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Will the C8 motor be able to be worked on by home mechanic?

 
Old 07-09-2019, 10:08 AM
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Some Ferraris have access to engine through the rear wheel wells.

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As discussed before, if they put a removable access panel inside the cabin, it would make it MUCH easier to service the back of the engine.
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Old 07-09-2019, 10:25 AM
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Eh, how bad can it really be?

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Old 07-09-2019, 12:27 PM
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Some Ferraris have access to engine through the rear wheel wells.
Yes - mine does.
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Old 07-09-2019, 12:38 PM
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I'm hoping GM makes the rear quarter panels easily removable. That would help dramatically. If you can take each side off in 15 minutes the story would become very interesting. Aftermarket will make awesome body panel designs as well.
You mean, like this? Interesting interpretation of the 'hatch back' .. Certainly would solve the access problem thoiugh.


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Old 07-09-2019, 09:10 PM
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Mary B is gonna come over and help me work on mine.
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by boostm2 View Post
You mean, like this? Interesting interpretation of the 'hatch back' .. Certainly would solve the access problem thoiugh.

Only issue with the entire back lifting up, if you ever get hit in the rear-end this would be a pain in the A to repair. On a limited production car like a Ferrari F40 not an issue as these cars see about 400 miles a year or less.

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changing the passenger side spark plug. lol
You... You know there are 4 of them over there, right?
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Old 07-10-2019, 01:38 AM
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Originally Posted by BIG Dave View Post
I’m not jefnfk, but I believe what he (or she) is referring to is if you have engine problems, and you haven’t had the scheduled service work (oil changes, oil filter changes, etc) performed at a dealership, you then have to prove to the manufacturer you had the oil and oil filter changes, etc performed on time. If you didn’t keep your receipts, you could be refused by the manufacturer. Having service work performed at the dealership creates a paper trail that works in your benefit if Engine-related warranty work is needed.
On the other hand, there are plenty of stories of dealerships under filling or over filling the sump, not tightening oil filters, etc., and then damaging the engine.

The manufacturer has to prove the damage was caused by maintenance neglect to deny a warranty claim, and that's not going to be easy to do if it was maintained properly. Keep your receipts for materials, and record the mileage and date you installed them.

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Old 07-10-2019, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by fasttoys View Post
Only issue with the entire back lifting up, if you ever get hit in the rear-end this would be a pain in the A to repair. On a limited production car like a Ferrari F40 not an issue as these cars see about 400 miles a year or less.
Repairs wouldn't be a huge issue. As long as it's in production, replacements would be available and since it would probably be SMC rather than the flexy RRIM repairs wouldn't be a huge issue later.
But imagine the weight of such a panel in SMC as opposed to the carbon lid of the Ferrari. The front hood of the C4 isn't exactly lightweight...
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Originally Posted by fasttoys View Post
I worked on my Audi R8 it was a pain in the A and not easy to get to parts. As long as the car was under warranty I donít mess with it.

So awesome to see!

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Originally Posted by PerKr View Post
Repairs wouldn't be a huge issue. As long as it's in production, replacements would be available and since it would probably be SMC rather than the flexy RRIM repairs wouldn't be a huge issue later.
But imagine the weight of such a panel in SMC as opposed to the carbon lid of the Ferrari. The front hood of the C4 isn't exactly lightweight...
I agree the hood on my C4 is not light
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Old 07-10-2019, 06:29 AM
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Looks like even a minor rearender could cause some significant damage.

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Worked on by a home mechanic - yes

accessed by a home mechanic - maybe!

that's actually my biggest concern re: the C8. Midengine cars are difficult to work on vs front engine.
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by ojm View Post
Probably specialized tools will be needed is my guess, but a mechanic is a mechanic.

GM did say for dealers that are Corvette compliant, it was a $1500 investment in special tools. How many tools or what they are is unknown as of yet, but I feel that if the powertrain drops out from under the car for major work, pretty much every Corvette trained GM dealer has 95% of the tools already to do most of it.
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If you want a bit of insight go to youtube and watch a few videos from "normal guy supercar"

He has owned a 430 and now has a 458. Does plenty of his own stuff to it.

Mynfavorite is the oil change on the 430... what a mess (complete inexperience but comical).

Some things may be easier? And others impossible. But we will learn and cope.

I for one and going to grab a 19 Z06 to replace this one and try to wait for the Z06 variant of the C8 at end of production when C9 is coming. Hopefully score that one at at least the 12% off a factory order like i have now.

I dont want to go through the ME GM as yet unknown growing pains (on my dime).
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