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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Blanchard View Post
    27 mpg is amazing fuel economy for such a car. What sort of speed were you averaging?
    Our Modena returned mid twenties when we took it to Maranello, about 2400 miles in all. That was a mixture of A & B type roads, a little motorway and plenty of mountains. I must admit I was impressed and I'm pretty sure our California doesn't get anywhere near that!

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    MOT time again

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    Front left lower ball joint looks a little damp.
    Underside looks pretty good.
    My Ti Alloy wheel bolts arenít corroded!
    My MOT man said the emissions were clean as a whistle, in the interest of data and the appropriate SI units, there is a photo of the emissions (where is the geek face emoji?!)
    Plus the obligatory odo pic!
    Cheers, Giles


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    Impressive Giles

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    Lovely Giles, Lynn and I were about 2 hours north of you last week
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    Quote Originally Posted by F355GTS View Post
    Lovely Giles, Lynn and I were about 2 hours north of you last week
    Love the first photo, Mark.

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    Lovely Giles and Mark. That's ideal for the dogs Mark.

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    Great photo of M and buddy travelling in style, Connie confirms cuteness with a big arhhhh!
    If you are ever passing by Stratford-Upon-Avon we are easy to find!

    Car update, on the new gearbox the near side drive shaft seal has been leaking so a pair of seals are currently going on while itís in while the adaptive suspension fault gets diagnosed. So far the SD3(?) unit is saying rear damper valve but it had new dampers all round at 145k miles so could be a dirty connector, we will see. Also could be accelerometers but the stored faults on those cleared and didnít return, more investigation required.
    Cheers, Giles

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    Driveshaft seal leak is on the RHS which fortunately means only that drive shaft needs to be removed to replace the seal.
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    I have checked on my service history and it had 4 new dampers in 2017 at 145k miles just before I bought it so we are hoping that the connection clean up has done the trick, but only driving it will confirm that, we will see.
    Cheers, Giles


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    After waxing the exterior with some great stuff called Collinite 486S I then cleaned and vacuumed the interior. In chucking out the general guff you collect along the miles I found my French 2021 trip fuel receipts, Iíve done the math and it worked out at an average of 26.7mpg. The 360 Modena manual, the efficient supercar!
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    Next month will mark 3 years of ownership for me with the 360 and itís fair to say itís been an expensive one, Iíll post up my annual bills and jobs done in DecemberÖ.. new: cambelts, clutch, gearbox, etc., you get the idea!
    Cheers, Giles


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