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If your Ferrari needs an urgent repair, a new timing belt , brake pads or just a general service and oil change and you're looking for a garage or mobile mechanic in the Ipswich area then use our simple form to arrange a quote; Perhaps you need a specialist mechanic or a garage in the Ipswich area experienced with diagnosing common Ferrari problems or with the OBD equipment to identify & reset factory service faults and take care of those service warning lights
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Ipswich Ferrari Repairs

Ferrari Repairs Ipswich

Ipswich: Ferrari Parts Fitted

Ferrari Fuel Pumps
Often replaced at a milestone service if the fuel pump is operated by the Timing belt

Ferrari Performance Spares
OEM Ferrari parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

Ferrari Cooling System
Replacement Ferrari radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your Ferrari engine at its optimal operating temperature

Ferrari EGR Valves
Replacement Ferrari EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your Ferrari - The EGR valve helps your Ferrari burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce Ferrari engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

Ferrari Oil Change & Filters Replaced
Ferrari Air filters, pollen filters; oil filter & fuel filter replaced, engine oil changed - Multigrade or Synthetic oils

Ferrari Engines
Ferrari Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

Ferrari Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the Ferrari paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your Ferrari different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

Ferrari Electrical Components
Ferrari electrical faults repaired using Ferrari OEM components - Ferrari sensors checked e.g. Lambda sensors, air flow meters etc

Ferrari Starter Motors
Replacement Ferrari Starter motors installed

Ferrari Exhausts
Ferrari Engine manifolds, Front box, Back box, catalytic converter and exhaust pipes for Ferrari Exhausts fitted & welded

Ferrari Brakes
Routine Ferrari servicing, replacement Ferrari brake pads & discs fitted, Ferrari hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

Ferrari Suspension System
Ferrari replacement shock absorbers & springs fitted for front or rear suspension problems, broken springs. Custom suspension systems installed, lowering springs fitted

Ferrari Alternators
Replacement Ferrari alternators fitted

Ferrari Tyres
Steel wheels, alloy wheels and tyres repaired and replaced with cheap tyres, run-flat tyres or low profile & performance tyres depending upon your budget and driving requirements. Part-Worn tyres may be available for your Ferrari model

Ferrari Gearboxes
Ferrari Manual & Automatic gearbox servicing & repair - Fitting a new or reconditioned Ferrari gearbox

Ferrari Autoelectrics
Ferrari electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - Ferrari engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

Ferrari Body Panels
Replacement Ferrari panels fitted & sprayed to match - Light Ferrari Panel damage repairs

Ferrari Clutches
Ferrari clutch repairs Ipswich - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new Ferrari Clutch kit

Ferrari Timing Belt - Ferrari Cambelt
Ferrari Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned Ferrari service or if the Timing Belt on your Ferrari has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

Ferrari Garage Services - Ferrari Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

Modern Ferrari braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

Ferrari brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

Ferrari Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

Drum Brakes are an older system than Ferrari disc brakes and use two half moon shaped brake shoes that move outwards during use to apply a frictional stopping force against the inside of a brake drum

Hydraulic braking pressure forces a brake calliper to press the brake pads against the disc to apply the necessary stopping force

Ferrari disc brakes have a pair of high friction brake pads mounted either side of a brake disc

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Ferrari rear wheels

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Ferrari Brake Servicing - Ferrari Brake Discs and Pads

Ferrari brake discs will wear and need replacing eventually and should be inspected for pitting

If the Ferrari brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

if the Ferrari brakes overheat and are allowed to cool with pressure still applied for m the brake pads/shoes then it is possible for the disc to warp.

The brake pads on your Ferrari should wear first

Ferrari Brakes will safely function correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles

Ferrari Brake Servicing & Inspection Ipswich

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Wheel cylinder condition

Adjust handbrake

General brake disc condition

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Brake drum condition

Clean and remove brake dust and loose corrosion and dirt from drums

Brake calliper operation

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Brake pipe Condition

ABS warning light operation

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

And carry out the following maintenance of your Ferrari braking system:-

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Handbrake function and travel

Hand brake linkage condition

Ferrari Steering - Steering System Inspection

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

Common symptoms of Ferrari steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Ferrari tends to pull left or right when travelling in a straight line
Modern Power steering and Drive by Wire Systems do not have the same mechanical linkages between the steering column and drive wheels making it difficult to 'feel' how the steering is performing.

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Ferrari steering system is uneven tyre wear

Your Ferrari steering inspection can include:-

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Steering Condition

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Ferrari Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Ferrari Brake Servicing: Brake Discs, Pads & Hydraulics

The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service.

