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What happens when a Ferrari 360 gets hot???

Discussion in '360/430' started by Ryem3, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Ryem3

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    Many are probably already familiar with this issue, but I thought members here might be interested in my latest update of "What's going on in the Garage"! Please like and subscribe!
     
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    That guy was so boring that my kids fell asleep during the video.
     
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  3. Mimmo Blue

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    I have never heard of melted tail lights on a 360. Now I'm thinking I have to go take a closer look at mine
     
  4. Keith360

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    Snoring.... Not engine heat and a challenge grill would not prevent this damage. Based on the quad reverse lights, i’m thinking wrong tail light bulbs caused the melted lenses. Otherwise the paint, the rear body panel, and the housing inside would be melted before the lens.
     
  5. I'm 360 Canuck

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    I disagree with his assessment.
     
  6. wbt

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    Not caused by engine heat, the car would be toast if engine heat was causing those lenses to fail. It's caused by incorrect bulb placement (too high wattage) combined with a design flaw where the bulb is located too close to the lens. Leave the car in reverse too long or sit on the brake pedal and those enclosures can soften. Incandescent bulbs punch out a lot of heat.
     
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  7. mike32

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    I was losing the will to live myself watching that
     
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  8. rizzo308

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    Hook up one of them crappy globes to a battery with couple wires bush mechanic style for 10 seconds see how hot it gets. Led globes is the way to go.
     
  9. KC360 FL

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    Can you install LED bulbs without effecting the flasher unit? Would you need to go with an electronic unit? I haven't looked but does the 360 already have an electronic flasher unit?
     
  10. RedNeck

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    Yet another YouTube channel being promoted by a guy that has never contributed anything to the site. Over it.
     
  11. Skidkid

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    I didn't watch the video but based on your comments I know what he said. And for the record, there is some history of taillights bulging out from heat. Instead of flat, they bulge out; I am not aware of any outright failures. And yes it can be caused by engine heat, even with the correct bulbs. Having said all of that, I never had that issue and didn't find it to be a problem.
     
  12. mello

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    The LED bulbs will cause hyper-flashing. The 360 already has an electronic unit. I have LED bulbs, but to make it work with the Ferrari electronic unit, I have to replace the shunt inside the flasher unit with a 6 ohm 50W resistor.
     
  13. vrsurgeon

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    I replaced my backup lights with LED bulbs with built-in resistors. No problem since.
     
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  14. BobBB

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    I installed an LED lighting upgrade from ScuD Ing Swiss.
    Couldn’t be more pleased. Fairly simple harness install and flasher replacement. Lights stay cool and MUCH brighter. Also available kit to activate all 4 rear red lights and amber center turn signals. 3rd brake light also available separately. In total was about $1,200 plus duty. High quality product. Meticulously packaged.


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  15. BDubbs

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    Can you tell me what bulbs they are?
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  17. Ryem3

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    Yep, apparently it's a 360 issue. Wow, lots of hate for contributing something to this forum. You might find my F50 video more entertaining. For those that are really falling asleep with a 4 minute video, I'll keep it shorter next time.
    The lenses bulge out because they are very well sealed. Heat causes the air pressure inside the lenses to rise and hence the lenses can bulge.
    For those that think it would be the bulbs, how long would you have the brake lights on? Bulbs couldn't possible cause this. Running lights have much less wattage and won't produce much heat.
     
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  18. Keith360

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    I had the lenses melt on the red door lights that are on the end of the when opened. It was due to an extended time during my servicing and playing with the car when I first purchased. I have since replaced the lens/socket and installed LED’s. I purchased some LED’s for the rear tail lights and found what I expected before hand. The lights caused a too quick blink rate so I gave up on the tail lights. Really didn’t want to change the blinker relay. Incandescent are fine in most cases.
     
  19. thorn

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    Consider that the video title implies '360 tail light issue', but the first 2 minutes (and literally 60% of the video) is giving a tour of every other car in the parking lot/garage. Beyond that - It's just a matter of a 3 min video, compared to the actual 20-ish second message which was simply "This happens, some people buy a challenge grill."

    And it's not hate... it's more of Fchat having more and more members getting on the YouTube train lately, many with click-bait titles begging for attention. You'll get a lot more support from people if your vids are concise, of real value, and have content was worth featuring via video.
     
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