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    Default 328 Service And MOT due

    So as most people know I'm not afraid of getting my hands dirty and fairly competent on most things mechanical.

    Jobs done myself so far on my little 328
    Brakes and fluid flush
    All rubber fuel/vacuum hoses changed and many radiators hoses
    Anti roll bar bushings (fronts only left to do)
    All ignition bits---- new dizzy caps/injectors/rotors/seals/plugs etc
    Gearbox fluids and fuel filter 2 years ago

    So trying to save a few quid $$$ this year and doing all the service myself and my brother in law is doing MOT.
    See all parts below(pic)

    The owner of my brother in laws garage is a great bloke and will let us use his garage and all equipment and MOT testing station for a contribution towards his tea/coffee/biscuit & bacon sandwich fund

    My question is as this is just a normal garage and not a ferrari specialist should I get my service book stamped by them or just a photographic record with receipts ??
    Or get him to knock up a letter head listing jobs done
    Or nothing as it's not a specialist ??
    We will be doing the following:-

    Engine fluids
    Gearbox fluids
    Plugs fitted
    Oil filter
    Fuel filter
    Air filter
    Fit new front sway arm bushings x8
    Refurbish starter motor---fit new brush box kit and solenoid

    Would be interested to hear your thoughts stamp or no stamp in service book
    Garage letterhead detailing jobs done only or
    Photographic evidence and receipts only
    Or all of above
    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by milkshaker0007 View Post
    So as most people know I'm not afraid of getting my hands dirty and fairly competent on most things mechanical.

    Jobs done myself so far on my little 328
    Brakes and fluid flush
    All rubber fuel/vacuum hoses changed and many radiators hoses
    Anti roll bar bushings (fronts only left to do)
    All ignition bits---- new dizzy caps/injectors/rotors/seals/plugs etc
    Gearbox fluids and fuel filter 2 years ago

    So trying to save a few quid $$$ this year and doing all the service myself and my brother in law is doing MOT.
    See all parts below(pic)

    The owner of my brother in laws garage is a great bloke and will let us use his garage and all equipment and MOT testing station for a contribution towards his tea/coffee/biscuit & bacon sandwich fund

    My question is as this is just a normal garage and not a ferrari specialist should I get my service book stamped by them or just a photographic record with receipts ??
    Or get him to knock up a letter head listing jobs done
    Or nothing as it's not a specialist ??
    We will be doing the following:-

    Engine fluids
    Gearbox fluids
    Plugs fitted
    Oil filter
    Fuel filter
    Air filter
    Fit new front sway arm bushings x8
    Refurbish starter motor---fit new brush box kit and solenoid

    Would be interested to hear your thoughts stamp or no stamp in service book
    Garage letterhead detailing jobs done only or
    Photographic evidence and receipts only
    Or all of above
    Cheers
    If I had access to the facilities that you have then I would still get a main dealer or specialist indie to carryout a basic service and stamp the book, but carryout any additional work myself, as it seems you have done in the past, this is because a future purchaser would probably want to know that the car has been regularly inspected by a specialist to ensure that any defects have been notified and then rectified.

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    Go with your gut....if you trust the garage and believe they know what they are doing then let them do it and provide evidence via headed invoice......

    I have a similar issue - new high pressure hoses fitted (supplied free), brake discs, pads and hoses fitted myself, wheels refurbished properly foc - so I have no invoices for any of this. Plus I fitted new carpets and recoloured and refurbished the seats - ditto......am I worried ? Not really as its a keeper ;-)

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    Get any evidence you fancy shy of stamping the book - it's not a main dealer or Ferrari Specialist Indie = it's not part of the Ferrari service history. Just the way it is and a non-specialist stamp in the book is one step down from no stamp in some buyers' eyes.

    I've been round and round this circle over the last few months, just ask Matt (J70) who I keep pestering about it. There is nothing on the service on my 348 that I can't do, in fact 99% is probably identical to your 328. I've had some good work done by garages and some not so great work, but none has taken anything like the time and care I'd take over a service simply because I'd do it over days rather than hours. Every year I pay a Ferrari garage to do it for one simple reason - I want the stamp. My book is fully stamped up, I have reems of supporting docs from main dealer and Indie and just deciding to do it myself kills that history which in turn has a pretty big detrimental effect on the value (or at least 'saleability') of my car.

