Category: Maintenance

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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...

Missing spark plug insert 0

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....

Buy one, get one half off. 0

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...

Ferrari 308 drivetrain 2

Transmission Oil

The 308’s gearbox sits under the block and shares its lubrication with a set of transfer gears and the limited slip differential. It’s a complicated arrangement due to the transverse mounting of the V8...

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Oil Change

One subject that is constantly discussed without coming to any conclusion is what engine oil to put in a 308. The reality is that our 308s don’t get driven often enough or far enough...

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Replacement 101009 Thrust Washers

With all the screwing around trying to attach the hub to the wishbone that was too small, I scratched up two of the PTFE/teflon thrust washers that came with the replacement outer bushes. I...

New brake pads on Ferrari 308 0

New brake pads

While I have the hubs and calipers off of the car, I’m replacing the brake disks. The old ones are a bit worn but still OK. When I bought the car, it came with...