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

Ferrari Replacement Timing Belt or Cambelt Ipswich

Timing belts must be replaced at a specified manufacturer's interval. The timing belt should also be inspected regularly and replaced immediately if there is any evidence of cracking or fraying cuts or excessive wear

Generally Ferrari belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Ferrari that has 40,000 to 80,000 miles then it is important to know if the timing belt has been replaced or needs replacing. Check the Ferrari Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

The toothed belt connecting the engine crankshaft to the camshaft is known as the Cambelt or Timing belt

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Ferrari parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Ferrari timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

The Timing Belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time in relation to the piston. Some vehicles use a cam chain in place of the belt or a timing gear system instead

Since Ferrari Timing Belts are hidden inside the engine they tend to be forgotten when purchasing a used Ferrari

If the timing belt snaps it will most probably cause serious engine damage. The camshaft stops turning with some of the valves left in the open position. In a Free Running Engine there is enough clearance between a fully open valve and the piston head to avoid serious damage. In an Interference Engine there is no clearance and the engine relies upon accurate timing to keep the valves and piston head separated. With a broken timing belt; the inertia helps the crankshaft to rotate freely forcing the pistons to strike the open valves resulting in damaged valves, pistons, and possibly even damage to the cylinder head

Ipswich Replacement Ferrari Clutch

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

The Ferrari clutch disc is, not surprisingly, a disc with each side covered in a high friction material. It is designed to engage with the high-friction surfaces of the pressure plate and flywheel. It is also designed to transmit power to theFerrari transmission system

The pressure plate comprises heavy-duty release springs, a metal pressure ring acting as a high friction surface to interact with the clutch disc, a thrust ring (or thrust fingers) for the release bearing, and release levers

Engaging the clutch forces the clutch against the flywheel transmitting power from the crankshaft to the transmission shaft

Ferrari Clutch failure often occurs when one or more of the high friction surface materials wears out on the disc. Even when the pressure plate is engaged and a clamping force is applied, there is no longer sufficient friction to transmit power without the clutch slipping. Normally the Ferrari clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Ferrari Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Ferrari Clutch kit:-
Ferrari clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Ferrari clutch slave cylinder

The centre of the clutch disc has a spline pattern that matches splines on the power input shaft of the transmission system

Disengaging the clutch acts on heavy-duty release springs to isolate the pressure plate so that the disc is no longer pressed against the flywheel

Ferrari Fuel Injectors - Fuel Injection

Ferrari Engine Mapping
The Ferrari ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

Ferrari Re-Mapping Ipswich
The Ferrari ECU can be replaced with a programmable ECU or re-mapped to electronically alter the engine performance characteristics

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Ferrari fuel injection system is controlled by a mini-computer or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that assimilates data from a series of temperature sensors and oxygen or lambda sensors providing feedback to help optimise fuel efficiency and power under a variety of conditions

Ferrari Fuel Injection
Fuel injection systems mix fuel with just the right amount of air for optimal combustion & energy release in an internal combustion engine

LPG Petrol or Diesel Metering
Fuel Injection systems have replaced carburetors for the accurate mixing and delivering of petrol, lpg or diesel fuel in modern Ferrari vehicles

Ferrari Oil Change Frequency

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Ferrari motor is the job of sacrificial anti-oxidants present in the lubricating oil; Anti oxidants are sacrificed to protect your engine and will eventually be depleted making it necessary to change your oil regularly

Oil Change Frequency
The mechanics rule of thumb with traditional multigrade engine oils used to be "change the oil every 3000 miles" but many vehicle manufacturers indicate 5000 to 7000 miles. Initially, follow the Ferrari recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Oil Change Masterclass
Keep a small amount of the engine oil used in your next oil change in a sealed container; then when you check your oil level with the dipstick you can compare the lubricity or lubricating properties of the oil against your fresh oil:- If the oil on the dipstick seems thin compared to your reference oil sample; it may be time to get an oil change to keep your Ferrari running smoothly

Oil Composition
Engine Lubricating Oil is composed of hundreds of chemicals; some can interact chemically, polymerise, oxidise and break down with the extreme conditions of temperature & shear forces pulling the oil molecules apart in your Ferrari engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Oil & Filter Change
A new Ferrari oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Ferrari engineer and is minimal compared to the cost of an Engine Rebuild; with regular maintenance and routine servicing working out cheaper than disaster recover when your Ferrari engine fails

