if I had an F355 I wouldnt be drilling holes or cutting wires either.
Nice simple install, the way I plan on doing mine too, only mine will be in a turbo charged mitsubishi eclipse not a a kickass f355
Still attempting an install right now
Shuttle mobo and case with 2.6 Ghz
512 mb Ram
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Well it's no Enzo, 250 GTO or McLaren F1 but i guess it's still pretty cool to go in a 355Originally Posted by percyt2k
only messin dude - 355 is a beautiful car. Get some OBDII in there to log the data from that sucker!
I looked into OBDII but it seems the European cars don't have the port in the wiring loom, which is a shame. I wasn't able to find it at least anyway.Originally Posted by Scouse Monkey
Thanks for everyone's enthusiastic comments. I thought long and hard before undoing the first screw, but once over the initial shock of taking it apart it's just like working on any other car (except it costs unnecessarily more if you break something). One thing that made me laugh - in the name of even weight distribution, you have to take the front wheel off to get to the battery!
Are you sure about the OBDII? The ferrari engine managment should have an ODBII port as it is made by someone like Magnetti-Morrelli or summit. I doubt the manufacturers would bother to develop a whole new system for Ferrari - then again it might be based on the F1 stuff - but somehoe i doubt it.Originally Posted by ric355
As for the battery - what an arse! the 250GTO has the battery behind the front right wheel - not sure how you get at it though. I guess you couldn't really jsut stick a full size PC in the front or cut into the dash - you would end up with a horses head in your bed one morning for messing up their car!
There are two diagnostic systems in Ferraris. The first is ODBII, the second is SD1 (For F355) and SD2 for later models. Ferrari are very secretive about SD1 and 2, and the devices to access them are circa $30,000. Main dealers and some specialists all have them. SD1 and SD2 provide very extensive diagnosis - much more than OBDII. You can control most of the vehicle functions from a laptop, as well as pulling off all of the extended fault codes and displaying real-time information.Originally Posted by Scouse Monkey
ODBII is on all F355's - I have no doubt about that; they all have the same systems and software. However, there are many differences between US and EU Ferraris from a mechanical and even cosmetic perspective. I know where the ODBII connector is on a US F355 but looking in that position on a UK car reveals there to be nothing present.
My conclusion is that although all of the systems support it, they haven't bothered to put the OBDII connector in the wiring loom for non-US vehicles because globally all vehicles have SD1 or SD2, which is what the dealers use anyway.
Originally Posted by Scouse Monkey
yeah thats in my country
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