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What are the "essential" upgrades on the early 348's?

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Husker, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. Husker

    Husker F1 Veteran
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    I am formulating a check-list for when I look at prospective 348's. I have heard about issues with the early cars and that you want these corrected - ECU's, etc. Can someone give me a general list of what the issues on the early 348's were so that I can ascertain whether they have been "sorted" on a particular car? Thanks!
     
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  3. Tifoso1

    Tifoso1 F1 Rookie

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    Trade it in for a F355 :p
     
  4. 308GTS

    308GTS Formula 3

    Dec 27, 2001
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    348s are great cars. Don't listen to people who put them down. 355s are nice too but don't think they don't have their issues. (cracked headers) There is a thread on that now.

    The main things to look for in a 348 are:

    Single Disc Clutch
    2.7 Bosch Motronic
    Nippon Denso Alternator
    Some may have the 355 slave cylinder for the clutch but I wouldn't go looking for a car with it as many don't have this.
     
  5. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    rofl!!!!

    But for me in terms of asthetics, I like the look of the aluminum knob and pedals.
     
  6. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
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    A local mechanic in the NW was asked about when Ferrari fixed the 348 and he said "when they came out with the 355"...:) (true story)

    All kidding a side, the 348 is a great bargain, but one must be careful in selection, just like any other Ferrari. You may find this helpful: http://www.ferrariclub.com/faq/348versions.html
     
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