Category: Maintenance

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Post-alignment Test Drive

The first impression of the new alignment is that the steering is lighter at low speed. This is welcome since it was heavy before and does not seem to have come at the expense...

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Alignment (Part 4)

After dialing in the camber settings, the next job was to set the toe-in.  The same Tenhulzen equipment is used for the toe measurement but now the two plates are placed against each wheel...

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Alignment (Part 3)

Remember I said camber adjustment on the 308 is a pain… Well, it really proved to be exactly that. I went back and measured the wheel that was previous -1.95° and found it had...

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Alignment (Part 2)

Lots of websites describe camber, how to measure it and how to change it but very few seem to actually discuss why one car’s recommendation might be for 0° but another car calls for...

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Alignment (Part 1)

My car was in need of an alignment. I had not had one performed since replacing all the bushes and lowering the car last year. After lowering, it drove pretty well and tracked straight...

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Refitting the airbox

Putting the airbox was a whole lot more difficult than taking it off. It took me the best part of an hour to get back on and in the end, I had to make...

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If you smell gas…

I was going to title this post “Even pros make mistakes” since this is not a story of something I did, but rather a tale of something my old mechanic did not do. Every...

Ferrari 308 Maintenance 4

Running Rough

After the last breakfast drive, I noticed the car was running a little rough. It had picked up a minor missfire/stumble at idle. The car was also starting to crackle and pop more than...

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Lemons into Lemonade

I have new spark plugs for the Ferrari but I can’t find my old spark plug socket and my new spark plug socket does not fit down the hole in the 308’s cam cover....

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Male Logic

Did you ever hear your mother or maybe wife, say that by spending more money, she was actually saving money? Typically with the ‘buy one, get one half price’ type of deal. I noticed...