Moisture Scavengers - Detergents - Acidity Regulators
Moisture scavengers, detergents and acidity regulators prevent all kinds of contaminants degrading and abrading the internal moving surfaces of your Ferrari engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Ferrari performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Ferrari engine increases

Synthetic Oil Change - Ipswich
Modern synthetic oils can last longer than old petroleum based multigrades because they are more inert with a laboratory designed molecular structure and fewer natural catalytic impurities that increase oil breakdown compared to the cheaper engine oils

Ferrari Exhaust Fitting Ipswich

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

Explosions from the instantaneous ignition of the compressed fuel and air igniting in the combustion chamber creat a lot of noise that needs to be silenced in the urban environment

Corroded exhaust pipes allow fumes and noise to escape; increasing the risk of poisonous carbon monoxide entering the cabin and significantly increasing noise making detection an easy task

The Ferrari exhaust system allows poisonous gases from the fuel combustionto vent into the atmoshpere away from the driver and cabin

Ferrari Specialists Ipswich Area

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Ferrari Models

  • Ferrari
  • Ferrari 246
  • Ferrari 250
  • Ferrari 308
  • Ferrari 328
  • Ferrari 348
  • Ferrari 360
  • Ferrari 365
  • Ferrari 400
  • Ferrari 412
  • Ferrari 456
  • Ferrari 458
  • Ferrari 512
  • Ferrari 550
  • Ferrari 575M
  • Ferrari 599
  • Ferrari 612
  • Ferrari California
  • Ferrari Dino
  • Ferrari Enzo
  • Ferrari F355
  • Ferrari F40
  • Ferrari F430
  • Ferrari F50
  • Ferrari Mondial
  • Ferrari Testarossa

Ipswich Tyre Fitting

Ferrari Replacement Tyres: Fit new tyres to your Ferrari

  • Uneven Tyre Wear?
    Ferrari Tracking adjustment
  • Ferrari Wheel alignment
  • Ferrari Tyre Fitting
  • Michelin
  • Pirelli
  • Dunlop
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  • Kleber
  • Riken
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Ferrari ABS - Anti-lock Brakes

  • ABS Pump
  • ABS Control Unit
  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined
  • ABS Modulator
  • ABS Sensor
  • ABS Ecu

Ferrari Aircon (Air Conditioning)

  • Ferrari AC Receiver Drier
  • Ferrari AC Evaporator
  • Ferrari AC Condenser
  • Ferrari AC Radiator
  • Ferrari AC Pump
  • Ferrari AC Fluid Top Up
  • Ferrari AC Compressor

Ferrari Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

  • Ferrari Fuel Filter
  • Ferrari Transmission Filter Kit
  • Ferrari Air Filter
  • Ferrari Oil Filter
  • Ferrari Cabin Air and Pollen Filter

Ferrari Sensors

  • Ferrari Temperature Sensor
  • Ferrari Oxygen Sensor
  • Ferrari Air Flow Mass Meter

Ferrari Electrical Systems

  • Ferrari Ignition Coil
  • Ferrari Bulbs
  • Ferrari Tail Lights
  • Ferrari Heater Blower Motor
  • Ferrari Lambda Sensor
  • Ferrari Parking Light
  • Ferrari Window Motors
  • Ferrari Thermostats
  • Ferrari Electronic Control Unit
  • Ferrari Antenna
  • Ferrari Eibach Pro Kit
  • Ferrari Alternator
  • Ferrari Heater Core
  • Ferrari Headlights
  • Ferrari Spark Plug HT Leads
  • Ferrari Cooling Fan
  • Ferrari Water Pump
  • Ferrari ECU Mapping Remap
  • Ferrari Fuel Pump
  • Ferrari Starter Motor
  • Ferrari Oxygen Sensor
  • Ferrari Spark Plugs
  • Ferrari Fog Lights

Ferrari Wheel & Axle

  • Ferrari Tyres
  • Ferrari Ball Joints
  • Ferrari Alloy Wheel Repairs
  • Ferrari Control Arm
  • Ferrari CV Joint Boot Kit
  • Ferrari Axle Assembly

Ferrari Braking System

  • Ferrari Brake Rotor
  • Ferrari Brake Slave Cylinder
  • Ferrari Brake Compensator Valve
  • Ferrari Brake Master Cylinder
  • Ferrari Brake Pads
  • Ferrari Brake Drums
  • Ferrari Brake Servo
  • Ferrari Brake Calipers
  • Ferrari Brake Discs

