F355 off for engine out today

F355 off for engine out today

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MDL111

3,666 posts

121 months

Tuesday 13th August
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Just checked for fun what I had done on my old car (also saw that supposedly since I sold it beg of 2012 until it’s last MOT in 2018 it has done 500 miles ... yeah right)


31/07/09 - 31,152 miles: Verdi new alternator, new radio

03/10/09 - 33,598 miles: Verdi o/s exhaust manifold

12/10/09 - 33,876 miles: Verdi replace boot kit

05/11/09 - 34,183 miles: Verdi new clutch

09/04/10 - 37,449 miles: Verdi n/s exhaust manifold

04/08/10 - 39,582 miles: Verdi annual service

15/09/10 - 40,000 miles: Prestige Autocare (Paul Coster) MOT, replace front brake pads

01/03/11 - 44,000 miles: ATS new n/s radiator (they broke it when balancing a wheel)

15/06/11 - 48,786 miles: Prestige Autocare (Paul Coster) 50k service including cam belts, replace oil cooler, replace o/s radiator, new alternator, repaint front bumper / o/s and n/s side skirts, refurbish 4x wheels, repaint airboxes/undertrays/intakes, full valet including engine bay

10/11/11 - 50,000 miles: Prestige Autocare (Paul Coster) New clutch and test pipes

geopetrolhead

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229 posts

41 months

Tuesday 13th August
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tomtom said:
On the subject of overheating, and if the OP is replacing the fans, it's worth replacing the thermostat too. Easy enough to do with the engine in, but when in Rome etc.
Thanks for the heads up 👍

andyleeds

586 posts

163 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Just had a fair bit of work done on mine at foskers including engine out belt change......

geopetrolhead

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229 posts

41 months

Wednesday 14th August
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andyleeds said:
Just had a fair bit of work done on mine at foskers including engine out belt change......
How much was the bill if you don’t mind me asking ?

Birkin1932

662 posts

83 months

blueSL said:
I’ve had my F355 since 1995 so it is now 24 years old. I have it serviced by an independent, 2 year minor service, 4 year belts but there is always something more to fix and some parts are becoming impossible to find. The heater control valve fails, it’s not available and a modified motor is £1000 + VAT fitted. The same part used to be fitted to Saab’s but that supply has dried up too.

I’ve had the buttresses done once, the cats but so far have been spared the manifolds. I had a scare earlier this year when the car said it was overheating but wasn’t, a faulty temp sensor. I’m considering replacing the water pump on the next engine out because you absolutely do not want an overheated engine and blown head gaskets.

Then there’s the failure which people talk about in lowered voices. Not absolutely sure what it is but maybe lubrication starvation to the top end and a top end rebuild which costs £20k.

I’m taking it to Scotland in a few weeks (the overheating problem occurred on a previous trip) and if it doesn’t behave, I won’t be keeping it.
just found this:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-NEW-Bosch-Saab-900...