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PPI at SF or Silicon Valley of Ferrari or indy shop?

Discussion in 'California & Nevada (Northern)' started by azzurribaggio, May 1, 2019.

  1. azzurribaggio

    azzurribaggio Formula Junior

    Does the dealer typically perform a more thorough PPI versus indy shops?

    Anyone have any experience at Ferrari of SF or Ferrari of Silicon Valley? If yes could I see your PPI report to get an idea what they will examine? Would these shops show me their PPI reports as well?

    There is a car in San Francisco I'm like to have a PPI performed on.
     
  2. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    What kind of car? That makes a big difference.
     
  3. azzurribaggio

    azzurribaggio Formula Junior

    2005 f430 coupe

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  4. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    One guy in the entire Bay Area. John Heim at GMP Cars.
     
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  5. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    He's not there anymore.
     
  6. Rory breaker

    Rory breaker Karting

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    I would 100% go to the dealer for a PPI if it’s available vs and Indy. No offense to the Indy, but the dealer is the ultimate source of good/bad/whatever, when **** hits the fan, so I’ll just go there if I need to do it. My 2c.
     
  7. jferrante

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    I had a PPI done at Roselli in San Jose. Very thorough would recommend if it's not too far

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  8. SparkyF-Car

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    I had my PPI done for my 2005 F430 F1 at Taomina Imports: https://www.taorminaimports.com/. They are located in San Carlos...

    They were very thorough and found a "whirring" sound coming from the clutch area even though the computer said it had 70% life left. Turned out to be a worn out throw out bearing at only 22K miles. They also found many items from a loose tail light, to the rear hatch microswitch being faulty, to calling out all the "sticky button areas. They have a 65 item comprehensive checklist... Greg and Ted are really cool guys and they explain everything very well. This was my first Ferrari, so I had a lot of "newbie" questions and they answered them all.

    All the best!
     
  9. Apollo 11

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    How much do they charge for a PPI?
     
  10. SparkyF-Car

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    $300. Worth every penny IMHO... :)
     
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  11. SFFerrari

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    Agreed!! Ted is one of the best in the Bay Area.
     
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  12. curvesurfer

    curvesurfer Rookie

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    My experience with Taormina couldn’t have been any different, albeit with an older model (328GTS). Overlooked >$10k in necessary repairs.
     
  13. BrettC

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    Ted is great! Use him...you'll be glad you did.
     
  14. BrettC

    BrettC Formula Junior

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    PPI won't save you, especially on older cars, just too hard to spot "potential" issues. My Italian mechanic in LA, doing my PPI, drove it like he stole it. The owner selling it said to me....I forgot how fast that car is! He just knew the cars and didn't recommend leak downs, compression, etc. looked at the computer stuff and said buy it. Haven't looked back. Cheers!
     
  15. curvesurfer

    curvesurfer Rookie

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    For older cars on the Peninsula you want to see Tony at Modena Motors in Redwood City. There isn’t a better Ferrari mechanic on the West Coast His knowledge of 80s and 90s cars is astonishing. F40 owners around the world ship their cars to him for service.

    Truly, avoid Taormina.
     
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  16. MidnightBlack2015

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    I will put Tony at T&R's onto this list of recommended Ferrari indy's. He is in SF has a F430 of his own. He services my Challenge Stradale and is awesome!

    https://tandrauto.com/
     
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  17. cooke

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    Hi Brian, you used to take care of my 95 456 when you were in San Ramon. I had been taking the car to John Heim at SF Motorsport then GMP, but (as you noted) he's not at GMP anymore. Do you (or anyone) know where John went?
    Thanks
     
  18. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Patrick Otis Co in Berkeley.
     
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  19. gsholz

    gsholz Karting
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    I was not at all impressed with a recent PPI done at FoSF.
     
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  20. KatMan

    KatMan Formula Junior
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    Brian,

    Thank you for taking care of my 86 TR.
    Miss you here.

    Stan
     
  21. Rifledriver

    Rifledriver Two Time F1 World Champ

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    It was a pleasure Stan. While I do miss my old clients I do not miss California.If I had any sense I would have moved a long time ago instead of waiting until government interference drove me out.
     

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