rocker, hoping in vein for some heat and ..... voila; the switch worked! Maybe it was the very chilly weather that did it; I have no idea, but I'm one happy (and toasty warm) camper. Christmas comes early to the White household !

    Now I can spend that $500-700 to replace my balding Dunlop SP 8000's...
     
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  3. Bart

    Bart Formula 3

    Nov 1, 2003
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    You must live right!
     
  4. thecarreaper

    thecarreaper F1 World Champ
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    crawford..... its all that good carma helping you. the smiles, rides and great conversations with the rest of us. hell i would have sent you a few bucks to help with it since you gave me so many rides in your car here in ga! you and judge4re are among the nicest ive met so far.
     
  5. 410SA

    410SA F1 Veteran

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    Happy to hear about your switch. It's small things that make you smile and make everything else seem better.BTW most people hope in "vain". The other kind carries blood.
     
  6. Crawford

    Crawford Formula 3

    Mar 5, 2003
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    DOH !!! Me know spell goode!

    I also originally had the title reading "My car heeled thyself" (!)

    Made me envision the 328 masochistically kicking itself in the tailpipe. I'm glad you can edit subject headers with the new software :)
     
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