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new 328 owner..as promised, my first questions and comments

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  1. albert_k

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    well..as we settle in to minus zero temps here in MN, i had a revelation today...not everyone uses 50/50 antifreeze blend! glad i caught that one..
    so..questions and comments..
    we seem to have some variability in gauge placement...here are mine. is this normal? the manual says no...
    also, i have to say..for 60 bucks, the shark steamer pro took ages of dirt off my seats! they were pretty well cared for already but still...the cleaning pad came out black!
    i need my seat to go forward more..there seems to be more “teeth” in the seat rails..any trick to this? i’m stumped for now...

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  2. Alex308qv

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    Had this issue with my seats too. If they haven't been moved forward in the past couple decades, the rails are gunky and you just have to work them back and forth until they free up. Try kneeling outside the car and pushing the seats forward from the rear of the seat bottom. As a gauge, you should be able to move seats forward enough to see the rear seat rail hex bolts. Once you get them forward, my recommendation is take the seats out (4 bolts) and fully clean and lube the rails.
     
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  3. thorn

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    A previous owner of my car had installed two clips that hold the floor mat in place (at least I believe they were aftermarket). These clips prevented the seat from moving as forward as it can. Check and see if you have those in your car.
     
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  4. Matto

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    I found the same, the hard way.


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    It’s a good arrangement until things are running hot!
     
  8. Saabguy

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    That same argument could be made for low oil pressure or high oil temp. The clock in that cluster directs your eye away from the gauges that are important. Add in some bright white thick paint lines and you can tell performance at a glance. Add in the light pod and go rally! ;-0
     
  9. Saabguy

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    Oh yeah, if that is an alarm (red light in gauge cluster) disconnect it now to save you the trouble of diagnosing electrical gremlins later. YMMV.
     
  10. Rifledriver

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    Completely disagree. Gas and clock can be looked at some other time. Pressure and temp belongs right in your field of view.
     
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  11. Saabguy

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    Agree about priority, but being able to take a glance in one direction and get all the info regarding engine condition is very nice. Yes better if all three were in front of driver but that's not an option.

     
  12. Rifledriver

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    Oil temp is a lower priority. It does not change rapidly nor does it require immediate attention. Needing to look away at critical instruments is never done in any thoughtfully designed vehicle.

    The gauges were very well and logically placed by Ferrari.
     
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  13. mike996

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    IMO...

    Who worries about oil temperature in a street car? ;) How many cars have/had an oil temp gauge from the factory? IMO it could never have been included and no one would have missed it. Sure, it's a useful racing tool, which is probably why Ferrari installed it - to channel some of that racing heritage. But the gauges you need in your line of site are there - oil pressure and coolant temp.
     
  14. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

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    I seem to remember someone here made and marketed those things.
     
  15. Rifledriver

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    Who here can even tell me what maximum oil temp should be?

    BTW. Don't look to the gauge for an answer. It don't go high enough.
     
  16. thorn

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    Hmmm...455F?
     
  17. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Thanks for proving my point.
     
  18. thorn

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    Price is Right rules.... 1201?
     
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  19. Rifledriver

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    Whatever that means.
     
  20. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Whatever is required to boil off water? At least 212?

    When I drive mine I try to not park it and put it away until next time until I hit and hold over that point on the oil temp.
     
  21. Rifledriver

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    212 is a good target to get it up to from time to time but certainly not a maximum. I have never seen a 308 or a 328 get high enough to give it a second thought, even on the track but with stock gauges it's not like you could ever know because the stock gauge doesn't go high enough. It was just great with the garbage oils we had in 1986 but times have changed.

    Anyway point is oil pressure and water temp belong in front of your face.
     
  22. 308 milano

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    you didn’t watch the Price is right? Where the person who’s number is closest wins? LOL
     
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  23. Rifledriver

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    I have no idea that was. I'd rather eat a bullet that watch a game show. I'm guessing thats what we are talking about.

    No wonder. This place is inhabited by game show watchers. Explains a lot. I am in the wrong place.
     
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    When I was growing up we only had 2 TV channels. If I had known that eating a bullet was an option, I would have picked door number three!
     
  25. thorn

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    Oh, come on RD... It was a slow day at work here, and just a bit of fun. I thought you might enjoy some randomly stupidly-high temp suggestions. ;)
     
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