    The day I decide I can keep my car long term I do the services myself. As there's a reasonable chance she may have to go in 3 or 4 years it just doesn't make sense.

    .......unless I say to hell with it and do it myself simply because I want to

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    Paul I've done similar with my 328, kept photos and receipts for parts on all servicing that I have carried out. I've just ensured that the CAMbelt change was done by a specialist and it is stamped as a CAM belt service in the book. If you ever sell the car and you can show a potential buyer all the evidence in a nice folder you will have not problem selling the car..

    Any serious buyer would carry out an inspection, and if the car gets a clean bill of health thats what the buyer would want.




    Quote Originally Posted by milkshaker0007 View Post
    So as most people know I'm not afraid of getting my hands dirty and fairly competent on most things mechanical.

    Jobs done myself so far on my little 328
    Brakes and fluid flush
    All rubber fuel/vacuum hoses changed and many radiators hoses
    Anti roll bar bushings (fronts only left to do)
    All ignition bits---- new dizzy caps/injectors/rotors/seals/plugs etc
    Gearbox fluids and fuel filter 2 years ago

    So trying to save a few quid $$$ this year and doing all the service myself and my brother in law is doing MOT.
    See all parts below(pic)

    The owner of my brother in laws garage is a great bloke and will let us use his garage and all equipment and MOT testing station for a contribution towards his tea/coffee/biscuit & bacon sandwich fund

    My question is as this is just a normal garage and not a ferrari specialist should I get my service book stamped by them or just a photographic record with receipts ??
    Or get him to knock up a letter head listing jobs done
    Or nothing as it's not a specialist ??
    We will be doing the following:-

    Engine fluids
    Gearbox fluids
    Plugs fitted
    Oil filter
    Fuel filter
    Air filter
    Fit new front sway arm bushings x8
    Refurbish starter motor---fit new brush box kit and solenoid

    Would be interested to hear your thoughts stamp or no stamp in service book
    Garage letterhead detailing jobs done only or
    Photographic evidence and receipts only
    Or all of above
    Cheers
    Last edited by Roony; 07-07-2015 at 09:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roony View Post
    Paul I've done similar with my 328, kept photos and receipts for parts on all servicing that I have carried out. I've just ensured that the CAMbelt change was done by a specialist and it is stamped as a CAM belt service in the book. If you ever sell the car and you can show a potential buyer all the evidence in a nice folder you will have not problem selling the car..
    I totally agree. The question I would quite like answered is will it command the same premium as the same car with a FFSH?

    I wish it would. I think it wouldn't.

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    I know what you mean.. but I don't think it would on an older classic style car.... I think they are buying the car more that a stamped book.. On a younger car I would agree, service history from a main/specialist is important. but as the car gets older I think its a different matter?



    Quote Originally Posted by Nosevi View Post
    I totally agree. The question I would quite like answered is will it command the same premium as the same car with a FFSH?

    I wish it would. I think it wouldn't.

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    With my 36 year old 308GT4 there has been no service book since 1990 (and the previous one was lost).

    But I have big file of all that was done in the next 25 years.

    Since I bought the car in March 2014 routine fluid changes have been done by myself (and documented) but stuff like belt changes will be done by a specialist (QV).

    I don't see any problem with that as far as car value is concerned. After all the car is 36 years old and current condition is much more important than who did what when.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roony View Post
    I know what you mean.. but I don't think it would on an older classic style car.... I think they are buying the car more that a stamped book.. On a younger car I would agree, service history from a main/specialist is important. but as the car gets older I think its a different matter?
    Hope you're right. Very much want to go down this route. Just need convincing it won't end up costing me too much

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    If I was buying a 348 I would want to know that the engine had been removed for the belt replacement and other things checked. if the owner could prove that all fluids etc had been changed on regular basis and that any repairs had been done by a competent person I would be
    happy!

    Oh and just join the owners club before you sell the car!!!! potential buyer always love that!




    Quote Originally Posted by Nosevi View Post
    Hope you're right. Very much want to go down this route. Just need convincing it won't end up costing me too much

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