Starting problem and then 2 hours later it starts

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by Jay Hova, Jan 29, 2021.

  1. Jay Hova

    Jay Hova Rookie

    Jun 20, 2020
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    Starting Problem: Drove my 2015 458 Spider 30 miles. Parked at restaurant. Two hours later, it wouldn't start. All the lights lit up on the dash and no turnover at all. Tried about 5 more times over then next 10 minutes. Nothing changed - no turnover at all. Called the tow truck. Tow truck shows up 2 hours later, and just for yucks, I tried to start it. Turned right over and started, as normal!
    I told the tow truck to take it anyway to a dealer to check it out. Now waiting for an update.

    This is my first problem with my 458 since purchase in July 2020. Put 2,500 miles on it since (now 11,000) then without an issue. I keep it on a battery tender when garaged.

    Anyone else with this experience?
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  3. ttforcefed

    ttforcefed F1 World Champ
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    Aug 22, 2002
    bad battery cells. few threads in FF/lusso forum
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  4. Cigarzman

    Cigarzman F1 Veteran
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    May 7, 2014
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    I have experienced the faulty battery situation with the last 3 Ferraris I’ve owned. I just got a new F8 spider and I’m sure I will be replacing the battery after a year or so. The battery’s Ferrari uses are pure s##t. Best , Kirk.
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  5. Il Co-Pilota

    Il Co-Pilota F1 Rookie
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    Braille B7548 or Antigravity H6 60Ah is the fix. The latter will need a CTek lithium charger and an adapter to plug it in as per usual. Battery is fairly easy to change on a 458.

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  6. SVCalifornia

    SVCalifornia Formula 3

    Mar 28, 2011
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    May. It be battery... did you really push hard on the brake? Sometimes the brake feel is wrong...

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  8. Sargepug

    Sargepug Formula Junior
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    Mar 23, 2020
    As stated above, I think bad cells. If the dealer says the same and you don't want to deal w/ changing it yourself, tell them you will send them a new battery to install. They will charge you double for one! I've been trough this w/ my Maserati, which has the same **** battery. Battery was always on a tender since car purchased new in '17, but it was kept at a vacation home. The outlet in the garage crapped out and battery died soon after. I bought and sent the new Battery to Masi for an install, because they are fn heavy and it's very "awkward" weight to lift out the dead one from deep in the trunk and then put in a new one. Let somebdy else pull their back out! LOL
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  9. GT2goneF

    GT2goneF Formula 3

    May 28, 2020
    Southern California
    Agree with @Il Co-Pilota . This is advice from the ones who know. I credit @RayJohns as well. Separate $1500-2500 for the battery.
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  10. RayJohns

    RayJohns F1 Veteran
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    May 21, 2006
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    Braille i48CS, this is the way.

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  11. Jay Hova

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    Jun 20, 2020
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    Yes, I really stomped on the brake.
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  13. Il Co-Pilota

    Il Co-Pilota F1 Rookie
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    Get one of the three batteries suggested. The Braille B7548 is the easiest and cheapest solution, and while not as high performance as its Lithium counterpart, will still enable the car to sit a few weeks. It is by far the strongest group 48 AGM on the market and 100% plug and play.

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  14. docf

    docf Formula 3

    Sep 14, 2008
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    My 15 had the same prob. New battery plus inc. pressure on the brake on starting solved the prob.. I did change the battery charger from stock to Cytec to the 7 series

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