458 Winter storage

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by Muirsky, Dec 24, 2020.

  1. Muirsky

    Muirsky Rookie

    Aug 31, 2016
    Have been a reader for a while, but this is my first post on FerrariChat. Recently purchased a 2013 458 Spider and loving the experience of owning my first Ferrari. Our winters are pretty harsh, so is in storage until April. I also have a GT3 Touring that I store over the winter and always leave the brakes off ... but can’t seem to work out how to stop the e-break engaging on the 458. Not sure if it matters, but slightly concerned the breaks will stick if leave for 4months. Any thoughts or suggestions very welcome.
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  3. ShadowLAP

    ShadowLAP Formula Junior

    May 15, 2017
    SW Suburbs of Chicago, IL
    Full Name:
    Lawrence P.
    I've inserted a procedure that was posted by another FChat member a few weeks ago. Sorry I do not have his name to give credit. I've followed these steps for my 458 Spider. You will see "Car Wash Mode" flash on your Left TFT.

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  4. Muirsky

    Muirsky Rookie

    Aug 31, 2016
    Thank you; will try this.

    When the Car Wash Mode goes off, is the break still disengaged?
  5. XSpeed

    XSpeed Formula Junior

    Jan 6, 2019
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    how are you planing to deal with battery?
  6. Muirsky

    Muirsky Rookie

    Aug 31, 2016
    Tender is plugged in
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  8. Solid State

    Solid State F1 Veteran
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    Feb 4, 2014
    Full Name:
    Mo Derna
    I have not concerned myself about the parking brake during winter storage. Is this something that has failed for you before in a modern car?

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