Ferrari Clutches

  • Ferrari Clutch Master Cylinder
  • Ferrari Flywheel
  • Ferrari Clutch Kit
  • Ferrari Clutch Cable
  • Ferrari Clutch Pressure Plate
  • Ferrari Clutch Slave Cylinder
  • Ferrari Clutch Pedal
  • Ferrari Dual Mass Flywheel

Ferrari Replacement Exhausts

  • Ferrari Exhaust
  • Ferrari Oxygen Sensor
  • Ferrari Muffler
  • Ferrari Exhaust Manifold
  • Ferrari Silencer
  • Ferrari Exhaust Box
  • Ferrari Catalytic Converter (Catalyst)
  • Ferrari Lambda Sensor
  • Ferrari EGR Valve
  • Ferrari Exhaust Pipes
  • Ferrari Exhaust System Complete
  • Ferrari Tailpipe

Ferrari Engine Repairs

  • Ferrari Fuel Injector
  • Ferrari Timing Belt Kits
  • Ferrari Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Ferrari Distributor Cap & Rotor
  • Ferrari Pistons and Cylinder
  • Ferrari Engine Mounts
  • Ferrari Ignition Coil
  • Ferrari Timing Chain Kits

Ferrari Gaskets

  • Ferrari Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Ferrari Valve Cover Gasket

Ferrari Lubrication System

  • Ferrari Oil Filter
  • Ferrari Oil and Hydraulic Fluid
  • Ferrari Oil Pump
  • Ferrari Oil Cap
  • Ferrari Oil Sump and Plate
  • Ferrari Fuel Cap

Ferrari Parts

  • Ferrari Radiator
  • Ferrari Tie Rods
  • Ferrari Hood Emblems
  • Ferrari Throttle Body & Cable
  • Ferrari Power Steering Pump
  • Ferrari Steering Rack
  • Ferrari Radiator Pipes
  • Ferrari Shock Absorbers
  • Ferrari Power Steering Hoses
  • Ferrari Struts
  • Ferrari Windscreen Wipers
  • Ferrari Serpentine and V Belt
  • Ferrari Wiper Blades
  • Ferrari Bonnet Latch and Strut

Suspension Ferrari

  • Ball Joints
  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension
  • Suspension Struts
  • Ferrari Additional Suspension Components
  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of Ferrari bush wear
  • Struts
  • Spring Condition
  • Shock Absorber performance
  • Ferrari Timing Belt or Cambelt
  • Idler arm
  • Rubber Grommets
  • Control Arms or Blades
  • Sway Bar
  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Tie Rods
  • Rubber Bushes
  • Suspension Strut Pivots

Common Ferrari Problems

  • Heater Not Working
  • Cylinder head leaking
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Corroded Brake Pipes
  • White Smoke From Exhaust
  • Clutch juddering
  • Low Brake Pedal
  • Air Conditioning Not Working
  • Coolant Leaking
  • Engine Stalls
  • Blocked Fuel injectors
  • Fuse keeps blowing
  • Engine Idles Rough
  • Can't get into gear
  • Engine Misfires
  • Vacuum Leak
  • Engine Pings or Knocks
  • Spongy Brakes
  • My Ferrari Does Not drive Straight
  • Seatbelt Locked
  • Dim headlights on engine idle
  • Slipping when cold
  • No Power When Accelerating
  • Ferrari Immobiliser
  • Tyre inside edge wears quickly
  • Front Tyres wearing quickly
  • No pick up for first gear
  • Ferrari Check Engine Light On
  • Engine Won't Start
  • Clutch pedal on floor
  • Engine Temperature Warning Light On
  • Brakes Pull To One Side When Braking
  • Ferrari keeps stalling
  • Clogged Ferrari air filter
  • master cylinder leaking
  • Flywheel Vibrating
  • Tyres vibrate
  • My Ferrari Won't Start
  • Power steering feels stiff
  • Ferrari check engine light on
  • Fails Emissions Test
  • Engine Idle Surge
  • Battery Keeps going flat
  • Clutch Won't work
  • Judder when braking
  • Knocking sound
  • Ferrari Headlights not working
  • Thrust bearing worn
  • slave cylinder leaking
  • Automatic Locks Not Working
  • Engine Oil Warning Light On
  • Steering Pulls To One Side
  • Tyre outside edge wears quickly
  • Ferrari Lights not working
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Window stuck
  • Clutch slips if revved hard
  • Timing Belt Loose
  • Warning Lights On
  • Noisy Brakes
  • Leak in coolant system
  • Engine Overheating
  • Ferrari Radiator fan not working
  • Clutch slips at high revs
  • Injection System Warning Light
  • Blue Smoke From Exhaust
  • Loud Engine Noise
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