Category: Maintenance

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...

Ferrari 101009 thrust washer 0

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...

Ferrari 308 suspension bolts 0

Reusing Nyloc Fasteners

The subject of whether nyloc fasteners should be re-used recently came up for discussion.  I had never really consided whether one should or not, I just always replaced them. I decided to do a...

New Ferrari Flambloc Bush 4

Flamblocs Welded In

The front suspension flamblocs have been tack-welded to the front suspension wishbones. Flamblocs are a particular type of flanged, rubber ‘silent block’ bush that connect the wishbones to the suspension forks at the bottom...

Ferrari 308 rear suspension outer bush 0

The rear outer bushes are shot

Above are two rubber seals from my left rear suspension. The seals are completely shot. Another seal was missing completely. I’m fairly sure that these have never been replaced in the cars lifetime. I’m not...

Ferrari 308 transfer case oil leak 0

Oil leak

The 308 has leaked a little oil on the garage floor since I had the major service done a couple of years ago. Never a lot… just a few spots between drives. I can’t remember...

Ferrari 308 suspension with liner removed 2

Rear Suspension Access

Access to the the rear suspension is via the removal of the fiberglass wheel well liners. Their removal is actually essential for most of the maintenance tasks on the engine as well since, being mid-engined, access...