They don’t melt in the rain!

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  1. Dom

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  2. Jet Lag

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    and they idle just fine with only one bank ;-)
     
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  3. Dom

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    I know you’re joking, but when I was at the show, I opened up the engine lid to show someone the engine. When I opened it, a ton of water dripped down over the front bank. I was so nervous starting it up a while later, but luckily, no issues. Car started right up and I had a nice drive home.

    I do need to pick up some new wiper blades. Mine are on the way out.
     
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  5. kiwiokie

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    Dom, will have to light a candle at the alter of the Ferrari gods to avoid retribution for this mistreatment ;-)
     
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    Sorry I chickened out. See you at April's gathering.
     
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  7. Martin308GTB

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    I once drove around 500mls. through France in the worst weather, my GTB ever experienced. And missed not one single spark. Engine got repeated showers at every halt. Remember, on the GTB/GTS one has to open the complete hood to get to the trunk. Only the wipers were crappy.

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  8. 308 milano

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    Only thing I would be concerned about is the insulation behind the aluminum panel on the firewall between the engine bay and cabin. Washed my 82 GTSI and a month later when I put it in the shop to start working on it that insulation was still damp..
     
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  9. sammyb

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    One of my favorite photos is this one of my 328 GTS and my friend Bret's Mondial 8 at a local show where all of the owners ran to cover up their tri-five Chevys, Mustangs and Impalas...and there are people pointing at the two blue Ferraris just happy getting wet in the deluge. Some people were discussing "how can they let those cars get wet?" not knowing we were standing under the same awning. Bret just said "they're just cars. They get wet when we wash them too."
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  10. yelcab

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    They don't melt... but they do rust, and rust, and rust.
     
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  11. miketuason

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    That’s why when you get home rinse all the mud and dirt then dry, dry, and dry.
    Looks like your 328 rear deck lid is partially open.
     
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  12. Glassman

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    And so they do actually melt.
     
  13. Rosey

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    Rain, OK. Hail not so much !!
     
  14. nerofer

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    And...in some climates, at certain periods of year, rain can turn very quickly into hail. I was once driving my GTS under a rain that turned quickly into hail, and it scared the "*@% out of me. Fortunately, the hail drops stayed very, very small this time, but I was not amused.
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  15. dinonz308

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    I had that happen to me in my M3 - worried me as the hood is alloy and possibly a bit softer, but also the roof is carbon fiber - not so worried from a damage standpoint, but the noise of hail on carbon was horrid.
     
  16. thorn

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    It's not the basic wetness that keeps my 308 in the garage during a rainy day. It's the fact that I'll have to wash all the dirt and crap off that the rain driving brought with it, then dry it, then re-wax, re-detail, etc. Driving in the rain just means I'll be spending 1-2 hours cleaning up after it, and I have better things to do.
     
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  17. Rosey

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    Well said !!
     
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  18. ducowti

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    My 328 didn't melt in the rain, but in a tornado-condition deluge I hit a puddle on a parkway and water somehow made it's way past the driver side front wheel well cover and soaked my clutch foot. No bueno.
     
  19. pappy.72

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    The first time I drove my 328 was in the rain. Never since then but I needed to make 100% sure it didn't melt. Ha.
     

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